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Bohemian Houseboat Great Location

Bedrooms 2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

It is widely agreed that the Jordaan is one of, if not THE best neighborhood in Amsterdam. It has lovely canals, great shopping, galleries and restaurants, weekly street markets and easy access to all the tourist sights in Amsterdam. Enjoy a unique experience on one of the funkiest boats in town located in the best neighborhood on one of the prettiest canals. Our quaint 'bohemian inspired' houseboat is full of artistic flair with all the comforts of home. Guests can enjoy a 'walking holiday' as attractions are easily reached on foot, or rent a bike just around the corner. Views across the canals and bridges are sprinkled with beautiful churches and amazing Dutch architecture. If location, location, location is your wish in Amsterdam, this is the rental for you. The space is perfect for 2 people or a couple with 1 small child. It is a small boat with low ceilings, but once you get cuddled inside it is extremely comfortable with all the modern amenities plus spectacular views on the canal out every window. We have a large outside decks on the canal and street sides (rare on houseboats) adorned with beautiful flowers and plants. The interior of the boat has 'funky' bright colors, cool lighting and lots of visual candy. There are 2 rooms and several outdoor sitting areas. The main room has a comfortable sitting area, dining table, kitchen and a queen sized bed. The 2nd room has a bathtub / shower, bathroom, office area and a single bed. Guests will have access to the entire home including high-speed wireless internet, cable TV, stove top, microwave and small toaster oven, Nespresso Coffee machine, Phillips Juicing machine and mixer, hot water pot for tea and kitchen and bathroom supplies.

Jody Toll
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Jody Toll

My name is Jody and I grew up in Tucson Arizona, went to Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon, lived in Japan, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Bali... I love to travel and Amsterdam is absolutely the best city in the world ! Come enjoy with us !

Jody Toll purchased this house boat in 2005

Why Jody Toll chose Grachtengordel

When I first came to Amsterdam I knew I had to live on a houseboat. After years of searching, I found our boat which is located in the best spot in town and has tons of character! To wake up every morning to the glistening water, watch the ducks and other birds cruise by, listen to the live music and laughter in the streets and on the canal... it is a vibrant, artistic and beautiful place. I'm so happy to share it with you !

What makes this house boat unique

This boat is special because it sits on top of the water with large windows all along the canal and a wonderful outdoor patio. The views are amazing, you feel as if you could touch the water. And the Jordaan neighborhood is simply the best area of town!


Grachtengordel House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The tub is on the canal side with a lovely view.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • There is a queen sized bed in the main room of the boat and a pull out single bed in the 2nd room leading to the back patio. Recommended for 2 people or a family of 3. It can be quite cramped with 3 adults, doable but crowded.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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Bohemian Houseboat Great Location
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

The best way to experience Amsterdam❤️

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited Amsterdam several years ago and of course took a Canal Tour Boat ride. While on that cruise we noticed all these darling houseboats all along the canals. I told my husband When we go back We Must Rent a Houseboat to live on. When I found this rental on VRBO I just knew I had found the Best. From the minute Marguerite showed us our Home away from Home We Fell in Love. Every detail of this houseboat is Perfect. The Decor is definitely Bohemian Chic but even the orange and purple were perfect together. The kitchen had everything we needed or could possibly want to make all our meals in for the whole week we were there. There is a great market just down the canal one block away that had Fabulous food just like Whole Foods at home. Great bakery right across from market that makes Fabulous Chocolate Donuts to die for. We Loved our stay even in the middle of a bad week of rain and winds that our local Host Marguerite came over to warn us about. She was a great Host to show you how everything works and all the closets and cupboards so unpacking was a breeze. Marguerite even had fresh flowers and a nice cheese tray and wine all waiting for us to introduce us to our new home and certainly made us feel very Welcome. We had a Very Romantic week completely by ourselves all Cozy in our Bohemian Love Boat. Thank you Jody for having such an incredible houseboat and Thank you for allowing Steven and I to Share it.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I"m so happy you had a wonderful, romantic stay ! Come back and visit us soon ! Jody
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  • 5 of 5

This houseboat was a wonderful place for my husband and I to spend 10 days while we visited our daughter, who is working in Amsterdam. It is exquisitely decorated, and it is in vibrant and exciting neighborhood. We were very comfortable and enjoyed the houseboat tremendously.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The houseboat was so charming!

  • 5 of 5

I'm so happy we found this place to stay. The location was perfect and the host was very helpful with all of our questions. Will stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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quirky, fun place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Everywhere you look in this boat there is a creative and fun element. The boat was a little small for three, but worked out great. When we walked in, there were swans looking in through the windows! The boat was left stocked with orange juice, apple juice, coffee pods for the nespresso, water and tea. The location was perfect, occasionally loud on Friday night with party boats going by. This rental truly enhanced our stay and was memorable in and of itself.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed on lots of houseboats in Amsterdam, this one is a little gem.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect little spot

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how much we loved our stay here. It really enhanced our enjoyment of our first trip to Amsterdam. The photos of this place just don't do it justice. Every nook and cranny is filled with fun stuff. A life time of collecting. Each time I looked around I saw something different. This place is tiny for sure but they have made practical use of all of the space so my husband and I were always comfortable. The kitchen was well situated and I enjoyed cooking in while enjoying the view from my kitchen window. Every evening we enjoyed drinking wine on our porch and visiting with Gatsby.. The cat from the I ❤️ Vintage store from across the street. Our hostess Magriet was as sweet as can be and was amazingly helpful. We really enjoyed the refreshments and the pantry items left for us. My favorite thing about this place was the shower. The best shower that I have had on any of my travels. Hot nd perfect with a heavenly theme that made me feel like I was in a little cathedral every day. The originality of this place blew my mind!, I could not have been more impressed or felt more at home. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to stay here. Thank you.. Vicki Cox

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Pancake Bakery
"Across the street from the boat, amazing crepes !"
Bike City
"Good place to rent a bicycle."
EYE Film Institute Netherlands
"Interesting museum of film with a nice restuarant with a great view. Worth a visit."
Winkel 43
"Best Apple Pie in town !"
La Oliva
"Nice restaurant with excellent Tapas."
Pasta e Basta
"Fun restaurant with singing waiters / show. "
Gebr. Hartering
"Excellent restaurant."
De Bolhoed
"Across the street from the restaurant. Healthy vegan / vegetarian food."
REM Eiland
"Great location with an amazing view."
"Nice restaurant in a great location often with live music."
Brasserie Vlaming - Amsterdam
"Across the street from the boat, excellent food."
Café Nol
"Fun bar, enjoy a true local experience. "
"Good place for shopping, lots of food shops to stock the refridgerator. "
Stedelijk Museum
"Museum with a great furniture collection."
Rembrandt House Museum
"Note there is a nice flea market nearby."
Vinnies Deli
"Nice place for brunch."
"Ecclectic restaurant, great for brunch."
"Healthy alternative, good for breakfast or lunch. "
"Good Italian."
Shiva Indian Restaurant
"Good Indian Food."
The Harbour Club
"Good restaurant and location. A bit far away but nice location for the adventurous sort."
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Schipol Airport
Nearest Barpub
Across the street
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Central Station
Nearest Restaurant
Across the street
Nearest Beach
24 Kilometres

This houseboat is in a perfect location to enjoy the best shopping and restaurants in Amsterdam. It is also in walking distance from the museums and in easy access to public transportation should you wish to take a trip to the beach or the flower fields.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change unless reservation is confirmed. Guests will be greated by a member of our staff upon arrival who will explain how everything works on the boat and answer any questions. We can shop for you and fill your refrigerator before you arrive with your favorite things, prepare a tour plan for you or answer any questions you might have. We will occasionally accept 2 nights.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.