|Property type||house boat|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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 ;-)
As both owner of the houseboat and your host, my dearest wish is for you to enjoy your stay and feel at home in your houseboat. I love travelling, but know how difficult is it to find an ideal holiday home. I shall do everything I can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. You can count on your host.
To live in a houseboat in the 'Old Center' of Amsterdam but in the residential part : 'East side'.
To live on a canal which was peaceful and green unlike the more touristy waterways, which are too noisy and prone to all sorts of traffic (cars, buses/boats traffic).
It is the Raamgracht canal : No traffic with narrow/oneway street and canal, with lush greenery shading over all the boats.
The hull (Praam type) and boat were built during 'La Belle Epoque' in 1898 which makes one of oldest boats of Amsterdam. The last complete renovation was in 2010 to the best standards but respecting its historic charm.
A praam is a type of shallow-draught flat-bottomed ship, was particularly developed in the Netherlands in the 17th Century, reaching about 20 m in length. These large praams could be operated with oars but also to sail, with a pair of lateral fins. Their shallow draft (no more than two feet) allowed them to move goods (unshipped from the Harbour) in all canals of Amsterdam.
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.
You are tucked away on your own island in the middle of town.
There is a certain spirit of the people who live there. The cozy 'style boudoir à la française' and 'décor bohème' reflect the love of travel and freedom - and the passion for discovery and fun, which is the houseboat lifestyle. Your houseboat is rich colors and eclectic decor reflect this love of life, which makes one feel free and ready to explore the world.
Only renting the houseboat when I’m in the countryside, a 'polder', which is very closeby. You can count on me if you need my support before, during, or after your stay.
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.
The owners were very accommodating and pleasant. Directions to the houseboat were easy to follow and the owner was waiting for me when I arrived to show me around. The houseboat was interesting and a great place to hang out. Located off of a main street but quiet. Easy access to grocery stores, etc. and to the city by bike walking or the Metro. Good choice for a single traveler or couple. Neighborhood felt very safe without being too crowded with tourists. Wonderful city and a great place to visit.
Fabulously tucked away near the Rembrandt museum, this boat is the perfect getaway if you want to be in the middle of it all but still want a good nights sleep. The boat was clean and maintained okay and we were greeted with a warm welcome. If you like thai food there is a great restaurant nearby (but watch out for the chillies!) and plenty of good food and drink close by. Feeding the ducks and waving at the tourists as they pass by is a must!
Wonderful and accomodating host who greeted us with a pot of coffee, restaurant recommendations, and neighborhood orientation. He was very responsive to our emails before our stay, and continued to be at our service during our stay. The houseboat was conveniently located to anything you might want to see in Amsterdam. we covered the city on foot. some walks longer than others, but an enjoyable way to see the city. Self-catering supplies readily at hand. All sorts of restaurants and street stalls. Comfortable bed and good shower.
Convenient to everything and Lionel is a great host. He'll steer you the best local bakery, grocery, etc. Experience the city as a local. Recommend it and will return ourselves.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the houseboat at the end of May 2016. We were hoping for a unique experience of staying right on the canals and this was a great fit. The houseboat is centrally located in Amsterdam and easy walking distance to everything, yet is on a quiet side street away from the chaos and noise of the busier parts of the city. We loved the charming decor of the houseboat, and the bed was very comfortable. We loved being able to open the windows right onto the water. My only complaint is that everything felt very damp while inside the houseboat, but I guess that is to be expected right on the water! Lionel was very welcoming and helpful leading up to and throughout our stay. He was an excellent host!
This is a truly different way of staying which I hope all travelers that normally stay in hotels will try at least once. The house boat has a great 5 star location with walking distance to all. Top! The house boat has a personal interior and a great bed. You get used to all the boats passing that can see straight in if you forget to close the blinds. Everything is working well on the boat. So why not higher than 3 star? For us it is the smell. The damp smell in the house boat. For us this was a draw back. You can easy smell and it is pretty strong. Not mold odor smell but like a damp caravan smell. If this is ok for you it is a 4 star. For us this was not appreciated so is is a 2 star for us. We unpacked our bags coming home and all our textiles smell from the boat.
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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Peak season 2016
Mar 15 2016 - Nov 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 15 2016 - Mar 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
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