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Houseboat 'Floating Gardens' Within Walking Distance Of The Historic Center

Bedrooms 1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Houseboat With 1 Bedroom And A Sofa Bed

Welcome to 'Floating Gardens', a groovy houseboat within walking distance of the historic center of Amsterdam. This floating apartment is surrounded by greenery in the form of gardens on the shore and floating gardens in the water. It has a terrace on the waterside as well as one on the shoreside.

It includes a well equipped kitchen with dish washer, refrigerator, freezer, stove, oven micro-wave and other small electric appliances for those who love to cook.

There is a bedroom with a luxurious boxspring bed. The bedroom can be separated from the livingroom by a sliding door.

It has a bathroom with a combined bathtub and shower and there's a separate toilet. Furthermore there is wifi, television, a sound installation for your mp3 player, a piano and a washing machine with built in dryer.

There’s a normal thermostat heater so it is comfortable here during the winter. Just think of it as a floating bungalow and as a unique way to stay in Amsterdam!

More Details

Property Manager
Jack Naber
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About Jack Naber

Jack has been living and working on this houseboat since 1985 and has completely renovated the place in recent years.

Jack Naber purchased this house boat in 1985


Grachtengordel House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , There's a double sleep sofa in the living room
  • The bedroom is separated from the living area by a sliding door. All the windows in the houseboat have shutters.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Staying on a houseboat in Amsterdam guarantees for a unique and unforgettable experience that is typical for Amsterdam and Holland. The owner of this houseboat has lived in Amsterdam most of his life and is happy to help you in any way he can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.


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Houseboat 'Floating Gardens' Within Walking Distance Of The Historic Center
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

A great Amsterdam hidden treasure

  • 5 of 5

This is a real jem of a place to stay. Really well laid out the houseboat has a natural flow to it and with its bohemian decor, has a really cool vibe to it.

Excellently equipped also with all you could want for your stay, a full kitchen with oven, hob and microwave. coffee maker, toaster and breakfast bar. A sunken corner bath with shower, and a big double bed looking out down the canal.

It is a really great location too, really quiet and peaceful, yet close to some really interesting neighbourhoods to explore and still not too far from the centre of the city.

Plenty of local bars and cafes within a short walk.

All in all a place that just made you feel welcome and at home, can't wait to return

Howard and Sheila

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Entspannung und 100 Prozent Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

Mitten in Amsterdam ein kleines Paradies. Ein einzigartiges Hausboot dem es an nichts fehlte und ein supernetter Vermieter sorgte für einen unvergesslichen Aufenthalt im Herzen der großartigen Stadt Amsterdam. Danke Jack

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Paris with our one year old Sonya, and Jack's houseboat was exactly the break we needed. First, you can't go wrong. The home used to be a recording studio. Thus, it's got this great, tasteful 70's funk decor. Jack is also a renaissance man. Beyond music he's a carpenter and electrician. The bathroom, the shower, the kitchen...all the wood work and lighting was done by himself. The attention and detail put into the houseboat is apparent to a degree in the photos, but rest assured, once you are there, you'll be even more impressed.

When we arrived Jack had fruit for us, beer in the fridge, ideas and advice on where to go and what to see. He took us for a boat ride. And for a fee he drove us to the airport. There's a small pad that you can't see well in the photos with room for a couple of chairs so you can sit outside and watch the canal and feed the ducks. The windows are also big and beautiful so you can see the canal from all sides of the houseboat.

Again, we have a one year old. Jack was able to provide us with a crib. Other than moving a few things we were able to make the boat baby friendly within 5 minutes.

We can't say enough for the houseboat and Jack's hospitality. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene Waterside Residence

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time on this houseboat. The interior was tastefully decorated and very cozy, and included everything you may need in a temporary residence. Our host Jack was very friendly and accommodating and we can only recommend this houseboat. It is located just outside the center of the city so you can get away from the noise and bustle of the city but always be within walking distance of major destinations. The boat is surprisingly spacious, and sometimes you forget you are literally floating on the canal. It was a unique and fantastic experience, and we can only recommend it for anyone wanting an authentic time in Amsterdam.

PS: Jack had four tourist passes which he let us borrow that gave us entry into all of the major museums. Great bonus.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay in Amsterdam. The boat was well equipped for all four of us. It was spacious and had everything we needed to feel very comfortable.

We walked everywhere and the boat was handy for all our sightseeing.

Jack was really helpful and his attention to detail in the boat was very impressive.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This property is great! It's relaxing and close to the metro. The owner was very nice and made sure we had everything we needed and more!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Schiphol Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Amsterdam Harbour
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amsterdam Central station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Located in a canal right next to the Amstel river, this is a terrific spot to spend a holiday. The houseboat is docked in a fairly quiet neighborhood, with all major attractions nearby. The subway is around the corner, as well as trams and buses, even though the center of Amsterdam is small enough to explore by bike or even on foot.

Some of the major attractions in the neighborhood are the Waterloo Square (largest flea-market in Amsterdam), The Rembrandthouse, The Skinny Bridge, Artis (the zoo), Botanic Garden, the Amstel River and Carré, one of the most popular theaters in Amsterdam.

A little bit further away but still all at a walking distance are the Canal Cruise, Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum (The Nightwatch), The Van Gogh Museum, the Red Light District, the Vondelpark, the Floating Flower Market, the Dam Square and Rembrandtplein Square, and many theaters, bars and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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