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Authentic Renovated Houseboat in Centre of Amsterdam, all comfort

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Luxury houseboat, 2 double bedroom, large bath, WIFI, Fireplace, Central Heating

The huge living room has a large comfortable couch, remote controlled gas fireplace and large flatscreen tv with international cable tv.

Cozy dining area with place for 5 people.

Modern open plan kitchen with large cooking island and all amenities (large fridge and freezer, dishwasher, gas stove, oven-microwave, coffee machine, toaster, etc).

The just renovated bathroom has a very big bathtub and a separate shower, toilet, bidet and sink.

Two bedrooms, one with double bed, one with twins, both extremely comfortable, and with curtains & large closets.

Wooden floors, excellent high-speed WIFI, washer and dryer. 2 terraces, one on the canal side (Great views), one on the street side. Lots of privacy.

The boat is in a quiet area of the city centre, but close to Rijksmuseum, Heineken Brewery, the daily market Albert Cuyp and Rembrandtplein. Bed / bath linen, WIFI and laundry facilities are inclusive, no extra costs.

Rental cars and bikes in the vicinity.

Baby stuff available.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

Why Carlos chose Amsterdam

Experience the Amsterdam life on an authentic houseboat on one of Amsterdams' famous canals!

What makes this house boat unique

All services around: cafes, restaurants, bike rentals, takeaways, supermarket and liquor store, etc

Carre Theater, the Opera and several cinemas at just 10 minutes walk.

Tram, metro and water bus stop 2 steps away.

For kids, there´s a beautiful park nearby and the Artis Zoo is at walking distance.


Watergraafsmeer House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming


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Authentic Renovated Houseboat in Centre of Amsterdam, all comfort
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Thanksgiving in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful stay at this property over thanksgiving. The location is superb, especially if you like museums: Rijks, Van Gogh, etc. I was surprised how quiet it was on the canal. There was plenty of room for my wife and I plus 3 teenagers. The owner was very accommodating and attentive to our needs. My wife and I loved this place and will stay here again in the future

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Adam, we enjoyed very much having you aboard!
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It was great to experience our stay in Amsterdam.

  • 4 of 5

The houseboat was a good experience and a great place to stay while in Amsterdam. Ruth was very professional and responsive to any questions we had when we booked the property and arranged to meet us at the houseboat upon our arrival into Amsterdam. The houseboat was clean and well maintained and it was located close to public transport, a grocery store, and a couple of restaurants. If there is anything that kept me from rating it higher, is the boat is showing some signs of wear in the living area and the lower tiles in the shower in the bathroom, but overall it was a good location and we would stay there again if in Amsterdam.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Regina thanks for taking the time to write a review. Just a quick note about the bathroom joints: we renew them every 6 months but because of the houseboat occasional movements, they tend to crack. We will check any possible sign of wear in the living area and amend it right away. Lovely to hear you had a good time! ruth
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The perfect place to stay in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (including two pre-teens) stayed here for five days in August 2016. It proved to be an absolutely perfect location for exploring Amsterdam. The houseboat was clean, very well appointed, and our entire experience was positive. The central location meant that we could rely on transit and bikes throughout, or just walk the city. We were greeted by Julie who explained everything and was super helpful and accessible by email throughout our stay with our minor questions. We enjoyed every aspect of our houseboat stay, particularly coming home at the end of a long day of walking, and watching the boat traffic. Despite being right on the water we didn't experience any noise issues as Amsterdam has stringent noise rules for the canals. Supermarket just steps away was handy, there are beautiful walks just out the door, and while we didn't need any heating (it was steamy throughout the days) the boat cooled down nicely at night. We would recommend this without reservation to anyone and would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Would Be Hard To Improve Upon This Gem

  • 5 of 5

If you're headed to Amsterdam on vacation, staying on a houseboat is such a unique way to enjoy the city... but staying on this one in particular is a special experience. The location is amazing; you are steps away from a tram stop, and within reasonable walking distance of the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. (Though we would advise renting a bike when you're in the city... why walk when you can bike?) The houseboat itself is just as advertised. The open-plan kitchen/dining/living area is perfectly sized and well-thought-out. On chillier nights, the gas fireplace (operated with remote control) warms up the entire boat quickly, and sitting on the large sectional sofa in front of the fire is the perfect way to end any day. There is ample storage in both bedrooms, which is impressive since space is always at a premium on a boat.

The owner is a truly wonderful host; she made sure we had everything we needed and could operate the appliances properly, and also followed up immediately when we lost the water supply (due to a neighbor's DIY project), getting flow back on within 30 minutes. That's the kind of customer service you often don't get at a so-called luxury hotel.

A couple of quirks I should mention: Payment is largely in cash, so be prepared to obtain Euros in advance of your trip. The bathroom shower is small by American standards; if I were redesigning the bathroom I would substitute a larger shower and remove the bidet, but perhaps that's just me. The boat's exterior had recently been painted, so on our trip the boat was listing slightly to one side, which meant that the water on the shower floor needed to be pushed toward the floor drain. This may be fixed soon. Finally, be aware that because all waste is pumped out of the boat (so it doesn't flow into the canal), no paper waste may be flushed down the toilet. This takes getting used to, but is not a problem at all. The owner provides an air-tight waste bin next to the toilet to address this issue.

Overall this boat is a lovely "springboard" from which to see all of Amsterdam, and then fully relax on a relatively quiet part of the canals in the evening. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live on the canals (in complete comfort), give this one a try!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Muy bien

  • 4 of 5

Un ambiante muy agradable , y un servicio perfecto

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Tempo Doeloe Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

We have spent a fantastic week on the houseboat Tempo Doeloe in the heart of Amsterdam. The suit is very comfortable, the location excellent. It was very pleasant to wake up every morning to the gently rocking waves of the first tourist boats bypassing. The hospitality of the stuff is prominent. We would recomend to everybody to stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you aboard. Till next time! Ruth & Julie
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Schiphol Amsterdam Airport
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Amsterdam Passenger Terminal
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Zandvoort aan Zee
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Watergraafsmeer House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $58 per night, per additional guest
Aug 11 2017 - Nov 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $47 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $58 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70.11
Additional Guest Fee $58.42 per person per night
Damage Deposit $350.55

Business hours 09.00 - 21.00 - arrivals / departures outside these times only at special request against additional fee of 30 EUR.
Special rates apply in fair periods, Marathon, King's Day, Christmas and NYE.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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