Lionel

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Lionel

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HOUSEBOAT IN OLD CENTER

Old Center House Boat Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps

Your houseboat is moored with its South view on one of the most romantic and peaceful canals, surrounded by a 17th Century architecture and the Carillon of Zuiderkerk painted by Claude Monet.

One bedroom with king size bed 2m/1m80 and overhead window for watching stars.

Flat screen cable TV, WiFi, cable Internet and Windows PC.

You will appreciate being located in the historical area of Nieuwmarkt, 5 minutes walking distance from Central Station or 50 meters from the metro station 'Nieuwmarkt'.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lionel

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks french, english

As both owner of the houseboat and your host, my dearest wish is for you to enjoy your stay and feel at home in your houseboat. I love travelling, but know how difficult is it to find an ideal holiday home. I shall do everything I can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. You can count on your host.

To live in a houseboat in the 'Old Center' of Amsterdam but in the residential part : 'East side'.

To live on a canal which was peaceful and green unlike the more touristy waterways, which are too noisy and prone to all sorts of traffic (cars, buses/boats traffic).

It is the Raamgracht canal : No traffic with narrow/oneway street and canal, with lush greenery shading over all the boats.

The hull (Praam type) and boat were built during 'La Belle Epoque' in 1898 which makes one of oldest boats of Amsterdam. The last complete renovation was in 2010 to the best standards but respecting its historic charm.

A praam is a type of shallow-draught flat-bottomed ship, was particularly developed in the Netherlands in the 17th Century, reaching about 20 m in length. These large praams could be operated with oars but also to sail, with a pair of lateral fins. Their shallow draft (no more than two feet) allowed them to move goods (unshipped from the Harbour) in all canals of Amsterdam.

Why Live In A houseboat ? : I understood that a flat is too noisy, as the walls are too thin with buildings on pilotis in Amsterdam. A barge is too steep-sided.

You are tucked away on your own island in the middle of town.

There is a certain spirit of the people who live there. The cozy 'style boudoir à la française' and 'décor bohème' reflect the love of travel and freedom - and the passion for discovery and fun, which is the houseboat lifestyle. Your houseboat is rich colors and eclectic decor reflect this love of life, which makes one feel free and ready to explore the world.

Only renting the houseboat when I’m in the countryside, a 'polder', which is very closeby. You can count on me if you need my support before, during, or after your stay.

Your houseboat is not merely an impersonal and soulless rental property, as I prefer to welcome my friends and guests in a friendly spirit rather than dealing with business customers.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Houseboat In Old Center
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
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Houseboat In Old Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473207vbi
Old Center Amsterdam
England
5

HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
Lionel has thought of everything you can want, if it is not there you do not need it.The boat is neat, tidy clean, very cosy, in a good location ,supermarket within a few mins walk.Will use again ourselves.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Houseboat In Old Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473207vbi
Old Center Amsterdam
Deutschland
5

GERDA HAHN

  • 5 of 5
Das Hausboot war sauber und sehr gemütlich. Die Lage war definitiv die beste Lage von Amsterdam, ruhig und trotzdem mitten in der Stadt! Wir hatten eine sehr schöne Zeit - Danke Lionel
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Houseboat In Old Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473207vbi
Old Center Amsterdam
New Brighton, Minnesota
5

PERSONALITY PLUS!

  • 5 of 5
After staying in Lionel's unique, Bohemian houseboat, I actually felt sorry for tourists who choose to spend their few precious days in Amsterdam in a cookie-cutter hotel.
Not us! There is no where on the planet like Lionel's place.
Do you want to feed ducks and swans out the window as you eat your meal? Do you want a kitchen that is stocked with kitchen ware and spices? Do you love an abundant display of flowers at your front door? Do you want to be 1 1/2 blocks from a large grocery store and wine store? Do like the sound of church bells ringing on the quarter hour (turned off at night)? Do you want to be in walking distance to EVERYTHING?
Do you want to stay somewhere with PERSONALITY?
This is your place...
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Houseboat In Old Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473207vbi
Old Center Amsterdam
4

A DIFFERENT BOAT IN A NICE AREA

  • 4 of 5
We spend 4 nights in this wonderfull and peculiar houseboat. The interior is strange with its butterfly theme, its golden ceiling and its carpented walls and the large amount of mirrors. It sounds akward but is very nice - you absolutely fell at home even if it isn't your or mine style. We enjoyed every minute of our stay in the boat and preferred to dine at the boat 2 evenings. It is placed in a fantastic canal near to a very nice neighborhood opposite Waterloo and close to Amstel, where there are nice restaurants, beautifull lunch places and nice shops. The boat is very recommendable for two persons. Lionel is a very attentive host who takes good care of his guests. Do book this boat - you won't regret it. Thanks Lionel for a nice stay.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Houseboat In Old Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473207vbi
Old Center Amsterdam
Hamburg
5

AWESOME HOUSEBOAT WITH CHARM IN THE CENTRE OF AMSTERDAM...

  • 5 of 5
A lovely houseboat with unique interieur - a wonderful host who thinks about every possible detail. Being close to the city centre while able to sleep as it is very quiet. A fleamarket directly across the street as well as shopping opportunities. Host provides loads of information and makes you feel absolutely welcome and at home. We will definitely return when coming to Amsterdam again :)
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Houseboat In Old Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473207vbi
Old Center Amsterdam
4

PROXIMITÉ DU CENTRE VILLE DANS UN ÉCRIN DE TRANQUILITÉ

  • 4 of 5
Situé dans un petit canal, à l'ombre des arbres, l'Houseboat est idéalement situé : proche du centre ville mais sans les nuisances. Un cocon où Lionel nous accueille chaleureusement.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam Central Station
Amsterdam Canals
The Grand Amsterdam Sofitel Legend
Magere Brug
Vondelpark
Rijksmuseum
Zeedijk
Amsterdam Central Station
Rembrandthuis
Amsterdams Historisch Museum
Nieuwmarkt
Artis
Skinny Bridge
Begijnhof
Waterloo Sq Flea Market
Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Schiphol
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Centraal Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A10 Exit : Amsterdam Centrum
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Bloemendaal aan Zee
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Amsterdamse Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
6 restaurants within 100 meters
Car: not necessary

You will appreciate being located in the historical area of Nieuwmarkt with its great sightseeing spots. The houseboat is just 5 minutes walking distance from Central Station or 50 meters from the metro station 'Nieuwmarkt,' the first station after Central Station with all lines: 51, 54 and 53.

1 minute walking distance from 5 Supermarkets (open 7 days - from 8 to 22), bicycle rental (open 7 days - from 9 to 17:45), the Flea Market, Museums (Rembrandt House, Hermitage, Joods Historisch, Willet-Holthuysen and Allard Pierson) and the Dutch Royal Opera.

Many great sightseeing spots and 12 restaurants are within 200 meters.

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Availability & Rates

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Old Center House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Peak season
Mar 16 2014 - Nov 16 2014
3 night minimum stay
€160
From
€170
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€130
 

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Amenities

Old Center House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with 'douche à l'italienne'
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • One bedroom with king size bed 2m/1m80 and overhead ceiling window for watching the stars.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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