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Lionel

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Lionel

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2014
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HOUSEBOAT IN OLD CENTER

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

Overview

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 (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2014

About Lionel

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.

Why Lionel chose Old Center

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.

What makes this house boat unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 30 traveler reviews

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Houseboat In Old Center
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews
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Houseboat In Old Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473207vb
Old Center Amsterdam
NYC USA
5

All around super rad!!

  • 5 of 5
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!..
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Houseboat In Old Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473207vb
Old Center Amsterdam
5

House boat in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Houseboat In Old Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473207vb
Old Center Amsterdam
Vienna, austria
5

ankal

  • 5 of 5
Perfect containment by the host, best location and lovable boat for travellers that prefer lively cosiness to phobic sterility. Try ...
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Houseboat In Old Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473207vb
Old Center Amsterdam
Atlanta, Georgia
5

Houseboat experience in City Centre

  • 5 of 5
It has but it fits in City Centre and is whimsically decorated. It was a great way to spend time while visiting Amsterdam!

And for single lady visiting Amsterdam, I can tell you that I came and went from the houseboat at all hours. It's in a quiet neighborhood and I felt completely safe alone.

It's about a 5-10 minute walk to Dam Square, and the Red Light District. And many more interesting places all around.

Lionel akes a great deal of time covering everything on the houseboat and how it works. He also gave me his cell phone number in case I need anything during the stay which again was comforting since I was in a foreign city and I didn't know a soul!

Overall, it was a great experience!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Houseboat In Old Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473207vb
Old Center Amsterdam
4

charachter plus

  • 4 of 5
Great location. Owner very personable and helpful. Keep in mind this is a boat. Canal traffic is quiet. Great heaters for those cool fall mornings. Extra lighting might be a comfort for some.

Bottom line?

I'd recommend this for flexible travelers and would return in a heartbeat. Cheers.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
Houseboat In Old Center
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473207vb
Old Center Amsterdam
4

Houseboat in Old Center

  • 4 of 5
We stayed in the houseboat for several days and enjoyed it very much. Lionel was a great host and the "Bohemian" decoration of the houseboat was both fun and comfortable. The location was terrific for seeing Amsterdam. We could walk to just about everywhere we wanted or the tram/bus was only minutes away. At night the quietness of the neighborhood was wonderful with the gentle rocking of the boat. Watching the ducks and swans drift by outside the open windows was a special treat. The restaurants recommended by Lionel were great and overall we had a wonderful time in Amsterdam.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Schiphol
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Amsterdamse Golf Club
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Centraal Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A10 Exit : Amsterdam Centrum
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
6 restaurants within 100 meters
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Bloemendaal aan Zee
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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Rates & Availability

From €140 Per night

Old Center House Boat Rental Rates

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Low season
Nov 17 2014 - Mar 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
€140
From
€150
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning €40

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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:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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