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Amsterdam: Houseboat on a quiet but very central canal of Amsterdam

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Adjen is a characteristic house boat located in a quiet canal at the border of the city centrum, nearby Leidseplein and Vondelpark; just a few steps away from the intense cultural life that the city of Amsterdam does offer. This cozy apartment was recently renewed and refurnished.

Owners are living in this houseboat for periods of time throughout the year, therefore guests will find all the comforts of your own house. The house boat is completely furnished.

Guests have the disposal of 2 bedrooms, with a double size bed each.

Common area: bathroom with shower, well lighted living room and a fully furnished kitchen.

With a marvellous view on a quiet canal, the houseboat is ideal for families and couples and for whom wishes to live the authentic Amsterdam lifestyle in a comfortable and unique environment.

A security deposit of 250€ is required upon arrival and will be paid back before departure.

More Details

Mario Gorgone
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017


Oud West House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


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Amsterdam: Houseboat on a quiet but very central canal of Amsterdam
average rating of 4.9076924 based on 67 reviews

Great way to experience amsterdam

  • 4 of 5

Very happy with this experience... a little small for 3 people but still a great experience to be on the water. close walk to where ever you need to go and public transportation is all over the place. would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alan, thanks for your review. I am happy you guys had a nice time, but I can't really understand your comment that the house was too small for 3 people?!? Next to toilet/shower and kitchen, there are 2 double bedrooms and a large living room... I surely accept your critic, but I want you to know that looking at the avarage space in typical houseboats in Amsterdam, or even comparing to a standard apartments, I can tell that this is surely not small. I hade many groups of 4 people before and never had such a remark, so don't get me wrong, I appreciate your comment, but need to point this out for other people reading this thread to get an objective point of view.
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A fascinating experience, a few suggestions

  • 3 of 5

During booking, Mario was very helpful; he was flexible in adjusting to our dates and times, and he responded quickly to our many questions. We were glad that he took the initative to send payment requests so that we didn't forget the deadlines. Since I'd mentioned looking forward to thanking him in person, he was there to greet us, after which his property manager provided a thorough orientation to the houseboat.

The houseboat was in a perfect location - close to the bustle of the city's sights, yet in a quiet residential area, with nearby shops, groceries, bakeries and restaurants. We enjoyed walking to Dam Square in one direction and to the Rijksmuseum in the other, rather than using the tram. Some advice: leave early to explore the city, as sidewalks become crowded at peak times.

Inside the houseboat, the living-dining room was roomy enough for the six of us to relax and plan our outings. For this, we all appreciated having good Wi-Fi access. The dining table easily sat six people, and we loved sitting there, looking out the big window and watching both ducks and canal boats pass by. We ate our main meals out, so the small kitchen and refrigerator met our needs. The two bedrooms both had enough space, comfortable beds, and open shelving units for storing clothing, etc. The bed in one room was a low platform-type bed common in Europe, requiring some agility in rising from lying to standing. This room lacked a door, limiting privacy. Finally, the bathroom was a style we hadn't experienced before. The shower didn't have its own enclosure. A shower curtain contained some of the water, but not all. Showering left the bathroom floor wet, and a squeegee was available for coaxing the water into the drain.

Suggested areas for improvement are: 1) The two people using the couch/sofa bed noted that it smelled strongly of cigarette smoke and was uncomfortable for sleeping. The property manager said plans to replace the couch are underway. 2) We couldn't open two windows to take maximum advantage of cross-breezes. 3) As we settled in, we noticed an extremely unpleasant smell in the bathroom. We called the property manager who came to investigate; when he left, the room had a more acceptable lemon scent. However, the unpleasant smell was again faintly evident by the end of our stay.

Staying on a houseboat on one of Amsterdam's famous canals was a fascinating experience. We hope our suggestions will make it even more so.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Diane and rest of the family, Thanks for your feedback and detailed suggestions. The sofa bed has been eventually replaced just a few days after you left. In any case I am not renting the houseboat to 6 people any longer, so that will just be a comfortable and new sofa. As for the shower, it is an old fashion one and I cannot change that really easily. And about the smell, I will investigate further, since we did not receive other feedback on this. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed your stay and I appreciate the suggestions. Thanks and greetings to your family, Mario
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Barrie Ontario Canada

Great stay on a houseboat

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific three-night stay on Mario's houseboat; we were two senior couples. Mario greeted us and got us set up with everything we needed. This was our first stop after flying from Canada, and was perfect for overcoming jet lag and exploring the city on foot.

We spent lots of time watching boaters go by in the canal, it was great fun watching the people in all their different kinds of watercraft.

Lots of great dining and drinking within a couple of blocks.

Thanks Mario for a great start to our vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim, how nice to receive your review, and such a nice one!! Thank you! Give my greetings to the rest of the group All the best, Mario
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Newton, MA

Great place for family of 4

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four found this houseboat to be quite comfortable and a great place to stay. Everything was as we expected and Jorge was a gracious host giving lots of good local advice. Mario was kind enough to leave us some nice fresh fruit!

The neighborhood was very quiet and as other guests noted staying on the canal was a unique experience with ducks and boats passing quietly by. There is a nice cafe just few steps away which we went to.

We rented bicycles a couple blocks away and were able to ride around most of the city in couple of hours. We were walking distance from park and musuemplein. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review and hopefully until the next time ;)
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"Perfect location, neat, ...

  • 5 of 5

"Perfect location, neat, clean nice and quiet. Leidseplein is only 5 min walk and tram stations two blocks. Very friendly and helpful owner. Living in a boat is a different experience. Birds and ducks in the canal will be your neighbors."

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"very stylish place in qu...

  • 5 of 5

"very stylish place in quiet street."

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $83.65
Additional Guest Fee $29.88 per person per night

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund