HOUSEBOAT 'FLOATING GARDENS' WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE HISTORIC CENTER

Jack Naber

Advertiser since 2014
Speaks english, german, dutch
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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HOUSEBOAT 'FLOATING GARDENS' WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE HISTORIC CENTER

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

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Houseboat With 1 Bedroom And A Sofa Bed

Welcome to 'Floating Gardens', a groovy houseboat within walking distance of the historic center of Amsterdam. This floating apartment is surrounded by greenery in the form of gardens on the shore and floating gardens in the water. It has a terrace on the waterside as well as one on the shoreside.

It includes a well equipped kitchen with dish washer, refrigerator, freezer, stove, oven micro-wave and other small electric appliances for those who love to cook.

There is a bedroom with a luxurious boxspring bed. The bedroom can be separated from the livingroom by a sliding door.

It has a bathroom with a combined bathtub and shower and there's a separate toilet. Furthermore there is wifi, television, a sound installation for your mp3 player, a piano and a washing machine with built in dryer.

There’s a normal thermostat heater so it is comfortable here during the winter. Just think of it as a floating bungalow and as a unique way to stay in Amsterdam!

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jack Naber (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2014
Speaks english, german, dutch

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Houseboat 'Floating Gardens' Within Walking Distance Of The Historic Center
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5

A great way to see Amsterdam: by houseboat.

  • 5 of 5
We've been to Amsterdam a few times over the years, but staying in a houseboat is definintely the best way to experience it. There's nothing like watching swans and ducks swimming past your window along with your morning coffee. The owner, Jack, and his fiancee, Liesbeth, couldn't have been more kind and helpful. Jack picked us up from the airport for a very reasonable fee, had equipped the space with everything we needed, ie, coffee, tea, fruit, wine, oj, and snacks; it was completely renovated w/a full kitchen, stove, microwave, fridge, bathtub, washer/dryer, and even an optional tuxedo kitty, Hank. (He comes in only if he's invited, but is extremely friendly and sweet--great for those of us who miss our pets.) The houseboat is near the center, transportation, markets, shops, and was very convenient. It's a more interesting way to see the city than staying in a hotel, and even more down-home than an apt. Jack and Liesbeth took us on a tour of the canals, which seemed much more personalized than the tourist boats, we stopped at a funky pop-up cafe on the water, and really got a better sense of the whole dutch zeitgeist and milieu. Liesbeth gave us local restaurant recommendations, one of which was in a repurposed pirate radio tower, and we watched the sunset onto the most spectacular 180 degree view of the sea. Unlike too many places in San Francisco, however, the food was very good, too.
We were lucky enough to have some very good weather, so it was perfect for walking. Jack took my husband, also for a very reasonable price, on a tour of nearby Waterland: typical Dutch scenes with windmills, cheese markets, and Delft china. We could have also taken day trips by train, so a car rental was completely unnecessary. As the houseboat wasn't actually a boat, more of a floating house, we were only aware of living on the water when we saw waterfowl sailing past, otherwise the water was completely stable and placid. It is surrounded by the lovely floating gardens Jack had put in, so we were thoroughly charmed. as my husband said about our stay: "there's not one thing I didn't like!"
I'd wholeheartedly recommend this property to friends or to anyone out there in the the ether looking for a personalized, interesting place to stay. if you've been to Amsterdam before, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how staying here will change your perspective. But if you've never been here or overseas before, I envy you, because you're in for a rare "Dutch" treat.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Fabulous! We are lucky to have found this treasure

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Many thanks Karyn, glad to hear you like it! Although you make it sound perfect I'd like to add that I'm still planning to improve some things, like install curtains in the living room, install extractor fans, finish painting, etcetera. Hope to see you next time!
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5

HOUSEBOAT IN AMSTERDAM!

  • 5 of 5
Nice. A boat with all the creature comforts, and just steps away from anything one can think of doing/being/having in Amsterdam. Yup, nice. Even a piano! And a manual titled: "Everything". Covers just about everything. Jack and Liesbeth are da host and hostess and da bomb. I'll be back. Probably next week.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks Richard and see you soon!
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Es war wunderbar!

  • 5 of 5
Wir haben es sehr genossen, wie unkompliziert und zuverlässig Buchung und Schlüsselübergabe waren – obwohl unser Bus ungefähr zwei Stunden Verspätung hatte.
Auf dem Hausboot haben wir uns vom ersten Moment an einfach nur wohl gefühlt. Es ist liebevoll gestaltet und hat alles, was das Herz begehrt: Betten, die eine gute Nacht garantieren. Eine Küche, in der man sich austoben könnte (wenn man wollte). Genug Platz auch für uns vier Personen, um gemütlich zu essen. Eine lauschige, kleine, begrünte Terrasse, um entspannt in die Gracht zu schauen. Ein gut funktionierendes WLAN, wenn man mal nicht in die Gracht schauen möchte.
Toll ist auch die Lage des Bootes, man kommt mit einem kleinen Spaziergang zu den berühmten Museen (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum …), gleichzeitig kann man ebenso bequem in die Stadt bummeln, sich dort treiben lassen und genießen, was Amsterdam so an Kultur und Kulinarik zu bieten hat.
Unser Kurzurlaub von knapp einer Woche war nicht zuletzt durch diese schöne, besondere, kreativ gestaltete Unterkunft wunderbar.
Wir hoffen, wir kommen irgendwann einmal wieder.
Danke für alles, Jack!
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Ein kleines Paradies

  • 5 of 5
Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit auf und in diesem verwunschenen, ruhig und doch zentral gelegenen "floating home". Der Kontakt zu Jack war schnell hergestellt.
Bei unserer Ankunft konnten wir unser Glück kaum fassen:
Jacks freundlicher Empfang, helle, phantasievoll gestaltete
Räume, eine kleine feine ruhige Terrasse für das Glas Wein nach anstrengendem Stadttag,ein durchdachtes kleines Bad mit Regenschauerdusche, Badewanne und Waschmaschine, Minitoilette im farbenfroh gestalteten Extraraum, eine perfekt eingerichtete Küche mit großem Esstresen, ein großes gemütliches Bett und viele kleine witzige Details,wie z.B. versteckte Lichteffekte.
Wir würden diese Unterkunft ohne Einschränkung weiterempfehlen.Auch unsere 20 jährige Tochter, die für 2
Nächte vorbeischaute, war begeistert.
Jack, wir kommen wieder.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Vielen dank Doris und bis zum nächsten Mal!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Schiphol Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Amsterdam Harbour
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amsterdam Central station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
various
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Zandvoort
Car: not necessary

Located in a canal right next to the Amstel river, this is a terrific spot to spend a holiday. The houseboat is docked in a fairly quiet neighborhood, with all major attractions nearby. The subway is around the corner, as well as trams and buses, even though the center of Amsterdam is small enough to explore by bike or even on foot.

Some of the major attractions in the neighborhood are the Waterloo Square (largest flea-market in Amsterdam), The Rembrandthouse, The Skinny Bridge, Artis (the zoo), Botanic Garden, the Amstel River and Carré, one of the most popular theaters in Amsterdam.

A little bit further away but still all at a walking distance are the Canal Cruise, Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum (The Nightwatch), The Van Gogh Museum, the Red Light District, the Vondelpark, the Floating Flower Market, the Dam Square and Rembrandtplein Square, and many theaters, bars and restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €150 Per night

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas/Newyear 2014
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
€200
€1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€150
€900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €100
Notes -10 % of total rent is due at the time of booking.
- Payment can be made with Paypal. If this payment method is
not available to you, please discuss other options with us.
- Balance payment: the second 90% is due at time of arrival,
in cash. Only cash money can be accepted. Private persons are not allowed
to accept credit cards or traveller cheques.
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Amenities

Amenities

Plantage House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , There's a sleep sofa in the living room
  • The bedroom is separated from the living area by a sliding door.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Staying on a houseboat in Amsterdam guarantees for a unique and unforgettable experience that is typical for Amsterdam and Holland. The owner of this houseboat has lived in Amsterdam most of his life and is happy to help you in any way he can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

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