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Derk was there to welcome us onboard and offer some helpful advice. The boat is in a great neighbourhood - peaceful, decent transport links and not far from good bars and restaurants. Comfy bed, decent shower and a handy kitchen area. Only slight negative was that the interior was a little cluttered, but not a problem.
The absolute perfect place in a perfect area with a perfect host. The most Amsterdamy way to stay in Amsterdam is this houseboat in a very scenic and quiet neighborhood (with the best views of the main canals) and super walking distance to the museum district and Europe's oldest zoo and markets and some very nice restaurants - and the foam museum.
Derk was a great host and really accommodating. He met me ahead of time to provide me with the keys so I can check in according to my convenience. Not to mention how lovely the boat is; and it could not be in a better location. I was there with company but I hope to go back alone; it would make a great place for some self-reflection.
Derk, the only thing I didn't know what to do was where to take out the trash/garbage, as I could not find the local dumpster. Sorry that you had to take out the trash I left behind. Maybe that is useful information for the next guest.
Thank you again!
Though Derk was busy when we arrived, we had a warm welcome from his houseboat neighbour. The houseboat was in the most beautiful location, close to the Van Gogh Museum and in sight of the Rijks Museum. The boat was wonderfully warm and cosy with lots of character and I would thoroughly recommend it as a base for the beautiful city of Amsterdam.
Het weekend op de boot van Derk begon met een bosje tulpen en de sleutels van de buurvrouw.
En dat was het begin van een heerlijk weekendje Amsterdam. Een weekend waarin Derk's woonboot zeker aan bijgedragen heeft.
Een mooie ruime boot met een goed bed en prima sanitair.
En op loopafstand van Carré en het Rijksmuseum. En ook niet onbelangrijk, de plaatselijke horeca.
Kortom, een aanrader.
Accueil agréable, péniche conviviale, situation idéale pour découvrir Amsterdam
Lovely to stay in a houseboat in Amsterdam. It felt authentic without unnecessary frills and with necessary comforts. If anyone is worried about staying in the depths of winter, don't be - it's centrally heated and very warm. Derk was busy making music but Shelley from the boat next door/dock gave us a warm welcome. We are 2 adult friends with an 8 yr old and there was plenty of space. Only positives to say really!
Totally loved our houseboat experience! It has been the highlight of our trip so far, very cosy and a lovely quiet sanctuary to retreat to at the end of a long day sightseeing. We wish we could have stayed longer. Super comfy bed and all the amenities you need for a pleasurable stay. Thanks Derk
Derek's houseboat is clean and comfortable..
and warm..very important in Janury ! The
Location is (email hidden)ose to the Rijksmuseum
and the concert hall and just a short walk to
Rembrandt square. The Tram lines are also close so no problem getting around.
Derk is a very friendly and welcoming host. He will make you feel right at home in Amsterdam.
Derk was very welcoming and friendly, and the houseboat is charming, convenient and well located in Amsterdam. The kitchen is convenient and the bed is very comfortable.
And all for a very reasonable price.
We (a couple with a baby) are very happy with our stay, and we would gladly rent Derk's houseboat next time we go to Amsterdam !