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Amsterdam: boat "Forte"

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

The houseboat "Forte" is the bigger apartment on the

houseboat "Piano-Forte".

It is a quite new houseboat built in 2011,

made in a high quality standard.

Good insulation is one big part of this high quality.

The Forte is moored next to a bridge, which is in my opinion always exciting. There is always movement on the bridge and in combination

with the swans and ducks in front of the windows this is better

than any TV program, without any doubt.

Movement: during nighttime comes back

the countryside character of Amsterdam. The city sleeps.

Against the sound of the city during the day there is a good insulation.

The "Forte" is,

moored in the middle of Amsterdam

and still you have a very far view..

To the right you are looking far under the bridge,

on the left you have a very nice view on a formal chapel.

If you open the big windows in the living-room

(all the windows can be locked to be more safe with children)

it seems to be outside on the water.

The floor of the "Forte" is on the same level of the water outside,

it seems to walk on it… another big hero of our past,

only now it's made for you to.


Also here I tried to make a "HOME" for you,

a place where you like to come back after a busy day in town or elsewhere.

There is a fully equipped kitchen.

Two separate bedroom with comfortable double beds.

There are very comfortable sofa-beds (double & single) in the living room.

Bathroom with shower flush-toilet & bidet (floor heating & towel-radiator-heating).

When you open the big windows you are more or less outside, very near to the water.

Hot water, kitchen and the heating system operates on piped gas.

The boat is centrally heated.

Floor heating and in the sleeping rooms are radiators to regulate the temperature.

With a thermostat you choose the temperature you want.

The shutters on all windows provide insulation and total darkness.

There is color cable television and a hi-fi - stereo system with a CD-player.

Bed - linen, blankets and towels are supplied.

On all the boat is a Wi-Fi- connection, so on the "Forte". (YOU HAVE TO BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP)

All the windows can be locked to be safer with children.

There is a terrace which you can lock, which is also very useful for the bikes you maybe going to rent.

Like the houseboat "Forte", the "Piano" is near to busy city-life,

but it is very well insulated.

Inside the "Forte" you feel little of the busyness of the town,

outside during daytime, you are near to a lot what happens in town.

The size of the "Forte" is 12,00m x 5,00m (without terrace)

The "Forte" is for your own use with your own entrance and offers you excellent privacy.

Remember: The "Piano-Forte" is also a free-standing houseboat in the middle of Amsterdam.

The Wester - Church is in about a 5 minute walking distance

The DAM needs about a 10 minute walk.

Food you can buy on the other side of the street.

In a less than 5 minutes walk, there is very well equipped supermarket.

Discover Amsterdam, by boot, bicycle or by feet,

forget the car.

More Details

klaus Wahr
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017


Oud West Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • boat
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 double beds in the bed-rooms. In the living a small doubble sofa-bed and 2 single sofa-beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • hydrotherapy
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Amsterdam: boat "Forte"
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

conveniant and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A very lovely houseboat great position easy walking distance to central Amsterdam.Also just very nice to sit and watch the ducks,swans etc float by.

Would definately return to this property.

Also very nice restuarant Foodism withing walking distance

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot, good to hear that you had a good time in Amsterdam. All the best, Klaus
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Comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

The house boat worked out well for our family of 4. Comfortable and well appointed. Great spot to watch the world go by on the canal. Location is well serviced by trams.

Property is well maintained and clean. Photos and description were accurate.

Definitely recommended

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Klaus e Zaffernao GRAZIE!

  • 5 of 5

Sono ormai 18 anni che vado ad Amsterdam quasi tutti gli anni e quest'anno ho voluto provare una cosa mai provata prima, ovvero l'esperienza house-boat...sono stato molto fortunato! Ho trovato una house ad un ottimo prezzo, in una location ottima, ne troppo vicina, ne troppo lontana al centro, comoda a tutto, pulita, accogliente, in un quartiere dove non manca nulla, dal noleggio auto, a ristoranti, pub, coffee (x chi vuole),rosticcerie takeaway, supermercati etc...e soprattutto ho trovato una gestione ottima, sia Klaus che Zafferano per niente invadenti, ti accolgono e poi ti lasciano godere della tua vacanza ma se hai bisogno di qualche cosa sono sempre pronti a rispondere al telefono. Non ho dubbi, al mio prossimo viaggio ad Amsterdam so già chi chiamare per il soggiorno, senza nessun dubbio! Grazie ancora!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Che dire, tutto semplicemente perfetto, Klaus e Zafferano offrono la massima disponibilità senza essere invasivi, la casa è in posizione ottimale, fuori dalla confusione del centro ma a 15min a piedi da piazza Dam, a pochi passi ci sono bar per la colazione, rosticcerie, ristoranti, noleggio auto e bici...insomma, perfetto, quando tornerò non avrò dubbi su chi chiamare per l'appartamento!


  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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settimana ad amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

abbiamo soggiornato nella barca forte per circa una settimana.Ci siamo trovati benissimo grazie anche al proprietario Klaus che è simpaticissimo,parla italiano corretto e disponibilissimo a darci indicazioni.La casa era in ottimo stato e in posizione tranquillissima e al mattino è una meraviglia svegliarsi con paperelle che animano il fiume.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Eccellente rapporto qualità prezzo. Houseboat esattamente come in foto, molto calda, ben rifinita e cucina dotata di tutto. 15 minuti a piedi dalle maggiori attrazioni. A 20/30 metri, piccolo supermercato con gastronomia da asporto. (aperta fino all' 1:00 in settimana e fino alle 3:00 nel week and). Klhaus e Zafferano ottimo staff!!! Consigliatissima.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Car: not necessary

The whole 'houseboat is brand new finished building in 2011,

Its most attractive feature is that of finding

right near a beautiful bridge,

And to be made with a quality standard rather high.

On the bridges of Amsterdam there is always a nice movement and in combination

with swans, ducks and ducks passing

outside the window around the numerous floats,

sit in the window is much better

no doubt of any television program!

About the movement and the social life: at night back to perceive

The character of Amsterdam as a small provincial town:

Less cosmopolitan of the day, you will not find too much worldliness along the roads,

and, in any case, the whole floating building is provided

a good system of acoustic insulation.

Another thing we can count among the features

Special of the apartment 'Strong' is,

being docked right in the center of Amsterdam

And yet the view from both sides of the apartment,

extends far and wide on the surface of the channel and this,

I can tell you, is not so common.

The bank in fact has the appearance of an imperceptible convex curve.

On the right you can look away, beyond the bridge,

Left hand, gaze opens onto a pleasant chapel.

When you open the large window in the living room

(All windows have a safety lock to guarantee

child safety)

It seems to be out on the water.


Rates & Availability

Oud West Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 1 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
high season
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
Jan 5 2018 - Jan 5 2019
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $47 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $174.99

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Deposito cauzionale, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Proprietario non presente in loco.
2 months before renting period starts tenant has the right to cancel the reservation.

The tenant has to paid a down-payment (1/3 of the rent) to the lessor (within 7 days), after which the reservation shall stand and the Tenant will receive confirmation of reservation.
The 2/3rd of the rent + 150,00 (deposit) you have to pay at arrival in Amsterdam.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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