YOUR OWN LOVELY HOUSEBOAT; SAFE, CLEAN AND COSY! (FREE MUSEUMS AND BICYCLES)

Lennart Hiemstra

Speaks dutch, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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YOUR OWN LOVELY HOUSEBOAT; SAFE, CLEAN AND COSY! (FREE MUSEUMS AND BICYCLES)

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Canal Based Floating House. Warm, Safe And Cosy. 2 Bedroom, 750 Sq Ft

Live the dream! Even local Amsterdamers wish they could live here!

-- Feel like a local in your houseboat in Amsterdam --

Serene canal location, just by the trendy Jordaan neighborhood. This houseboat offers the best bird watching in Amsterdam, with waterviews from every room ;-)

Birds and boats of all descriptions glide by your windows, even the occasional kayaker!

Excellent, convenient location. Easy walk to frequent trams that will take you anywhere you want to go in the city. Quick stroll to 3 grocery stores, numerous fruit shops, bakeries, cafe's, and Boom! Chicago.

In a houseboat you live like in a detached house, but in the middle of the city. You live right on the water, with all the comforts of a normal non-floating home. Strong central heating, hot shower & bathtub, full kitchen, comfortable livingroom.

As a bonus, tame swans and ducks pass by who love to get fed by you. Boats cruise the canal as well and make for great entertainment.

I am open to host you for extended stays as well. Enjoy a whole season in Amsterdam!

My houseboat is on the edge of the Jordaan area. This is right at important places like the Anne Frank house. The Rijksmuseum (Rembrandt!) and Van Gogh museum are a 5 min tram or bicycle ride away.

Enjoy a seamless vacation with my convenience package

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On your arrival you will find:

- 2 free bicycles to explore Amsterdam at your own leisure

- 2 museum cards for free entrance to all Amsterdam museums

- recharcheable public transportation cards

- a guide wih recommendations to the best restaurants in the neighbourhood

- tips on the best activities and attractions

- a yoga mat for some relaxing stretching

- fast Wifi Internet

I want to make your visit to my wonderful city easy and enjoyable, so I have put this convenience package together to save you money, time and trouble.

Safe neighbourhood in walking distance of all attractions

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My Amsterdam houseboat is located just next to the Jordaan area. Within a couple of hundred yards you will find 5 great coffee bars, 7 restaurants and numerous bars.

When you cross the canal you enter the Jordaan. The Jordaan is one of the most sought after areas of Amsterdam. It hosts dozens of boutique clothing stores. It also caters the very best italian restaurants is a small subsection of the Jordaan. Jordaan is famous for it's small narrow streets where the working people of Amsterdam used to live

Amsterdam is one of the safest cities in the world. The neighborhood is safe, day and night, so you can feel comfortable walking around at any time.

- Anne Frank house is 10 min walk

- Westerkerk (Wester Church)

- Westermarket

- Gay monument

- Dam square (central square)

- Royal palace on the Dam

- Museumplein, hosting the Van Gogh museum, Rijksmuseum (Rembrandt!) and Stedelijk museum are a 10 minute bike or tram ride away.

- Spiegelgracht, a bicycle road with dozens of art galeries. It connects with the Rijksmuseum

- Leidseplein, the center of Amsterdam nightlife is a 10 min walk

Tip: Take your bicycle and ride under the newly renovated Rijksmuseum!

Easy, effortless transportation

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Amsterdam is a city made for bikes. Transporting yourself through amsterdam with a bike is one of the most fun, healthy, free experiences the city has too offer.

When you keep to the rules of the road, you are perfectly safe. Just stay on the bikelanes, or on the right side of the road. In contrast to the Amsterdammers, I strongly advice you to stop at red traffic lights! Bikes might pass you while waiting, but remember, those other people have been riding a bike for every single day of their lives :-)

- My Amsterdam houseboat comes with two complementary bicycles for your use.

Trams are great to move around too. Within 300 yards of the boathouse you find 3 diffent tram stops, connecting you to every part of Amsterdam.

You need an 'OV Card' to ride a tram. I have 4 cards available for you, that you can reload at the supermarket around the corner. This will save you a lot of money on fares, since you will be paying the 'local' price for rides, and saving 7.5 euros cost for each card!

Taxi's are found everywhere of course. But, why waste the opportunity to experience the city for real and enjoy your bike or tram ride?

I will help you arrange a smooth and easy arrival at the houseboat once you have booked your stay.

More complete then home

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My Amsterdam houseboat comes fully equipped. No need to miss out on the comforts of home. You receive two entry keys on arrival.

Sleeping

- bedroom 1: King size bed (6 ft x 6 ft), large closets, big open windos, waterview. Dimmable bedlights, cloths chair. Door can be closed.

- bedroom 2: Queen sized bed (4,5ft x 6 ft), or 2 single beds, waterview. Closed of with a curtain.

- Clean and soft bedlinnen. Your bed is made on arrival. Change bedcloth as often as you want. Leave it dirty when you depart.

Bathroom

- Shower with unlimited hot water

- Nice, big, soaking bathtub, plenty of room to relax after a hard day of sightseeing!

- Hair dryer

- Sink, mirror

- Washing machine and Dryer. Both to use freely

Kitchen

- the basics: fridge, freezer, stove, oven, microwave, hot/cold sink

- Pans: Boiling pans and frying pans of all sizes

- Cups: coffee cups, tea cups, drink glasses

- Small plates, big plates, forks, knives, spoons, teaspoons, kitchen utensils

- Coffee machine with Senseo pads (Unlimited coffee included)

- Water cookes, teapot, tea bags (Unlimited tea included)

Livingroom / Dining room / Lounge

- Dining table with 6 chairs

- Enough lighting for a comfortable read

- Large L-shaped sofa, with sofa table

- Large 40 inch flatscreen TV. English channels: BBC 1, BBC 2, CNN and others

- DVD player and audio system

- iPhone / Samsung music connection

- Bookcloset with many English books and novels

Groceries

- a fully stocked supermarket is nearby

- Even closer you find a great bakery, butcher and vegetable stalls.

- The Westermarket is great for fun shopping and picking around

- Once a week the biological outdoor market on Noordermarkt is a must-visit

Are you ready to come to Amsterdam now? Please email me with whatever question, doubt or enquiry you have and I will be most happy to help you out.

Together we prepare you for one of the best trips in a lifetime!

With love,

Lennart

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Lennart Hiemstra (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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Speaks dutch, english

About Lennart Hiemstra

I am an Internet entrepreneur living in Amsterdam. I optimize websites and webshops for other business owners.

Lennart Hiemstra purchased this house boat in 2009

Why Lennart Hiemstra chose Jordaan

Me and my wife always dreamed of living on a houseboat in Amsterdam. The dream came true in 2009 when we moved in. It is a wonderfull experience. Right in the middle of the city, without the crampyness of an apartment. The water view is just lovely. It really is nature in the city

What makes this house boat unique

Watching boats pass by. Waking up with the sound of a flock of hungry geese knocking on your window. Feeding hand tame swans by hand from the breakfast table.

Lounging on the sofa on a cold stormy winternight and enjoying the heat and comfort inside.

Playing loud music and not worrying about the neighbours ;-)

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 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

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Your Own Lovely Houseboat; Safe, Clean and Cosy! (Free Museums and bicycles)
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Your Own Lovely Houseboat; Safe, Clean and Cosy! (Free Museums and bicycles)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p510050vb
+31 634306442
Jordaan Amsterdam
Kalispell, MT
5

So disappointed to have to cancel our stay on this lovely houseboat.

  • 5 of 5
After searching for weeks to find the perfect place for our visit to Amsterdam in August, we found this lovely houseboat. The pictures, descriptions and location met our every need. We read every piece of information we could find on what to do, where to go and places to eat that we could find...we were ready for a wonderful vacation. Then, one of life's surprises arose and, reluctantly, we had to cancel the entire trip. Making our initial arrangements with the owner was so easy and so was the task of having to cancel our reservation. We are now setting our sights on 2015 when we plan on visiting Amsterdam and, of course, staying on this houseboat.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dian,
I was sorry to to hear this, but it can happen of course! I have refunded your downpayment in total.
See you next year!
Lennart
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Your Own Lovely Houseboat; Safe, Clean and Cosy! (Free Museums and bicycles)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p510050vb
+31 634306442
Jordaan Amsterdam
Florida
5

filled with light

  • 5 of 5
Our stay on this lovely houseboat was an experience of a lifetime. The light reflected in the rooms from the canal was wondetful. On the weekend, we opened the windows and enjoyed seeing folks passing by in their little boats. Swans were there in the mornings looking for breakfast.

The layout is perfect. We stayed two nights on our own and had friends come and stay with us for a few more. There was plenty of room. The Albert Hein grocery store was right around the corner, as were tram stops. We walked easily into the city center as it sits right on the edge of the Jordaan neighborhood.

I would highly recommend this gem of a houseboat.
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words!
business
Your Own Lovely Houseboat; Safe, Clean and Cosy! (Free Museums and bicycles)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p510050vb
+31 634306442
Jordaan Amsterdam
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay in this houseboat, very clean and well equiped. We send a "special dedicace" to the owner, very helpful in answering very quickly to our questions.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Helene, thank you so much! It was lovely having you over at our place. Your husband and you took great care of our houseboat, cheers!
business
Your Own Lovely Houseboat; Safe, Clean and Cosy! (Free Museums and bicycles)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p510050vb
+31 634306442
Jordaan Amsterdam
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
Excellent location and great houseboat.
The perfect place to enjoy amsterdam !
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you as our guest. I hope you are looking back on a fond memory of Amsterdam!
business
Your Own Lovely Houseboat; Safe, Clean and Cosy! (Free Museums and bicycles)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p510050vb
+31 634306442
Jordaan Amsterdam
Kolding Denmark
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5
Super cozy place.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Your Own Lovely Houseboat; Safe, Clean and Cosy! (Free Museums and bicycles)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p510050vb
+31 634306442
Jordaan Amsterdam
Vashon Island, Washington
5

Excellent Location, Comfortable Place

  • 5 of 5
This is a great way to experience the best of Amsterdam life! Whenever I met local people and told them where I was staying, they invariably said, "I wish I could live on a houseboat in Amsterdam, too!"

My wife found this place after sifting through dozens of properties, and she picked a winner. We felt right at home immediately, perfectly safe day and night, and well looked after by the owner, who gets an A+ in hospitality. He made sure we had everything we needed for a great stay, was always available if we had any questions, but didn't hover or intrude.

The living area was comfortable for watching TV (lots of American shows!) or reading, with good lighting, and the WIFI connection was fast and reliable.

I've stayed in Amsterdam hotels before, and this rental was a great value. You get about three times the space you'd get in a hotel, a full kitchen, two bikes, two museum passes, and the local OV chipcards for the trams and buses - all included. That makes this rental a pretty compelling deal compared to almost any hotel in this city!

I highly recommend the Apple Tart at Winkel, a short bike ride away, and Moeder's restaurant, located just around the corner and across the bridge had good food and service, and the apple beignets at the local bakery were outstanding as well! This houseboat is located just next to the Jordaan area, one of the best places in Amsterdam for eating and shopping.

We have been renting places through VRBO for many years, and this was one of our all time favorites! Stay for a week (or more) to experience all that Amsterdam has to offer. It's a beautiful, friendly place - and it seems like EVERYONE speaks English cheerfully and well! Go, rent this place, and have a ball!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andy,

After two days on my houseboat your new quote was "I do not want to go to France anymore" France was your next destination. This despite the fact that you did not want to come to Amsterdam at all beforehand!

I was great meeting you and your wife. Thanks for the loving comments on my houseboat and the city of Amsterdam.

Hope to see you again soon!
Lennart
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Taxi from airport takes 20 mins, for about 35 euro
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Central Station is 10 minutes by tram
Car: not necessary

My Amsterdam houseboat is located just next to the Jordaan area. Within a couple of hundred yards you will find 5 great coffee bars, 7 restaurants and numerous bars.

When you cross the canal you enter the Jordaan. The Jordaan is one of the msot sought after areas of Amsterdam. It hosts dozens of boutique clothing stores. It also caters the very best italian restaurants is a small subsection of the Jordaan. Jordaan is famous for it's small narrow streets where the working people of Amsterdam used to live

Both the streets around the houseboat as the Jordaan area are safe areas to explore. You can walk here any time of day without any trouble. Of course, Amsterdam is still a city as any other, but street crime is very low in general, and tehse areas in specific.

- Anne Frank house is 10 min walk

- Westerkerk (Wester Church)

- Westermarket

- Gay monument

- Dam square (cenrtal square)

- Royal palace on the Dam

- Museumplein, hosting the Van Gogh museum, Rijksmuseum (Rembrandt!) and Stedelijk museum are a 10 minute bike or tram ride away.

- Spiegelgracht, a bicycle road with dozens of art galeries. It connects with the Rijksmuseum

- Leidseplein, the center of Amsterdam nightlife is 10 min walk

Tip: Take your bicycle and ride under the Rijksmuseum!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Jordaan House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Apr 1 2014 - Nov 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
€180
From
€200
Thu,Fri,Sat
€1,450
€4,950
 
 
New Year
Dec 24 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
€220
€1,450
€3,950
 
 
Winter 14/15
Jan 6 2015 - Feb 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
€160
From
€180
Fri,Sat
 
 
Spring 2015
Feb 26 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
€180
From
€195
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Nov 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
€220
€1,260
€4,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€180
€1,250
€4,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes My calander is always up to date. I keep it synchronised. You can book your stay and have it confirmed in about an hour usually.

If you have any questions about amsterdam, feel free to call or email. I am more then happy to help you out. I respond within a few hours, 24 hours at the most.

I am flexible in changes and cancellations. I am sure you are looking forward to coming over.
Lennart

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Jordaan House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom: Tub, Shower, Washer, Dryer, Hairdryer - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Cleaned thoroughly after every guest.
  • To ensure a pleasant arrival, the batroom is cleaned thoroughly after every guest. - Shower with unlimited hot water - Bathtub - Hair dryer - Sink, mirror - Washing machine and Dryer. Both to use freely - Lockable door No water view ;-)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , King size bed - 6 ft x 6 ft, large closet, big windows, door
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , Double bed (55 inch) can be seperated into 2 singles
  • King size bed (71 inch wide x 79 inch long), large closets, big open windos. Dimmable bedlights, cloths chair. Door can be closed. Both rooms have a full water view, right out of your bed. Swans will pass your window in the morning :-)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Music Library
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
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