‘THE PERFECT HOUSEBOAT, CLOSE TO DAM SQUARE, VONDELPARK, LEIDSE SQUARE

Juul Steyn

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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‘THE PERFECT HOUSEBOAT, CLOSE TO DAM SQUARE, VONDELPARK, LEIDSE SQUARE

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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!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Juul Steyn

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
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“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.”

Juul Steyn purchased this house boat in 2012

“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!”

“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!”

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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‘The perfect Houseboat, close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
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‘The perfect Houseboat, close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square
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Barbados
5

Great Stay on the water in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5
We were very happy that we chose to stay on this houseboat in Amsterdam. The location is convenient and in walking distance of major attractions and amenities such as cycle hire, bakery, restaurants and supermarkets. The houseboat is well designed and the perfect accommodation if you are traveling with children. It is modern and chic while still remaining comfortable and accessible. When the windows are open, you feel like you are in the middle of the canal. The best feature of the houseboat is that it is located in a central location but on a super quiet canal. We did a lot of walking and riding around the city and many houseboats are located in noisy areas. When we stayed we could not believe that we were in the middle of a major European city. Great stay in Amsterdam!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words Tara, it was a pleasure to have you and your family aboard and we're glad that you has such a great time!

Warm regards,

Juul
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‘The perfect Houseboat, close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square
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israel
5

lovely, clean, friendly

  • 5 of 5
Great boat house, clean, comfortable, beautifull area, very helpfull and friendly owners/
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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‘The perfect Houseboat, close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square
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5

Our best recommendations!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this houseboat for 6 days in May 2014. And it was a wonderful experience. Iris and Juul were very kind, helpful and efficient before and also during our stay. In real life the houseboat looks exactly like on the pictures on this homepage, no disappointments. Good beds, and also the sofa in the sittingroom is fine as a bed, and the corner with this sofa can be surrounded by a curtain, so it can function as a 3rd room. We were 3 people, and in this way we had each our sleepingroom. The house is very clean and tidy, and the interior inside, and the water outside with the small boats passing from time to time and the ducks looking at us, add to the cozy atmosphere. It is situated in a charming and quiet area, so when we woke up, we heard the birds singing, and when we went to sleep we heard a very quiet hum of the city, no noisy neighbours or bars. For us Arden is within walking distance to all the places of interest in Amsterdam – we saw it all, and did not even once go by tram or bus.
We will highly recommend this houseboat to anyone – and ask everyone to take good care of this great place.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Merav, thanks for your glowing review - you make me blush. We sure look forward meeting you again and wish you a great day!
Juul
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‘The perfect Houseboat, close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square
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West Amsterdam Amsterdam
5

Nur zu empfehlen!

  • 5 of 5
Wir waren zum dritten Mal auf einem Hausboot in Amsterdam. Aber dieses war mit Abstand das Beste. Wir haben dort ein verlängertes Wochenende zu siebt mit Baby verbracht und es wird unvergesslich bleiben. Nicht zuletzt weil Juul uns mit seiner unkomplizierten und offenen Art vieles ermöglicht hat. Das Hausboot ist sicher über eine Treppe begehbar- was mit Baby am Arm ein echtes Plus ist und man muss nicht über ein anderes Schiff hinwegklettern. Innen ist es super ausgestattet, es wurde an alles gedacht. Die Bilder zeigen die Wirklichkeit. Besonders angenehm war die Fußbodenheizung, die eine kuschelige Atmosphäre gebracht hat. Wir können diese Unterkunft nur weiterempfehlen und werden selbst sicherlich noch einmal wiederkommen!
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Lieber Kathrin,
Vielen Dank für ihren positive Feedback. Wir sind froh das ihnen so einen super Zeit gehabt haben und wir würden ihnen gerne wieder sehen auf unseren Hausboot!

Lieber Grusse,

Iris und Juul
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‘The perfect Houseboat, close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427948vb
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West Amsterdam Amsterdam
5

Great Customer Service

  • 5 of 5
We rented this lovely houseboat for friends visiting over the new year. It was a unique experience for our guests staying in a modern houseboat on the beautiful Amsterdam canals. What made it an even better experience for me was how easy it was to arrange the necessary with the owners Juul and Iris. They were responsive, helpful, and very friendly. Their sense of hospitality and customer service made such a difference! I would highly recommend their lovely home for anyone looking for lodging in Amsterdam.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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‘The perfect Houseboat, close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p427948vb
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West Amsterdam Amsterdam
Brasilia - Federal Capital of Brasil
5

Great experience!!

  • 5 of 5
I and my family really enjoyed 3 days and our hosts were very attentive. The boat is large, clear, clean and so quiet. Recommend!
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Maria,

Thanks a million for your kind words. We're happy that you had such a wonderful time and hopefully we'll meet again on board of our houseboat!
Juul & Iris
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Map

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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West Amsterdam House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

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:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils
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:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Just aks anything you want - glad if we can help!
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