|Property type||house boat|
ARK16 is a studio on a houseboat in the Jordaan in the city center of Amsterdam overlooking the canal. It is in a very quiet neighborhood. Walking distance from Amsterdam central train station, shops, museums like Anne Frank.
The studio has his own entrance, private kitchen, living/bedroom and bathroom.
Bike and boat rentals are in the same street. Stay on the houseboat, hop on a bike and experience the real feeling of being an 'Amsterdammer'.
Hope to see you soon!
Best regards Annette.
I'm Annette de Groot, born in Gouda and the owner of the houseboat. The B&B is in one part of the house boat, I live in the other part. I started the B&B for everybody around the world to enjoy the feeling of living on a houseboat in the best spot of Amsterdam. This picture hangs in ARK16 and has a special secret to it. Come and find out what it is.
The Owner purchased this house boat in 2009
I can't imagine an other better place on the world to live!
The best experience to be able to stay on a houseboat in the middle of Amsterdam and yet in a very quiet part of the beautiful Jordaan, with its narrow streets and with the best restaurants and stores.
Please VBRO I ask you again, please delete the review of Mr. M. Holston.
I get questions like: "Is the bathroom fixed?" It never needed to be fixed! I find it very annoying to have to answer questions which are not at issue.
Best regards Annette, owner of ARK16
We spent three days at ARK16 and had a wonderful time. The accommodations were as advertised and everything was neat and tidy. The breakfast foods were excellent, the bed was comfortable and there was plenty of hot water. The location and convenience to the GVB transit were excellent. We got the transit pass for three days and traveled with ease all over Amsterdam. Annette, thank you again.
My partner and I have been to Amsterdam many times, have stayed in Hotels and Campsites. But this last time was over the Christmas/Holiday period and we wanted something different. We sure found that with the wonderful ARK16.
We couldn't have wished for a more "authentic" Amsterdam experience.
Like others have previously said, The lovely Annette thinks of everything, even as far as placing a Christmas tree... ARK16 is situated in a very quiet area that is only a few minutes on the bus from Centraal station, and on foot a great walk with lots of shops, bars and restaurants with Centraal station approx 16 minutes away.. We enjoyed coming "home" to the ARK after a long day wandering around beautiful Amsterdam... We will definitely be returning as soon as possible... Thank you again Annette for your wonderful hospitality and for sharing your fantastic Houseboat with us all.
My wife and I had a wonderful stay for 2 nights here. I wish it had been for more days. You could not ask for more hospitality and better place to stay, We really really loved the area and the apartment. Thanks again and hope to stay again and for longer time.
Just completed a 2 night stay at Ark 16. An easy walk from Central Station. The Ark was well equipped with basic cooking utensils to make breakfast, lunch or light dinner. Nice surroundings on a quiet canal. If you're here on a Saturday make a trip to the street market just a couple of blocks away. TV with several English channels was a nice surprise.
First, Annette was a great host. Very pleasant and helpful. But, the houseboat is in need of some serious repairs. The shower stall was in very poor condition with mold on the shower walls. It needs to be totally replaced.... The furniture in the living/dining area is old with the fabric fraying in many places. For us, the bed was uncomfortable. One other thing. The living area is very small.
We also think the houseboat was over-priced. We choose the housebout because the pictures, location and reviews made it seem great, even though we could have chosen a better hotel comparably priced. Needless to say, we were very disappointed.
This is such a cute and convenient place to stay while visiting Amsterdam. So much more "authentic" than a hotel. Staying here makes you feel like a local!
It's private, very clean and well kept, plus it has all the amenities you’d have at home including a refrigerator, microwave, dishes and so forth in case you’d like to have a homemade meal and save some money. Annette even had items like bread, butter, jams, Nutella, eggs, milk, cereal, yogurt and more. It’s nice to not need to go to a restaurant if all you want is a small snack.
It’s in a great neighborhood named Jordaan, only a few blocks from the Central Train Station, where you can catch a train or bus anywhere in the city. Plus, it’s within walking distance to the Anne Frank House, great shops, restaurants and on Saturday... a wonderful open air marketplace.
Easy to get to from the airport by cab (about €30) or train (under €15). If you can split the cost with someone, the cab is faster and easier... especially if you have larger bags.
Highly recommended! Thanks Annette!