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

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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

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!

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

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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Property Reviews

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‘The perfect Houseboat, close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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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

Nur zu empfehlen!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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!
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
++31 641584433
West Amsterdam Amsterdam
5

Great Customer Service

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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‘The perfect Houseboat, close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square
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West Amsterdam Amsterdam
Brasilia - Federal Capital of Brasil
5

Great experience!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
I and my family really enjoyed 3 days and our hosts were very attentive. The boat is large, clear, clean and so quiet. Recommend!
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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‘The perfect Houseboat, close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square
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West Amsterdam Amsterdam
melbourne
5

fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We stayed in Amsterdam for three nights on this wonderful houseboat and we truly enjoyed our stay. The owner is really friendly and helpful, also in the e-mail contact prior to arrival at the houseboat; he gave us an overview of places to visit and restaurant recommendations etc. The houseboat is beautiful and very comfortable, it has everything you need, even a washing machine etc. It is only a short stroll to the city's most famous attractions yet it is a calm and peaceful location where the boat is situated. We would recommend this houseboat highly to anyone looking for a unique place to stay in one of the world's prettiest cities. Thanks again to the owner for a lovely stay!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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‘The perfect Houseboat, close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square
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West Amsterdam Amsterdam
Ohio
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
We just returned home from a wonderful week in Amsterdam staying on Juul and Iris's houseboat. For us, this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a Queen's Day celebration like no other!

Our entire interaction with Juul was great. He was very responsive to our needs and questions before we booked the place. He personally met us the day we arrived and showed us around the boat. He e-mailed us during the week (the WiFi worked well) to see how we were doing and Iris gave us some tips about activities on Queens Day, including Vondel Park for our children. He even came over to help with the washer and dryer (the darn thing was in Dutch...imagine that).

The accommodations are very modern and clean (especially compared to a lot of other houseboats we passsed by). The beds were comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. We were able to prepare full meals here (two grocercy store are within a 5 minute walk). The heated floors were especially nice. The location is fairly quiet and there is even a cool little playground down the street that our kids loved. We also enjoyed watching all the ducks in the river. The tram stop to Cental station is nearby as well (or you can walk it--we did several times).

Overall this perfect houseboat made our vacation and I would HIGHLY recommned it to anyone considering a trip to Amsterdam!
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi James, we're so glad you had such a great time. And indeed: the coronation on Queensday (the last ever, from next year it will be 'Kings Day') is an amazing 1 in 30 year event. But we hope to meet you again before that time ;-)

All the best and we'll keep you posted on Rentahouseboat.com
Helpful votes: 3/3
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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

West Amsterdam House Boat Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
My Standard Rate
€275
€325
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,750
€6,000
3 nights
 
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

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:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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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