Our stay at the houseboat could not have been better. Our entire family had a wonderful time. Jack graciously provided info to help us enjoy our stay, both before we arrived and upon arrival, with a detailed welcome book describing the the history of the houseboat, the amenities on the boat, and in the neighborhood. The house was in perfect condition -- immaculate and equipped with everything from full kitchen, to toiletries, to snacks in the fridge, wine and coffee. The neighborhood is quiet and lovely, as well as offering restaurants, cinema, grocery, etc just around the corner. Easy walking distance to the center of town and the metro and tram lines. We thoroughly enjoyed our evenings on the outdoor patio on the canal -- what a treat to sty on a boat. And we especially enjoyed reading the Boat People during our stay, to get a taste of what boat living means in Amsterdam. Not only would we recommend this to anyone vacationing in Amsterdam, but we hope we are lucky enough to return! Thanks for everything, Jack.