WINTERWARM HOUSEBOAT. COMFORT AND QUIET IN A CITY WHICH NEVER SLEEPS

Sheila Elkerbout

Advertiser since 2012
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Speaks english, french, german, dutch
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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WINTERWARM HOUSEBOAT. COMFORT AND QUIET IN A CITY WHICH NEVER SLEEPS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Old Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Houseboat with 2 bedrooms,in the center of Amsterdam near Central Station

A special Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Amsterdam on an atmospheric boat named 'Christina'. With a unique location on the IJ, the major waterway of Amsterdam, near Central Station, it is clear why you should choose 'Boat & Toast'. First you are very close to the city, within walking distance of vibrant downtown. Everything you need like restaurants, cafes, museums, cinemas is nearby. Including the best shopping street in the Netherlands: Haarlemmerstraat and the newest Filmmuseum: 'Eye'! The latter is accessible by a ferry that leaves from a jetty almost besides the boat. The famous Anna Frank house and 'Stedelijk museum' are only 20 minutes away.

On the other hand you have the peace and tranquility. And when you are relaxing inside this cosey houseboat, or in summer, outside on deck, you can really enjoy the panoramic view, the water, the beautiful warehouses and the impressive Dutc skies; a very different world indeed.

The new apartment is located in the original captain's residence of the boat 'Christina' and is suitable for 2-4 persons.

It is fully independent with its own entrance. All rooms do have central heating. The apartment comprises a sitting room with comfortable sofa and a personal, stylish decor. A fresh bunch of flowers is a regular feature. In addition, there is also a computer with internet and Wifi present.

In the well equipped kitchen you will find a Magimix Nespresso machine with free capsules and kettle with various blends of tea.

The bedroom with the double bed, TV and DVD is in the back of the ship. It is a space with a special appearance because the striking round shape of the ship is recognizable and its wooden cabinetwork. Above all you'll enjoy the romantic atmosphere. In the 2nd bedroom there are two 1-person beds.

The bathroom has a shower and a toilet.

The location is central, in the Houtman Quarter, Centre Amsterdam, almost adjacent to Central Station (trams, buses, trains, ferries, tour boats) and close to the A10 ring road of Amsterdam. Located at the IJ, the great river that separates the inner city of Amsterdam North.

Paid parking in a parking place 50m away, or at Sloterdijk Station or 'Bos en Lommer'', both P + R parking lots, where you can park cheaper for 96 hours and get a public transport smartcard to get to and from the Centre.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sheila Elkerbout (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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Speaks english, french, german, dutch

About Sheila Elkerbout

Welcoming guests in a place you love so much yourself, is really special and satisfying.

Sheila Elkerbout purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Sheila Elkerbout chose Old Center

You never get bored of Amsterdam, it is a unique city. And because it is 'the Venice of the North', it is even more unique to experience this vibrant city from the water. And the Christina itself is a very nice mixture of comfort and feeling at home.

What makes this apartment unique

Close to the city centre, with all activity which is part of it and nevertheless only experiencing rest and quietness.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Winterwarm Houseboat. Comfort and quiet in a city which never sleeps
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Winterwarm Houseboat. Comfort and quiet in a city which never sleeps
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1020578
+31 -0651378704
Old Center Amsterdam
5

Very very nice houseboat

  • 5 of 5
The houseboat had all you needed for a nice stay in Amsterdam, and Sheila was very kind to help us find the boat and get settled in.
The livingroom and kitchen is very nicely decorated and makes you feel right at home. A lot of little treats like coffemachine, candy and guidebooks made you feel special.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal is making guests feel at home and offering them the same comfy feeling we have on our houseboat. And help them find there way in Amsterdam. As long as we succeed in doing this, both we and our guests are happy!
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Winterwarm Houseboat. Comfort and quiet in a city which never sleeps
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Old Center Amsterdam
5

The Great Escape

  • 5 of 5
After traveling by plane for almost 24 hrs, the B&T offered a much needed Great Escape from daily hectic life. Its ideal tranquil location close to Amsterdam Central station and the very heart of Amsterdam offers a perfect base for soothing the nerves and the exploring of this wonderful City. We found the accommodation in this historic ship more than adequate, utmost charming, clean and inviting. It has all that is needed for a perfect stay; firstly a really good bed, a well equiped kitchen, and good sanitation. Then lastly there is free WIFI.
We are really intending another visit in the near future as Amsterdam has much more to offer than could be covered in our 2 days visit. We can highly recommend this unique facility to all who plan to visit Amsterdam! Sheila and Henk, congratulations and thanks for the great hospitality! with personal regards; William and Alice
  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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LOVELY BARGE APARTMENT

  • 4 of 5
This apartment, in the Captain's cabin of a former working Dutch barge moored in the Westerdok area, is spacious and very comfortable. The living area is a particularly attractive and pleasant place to spend time. The kitchen is very well equipped and it is easy to cook a full meal. The main bedroom cabin has a very comfortable 6 foot wide bed and is quite cosy though the room itself is inevitably not that spacious as it's in the hull and the steps down to it are quite steep. It also has a hatch for a door but all this is part of the fun of staying on a boat. The second bedroom, which does have a door, has a very low ceiling and is quite small so is better suited to younger children I feel. Some noise from next apartment audible in this room. The boat was extremely clean, and whilst there are issues in staying on boats with regards to water availability etc, the owners were very attentive in sorting this and any other issues out. In the UK the phrase 'b&b' implies the owners live on the premises and provide breakfast; they don't and I was a bit unsure why the publicity implied breakfast would be available for 10 euros. It was unusual and much appreciated to have an internet-connected computer in the boat. There are two chairs available on deck so you can sit outside. Because we were a family of four staying for longer than usual, the owner kindly offered to collect us from the local station and when we broked a cup during our stay we were not required to replace or pay for it. I liked the fact the boat was in part of the working harbour, where we could see the still-working barges coming and going. There is some noise from pumps in the boat, some of which occurs at night because of the other apartments. The boat is not right in the centre, but bus 48 (5-7 min walk) gets you quickly to Central Station, and tram 3 is a pleasant 10 min walk which gets you direct to the museum area, but also interchanges with other routes to get you into the very centre like Dam Square. The shops and cafes along Haarlemerdijk in the Jordaan are about a 15 min walk and are very diverting, and for the energetic it is possible to walk right into the centre. The nearest supermarket is a good 10 minute walk and, be warned, doesn't take credit cards! I could have wished for some complimentary bikes to be available for us to use, as bikes are so prevalent everywhere, and it is an easy and quick transport option because of the availability of bike paths. Only one small mirror.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our comfortable boat is especially appreciated because of its attractive living area, the nice kitchen and the romantic first bedroom. In the second bedroom the ceiling is low above the 4th bed. Children love it, because it feels like sleeping in a hut. But also grown-ups, with a young heart, like the cozy idea of sleeping in a hut. When you enter the second bedroom, the ceiling is even higher then normal, as it is above the 3rd bed, which stands in the first part of the room.

Indeed, bikes are the best transport option in Amsterdam, making you really independent of public transport and time schedules. They offer also a very nice possibility to discover places you would never find using a bus or tram. Bikes can be easily rent at the Central Station, not far from the boat, at Macbike or Starbikes.
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Winterwarm Houseboat. Comfort and quiet in a city which never sleeps
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Old Center Amsterdam
5

wonderful time

  • 5 of 5
I stayed for four days on this lovely boat. After many days of traveling, boat and toast was the perfect solution to get some rest and relaxation. It was clean, quiet, comfortable and we really enjoyed cooking in the full kitchen. It is great if you are looking to get away from the really touristy area of Amsterdam but still be able to walk there to enjoy it. I could not recommend this stay more highly.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winterwarm Houseboat. Comfort and quiet in a city which never sleeps
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1020578
+31 -0651378704
Old Center Amsterdam
5

Eine wunderbare Unterkunft!

  • 5 of 5
Die perfekte Unterkunft für einen Amsterdamaufenthalt!
Das wunderschön eingerichtete Hausboot liegt fussläufig (ca.15 Minuten) zu Innenstadt und Zentrum und trotzdem sehr ruhig. Es ist ideal an den öV angeschlossen. Ein Supermarkt liegt ca. 300m entfernt.
Das Leben auf dem Hausboot ist ein tolles Erlebnis, es ist super gemütlich und die Einrichtung geschmackvoll, so wie abgebildet oder fast noch schöner.
Es gibt nichts schöneres, als morgens mit einer Tasse Kaffee auf Deck den ein- und auslaufenden Schiffen zuzusehen oder zu hören, wie abends der Regen aufs Schiff prasselt oder den Sonnenuntergang zu beobachten.
Sheila und Hank, die Vermieter, sind sehr sympathisch, freundlich und über alle Massen hilfsbereit.
Für den Preis eines normalen Hotelzimmers bekommt hier eine super eingerichtete "Juniorsuite" mit viel Platz und Vollausstattung.
Die Unterkunft ist allen zu empfehlen, die das Besondere suchen!
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winterwarm Houseboat. Comfort and quiet in a city which never sleeps
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Old Center Amsterdam
5

ottima soluzione

  • 5 of 5
casa galleggiante veramente bella, fornita di biancheria da bagno, letto e cucina, materiale x 1°colazione (the' caffe')disponibile. Molto luminosa e vicina al centro, si raggiunge la staz.centrale con 3 fermate di autobus e poi ci si muove tranquillamente con i mezzi pubblici.
la proprietaria è stata molto gentile ed accogliente, grazie Sheila
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Schiphol
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Café Westerdok
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Amsterdam
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Centraal Station
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
A 10, 102
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Bak, van Diemenstraat
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Strand West
Car: not necessary

Boat & Toast is fully centrally located in Amsterdam. Almost next to Central Station, where buses, trams, trains, ferries and tour boats depart. In the opposite direction is also Sloterdijk Station, the last stop for the Central Station when coming from Schiphol. From Boat & Toast you can do it all! Like walking to the Haarlemmerstraat, for the 2nd time proclaimed to be the best shoppingstreet in the Netherlands. And rightly so, with several, original clothes shops, interior shops, design shops. But also cafes, bars, restaurants and a special cinema in Art Deco style: the Movies. Walking to Westergasfabriek Culture Park is also recommended. There you will find a delightful parc, where the picnic is good, and several restaurants, terrasses and cafes. But also, and that combination is unique, several venues where concerts, cabaret and theater performances take place, both inside and in the outdoors. If you enjoy dancing you can visit 'Pacific Park' overthere, a restaurant that in the evenings turns into a rock 'n roll/dancing bar. By ferry, jetty 200m from the boat, cross the IJ to 'Amsterdam Noord' and bike to rural villages such as Broek in Waterland, meanwhile enjoying the traditional Dutch environment. Or get off the ferry at the recently opened Filmmuseum 'Eye', the striking white building which legitimately is an eye-catcher indeed. And both dining on the other side at the waterfront, and cozy sitting on a terrace is a great opportunity. A special restaurant in the neighbourhood of the boat is REM Island, a former oil rig from which television and radio programs were broadcasted. Meanwhile, a famous location, rising high above the IJ, the same river where 'Boat & Toast 'is. And of course do not skip the famous museums such as Urban, van Gogh and Rijksmuseum. By bus and tram all within easy reach. Also Nemo, a science center, located next to Central Station is worth visiting, especailly with (elder) kids. The same applies for the Dam, the famous square in Amsterdam in the extension of the Central Station and the Kalverstraat, a fine shopping area. Zaandam, the Zaanse Schans and Keukenhof in Lisse, are examples of famous attractions outside Amsterdam wich are just a stone's throw away and good accessible with public transport or car .

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €120 Per night

Old Center Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Sep 15 2014 - Mar 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
€120
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €45 per night, per additional guest
 
Voorjaar/Zomer
Mar 16 2015 - Sep 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
€120
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€140
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €45 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
€120
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Tarief is voor 2 personen per nacht. Voor 3 personen €165, voor 4 personen €200 per nacht.
Korting bij verblijf langer dan 5 dagen.
Prijzen inclusief bedlinnen, handdoeken. Toeristenbelasting en eindschoonmaak inbegrepen.
Ontbijt alleen voor de eerste ochtend is €10 per persoon.

Voorjaar: Voor vrijdag en zaterdag €20 extra
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Amenities

Amenities

Old Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badkamer 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • slaapkamer 1 - 1 king , romantic
    slaapkamer 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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