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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:
September 19, 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 Amsterdam

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

Grachtengordel House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • 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 -
(88 traveler reviews)

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Houseboat In Old Center
average rating of 4.693182 based on 88 reviews
5

Charming and convenient houseboat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quiet canal, charming and quirky houseboat, delightful warm welcome from Hans. Will definitely want to stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Houseboat In Amersterdam

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an absolutely relaxing and wonderful time on the houseboat. The decor is incredible and we felt so much at home. It's in a beautiful, peaceful location but just a quick walk to the shops and restaurants. The owner was incredibly helpful throughout the whole process, even before we arrived, with providing directions and the best ways to get wherever we were trying to go. From the customer service to the location and the houseboat itself, I would recommend anyone to stay here.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A fantasy come tru

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at his property was a fantasy fulfilled – waking up each morning on a classic houseboat on a beautiful canal in the heart of Amsterdam. Each morning we brewed tea and threw open the windows to say good morning to the ducks. In the evenings we poured wine and waved to the passing tour boats. At night, we watched the light fade in the skylight above our bed. Magic. The boat had everything we needed for cooking, great wireless, and so close to everything. And Lionel couldn’t have been more helpful. When our flight to Amsterdam was delayed he was absolutely understanding, and he was there waiting for us when we finally arrived. I don’t know when we’ll be back to Amsterdam again, but whenever it is, we’ll stay with Lionel again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming and perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Spent four nights on Lionel's houseboat this September (2017) and couldn't be happier. Lionel was very gracious upon arrival and made you like family. The location is great and within walking distance to everything in City Centrum. Overall experience was great - wife loved the place.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas
5

Super comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Your house boat has everything one needs for a comfortable stay. We LOVED sitting in the chairs by the window on the canal. It was fun to feed bread to the many ducks who swam up to greet us.

We found a supermarket just about a block away where we bought bread, cheese, and a delicious ham for our breakfasts. There are also many good restaurants within walking distance.

I really can't think of anything that needs to be added to your wonderful house boat. Everything needed is already there. We look forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Broughshane
4

A quirky houseboat

  • 4 of 5

Loved this houseboat. Unique style and well equipped. Some would say it was cluttered, but no problem for us. Very old boat, but this gave it great character. Situated very close to Amsterdam centre and could walk easily to places further afield. Lovely to waken each morning to little noise and swans and ducks. Just a shame that there were some issues with plumbing, which Lionel kindly fixed, albeit at 4.45 a.m! If this had been ok I would definitely have given this review 5*

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, 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
Rembrandt House Museum
Amsterdams Historisch Museum
Nieuwmarkt
Artis
Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge)
Begijnhof
Waterloo Sq Flea Market
Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Schiphol
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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $71.74

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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