My ship is an authentic freighter from the thirties. She is fully equipped for a pleasant stay in our beautiful city of Amsterdam.
Experience how it is to live on a ship. There is a central heating system for a comfortable stay and if you want you can use a wood stove with glass for a romantic evening.
You have a nice kitchen for cooking, a bath, shower.
And a double bed that you only can have on a boat!
The whole is simple but tastefull.
Cityquarter Zeeburg is suited in the east of Amsterdam, it is the former harbor of the city where in the old days spices and coffee were transported to by ship. Almost every ship that now lies in the harbor area is a house-boat. Zeeburg is nowadays known for its modern architecture. It is a quiet neighbourhood and 10 minutes distance from the historic citycentre by bus or tram or bike.
There is a shopping centre at 5 minutes by bike
There is a bus stop at the corner or a tram at 7 minutes walk that brings you in 10 minutes to the city centre.
Enjoy the water around my ship! It is so clean that the whole neighborhood is swimming during sunny days. Just take a dive!
ottos houseboat is a great way to spend a few days in Amsterdam - clean, all the facilities you need (good heating!) and very good connections to public (and private - more fun with a bike!) Transport.
Otto is a very friendly host and always ready to provide suggestions about where to eat and what to do.
we enjoyed it very much - thank you!
Great choice for a stay in Amsterdam if you don't want to be in the madness that is the city centre. It's about 15 mins by tram and then a 5 minute walk. Very peaceful. The boat was big enough for 2 people. We didn't meet Otto but he'd given instructions on where to go and how to get in. I think he lives in the other half of the boat (separate entrance!) but you have your half all to yourself!
Super séjour de 2 jours sur la péniche, très dépaysant !
Péniche très bien desservit par les transports en communs donc facile d'accès malgré l'éloignement du centre ville.
Péniche spacieuse, confortable, on se familiarise facilement avec les lieux.
Dommage de ne pas avoir pu rencontrer Otto sur place, mais cela n'a pas altéré l'accueil fait sur place et le voyage.
Conseillé à tous les couples pour des soirées romantiques.
Super Boot! Alles was das Herz begehrt war vorhanden und da es zur Zeit unseres Aufenthalts ziemlich kalt war, haben wir besonders den Kamin genossen. Otto war ein super Gastgeber: jederzeit für Fragen erreichbar, jedoch konnte man trotzdem ungestört seine Ruhe haben.Wir können einen kleinen Urlaub auf dem Hausboot nur sehr empfehlen!
We had a fabulous weekend on Otto's boat. He couldn't meet us when we arrived as he runs a restaurant (Lab 111 which sadly we never got to but looks great) but he was friendly and helpful on the phone and everything was there for us including keys for two bikes. It is 20 minute trip by bike into the city centre or the No 48 bus which is only around the corner and goes to the Central Station. The bed is comfy (I found more comfy pillows under the bed) and we got the woodburner going on the Saturday evening but it is warm without it. A lovely place to stay.
We stayed with Otto over New Year and had a fantastic time. Otto was a great host and really made us feel at home. The boat has great transport links and we found it really easy to explore Amsterdam and the local neighbourhood.
Un fin de semana romantico en un entorno diferente, el barco de Otto es una maravilla, muy bien equipado sin perder su caracter bohemio, muy bien situado en una zona tranquila pero cerca del centro,en verano con el canal debe ser expectacular pero en invierno con la chimenea resulta super- acojedor.
Très bon séjourà Amsterdam, la situation rencontrée correspond totalement à l'annonce concernant le logement sur le (email hidden)ès bon confort, propre, calme très bien équipé, il ne manquait absolument rien à part l'éloignement du centre-ville ancien, pas possible de s'y rendre à pieds. Le bateau est tout à fait conforme aux photos, tant sur l'ameublement que sur l'équipement et les ustensiles de cuisine. L'hôte très accueillant, souriant et cool. Grande souplesse d'utilisation du logement. Il y aurait peut-être lieu de compléter l'information sur les moyens de stationnement dans les parkings publics, et le coût du transport.
We had a great trip in Amsterdam and Otto's houseboat was fantastic. Easy to access by tram and bus, spacey, well-furnished, modern and Otto was a great host, helpful and always readily available. Thanks Otto!
Ottos houseboat is a beautiful and lovely place and looks exactly like on the pictures. It was a great experience to sleep on a boat. Otto is a very friendly and helpful man. He even offered us to take his bicycles to explore the city.
Before booking we were afraid that it might be too cold to stay there in winter but that was no problem at all because of the good heating system.
We can highly recommend this place.