As it’s hard to find a hotel room for a family of 4 within the city center we decided to have a true Amsterdam experience and staying on a house boat. Although I have been many times to Amsterdam I have never stayed at Noord so we decided to take the chance given the commute to the city is very simple short walk to the ferry and a very short boat ride (free) to central station. The house boat is really comfortable with living space on the basement level and 2 room on the main level with fully equipped kitchen. There are some restaurants and shops in the area so it was easy to get groceries. The owner and his son are very nice and accommodating and made the check in and out processes very simple. Definitely going to consider this spot next time I am in town.