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

Bedrooms Studio
Space 30 m²
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 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:
  • 30 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Your own private houseboat with a great bed, stylish bathroom and kitchen
average rating of 4.7413793 based on 72 reviews

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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Cottage Grove, WI

Great home base to explore Amsterdam!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Water cradle. It is as the pictures suggest. Just the right size for two, with everything you need. Although it is not the greatest view, we enjoyed having our personal space on the canal. We had coffee in the morning and wine in the evening on our little deck. We had swans and ducks come right up to our window! We even saw swimmers in the canal as it was unusually warm for September. It was a perfect location, away from the hustle and bustle of the main city, yet close enough to walk or bike to everything. There is convenient public transit stops nearby if you do not wish to walk or bike. Although biking can be intimidating in Amsterdam, I would recommend you rent the bikes from Doet. The cradle is located in a quieter area and is near Westerpark. We enjoyed a few of the restaurants located in the park and wished we had more time to explore. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having these pleasant guests. Very friendly, need and easy in communication, would recommend to anyone! Always welcome! Doet
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A perfect haven

  • 5 of 5

The Watercradle is a haven of peace after the vibrant business of the City; it was a delight to come back to each night. It has everything you need and an exceptional large comfortable bed. All booking and check in facilities fast and efficient and friendly. Easy to travel to and from Amsterdam city centre by bus and this takes just a few minutes. A true gem of a place and would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cate, Thanks for staying at the Watercradle in Amsterdam and for your review regarding the Watercradle. We will be more than welcome to say you welcome for another stay in Amsterdam on the Watercradle. Wish you all the best, Warm regards, Doet Bierma
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Greensboro, North Carolina

A perfect place to stay in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

The Watercradle was the PERFECT place to stay while visiting the gorgeous city of Amsterdam. My wife and I were lucky enough to have found this terrific little houseboat online, and it really made our trip one that we will always remember. It was cozy without being cramped, with easy access to all major sites in the city. I highly recommend that you rent one of the bikes that Doet, the owner, provides. Riding a bike was the best thing that we did during our entire European vacation.

What made the visit even better was working with the fabulous Doet. She was very responsive when working on the reservation and made things easy for us. Her directions to the property were spot on and easy to follow, and we never once felt like we were lost. She was extremely welcoming to us, and she really made us feel at home. I'm very grateful that we picked her houseboat to spend our first Christmas as husband and wife together. We couldn't have asked for a better holiday retreat, and we sincerely hope to make it back one day!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your complementary review. It was a pleasure for us having both of you as our guest. Hope to see you back than with 3. Wish you all the best Doet
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 19 2017 - Apr 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 25 2017 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - May 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 24 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 29 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 5 2017 - Jun 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 12 2017 - Jun 12 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jun 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Gay pride
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $106.93
Schoonmaakkosten $21.39
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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