Stay onboard at a renovated ship from 1913 on the Amstel river. The boat has central heating, hot water, solar energy, next to a park, WiFi, outside deck, and great 360º panoramic view. You have your privacy whenever you want. No other AirBnB guests in the house.
Boat allows for living both in summer and winter as there is heating in every room.
Shops at 3 min walk (open every day). 15 minutes from old city center by bike or public transport. Close to highway for access to Schiphol airport.
Beautiful houseboat/ship on the Amstel river. Boat is located next to the Martin Luther King park - so it's really quiet as there are no other houses nearby (except for neighboring boats).
In the summer you can swim in the Amstel, and sit outside on the deck in a deck seat.
There is broadband internet (via wifi) and heating for the colder days.
1. Boats were built the move stuff, not people. Therefore the ceilings are not very high. If you are taller than 1.85m, you will not be able to stand up straight everywhere.
2. Streetview: these images were shot during the Parade street festival. This is a 2 weeks festival in August - which is great, fun, but noisy. For the rest of the year, the park is quiet and there are no fences or porta potties either.
3. I can't host more than 2 persons. It's not save for small children. I don't host pets, as I have a cat.
Please note that I'm not offering the entire houseboat. It includes the depicted bedroom - and of course you can make use of the living room, bathroom, kitchen, and the deck. I will be there as well ;-)
- By car. Directions provided by your gps/satnav or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps app is very accurate. Generally you can park the car in front of the house, at cost. Parking meters in Amsterdam are not very friendly as they don't except cash, only Dutch debit/credit cards. Probably easier is paying with your mobile phone using Parkmobile.
- By taxi. Taxis are quite expensive in the Netherlands and certain rates are fixed. From Schiphol expect approx. €40. The trip from my area to Schiphol is fixed at €33. Uber is cheaper, starting at €22
Hope to welcome you on board of this magical boat.
Guests have access to:
- Private bedroom
- Living room (shared)
- Kitchen (shared)
- Bathroom (shared)
- Deck (shared)
Interaction with guests
I like to ensure my guests have a great stay in Amsterdam. Helping them out with their questions and needs. I'd love to share my experiences and having great conversations if my guests are open to that. Otherwise, I'm just a fly on the wall.
Other things to note
You can make yourself some tea or espresso coffee in the kitchen. I don't have milk.
In your room, there is a Philips SalonDry hairdryer .
Food: we are vegetarian - you can stock meat or fish in the refrigerator but upon your leave, take it with you.
Toilet: the boat has automated pumps to get dirty water to the sewer system onshore. Please do not throw paper or anything else in the toilet except anything that comes out of your body.
Smoking: we are non-smokers - you can smoke outside on the deck, whatever burns.
Shoes: we ain't Japanese, but prefer if you take off you shoes indoor.
Pets: we have a cat (Caramel) - he is young and lively - but not allowed in your bedroom.
Heater: when it does cold, you can switch on the heater (and switch it off when you leave or go to bed)
Other folks: Do not bring in any other people unless we know upfront
Rules: we don't like rules. But at the same time it can help build stronger relationships and understanding - as we all come from different backgrounds.
I am born and raised in Amsterdam. Have been travelling extensively and came to the conclusion that Amsterdam is one of the most fantastic places to live. Besides the beauty of the city, people are generally quite open minded and can express their feelings in English (or at least show you the way to the nearest coffee house).
Next to that, I have a 15-year old daughter, a 5 year old cat and love to hang out. Music is a big passion, as well as yoga, nerdy stuff and art festivals. Maybe you run into me at Burning Man (without the hat).