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Houseboat In Old Center

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps

Your houseboat is moored with its South view on one of the most romantic and peaceful canals, surrounded by a 17th Century architecture and the Carillon of Zuiderkerk painted by Claude Monet.

One bedroom with king size bed 2m/1m80 and overhead window for watching stars.

Flat screen cable TV, WiFi, cable Internet and Windows PC.

You will appreciate being located in the historical area of Nieuwmarkt, 5 minutes walking distance from Central Station or 50 meters from the metro station 'Nieuwmarkt'.

LGBT and all origin welcome ;-)

More Details

Owner
Your host
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Your host

As your host, my dearest wish is for you to enjoy your stay and feel at home in your houseboat.

Why Your host chose Old Center

To live in a houseboat in the 'Old Center' of Amsterdam but in the residential part : 'East side'.

Why Live In A houseboat ? : I understood that a flat is too noisy, as the walls are too thin with buildings on pilotis in Amsterdam. A barge is too steep-sided.

What makes this house boat unique

You are tucked away on your own island in the middle of town.

Only renting the houseboat when I’m in the countryside, a 'polder', which is very closeby.

Your houseboat is not merely an impersonal and soulless rental property, as I prefer to welcome my friends and guests in a friendly spirit rather than dealing with business customers.

Amenities

Binnenstad House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with 'douche à l'italienne'
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • One bedroom with king size bed 2m/1m80 and overhead ceiling window for watching the stars.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(77 traveler reviews)

Houseboat In Old Center
average rating of 4.7402596 based on 77 reviews
Ventura, California
3

Unique Experience and Challenges

  • 3 of 5

My wife was excited that our stay in Amsterdam would require no moving. One week, one place made sense. First of all, Lionel and Hans were great hosts. Lionel was responsive and responsible. When my Garmin watch fell out of the suitcase, he located it and mailed it back to me. As others have said, this is a very good location which is within walking distance of just about everything that you might want to see. Try the little Thai restaurant just down the street. Very good Thai food and non touristy. There is a market about a five minute walk away with beer, wine and sushi! We did find some challenges, however, which are mentioned in other reviews but not as much as I would have expected. Staying for a week, we were hoping to unpack our clothes and put our suitcases away. But, there are no dressers to put your stuff away in. You will pretty much have to live out of your suitcase. And, since the bed takes up almost all of the bedroom, you're grabbing your clothes from the suitcase which is in the living room. Second, as others have mentioned, there is furniture especially chairs everywhere. So the rooms seem cluttered and overloaded with "stuff". The ambience and feel was fine and I enjoyed waving to passing boats. Most of all, we loved Amsterdam!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Edward, Thank you very much for your warm review recalling you were on a boat . Glad to read you much appreciated your host, the very good location and ambience in the boat. After 77 nice reviews, I appreciate to get your feed back . About dressers, there are and I found your lost Garmin watch in one of dressers ;-) I was very happy to support you after your stay and to send to you your lost Garmin watch by postmail. About stars, there are more than 3 stars, visible through the zenithal window of the bedroom for the night ;-) Warm regards, Lionel.
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Warren, PA, USA
5

Not your run of the mill stay in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

Quiet but central location in the city; easily accessible by Metro one block away; friendly and accommodating host who made sure everything was the way it should be - and it was. The description online is accurate. Made for a comfortable stay for four days and nights around New Years'. No issues with heat, plumbing or appliances at all during our stay. Would strongly recommend to someone who is looking for an alternative to your typical bricks and mortar hotel room in the city! Give it a shot.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Singapore
5

Bringing Amsterdam stay experience to the next level

  • 5 of 5

Excellent communication from boat owner. An experience that you couldn't get from hotel stay. Best to get transportation right to the boat house if you have many large luggages, the road on the way have lots of gaps and holes making it very difficult to wheel!! Bicycle riders and cars along the way so double the efforts.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jersey,ci
5

Beautiful Quirky Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our short stay at the houseboat. Beautifully decorated and accommodated with everything you could possibly need. Great location, very quiet and peaceful but too far away from the livelyness of Amsterdam!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom
5

Quaint and Quirky....

  • 5 of 5

Lionel's quaint and quirky houseboat ideally positioned to enjoy the full experience of Amsterdam was where we spent a comfortable and relaxing 3 nights. The boat was the perfect way to enjoy our weekend visit. The booking process was straight forward and Lionel provided all the information needed to ensure our journey went with ease. We were met at the boat and instantly made to feel at home and welcomed. A lovely time had by us both. Big thanks and see you soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kennebunkport ME
5

Perfect location for a most enjoyable vacation

  • 5 of 5

Lionel's houseboat combines both the charming, laid-back setting reminiscent of the late sixties "flower power, free love" days coupled with an ideal central location to all important things to enjoy in Amsterdam. We spent a memorable & relaxing time on his lovely boat watching swans & ducks swimming by. Great fun.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Map

Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam Centraal
Amsterdam Canals
The Grand Amsterdam Sofitel Legend
Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge)
Vondelpark
Rijksmuseum
Zeedijk
Amsterdam Centraal
Rembrandthuis
Amsterdams Historisch Museum
Nieuwmarkt
Artis
Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge)
Begijnhof
Waterloo Sq Flea Market
Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Schiphol
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Amsterdamse Golf Club
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Centraal Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A10 Exit : Amsterdam Centrum
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
6 restaurants within 100 meters
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Bloemendaal aan Zee
Car: not necessary

You will appreciate being located in the historical area of Nieuwmarkt with its great sightseeing spots. The houseboat is just 5 minutes walking distance from Central Station or 50 meters from the metro station 'Nieuwmarkt,' the first station after Central Station with all lines: 51, 54 and 53.

1 minute walking distance from 5 Supermarkets (open 7 days - from 8 to 22), bicycle rental (open 7 days - from 9 to 17:45), the Flea Market, Museums (Rembrandt House, Hermitage, Joods Historisch, Willet-Holthuysen and Allard Pierson) and the Dutch Royal Opera.

Many great sightseeing spots and 12 restaurants are within 200 meters.

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Rates & Availability

Binnenstad House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak season 2017
Mar 13 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$196
From
$207
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$163
From
$174
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65.37

For your reservations to be considered reserved, 50% must be paid upfront (Via Vrbo with a vrbo service fee of 9% based on total rental price or by Paypal (*) or banking transfer (*), with the balance, paid upon your arrival.

(*) The price quoted is the price charged : No deposit, service fee, hidden charges or bad surprises.

Beyond 3 nights, decreasing rate :

Do not hesitate to ask all information you need before to book. It will be a pleasure to reply and to support you.

Owner'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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