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Your own private houseboat with a great bed, stylish bathroom and kitchen

Bedrooms Studio
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Private houseboat for 2 people near the Jordaan, Amsterdam

To wake up in the morning with the reflection of the sunlight on the surface of the water and hear the sound of water birds is a unique way to live Within the city. To share with you the experience and feeling of living on a houseboat in the canals of Amsterdam, we would like to welcome you to the Watercraddle.

This unique small houseboat recently had notes interior completely renovated and is a perfect place to stay for two people looking to spend a great time in a lovely city. The houseboat Has A comfortable king-size bed (1. 80 x 2. 00), a stylish bathroom, a kitchen, wifi and television. You will enjoy to sit on your own little terrace on the waterside and watch the waterbirds. The Watercraddle is located on a quiet walkway (no cars in front of the boat), just a few hundred meters from the Jordan, well-Known for its canals, markets, cozy pubs and restaurants and the Anne Frank House.

The Watercraddle is located a hunderd meters from the heart of the Jordan, in the historic center of Amsterdam. The Jordaan is an area full of small restaurants, terraces, fun shops alternating with beautiful canals, small streets and with a variety of wonderful historic buildings. The Jordan borders on the well-known shopping area the Nine Little Streets (literally: Nine Little Streets) were you can find many usefull small shops and cozy restaurants.

Within walking distance you will find highlights like the Anne Frank House, the Wester Tower, the Dam Square, the Royal Palace and the Amsterdam Historic Museum. BedonBoard is easily reachable by car and public transport (see below under "Accessibility"), but once you're here, the Easiest Means of transportation is by bicycle (see tab "Bicycle rental").

The Watercraddle is a few minutes walk from the nicest shopping street in Amsterdam (and Awarded second best shopping street of the Netherlands, 2011): Haarlemmerdijk and about 10 minutes by bike from Central Station or the Leidseplein.

It is a mere 500 meters walk to the beautiful North, and recently fully renovated Westerpark, also known as the "Culture Park" or Amsterdam. In Westerpark you will find a classic Victorian style park section, a large center section for cultural events and a more rugged part with trails for walkers or runners. Centrally located in the park you will find the Espressofabriek with simply the best coffee Amsterdam Has to sacrifice. Enjoy a superb breakfast in the nearby Bakkerswinkel. Every Sunday of the month there is a farmers market in the park. If you're looking for something very close to the Watercraddle, we recommend the Pavilion.

In summary, a peaceful but central location in a nice neighborhood in Amsterdam.


    From the airport you can take a train to central station (20 min). From there you can upkeep walk (20 minutes), take a cab (approximately € 13) or take bus 21 (less than 10 minutes).

To take bus 21. When you arrive at Central Station, exit on the city side (main exit). Take bus No. 21 and get off after 5 minutes at the stop "of Beuningenplein". At the other side of the street you will see a large square with a play garden: the "from Beuningenplein". Take the road left of this square (Second Keucheniusstraat) and follow 150 meters to the very end. You are in front of your BedonBoard!

When you Decide to come by car. You can park your car almost always in front of the Watercraddle. HOWEVER, Amsterdam is not very "car friendly" as the city charges rather high rates for parking. Alternatively, go to Park and Ride Amsterdam for cheaper parking options. The Park and Ride that's Closest to us, is the "P + R Sloterdijk". The cost for Park and Ride is € 8 per day. They offer return tickets for public transport free of charge.

GPS coordinates: 52 38 023, 4. 86877

More Details

Property Manager
Doet Bierma
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017


Westerpark House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badkamer 1 - toilet , shower
  • A comfortable king size bed with a luxery bathroom, plenty towels available and always there guest supply.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • slaapkamer 1 - 2 king , King size Bed
  • It's a new king size bed 1. 80 x 2. 00 meters divan bed with a mattress lovely overlooking the water! Bedside present and two reading lamps and sockets for your digital equipment. There is a hanging / wardrobe lay there.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Your own private houseboat with a great bed, stylish bathroom and kitchen
average rating of 4.75 based on 85 reviews

Relaxing and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed on this cozy houseboat after spending a busy week in The Hague for a work conference and a quick trip to Switzerland. After spending long hours exploring Amsterdam, we looked forward to coming "home" to our houseboat for a peaceful and relaxing evening. The king-sized bed was very comfortable and I enjoyed waking up to the sounds of the birds outside. From the window and deck we watched the birds and enjoyed the water view. The bathroom is modern and comfortable. The small kitchen was well-equipped and perfect. On our first night, we arrived early in the evening and I asked Doet to recommend a nearby restaurant for dinner. She made reservations at one of her favorite restaurants. We had a great meal to start off our Amsterdam adventure. There is also market nearby and also tram and bus stops. By foot, we were able to walk to the Anne Frank house in about 20 minutes. We enjoyed being near the Jordaan. We ate most our meals there in quaint restaurants. We will definitely return!

Karyn & Emanuel

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much ! So good to hear that you realy enjoyed your stay. This is were it is all about. Always more than welcome. Warm regards, Doet Bierma
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful setting, great host. Place is well looked after, clean. Lovely stay

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adventure and comfort at the Watetcradle

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Amsterdam. We were very excited about staying in a houseboat. We were not disappointed! Doet Bierma met us a check-in and walked with us to our boathouse a few yards away. It was warm, clean, with a very comfortable bed. The shower was a great size and the kitchenette was a plus with refrig, dishwasher and dishes. We wanted for nothing. A splendid park is walking distance with a wonderful pastry coffee shop. Bierma answered all of our questions. We would stay at the Watercradle again!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful accomadation perfect base!

  • 5 of 5

The water cradle is beautiful! The owners are very helpful and the directions given were so easy to follow. Travelling around was so easy with a 3 day gvb card. Hardly waiting at all for transport and it was easy enough to follow. Everyone was really friendly and there is plenty to do. Highly recommend that Anne frank museum and eating at the ribs factory! Grasshopper is a lovely place to go for some drinks. It pretty much snowed the whole time we were here but that made it such a different experience and we really enjoyed it. I would recommend the water cradle to anyone.

If your looking for something different this is definitely for you. Clean, well kept, nice location, comfortable bed and overall lovely. Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying on the houseboat. It was in a quiet location away from most traffic and noise. We had wished it was a little closer but we think alot of that was our fault for not knowing where things were and relying on GPS to walk us around! The boat was clean and up to date and had everything you needed. It had a big comfortable king size bed. Everything was very nice!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient and cozy

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying on the houseboat for two nights. It was quiet, unique, and nice and cozy for two!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Schiphol airport
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Centraal Station Amsterdam
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
A10 afslag s103/104
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres


From Bossepad 28

1051MA Amsterdam


Rates & Availability

Westerpark House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 13 2017 - Oct 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Gay pride
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dance Event
Oct 19 2017 - Oct 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Laagseizoen 17/18
Oct 24 2017 - Mar 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
New Years Eve
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Hoogseizoen 2018
Mar 2 2018 - Oct 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Eastern 2018
Mar 29 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Kingsday 2018
Apr 26 2018 - Apr 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Ascension 2018
May 10 2018 - May 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Pentecost 2018
May 18 2018 - May 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Schoonmaakkosten $23.33
Refundable damage deposit $116.66
Stay tax 5.5% per night. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival.

Even though we try to keep the calendar as up-to-date as possible to provide you with accurate on-line information, overlapping reservations may still occur. Please note that no claims can be made on the information shown in this calendar. Reservations are only valid once a confirmation message has been sent to you by Watercradle.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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