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Winterwarm Houseboat. Comfort and quiet in a city which never sleeps

Bedrooms 2
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Houseboat with 2 bedrooms,in the center of Amsterdam near Central Station

A special Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Amsterdam on an atmospheric boat named 'Christina'. With a unique location on the IJ, the major waterway of Amsterdam, near Central Station, it is clear why you should choose 'Boat & Toast'. First you are very close to the city, within walking distance of vibrant downtown. Everything you need like restaurants, cafes, museums, cinemas is nearby. Including the best shopping street in the Netherlands: Haarlemmerstraat and the newest Filmmuseum: 'Eye'! The latter is accessible by a ferry that leaves from a jetty almost besides the boat. The famous Anna Frank house and 'Stedelijk museum' are only 20 minutes away.

On the other hand you have the peace and tranquility. And when you are relaxing inside this cosey houseboat, or in summer, outside on deck, you can really enjoy the panoramic view, the water, the beautiful warehouses and the impressive Dutc skies; a very different world indeed.

The new apartment is located in the original captain's residence of the boat 'Christina' and is suitable for 2-4 persons.

It is fully independent with its own entrance. All rooms do have central heating. The apartment comprises a sitting room with comfortable sofa and a personal, stylish decor. A fresh bunch of flowers is a regular feature. In addition, there is also a computer with internet and Wifi present.

In the well equipped kitchen you will find a Magimix Nespresso machine with free capsules and kettle with various blends of tea.

The bedroom with the double bed, TV and DVD is in the back of the ship. It is a space with a special appearance because the striking round shape of the ship is recognizable and its wooden cabinetwork. Above all you'll enjoy the romantic atmosphere. In the 2nd bedroom there are two 1-person beds.

The bathroom has a shower and a toilet.

The location is central, in the Houtman Quarter, Centre Amsterdam, almost adjacent to Central Station (trams, buses, trains, ferries, tour boats) and close to the A10 ring road of Amsterdam. Located at the IJ, the great river that separates the inner city of Amsterdam North.

Paid parking in a parking place 50m away, or at Sloterdijk Station or 'Bos en Lommer'', both P + R parking lots, where you can park cheaper for 96 hours and get a public transport smartcard to get to and from the Centre.

More Details

Sheila Elkerbout
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2017

About Sheila Elkerbout

Welcoming guests in a place you love so much yourself, is really special and satisfying.

Sheila Elkerbout purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Sheila Elkerbout chose Amsterdam

You never get bored of Amsterdam, it is a unique city. And because it is 'the Venice of the North', it is even more unique to experience this vibrant city from the water. And the Christina itself is a very nice mixture of comfort and feeling at home.

What makes this apartment unique

Close to the city centre, with all activity which is part of it and nevertheless only experiencing rest and quietness.


Westerpark Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badkamer 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • slaapkamer 1 - 1 king , romantic
    slaapkamer 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Winterwarm Houseboat. Comfort and quiet in a city which never sleeps
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
Milton, Ontario, Canada

Living like a local

  • 5 of 5

The property was fantastic. We really wanted to have a local experience and not stay in a hotel for this short trip. Ten minute bus ride from Central Station. The photos of the property are exactly what it looked like. Plenty of space and all the necessities.

Sheila was always responsive in a quick fashion, and her husband was a great welcome when we arrived. Provided a thorough run down of the property to us, and provided us with local information as well. Very hospitable couple.

Grocery store was a ten minute walk which was perfect as well.

Dined at Pikoteo restaurant just across the street both lunch and dinner, food and service were phenomenal.

Thank you for the place to stay on my first visit to Amsterdam. I will certainly stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kris, You are certainly welcome again!
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Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

The Boat was Immaculate and the service provided by Sheila was Outstanding .The living room was spacious. Neighbours were slightly noisy the first night , however after speaking to Sheila we had no further issues. It was fantastic to wake up every morning on this boat . The location of the boat is ideal ,just out the hustle and bustle of central Amsterdam, yet not to far from everything . A very convenient bus journey away . We stocked up on food from the local super market and mostly ate on the boat , saving a fortune .

Overall , would love to come back again . and Sheila is very good to deal with ,.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Furraz and his friends were great guests to accomodate. Friendly and good communication skills. The boat was left in a way every owner wants it to be left! You are very welcome another time Furraz. Till then!
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Wonderful and charming houseboat

  • 5 of 5

Loved this charming houseboat. We had 3 adults and it was perfectly comfortable. Everything is provided for your comfort. The location is not located in the center of town, but we rented bikes and were able to easily get around. I highly recommend renting bikes as it is a fun and easy way to get around. We came back late one night (11:00 pm) to find that we had no running water. I quickly sent an email to Sheila. By 8:30 the next morning, help was there to fix it and was fixed by 9:00. Crisis averted! Thank you Sheila for a very enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very very nice houseboat

  • 5 of 5

The houseboat had all you needed for a nice stay in Amsterdam, and Sheila was very kind to help us find the boat and get settled in.

The livingroom and kitchen is very nicely decorated and makes you feel right at home. A lot of little treats like coffemachine, candy and guidebooks made you feel special.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal is making guests feel at home and offering them the same comfy feeling we have on our houseboat. And help them find there way in Amsterdam. As long as we succeed in doing this, both we and our guests are happy!
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The Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

After traveling by plane for almost 24 hrs, the B&T offered a much needed Great Escape from daily hectic life. Its ideal tranquil location close to Amsterdam Central station and the very heart of Amsterdam offers a perfect base for soothing the nerves and the exploring of this wonderful City. We found the accommodation in this historic ship more than adequate, utmost charming, clean and inviting. It has all that is needed for a perfect stay; firstly a really good bed, a well equiped kitchen, and good sanitation. Then lastly there is free WIFI.

We are really intending another visit in the near future as Amsterdam has much more to offer than could be covered in our 2 days visit. We can highly recommend this unique facility to all who plan to visit Amsterdam! Sheila and Henk, congratulations and thanks for the great hospitality! with personal regards; William and Alice

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This apartment, in the Captain's cabin of a former working Dutch barge moored in the Westerdok area, is spacious and very comfortable. The living area is a particularly attractive and pleasant place to spend time. The kitchen is very well equipped and it is easy to cook a full meal. The main bedroom cabin has a very comfortable 6 foot wide bed and is quite cosy though the room itself is inevitably not that spacious as it's in the hull and the steps down to it are quite steep. It also has a hatch for a door but all this is part of the fun of staying on a boat. The second bedroom, which does have a door, has a very low ceiling and is quite small so is better suited to younger children I feel. Some noise from next apartment audible in this room. The boat was extremely clean, and whilst there are issues in staying on boats with regards to water availability etc, the owners were very attentive in sorting this and any other issues out. In the UK the phrase 'b&b' implies the owners live on the premises and provide breakfast; they don't and I was a bit unsure why the publicity implied breakfast would be available for 10 euros. It was unusual and much appreciated to have an internet-connected computer in the boat. There are two chairs available on deck so you can sit outside. Because we were a family of four staying for longer than usual, the owner kindly offered to collect us from the local station and when we broked a cup during our stay we were not required to replace or pay for it. I liked the fact the boat was in part of the working harbour, where we could see the still-working barges coming and going. There is some noise from pumps in the boat, some of which occurs at night because of the other apartments. The boat is not right in the centre, but bus 48 (5-7 min walk) gets you quickly to Central Station, and tram 3 is a pleasant 10 min walk which gets you direct to the museum area, but also interchanges with other routes to get you into the very centre like Dam Square. The shops and cafes along Haarlemerdijk in the Jordaan are about a 15 min walk and are very diverting, and for the energetic it is possible to walk right into the centre. The nearest supermarket is a good 10 minute walk and, be warned, doesn't take credit cards! I could have wished for some complimentary bikes to be available for us to use, as bikes are so prevalent everywhere, and it is an easy and quick transport option because of the availability of bike paths. Only one small mirror.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our comfortable boat is especially appreciated because of its attractive living area, the nice kitchen and the romantic first bedroom. In the second bedroom the ceiling is low above the 4th bed. Children love it, because it feels like sleeping in a hut. But also grown-ups, with a young heart, like the cozy idea of sleeping in a hut. When you enter the second bedroom, the ceiling is even higher then normal, as it is above the 3rd bed, which stands in the first part of the room. Indeed, bikes are the best transport option in Amsterdam, making you really independent of public transport and time schedules. They offer also a very nice possibility to discover places you would never find using a bus or tram. Bikes can be easily rent at the Central Station, not far from the boat, at Macbike or Starbikes.
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Café Westerdok
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Centraal Station
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
A 10, 102
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Bak, van Diemenstraat
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Strand West
Car: not necessary

Boat & Toast is fully centrally located in Amsterdam. Almost next to Central Station, where buses, trams, trains, ferries and tour boats depart. From Boat & Toast you can do it all! Like walking to the Haarlemmerstraat, for a second time proclaimed to be the best shoppingstreet in the Netherlands. And rightly so, with several original clothes shops, interior shops, design shops. But also cafes, bars, restaurants and a special cinema in Art Deco style: the Movies. Walking to Westergasfabriek Culture Park is also recommended. There you will find a delightful parc, where the picnic is good, and several restaurants, terrasses and cafes. But also, and that combination is unique, several venues where concerts, cabaret and theater performances take place, both inside and in the outdoors. If you enjoy dancing you can visit 'Pacific Park' overthere, a restaurant that in the evenings turns into a rock 'n roll/dancing bar. By ferry, jetty 200m from the boat, cross the IJ to 'Amsterdam Noord' and bike to rural villages such as Broek in Waterland, meanwhile enjoying the traditional Dutch environment. Or get off the ferry at the recently opened Filmmuseum 'Eye', the striking white building which legitimately is an eye-catcher indeed. And both dining on the other side at the waterfront, and cozy sitting on a terrace is a great opportunity. A special restaurant in the neighbourhood of the boat is REM Island, a former oil rig from which television and radio programs were broadcasted. Meanwhile, a famous location, rising high above the IJ, the same river where 'Boat & Toast 'is. And of course do not skip the famous museums such as Urban, van Gogh and Rijksmuseum. By bus and tram all within easy reach. Also Nemo, a science center, located next to Central Station is worth visiting, especailly with (elder) kids. The same applies for the Dam, the famous square in Amsterdam in the extension of the Central Station and the Kalverstraat, a fine shopping area. Zaandam, the Zaanse Schans and Keukenhof in Lisse, are examples of famous attractions outside Amsterdam wich are just a stone's throw away and good accessible with public transport or car .


Rates & Availability

Westerpark Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $38 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Korting bij verblijf langer dan 7 dagen.
Prijzen inclusief bed- en keukenlinnen, handdoeken. Toeristenbelasting en eindschoonmaak inbegrepen.
Ontbijt alleen voor de eerste ochtend is €10 per persoon.

Voorjaar/zomer: Voor vrijdag en zaterdag €20 extra

U kunt contant betalen bij aankomst, of tevoren via bankoverschrijving of Paypal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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