This was our 3rd visit to Amsterdam and first staying on a houseboat! What fun! The houseboat has been completely renovated, and it's beautiful. And huge! The pictures don't lie! Two bedrooms (with VERY comfortable beds on the lower level) with a BIG bathroom. Upstairs, the kitchen was large and well equipped for cooking. Two great couches for relaxing at the end of the day (not to mention watching World Cup on the big screen TV). Highly recommend renting bikes to make the trek to/from city center less time consuming. The ferries were never an issue ... one was always at the dock when we arrived. The damage deposit was also a non-issue; returned via PayPal in a couple of days. Very nice place. Highly recommend.