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Pantheos Top Houseboat Prinsengracht

Bedrooms 1
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

Pantheos Top Houseboat Prinsengracht

This was a truly unique experience to stay on a houseboat. I grew up in Amsterdam but never had the opportunity to stay or even visit a houseboat. I stayed here for 10 days at the end of April and was very fortunate to be blessed with great weather. My stay was excellent and the houseboat contributed a large part to that. It is located in one of the best locations of the city: next to the Jordaan and close to the Westermarkt (with Anne Frank house). It is very quiet on the water even though the city is hustling around you. Sitting outside, looking out over the water is a great experience. Weekends the canal is a bit busier with lots of small boats coming through but it create a unique atmosphere that you will not find in any of the hotels. The houseboat itself is unique so it is hard to describe, it is not small, but it does create an intimate atmosphere. I can see it would be great for a romantic stay (even though I stayed alone Lachebekje (zwart-wit)). The layout makes that the sleeping part is separated from the kitchen/living part even though there are no doors between the sections. The bed is excellent, the shower strong and hot, the kitchen fully equipped, lots of books to read and music to play. But most of the time you will be sitting outside enjoying the view of the canal and the sounds of the city. The nights and morning could be a bit chilly but heather worked just fine. I would recommend the houseboat to anyone who would like ta truly unique Amsterdam experience.

May 2014 Werner CFO Amazon

What an amazing boat and location! We spent most of our visit sitting on the back watching the symphony of the city happen around us. The bed was comfy (and I am picky), the fresh flowers were nice. We also enjoyed feeding the momma and daddy ducks with their babies. We will return and we hope the boat is available when we do.

July 2014 Eillen

What an amazing boat and location! We spent most of our visit sitting on the back watching the symphony of the city happen around us. July 2014 Heike and Günther

The houseboat was awesome - everything we expected. Fake was a wonderful hosts and the houseboat had everything we needed. We had a small problem with the heat and Fake came over so quickly. It was really a simple button to reset that was all but I hadn't figured it out. The location is fantastic too - really I think best neighborhood in Amsterdam. What a treat to experience Amsterdam this way. I highly recommend it.

December 2013 Betty and Mike

El houseboat fue realmente muy confortable , conseguía que te sintieras como en casa y el lugar donde esta situado es simplemente espectacular, cerca de restaurantes, tiendas - se hace hasta un mercado semanal en la zona donde comprar productos de alimentación frescos, Una familia de patos te visita cada día y se mueren por el pan!!!

August 2014 Hellen

Es war alles perfekt, die Fotos geben das Boot realistisch wider, Fake war zuverlässig und sehr nett im Kontakt, der Besitzer sehr serviceorientiert und freundlich. Das Bett ist sehr komfortabel, die Ausstattung völlig ausreichend. Die Lage ist wirklich absolut zentral und alles ist fußläufig gut erreichbar. Wir könne die Unterkunft auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen und werden wiederkommen, wenn das Boot frei ist.

August 2014 Tina und Ute

Rugby A.S.R.V Ascrum - member since 1989

Kiwanis Amsterdam member since 2005

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About The Owner

Rugbyclub : A.S.R.V. Ascrum member since 1989

Serviceclub : Kiwanis Amsterdam member since 2005

Owner Houseboat since 2004

The Owner purchased this boat in 2004

Why The Owner chose Amsterdam

My houseboat is concrete based and is like a floating house on the water except you feel that you are living on the water in a relaxed atmosphere.

If you would ask a Dutch person what is the ultimate place to live in Amsterdam most will come up with the answer a houseboat ovelooking the Westerchurch and guess what Pantheos Houseboat fits the descpription.

What makes this boat unique

Lots of windows but the biggest + is the outside deck to enjoy the stunning view and see Amsterdam go by.


Grachtengordel Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Do not forget to bring your camera.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Pantheos Top Houseboat Prinsengracht
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Yarmouthport, Massachusetts

Why stay anywhere else?

  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt staying on this charming, quirky and beautiful houseboat enhanced our trip to Amsterdam 100%.

We felt like locals waving to all the tourists in the tour boats floating by as we sat drinking coffee ( or wine! ) at night.

The owner Fake, is thoroughly charming and very helpful with lots of suggestions and ideas for places to go. We so appreciated the bottle of wine and the beers in the fridge. The fresh tulips were a lovely touch too!!

The houseboat itself is spotless and has absolutely everything you would expect in a well equipped kitchen ( great espresso machine!) To be honest we didn't cook at all as we ate out at the local restaurants/Bistros or just had wine and cheese.

There was lashings of hot water and it was toasty warm inside. This was a big concern of my husbands as it was January. But no worries on this score!! It really does check all the boxes.

The bed is comfortable, lovely duvets and gently rocking occasionally at night meant we slept like a log.

My one piece of advice would be don't spend too much time going too far at night. This area is full of great bars and restaurants within minutes and don't take the Canal tour. You have your very own prime spot to watch it all.

This is one vacation spot we intend to return too soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy little houseboat

  • 5 of 5

Fake the owner of the boat is very hospitable, friendly & welcoming. His houseboat is very clean and comfortable and in an excellent location. The Jordaan is such a beautiful area. We just like to sit on the boat terrace and watch the world go by. Lots of lovely restaurants close by. We are so looking forward to our next stay here!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 nights on the Pantheos Houseboat

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our first visit to Amsterdam. We loved the city and found that staying on Fake's lovely houseboat really added to our overall experience. It was so lovely to stay right on the canal, in a very convenient location for the multitude of places to visit- especially the Ann Frank House, which should be a 'must visit' place for everyone! Fake was a great host, with a very relaxed attitude, who made us feel really welcome as guests on his boat. We would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Many thanks once again Fake. Chris and Sue.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect gem on the water

  • 5 of 5

Amazing little boat sitting on a beautiful canal in the heart of Amsterdam. Wish I had more time to just sit on the deck listening to the awesome vinyl collection watching the canal boats go by, but the city is right there waiting to be explored. Fake is a great host and the houseboat is cozy and comfortable. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best spot in all of Amsterdam from which to see the city.

  • 5 of 5

The houseboat was exactly as advertised yet more adorable and comfortable than we had imagined. In the best area of the city to get to the sights - the Anne Frank House is down the street. In all our travels we've never had a more gracious host and inn-keeper than Fake - he went above and beyond. We left feeling we were saying goodby to a friend. We're already telling people to look into staying at his place when they go to Amsterdam. We definitely intend to do that for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I would recommend this houseboat to anyone. It is in a great area, and the deck is perfect for having a glass of wine and people watching. We arrived and Fake had provided us with some fruits, snacks and drinks, and was able to help us with anything we needed.

Amsterdam is a beautiful city, and we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Grachtengordel Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Kingsday 2017
Apr 26 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Pinksteren 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Gay Pride 2017
Aug 3 2017 - Aug 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
IBC 2017
Sep 7 2017 - Sep 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
ADE 2017
Oct 18 2017 - Oct 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Chrismas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year 2018
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $54 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Cleaning Costs $54

All my prices are including 5.5% City Tax and VAT.
Cleaning Charges are € 50.00
Addional Guests after 2, pay € 40.00 a night p.p.

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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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Shiphol Aiport
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Beemster Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Amsterdam Ring
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Pancake Bakery
Nearest Ski
368 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

My houseboat has been in my family for more than 25 years and when I am not renting out I live on the boat myself.

My houseboat is located on one of the best spots on the water down town and evrything is walking distance.


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