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Modern Original Houseboat interior with private terrace on peaceful green canal

Bedrooms 2
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Private Houseboat Apartment with garden and terrace.

Experience Dreamtime culture on our Dreamaway Houseboat. Enter a world of art and nature surrounded by rippling water, birdlife and small boats cruising by. Dream on floating water and wake up in a wonderful tropical garden atmosphere. Then have your breakfast under an open sky.

Dreamaway Houseboat is artistically designed to create a spacious and harmonious atmosphere. Big sliding doors and an indoor garden with a glass roof that opens up when wanted. Have full contact with the water and birdlife outside. Do not be surprised if they come asking for some food. Multi colored walls and ceiling combined with Australian Aboriginal Art adds to the dreamtime experience. At night the many little dimmed lights give it a luminous colorful atmosphere with reflections of the water coming inside. The extra large TV is packed with a hundred movies and Netflix to see. Classical English style kitchen with high quality equipment.

The bathroom is tiled in Italian natural stone and under floor heated venetian mosaic. Extra large bath and separate shower. The entire apartment is under floor heated with classical mosaic wooden flooring and more Italian natural stone which gives a very comfortable climate through the whole boat. ( Also very warm in Winter!! ) You can have your breakfast or a BBQ on the big 35 m2 terrace next to the boat outside.

Dreamaway Houseboat is an extension of a much larger houseboat. Not an "entire" Houseboat. Due to a technicality of Homeaway's listing options the title does not describe the actual situation.

The Houseboat consists of 2 separate spaces and both spaces have maximum privacy from each other.

The Houseboat has a private terrace that is only for you and your guests.

The 2 bedrooms are created with the sliding doors. This is not a stereotype setting like in a normal house or apartment. The sliding door that is used to separate the two sleeping rooms is extremely soundproof and gives maximum privacy between the two rooms.

The blue curtain hanging in the smaller bedroom can be used for visual privacy if you or one of your travel companions will open the sliding doors and walk through this smaller bedroom to go to the toilet at night. Both rooms can have 2 single beds or 1 double bed each.

Please look at the plan/picture seen from above for a clearer understanding. Also the pictures show the actual situation of the houseboat by day and by night.

Ideal for groups, families and everyone who loves to make there stay in Amsterdam a unique experience in an outdoor setting with a lot's of daylight and a sense of freedom.

Located very near of the old city centre. A very unique and beautiful location. There is no canal so close by all major museum, famous Vondel park and the city centre with so much privacy and peaceful atmosphere. We waited 10 years for a place on this canal! Nearby are many little picturesque restaurants, cafe's and shopping streets. A local farmers market around the corner and a public transport tram stop for all directions. Explore the city by tram, dutch bicycle or even a small motor boat if you hire one in town.

More Details

Property Manager
Audrey & Melle
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Audrey & Melle

I have a gallery in town with Australian Aboriginal Art. I have this gallery for 20 years now. The paintings in the Houseboat are made by Australian Aboriginal Artists. I like to interior decorate houses and shops. I have redecorated my shop several times and this new modern Houseboat I decorated in 2010. For more details on my Gallery see

Audrey & Melle purchased this house boat in 2010

Why Audrey & Melle chose Oud West

I always wanted to have a houseboat for the freedom it gives you in Amsterdam. Most houses are very small and you always here a neighbour walking or talking above below or next to you. The privacy in a Houseboat is much better. I had to wait 10 years to buy a spot on the canal I am on now. It is one of the only canals which has the option of a Garden and terrace. It is also very peaceful and close to the park and all mayor city attractions. The neighbourhood is more diverse than the old city center part. Also a lot greener. At this moment it is one of the best places to be in Amsterdam. It is close to everything and very quietly hidden from all the noise.

What makes this house boat unique

I had the houseboat build myself and one of the most pleasant things I have build in it is the underfloor heating which makes it awesome in winter. Also the combination of colours is unique in a city with grey brick walls everywhere : ) Also the Garden with many plants is unique compared to a Houseboat without a garden. Lot's of Green and privacy!


Oud West House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Venetian mosaic underfloor heated bathroom.Walls made of Italian Natural stone.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , One double or 2 singles. Not both
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , One double or 2 single beds. Not both options together
  • Sleeps 2 persons on Boxspring beds. Beds can be made into one double or 2 singles.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Modern Original Houseboat interior with private terrace on peaceful green canal
average rating of 4.835443 based on 79 reviews
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Great space for a relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My three friends and I loved spending our long weekend in Amsterdam here! It's in a quiet area that's barely a 5-minute walk to shops/restaurants and the tram into the city center (which is a 10-minute ride). There's also a great street market near the tram every day with fresh produce.

The houseboat itself is as clean and bright as the pictures show! The windows look right into the canal which provide nice sunlight during the day, and at night, there are privacy curtains around the sleeping areas to make up for lack of window curtains. We also really enjoying spending time on the street-facing (but private!) deck. Big plus that we were able to drop off our luggage before check-in time so we could explore the area!

Melle was very easy to stay in contact with and provided more than enough information to make our pleasant! If I make my way back to Amsterdam, I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for your excellent review and rating! Really nice to hear you had such a good time. I always feel like I am on holiday myself when I am at home : ) Good to hear you found the Houseboat as bright and clean as the pictures show. The deck is a good place to enjoy your breakfast when starting the day. Or to have a BBQ at night. Your always welcome to come and stay again. The ducks and swans would certainly like this too : ) All the best, Audrey & Melle
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Very beautiful and cozy houseboat!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited this lovely houseboat during the extreme cold days this late February.

This houseboat is very well heated and we really felt at home getting back from the cold streets of Amsterdam.

The location was excellent, because we got to go to most attractions nearby despite the cold :)

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect houseboat, large comfortable and clean.

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this houseboat to anyone

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning - well worth a visit!

  • 5 of 5

The property and stunning- bright, colourful, spacious and very well equipped with everything you would need whilst staying away from home. The property was clean and, indeed, the cleaner was just leaving as we arrived reassuring us that everything was fresh for our arrival. Under floor heating kept the property warm and inviting which was most welcome in the cold winter weather. Constant hot water was a joy after a day's sightseeing and the luxury of a tap which supplied instant boiling water was a real bonus! The house boat was very peaceful with relaxing views of the canal and the ducks from all windows. The outside space was very private with what I'm sure, is a very pretty garden in the summertime. Again, this area was well equipped and, I imagine, a lovely area to sit on a warm evening. There were shops and restaurants within easy walking distance as was the tram stop with easy access to and from the main hustle and bustle of Amsterdam. There was a local street market which we saw daily. All in all, a fantastic place to stay offering tranquility after an exhausting day of sightseeing yet close enough to the hubbub not to feel left out of the action.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Photo's don't do the boat justice! Very clean and in a great location! Loved our stay thank you Audrey & Melle

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a great houseboat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying on Audrey & Melle's boat...such a lovely place to be! Booking was super easy, and they were very helpful. Plus checking in was quick and easy. Very clean too! Thanks for making our weekend so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amsterdam Canals
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House
Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
van Lennep
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Station Lelylaan
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Ring A10
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Van Lennep
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The Local area has many little lunchrooms and restaurants in the neighbourhood. Also a variety of little shops a farmers market. A big foodcourt in an old Tram yard. One can also rent a boat nearby and tour the Amsterdam canals. All mayor Museum's and park are in walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $123.06

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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