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Living on a house boat was a exciting and unique experience, something I had never done before and something I really liked. The house boat was big enough to be comfortable and had a good internet connection. The kitchen was good enough to make small meals if you don't want to eat out all the time.
It was located in a pretty central location, within 7 to 10 minutes walk to everything including museums. Its near 2 minutes walk to public transit the tram, to central station the number 16 or 24. I took the wrong tram when I first arrived and was late.
Derk was a great guy very nice and accommodating, as I mentioned I was late got lost and he waited hours for me and gave some advice on what to see in Amsterdam.
A really nice place and worth staying at in Amsterdam a different experience other than an apartment, its Amsterdam its got canals, do something different.
Ein natürlicher, authentischer Ort mitten in Amsterdam. Eine Oase der Ruhe inmitten der pulsierenden Stadt.
Ausgestattet mit allem was man braucht, auch in der kalten Jahreszeit angenehm warm. Ein bequemes Bett mit einer warmen und weichen Bettdecke. Eine Dusche mit viel warmem Wasser. Ein bequemes Sofa, eine Stereoanlage mit reichlich Auswahl an Musik. Die Küche mit allem was man für ein reichhaltiges Frühstück oder ein einfaches Abendessen sucht.
Eine Unterkunft mit Charme und einem Hauch Magie, interessanten Lichtspielen und absoluter Wohlfühlatmosphäre. Ein Ort an dem man gerne ist und bleibt.
Genauso authentisch wie das Boot ist Derk, der Gastgeber. Ein echter Typ, herzlich und offen.
Danke Derk das wir hier sein durften.
Boat is located in a great part of Amsterdam on a quiet street. Walking to key attractions is easy and boat has all equipment to make a pleasant stay. Fun way to experience the city and great value for a homely and comfortable boat fit out. We enjoyed it enough to extend our stay.
With no curtains on the port holes, those who had privacy concerns maybe a bit wary but we never had a problem. We would stay there again.
Derk made all the arrangements and communicated with me frequently.
He was expecting us and all went according to plan.
wonderful and magical house boat.
we had a wonderful time and will certainly return.
We found the house clean and ready with wine and beer.
We enjoyed one of our best ever city breaks staying on this quirky houseboat. The canal is little used, quiet and charming.
Derk met us and made us feel welcome, we took him up on his offer of Opera tickets for Rosenkavilier. There are plenty of grocery stores, bars and restaurants within easy walking distant, and the tram line is just around the corner, but out of earshot!
Derk welcomed us on board his lovely houseboat on a dark wet Amsterdam night, giving us loads of information about what was available locally. He is a violinist and had got us tickets for the premier of an opera on the Saturday night which unfortunately we weren't able to take up as we were taking part in a painting competition and wouldn't make the early start.
The boat has everything you need and is in a quiet area of right near the Rijksmuseum with easy links to the tram network. It was great to be away from the manic crowds.
A very comfy bed , we didn't eat in as there were lots of local small restaurants very close by.
Next time i will probably take my husband.
Perfectamente ubicación. Fácil acceso. Derbi fue un muy buen anfitrión. Estuvimos realmente cómodos. Nada falto en lo que respecta a implementos de cocina lo que facilitó la estadia
What a fantastic experience! Even though Derk was unable to meet us in person, he made sure that his neighbor, Shelley, met us on arrival, showed us around "our" canal boat, and answered all of our questions. Derk's boat was perfect for my wife and I and our college graduate daughter for our four night stay in Amsterdam. It was fun and comfortable, and all of our basic needs were covered: kitchen for coffee and breakfasts, beds for the three of us, a good shower w/ plenty of hot water, and a couple of places to write or sit and read, including the sunny deck at the front of the boat. And the location was perfect: one block from the main tram line along a safe and friendly street, and a short walk to the main Van Gogh and Rijks Museums, Vondel Park, and lots of unique neighborhoods and restaurants. We rented bikes for three days and from our canal boat "home" we could bike to anywhere in the central city in 10 or 15 minutes. Especially considering that we were in Amsterdam during Pride, with huge and fun crowds, stages, music, parades, and lots of partying, we were very fortunate to have our wonderful accommodations on Derk's canal boat. We'll be back!
Danke für die Gastfreundschaft! Wir haben Derk zwar nicht perönlich kennengelernt, aber die Bootsnachbarin Shelley hat uns in Empfang genommen und uns mit Infos versorgt. Das Boot liegt zentral und ist sehr gemütlich. Amsterdam von dort aus zu erkunden, hat uns seht gut gefallen.
Derk's houseboat is in our favourite neighbourhood of Amsterdam; quiet and characterful. Shelley was super helpful. The weather was crazy - gale force eight. We loved all the interior quirks, especially the collection of model boats. Sitting out on deck with a view of the Rijksmuseum is very special.