Im both a master student as well as working. Love traveling, dancing, and meeting friends.
Just got back from staying at Michele's lovely houseboat in Amsterdam from February 21-27 2014. The boat was so charming and had all the necessary amenities.
It was in a great location that was about a 25-minute walk to the train station if you're interested in exploring, but the tram picks you up two blocks from the boat as well and takes about 10 minutes. The actual neighbourhood where the boat is docked is safe, peaceful, and scenic. The museum quarter and Vondel Park are within a 10-minute walk and there is a supermarket just a few minutes away. Coffee shops and nice bars are scattered around the area.
Even though we stayed on the boat during winter, the space heaters provided were sufficient enough! I would recommend bringing slippers or comfortable shoes, however, because the tile floor in the kitchen was cold. The plumbing was advanced and the water pressure was great and the hot water would survive two showers back-to-back.
Michele's boat is the perfect place to stay if you're looking to get a true-to-life experience in Amsterdam. It was tidy and warm with lots of character. If you're looking to see as much as possible and explore Amsterdam it is ideal. While some hotels would have been cheaper, there's just nothing that compares to staying on a boat on a canal in Amsterdam.
Thanks, again, Michele! I'll be returning to Amsterdam as soon as I can (since I fell in love) and would LOVE to stay with you again.
Accomodation was nice, basic, authentic. Walking distance from Concertgebouw and museumplein. Friendly hosts. We slept very well. Wonderful breakfast place around the corner.
No fue la experiencia que esperábamos. No recibimos ningún tipo de atención de la anfitriona y nunca dijo que vivía con el novio. Apenas llegamos le pedimos ayuda con el lava ropas y nunca recibilos respuesta.
El vecindario está bien en general. Pero la casa era fría y bastante desordenada.
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My 2 days stay on board as guest of Michelle were the best choose for me. Everything is good and clean, albeit as simple as a true sailor would expect and appreciate.
From the comfortable, wide (good42) berth, 1,2 m above floor, you see the channel, the passing and the staying boats, the houses, and the sky, with a variety of changing natural and electrical lights, and their reflection into the moving water. Just two palms from your pillow...
Rare slow passing boats cause minimum, hardly perceivable waves, yet able to lull you gently and to remind you that you are onto the water. Just imagine the sea and channel travels of this old heavy boat - perhaps 100 years ago...
Michelle and Niels were nice and helpful. I felt really at home and will definitely come back.
In febraury I slept in warmer berths and cabins. Yet, with warm cloths, this is never a problem.
Great location, old houseboat but an experience.
beautiful experience, wonderful view, comfy bed, east to find, and michele is a lovely host. would highly recommend
Easy to check in and out.
Silent but useful place.
House boat was great experience.
Хозяева дружелюбные, отзывчивые, общее впечатление от пребывания на лодке осталось позитивным. В целом нам понравилось, но более чем 2-3 человека лучше не оставаться, так как места будет маловато. Спасибо Мишель, за все!
all was super good, great experience! Apartment was awesome :)
sehr nett, ich habe sie kaum gesehen
All alright. Only one night here, they were traveling to Tarifa. Good communication. .Highly recommended guests.
Everything was OK. Michelle and her friend were amazing guests. We would recommend to host them to anybody. Hope to see them again!
I think everyone will enjoy their stay at Michèle's houseboat. Michèle will help you in every way she can to make your stay in Amsterdam a pleasant one. She knows the city very well so she can and will help you with any questions you have. Next to that she is an incredibly fun person to hang out with which everyone who meets her will directly experience.
The boat is perfectly located: close to the city center, Musem square, Leidseplein etc. A tram also stops next to the boat to get you anywhere in town.
Enjoy your stay!
Awesome person. Without her I wouldn't have had such a good experience Airbnb-ing my own place. She knows everything and goes out of her way to help.
I met Michele as a classmate and since we studied at different universities, I would never have expected to get to know her better outside of class. But we did and I really got to enjoy her company! A very social person and despite her busy schedule, she really treasures the time that she can spend with her friends. She´s hosted me a few times for dinner and parties and her hospitality is legendary, which explains why she´s such a popular person.
One of my most memorable experiences in Amsterdam happened at her birthday party, when a friend fell into the Amstel river and she spontaneously jumped into the icy water, not to save him but just for the heck of it, convincing a bunch of other people to do the same! Incredible.
Why do I recommed her? She´s awesome :D
I have known my friend michele for several years and i can vouch for her to be a caring and responsible person. She will help you with any information you need about the city and offer you a warm welcome to her lovely houseboat!
Sweetheart and a great host! Want to see some real Amsterdam she is the girl to meet!
I've known Michelle for several years, as we went to university together in Amsterdam. She is a friendly, trustworthy and responsible person and would make a wonderful host while you are in the Netherlands! She knows the city well and is full of great advice, should you need it.