UNIQUE HOUSE BOAT IN AMSTERDAM CENTRE, NEAR THE 'MAGERE BRUG' (THE SKINNY BRIDGE

Elisabeth Deen

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay nights

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Elisabeth Deen

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UNIQUE HOUSE BOAT IN AMSTERDAM CENTRE, NEAR THE 'MAGERE BRUG' (THE SKINNY BRIDGE

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House Boat, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (Sleeps 2-4)

Unique location, ideal for museums, nice restaurants, shopping and night life but also in an oasis of peace. On the roof terrace there is lots of sun and if you like water birds, you can feed them from outside the windows... A few minutes walking to the Waterloo square and flee market, the Jewish historical Museum, the Portuguese Synagogue, the Opera House, the Hermitage museum and the famous Music Hall (Carre) is around the corner.

Over a hundred years old and once a cargoship the 'Johanna' was transformed in 2006 into a modern and characterful House Boat. With inside some old features left in place (such as the wheelhouse with a wonderfull view in the direction of the river 'Amstel', it gives you an enchanting feel of what it was like to live on the water back then. Facilities of the Johanna (115 square meter): There is an open (with all the equipment) kitchen to the living room and the study.

One bedroom and a cupboardbed in the study with a very nice atmosphere (2 double beds). The bathroom has a bath and a shower cabin. There is a separated toilet.

Public transportation is nearby, you can hop on a bus or tram or with the underground to the Central train station in less than ten minutes. If you have a car you can reach the highway in about ten minutes also. The best way to get around, however, is by 'Rent a bike'.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Elisabeth Deen (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Speaks english, french, german, dutch

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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Unique House Boat in Amsterdam Centre, near the 'Magere Brug' (the Skinny Bridge
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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Unique House Boat in Amsterdam Centre, near the 'Magere Brug' (the Skinny Bridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p939637
+31 -641200558
Plantage Amsterdam
5

Lovely Boat, Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I loved the Deen's beautiful houseboat and only wish we could have stayed there longer. It is very spacious, well appointed, and conveniently located to the heart of Amsterdam. We especially enjoyed the brightly lit cabin.

Our fellow travelers were so excited about our houseboat that we were entertaining in Johanna after spending only a few minutes there. If God blesses us with another opportunity to visit Amsterdam, we'll be sure to look first for this boat.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique House Boat in Amsterdam Centre, near the 'Magere Brug' (the Skinny Bridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p939637
+31 -641200558
Plantage Amsterdam
Dallas, TX
5

Phil

  • 5 of 5
Stayed for four nights with a family of four, including two teens (14 & 16). The accommodations were exactly as presented. Fine location, especially given the walkability of Amsterdam. Obviously you are not staying here for hotel-like amenities, but if you want a more authentic experience, it can't be beat. It has all the comforts you'd expect, plus the added bonus of you own boat deck and the run of the house.

Be aware, some level of mobility is needed to deal with the steps in and out and the hatch/door - you don't have to be a mountain climber, but less mobile visitors may have issues as it is somewhat steep with small steps.

Wonderful experience and we would definitely consider it if we were to make a return trip.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Phil and family, see you again! Liesbeth
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Unique House Boat in Amsterdam Centre, near the 'Magere Brug' (the Skinny Bridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p939637
+31 -641200558
Plantage Amsterdam
Monterey CA USA
5

Great Houseboat on a great canal

  • 5 of 5
Everything about the Johanna made our five days in Amsterdam truly fabulous. Comfort, location, amenities, wonderful/helpful owners, nearby market, café and public transportation is what this unique houseboat offers. Being in Amsterdam during the Netherlands' great World Cup run made it all the more exciting. Good luck against Argentina in the semis!!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa and Rick, and that while the dishwasher was broken ... but repaired now for the next guests. Liesbeth
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Unique House Boat in Amsterdam Centre, near the 'Magere Brug' (the Skinny Bridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p939637
+31 -641200558
Plantage Amsterdam
5

Great boat, great location!

  • 5 of 5
I booked this boat having stayed on other floating houses in Amsterdam (not all houses on the canals are actual boats) and loved the experience. Sometimes, you could feel the boat moving very slowly in a almost imperceptible rocking motion and that was a really cool feeling! It rained quite a bit when we were there, and the view from the skylights was beautiful no matter the weather. If you buy a tram ticket for your stay, you can jump right onto trams a block away to hit almost any spot in the whole city. You'll be close to some great markets (Waterlooplein is one of my favorites) and can hop on and off of the trams to get wherever you need to go. If you prefer walking, it is a gorgeous walk across the Amstel to the heart of the city. We felt safe, secure, and close to everything. The noise level was very low, yet you are close, but not too close to the excitement. You can sit in the old steering area for a cup of coffee that you made at "home". We saved a ton of money by buying groceries from the local store and cooking meals in the lovely kitchen. Buy a bottle of wine, some pasta and cheese, and you've got a meal for (depending on the price of the wine!) 30 Euro! Don't underestimate how great it is to have control over your food and drink while away from home. There is also a washer and dryer on the boat, very welcome after traveling (plane, train, bus boat, tram) and living out of suitcases for two weeks away from home. We truly felt like we lived in Amsterdam for a week and we will be back, if not on this boat, then on another.
If you are not sure about renting this, don't hesitate, I can only imagine how fun it would be for kids to stay on the boat. It is plenty big for a family, and luxurious for two. The owner is very lovely and will answer any questions you have, they leave instructions on how to operate everything on the boat.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your response Annie and see you again! Liesbeth
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Unique House Boat in Amsterdam Centre, near the 'Magere Brug' (the Skinny Bridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p939637
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Plantage Amsterdam
Seattle, WA
5

Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5
I don't even know if we have anything to add after all the other reviews. But I will re-iterate that they are all true! Our stay began with a warm welcome from the owners who gave us the run-down on the place and on visiting Amsterdam. We visited the nearby store and stocked up on StroopWaffel and Dutch beers, then we hit the streets. We were able to walk everywhere. And though there are soo many great restaurants to eat at in Amsterdam that we couldn't even make a dent on our list of options, on the last night we chose to eat in because we wanted to spend some more time on the Johanna.
We got to sleep in the cupboard bed and if there wasn't so much to see I think I could have slept the whole weekend in there. So my only wish was that we were able to stay longer. This is a great little place to stay for two couples or a small family!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Patty! I hope we see you again for a longer stay.
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Unique House Boat in Amsterdam Centre, near the 'Magere Brug' (the Skinny Bridge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p939637
+31 -641200558
Plantage Amsterdam
Southeastern Pennsylvania
5

A Dream Come True!

  • 5 of 5
From our very first visit to Amsterdam over a decade ago, I wished to 'live' on a houseboat for a few days. It never crossed my mind that one could rent a houseboat; it would be years before I thought to search out a houseboat rental...

Once I found that indeed there were houseboats to rent and that there existed a wide variety of options, I choose the Johanna.

This houseboat had absolutely everything on my wishlist- the most important being a true 'condo' feel- as our 7-year-old son would be with us on this particular visit. We encountered not one inconvenience out of the ordinary and were perfectly comfortable with all amenities, the location of the houseboat and the basic supplies available.

A few of my favorite things: The wheelhouse- great for a few perfect moments of peace, the over-sized tub- great for little ones who need a bit of relaxation of their own to ward off the pre-bedtime grouchies, the full kitchen, the comfort of sleeping accommodations and great heating for the cooler nights. The houseboat is extremely clean and well-kept. There are no odors left behind by previous guests. You will feel cozy and comfortable every night; the variety of lighting lends exactly what is required for both romance or, in my case, completing homework I had to bring along while on vacation. Plenty of closet space (real closets!) and extra bedding add to your convenience.

We were greeted warmly, the owners were available for questions, everything we needed to know about what to expect living on the houseboat was provided and did I mention how warmly we were greeted?

There is a small store very nearby for basics; we loved the chicken sausage- a wonderful little perk for the American breakfast we never seem to crave unless were not actually in America! Close to the tram, with a Geocahce seemingly placed just for our pleasure and an outside seating area- one of the best stays we've had thus far!

I recommend a trip to Izakaya if you're so inclined as well as to Naan Naam.

This houseboat was so comfortable we've already booked for next year; it may have placed Amsterdam as a yearly vacation destination rather than one of whim.

If you're looking for a first-time houseboat experience I'd suggest you choose one which is recommended as highly as I recommend the Johanna. As a seasoned traveler, it is a rare occasion that finds me so delighted with a sight unseen booking!
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Liz and see you next year in August!

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Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe (Nieuwe Prinsengracht 26.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Plantage House Boat Rental Rates

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  • € 195,- /nt
  • Euro;
    The rate is all year round € 1250,-/wk with a maximum of 4 persons.;
    2 Weeks: € 2250,- / 3 Weeks: € 3250,- / 4 Weeks: € 4250,-;
    With a minimum of 3 nights € 195,- /nt;
    Prices are inclusive of towels & bedding and internet use (wifi).;
    Payment by PayPal or Bankaccount (preferably Euros).
  • Dates Available: 'Year around'

Amenities

Amenities

Plantage House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Floor Area:
  • 115 m²
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

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