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Beatiful houseboat on the canals of Amsterdam

Bedrooms Studio
Space 269 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Houseboat bathroom & kitchen

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 in the canals of Amsterdam, we would like to welcome you on our houseboat.

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.

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018


Amsterdam House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 269 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • 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 of towels available
  • 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 -
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Beatiful houseboat on the canals of Amsterdam
average rating of 4.6973686 based on 97 reviews

Looks are somewhat deceiving

  • 3 of 5

Quaint and very nice location. Very small. Very small patio on canal.

Not quite as nice as pictures.

Hairdryer stopped working after a couple of minutes then needed to cool down.

Came time to leave and we are told we owe 23 euros for city tax. If we don’t pay it will come out of deposit.

Very disappointed. All costs should beknow before the rental not on the way out.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim, So sorry to hear so and if you had told me I had arranged a new hairdryer for you. The payment of the citytax is on the quote mentioned that this should be paid cash at arrival. In my arrival information it is also mentioned. Best regards Doet Bierma
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Spacious, well-equipped houseboat with gracious host, on the edge of the central city

  • 5 of 5

The accomodations are excellent, with a large bedroom, great bathroom, and kitchen that is fully equipped. Everything was very clean, modern, and comfortable. The hostess, Doet, went out of her way to make sure we had everything we need when we arrived, and provided advice on what to see in Amsterdam, as well as how to get there. The only potential downside, and it's minor, is that the location is just outside of the old city center. The upside to the location, however, is that it is nice and quiet at night.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy but clean and warm

  • 4 of 5

Centrally located. Had a problem with hot water one day but no big deal. Very clean and warm.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice small boathouse

  • 4 of 5

It was perfect for two, had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Classic Amsterdam with Modern Amenities

  • 5 of 5

Doot and Sven were incredible hosts. Friendly and provided a perfect place to stay. The Watercradle has a comfortable king bed and a nice bath with a small kitchen. Convenient to Centraal Station and the main part of Amsterdam. Highly recommend it and them.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved the watercradle. Everything looked exactly like the pictures. Doet welcomed us warmly and gave us some tips. We arrived early and she let us leave our luggage and go explore while the houseboat was cleaned. The bed was super comfortable and the space was very efficient with everything we needed. The lush down comforter and cool Amsterdam air made it difficult to get out of the cozy bed. The location was great. The bus was nearby and easy to navigate. The neighborhood was very quiet and comfortable. What a wonderful experience for our first trip to Amsterdam.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Schiphol airport
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Centraal Station Amsterdam
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Schoonmaakkosten $40.45
Refundable damage deposit $115.58
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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