|Property type||house boat|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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'.
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.
Excellent location, very quiet, but close to the exciting heart of Amsterdam
Excellent boat, comfortable, warm and well equiped
Excellent host, very helpful and with good advice
If you are reading this review then you must book Lionel's houseboat, it is simply the best accomadtion you could ask for. Not only that but both Lionel and Hans were superb hosts who were extremely informative and helpful.
Firstly the interior of the boat is so well decorated, it feels like a home away from home. So cosy and well equipped with everything you need for a lovely stay; lots of teas and coffee, herbs and spices, great soundsystem, computer and tv. Facilities onboard the boat are great also; large comfy bed, hot powerful shower, very effective heating and well stocked kitchen. Lastly the location is perfect for everything there is to see and do in Amsterdam, everything within a short walking distance of your doorstep. My personal favourite which is the flea market is literally less than a minute walk from the boat.
I would also like to thank Lionel for being such a trusting and flexible host, who doesn't ask for safety deposits or extra charges but instead trusts in his guests that they will look after his boat and be respectful. A wonderful way to run your business. Lionel also was very helpful as our flights both arriving and departing were outside of check in and out times, he arranged for us to have an earlier check in and a later checkout!
Highly recommend staying here, really cannot fault it!
We had such a wonderful time staying on Lionel's boat that neither of us wanted to leave. We found ourselves forsaking museum visits so that we could simply "hang around" on the boat and just take a few walks around the city. We can't recommend staying on Lionel's houseboat enough... we'll definitely be back.
The houseboat was lovely and we didn't want to leave! Beautiful, comfortable decor and all the facilities that we could possibly need. Great location without being too noisy - easy access to shops and lots to do in the surrounding neighbourhood. Hope to come back next year as we loved our stay.
Lionel's house boat is super comfy & super cozy!.. Super relaxing!..
Everything was perfect..
& such a great location.. I walked to everything I wanted to see & do..
My only regret is my stay was too short..!
I will definitely stay again & will stay longer next time!..
What a wonderful accommodations - location was key - in the heart of everything & in walking distance - the boat house was clean , warm and inviting.
After walking around this beautiful city all day , coming home we experience a true local lifestyle - living on canal was romantic & beautiful. My favorite part was waking up in the morning - opening up the window on canal side looking out and feeding the ducks & swans while drinking my morning coffee - what a true Amsterdam experience
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 17 2015 - Nov 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.