The magic holidays in a houseboat
Submitted: September 3, 2011
Stayed: August 2011
This summer my husband and I wanted to do something different and that is why we wanted to stay in a houseboat, so typical from Amsterdam. The houseboat has an excellent situation in one of the most famous canals of the city, even the Major of Amsterdam lives in Prinsengracht. It is comfortable with all the facilities and can accommodate four people without any problem. The sofa-bed is just for an only person. There are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby. My children loved feeding the ducks from the window and lookint at the boat passing by, it is really something different. If you are going to stay for a long time there is a supermarket and a laundry at a stone ´s throw. Beware that foreigners can´t pay with any kind of credit cards in supermarkets, always cash. The best way to sightsee Amsterdam is to rent a bike, as trams are expensive. If you want to visit some other cities then to rent a car is the best option. "Sixt car rental" has got good prices and there is an office in Central Station and Schipol airport respectively (in Amsterdam).
If you go to Amsterdam you can miss the following places: Vang Gogh and Riks museum, Anne Frank House, the Heinneken place, the Jordan neighborhood, the flower market, Volendam park, the ice bar, and of course, if traveling with children "Efteling Park" (the largest and oldest theme park in Holland) in Kaatsheuvel and not very far from Amsterdam by car.
It is really worthwhile visiting Amsterdam but don´t forget your umbrella and raincoat.
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. See you in Spain,
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