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‘The perfect Houseboat, close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square

Juul Steyn

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Juul Steyn

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015
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‘The perfect Houseboat, close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

West Amsterdam House Boat Rental Photos and Description

Have a unique experience of Amsterdam on ‘the perfect houseboat’, situated on a picturesque canal among the real local Amsterdammers of Oud-West. As fellow boat-locals in Oud-West, without a doubt one of the most authentic and original parts of the city, we are proud to say that this area does not have any tourist traps and you can truly experience great variety, food and shops among the locals.

And yet must-sees such as the Dam Square, Vondelpark, Anne Frank House, Westerkerk and the Leidse Square are located at walking distance!

Meander to the oldest part of the city called the Jordaan to enjoy the boutique shopping and fantastic food, or walk to the theatre district and enjoy the great nightlife around the Leidse Square.

The boat, designed by the Rotterdam based architects of SPRIKK, offers a distinctive combination of retro vintage elements such as a curved ceiling and wooden walls with modern luxury. This was quite a challenge, but we succeeded. Therefore you can watch the flatscreen tv (70 channels+) from a genuine chair of Gerrit Rietveld, one of the most famous Dutch furniture designers, and have a dinner at the vintage table of Holland’s design master Louis van Teeffelen whilst listening to your own music plugged in at the docking station.

The exceptional bathroom is close to a spa. The bath, half sunk in the floor, and rain shower give view on the porthole which looks out over the canal- one of the preserved details of this nearly 60-year old houseboat. Not only the Italian tiles and design taps, but also the sheer size of the bathroom contributes to the ultimate bathing experience.

The Arden sleeps 6 people. It has two separate bedrooms with high standard quality beds that can be used either as a twin or a double bed. Using the indoor curtains and comfortable sofa bed, a third private bedroom can be created. All rooms have water view and are provided with WiFi and cable connection for the best internet reception possible.

The kitchen is designed for your convenience. The stylish white, minimal design covers a complete range of all the necessary utilities: induction cooker, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, oven and a washing machine with dryer.

The drawers are fully stocked with all you can think of in order to make a complete diner for your family or friends.

We have made sure even that the most experienced chef cook will feel at home. And if you don’t feel like cooking, rest assured, you are surrounded by some of the best restaurants in town.

To the best of our knowledge and ability, we simply did everything, and continue to do so, to make you feel at home in our gorgeous part of Amsterdam!

For more great houseboats check www.rentahouseboat.com

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Juul Steyn (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015

About Juul Steyn

“My girlfriend Iris and I (Juul) have lived on a houseboat ourselves for quite a few years now and we feel lucky everyday to be able to live so freely and privately on the historic waters of Amsterdam. Therefore we wanted to share this experience with other people. The ideal opportunity presented itself to us early 2012 and we were able to build from scratch ‘the perfect houseboat’. The result is even better than we ever could have hoped for.”

For more great houseboats check our website www.rentahouseboat.com

Juul Steyn purchased this house boat in 2012

Why Juul Steyn chose West Amsterdam

“The architect made a uncompromising design and with the help of a great contractor we managed to build our dream: the 'Arden'. The concept of the design is based on Shakespeares novel 'As You Like It' where two girls escape from the city into the forest called Arden where they find peace and love. We hope our houseboat will have the same effect on you and that you will like it as much as we do!”

What makes this house boat unique

“Is it the warm red pine boards on the outside, the retro architecture on the inside? Is it the bath, rain shower the top of the notch Italian tiling and the cute porthole in the bathroom? Maybe it is the vintage Dutch Design furniture, the quality beds, or the flatscreen tv, docking station and fully equipped modern kitchen?

We personally think it is the love that we have put in every detail of this houseboat. A houseboat that is designed to give you the best Amsterdam experience possible. Be welcome!”

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
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.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 26 traveler reviews

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‘The perfect Houseboat, close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square
average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews
Bordeaux
5

Realy Nice houseboat

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for the house. All Was perfect.

It's a Nice houseboat for 6 person in the center of Amsterdam. The tramway Is near the houseboat. You have a supermarket at one block. Jull Is very understanding And realy Nice. See you another Time in Amsterdam.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
United States, CT, Bethel
5

Fabulous Houseboat!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from five days on this wonderful houseboat with our family of five - three girls age 17, 15 and 10 plus my husband and me. It was the perfect size for all of us with room to relax! The accommodations were excellent with very comfy bedding, a huge bathroom, refrigerator, washing machine, dish washer, etc. Location couldn't have been better as it was on a quiet and friendly canal away from the more touristy areas but close enough to walk to museums and attractions. Juul was a great host, meeting us on arrival to offer invaluable tips for our stay including restaurant recommendations - a great foodhall we never would have discovered without his advice - and outings. This was an experience that our family will talk about for many years to come and we would definitely come back if we find ourselves in Amsterdam again.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Die perfekte Hausboot

  • 5 of 5

Super schöner Aufenthalt! Lage war perfekt und Hausbesitzer super nett! Würden es auf jeden Fall nochmal buchen!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family & I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of a long trip through London, Paris & Amsterdam. This was my kids' favorite place. The boat was a perfect size for our family--3 boys, aged 11, 13, & 18, plus my husband and me. The location was great--a 15-20 minute walk to the Anne Frank house, and a 15-20 minute walk to the Rijksmuseum. Yet, it wasn't in an overly touristy, loud area. Also, it's right off the tram line, which made carrying luggage not a problem. Juul was a wonderful host, and provided us with tips on places to go, and the best places to get beer! The beds were comfortable, and there were plenty of blankets, towels, etc... We didn't use the kitchen for cooking, but it looked very well stocked. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from staying on this house boat and we had a great time. It's located close to the center and all the usual touristy stuff but far enough that you are not bothered by the hoards of tourists day and night. There were 5 of us - my husband, 3 of our daughters and myself. It was a little crowded at times when all of us were trying to get ready in the morning but it's expected, it's a boat after all! Very clean, quite, bathrooms have heated floors! which helped during 40F nights. Juul (the owner) was very responsive and helpful during the check-in, check-out times, allowed us to keep our luggage there past the check-out time, which was very helpful. Made our Amsterdam experience even more memorable and fun. We'll definitely stay there again if we come back to Amsterdam. Thank you for your hospitality, Juul.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kimberly, we're glad that you had such an amazing time at the boat - and we would love to welcome you back any time!
Scotland
5

OUR VISIT TO AMSTERDAM

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd time we have stayed on the Houseboat. It is first class accommodation and highly recommended. The location is also very convenient for all attractions in Amsterdam.

The owner is also very helpful.

WE WILL BE BACK I AM SURE OF THAT.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Amsterdam Schiphol
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station Ferries
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Many options close by!
Car: not necessary

Have a unique experience of Amsterdam on ‘the perfect houseboat’, situated on a picturesque canal among the real local Amsterdammers of Oud-West. As fellow boat-locals in Oud-West, without a doubt one of the most authentic and original parts of the city, we are proud to say that this area does not have any tourist traps and you can truly experience great variety, food and shops among the locals.

And yet must-sees such as the Dam Square, Vondelpark, Anne Frank House, Westerkerk and the Leidse Square are located at walking distance!

Meander to the oldest part of the city called the Jordaan to enjoy the boutique shopping and fantastic food, or walk to the theatre district and enjoy the great nightlife around the Leidse Square.

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Rates & Availability

From €275 Per night

West Amsterdam House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€275
From
€325
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,750
€6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Our fees are inclusive of VAT, tourist tax and cleaning upon departure.
We kindly request guests to pay a 50% downpayment to secure the reservation.
Our cancellation policy: the 50% downpayment is refundable up to 14 days prior to arrival. When guests cancel 13 days or less prior to arrival or in case of a no-show, the 50% downpayment will be charged.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

West Amsterdam House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 560 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Can be used as two single beds as well., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a large sleeping couch (60x80 inches) for two people.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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