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Luxurious houseboat experience on the river Amstel - Houseboat Janna

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



Houseboat Janna

Houseboat Janna contains a tastefully decorated and luxurious apartment of 60 square meter with a private entrance, sun-deck, a simple pantry and a full size bathroom. The houseboat has typical Dutch details in red, white and blue. Please check the description at each photo to see which ones belong to the Janna. In this lovely stand-alone houseboat apartment you will be warmly welcomed by your hostess, Coleta. She knows Amsterdam by heart and can help you find your way around town.

About the property

The houseboat is located on the river Amstel in al family friendly area in the Pijp quartier. It has a private entrance and free internet access (private router), has two ships cabins with a double bed each, has a bathroom and toilet and a simple pantry.

And also:

• has free wifi

• is provided with free bed linen and towels

• has 2 ships cabins (with a double bed per cabin)

• is a self catered accommodation with a simple pantry

• is comfortable for maximum 4 guests

• is a non smoking accommodation

• is an original ship therefore it is less suitable for elderly or disabled people

More Details

Coleta, your hostess and captain of the houseboats
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Coleta, your hostess and captain of the houseboats

Your hostess and captain of the houseboat, Coleta knows Amsterdam by heart and loves to help you find your way around town.

Not only does she speak English, French, Spanish, Italian and German, she will go the extra mile to make your stay unforgettable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wonderful place to stay to visit amsterdam and lovely owners!"

Stayed here for a few days to explore amsterdam after a business trip. Great location. Very central to everything - can walk to city center in a few minutes. Train and train stop is very close. There is a nice park nearby. Shopping and museums were very close too.

And the best of all - staying in a houseboat is a really nice experience.

Didn't do a lot of cooking as I wanted to try out all the great amsterdam restaurants. But the house boat has a fully equipped kitchen - great for all the breakfast items that Coleta had set up.

Can't wait to visit in spring/summer in amsterdam and stay in Janna - to get a different feel of the city!

Coleta was very friendly and welcoming. Gave a lot of information about the city and maps etc. Lots of tips on shopping and food!
Nov 2010
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The key deposit is 200 Euro per stay and the cleaning costs are 50 Euro per stay
Rates include: Tourist tax & VAT


De Pijp Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • boat (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Relaxing bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Have the full houseboat experience in the heart of the Amsterdam


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Houseboat Janna
average rating of 4.869565 based on 24 reviews

Nice experience :)

  • 5 of 5

It was great to have the experience of living in a house boat, which is so characteristic of Amsterdam! The owners are so friendly and they have everything in order to make you feel like home. The boat is beautiful and spacious.

The location is great also. You have the tram, súper markets, restaurants and bars just 2 blocks away. The neighborhood is quiet, beautiful and cheaper than the center! I recommend it definitely!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gracias. We hope you and your family have (had) a great time in Bonn too. Kind regards --Coleta
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Great boat!

  • 5 of 5

We and our two kids had a wonderful time on Janna! Was super fun to stay in a boat and the location was great. Plus, the hosts couldn't have been more helpful. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I We had a great vacation in Amsterdam and a wonderful stay in Jenna boat.

The place is big, clean, quiet, with everything you need (a lot of guides of the city too).

In a few minutes from bus, train and a street with restaurants and shops.

Coleta is super-kind.

Absolutely recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ooooo, thank you so much. We loved having as our guests.
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Best solution for any kind of staying

  • 5 of 5

Clean apartement in a Nice boat. Close to center city but without noise and cars around. AmazIng neighborhood but best thing is been the great hospitality of Coleta and Stanley. Always available for any question, quickly responding to our calls or mail. Best souvenir of our holiday is been of course an amazing tour in the canals with Stanley and his small boat, to discover wonderful angles of Amsterdam from a different point of view.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for stay in our houseboat. You were wonderful guests. Grazie mille.
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A very special place

  • 5 of 5

Coleta's houseboat was a comfortable home for me and my friends for four days/nights. From the boat we walked everywhere – location is really central and convenient for the museums. Although Amsterdam in February was rainy and cold, the boat was warm and cosy. But most importantly, its spirit made our trip very special.

Coleta is a wonderful host, friendly and helpful.

I would return back and would highly recommend the boat to everybody.

Elena, London

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. You were lovely guests.
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Cozy Houseboat with a young child

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed on Houseboat Janna for five nights with our 21 month old son. The houseboat is so cozy and comfortable, so we were extremely relaxed while we stayed there. The kitchen was great for cooking, so we didn't feel the need to always go out for meals.

The location is really convenient, close to the metro and an easy walk to downtown. We were able to get around easily with our young son. My son and I were able to walk to the science museum downtown and take the metro without much effort.

Our hostess was very welcoming and made herself available to help us with any request.

I would recommend this spot to anyone, and if I ever return to Amsterdam I plan to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amsterdam Canals
I Amsterdam Sign
Albert Cuyp Markt
Brouwerij 't IJ BV
Hermitage Amsterdam
Canal Bike
Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge)
Waterloo Sq Flea Market
STACH food
Cafe Loetje
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Kilometres
Central Station Amsterdam
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Amstel Station Amsterdam
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
RAI (S 109) / S 110 or S 112
Car: not necessary

The houseboat is located in a family friendly area on one of the best spots on the river Amstel in the Quartier Latin of Amsterdam, called De Pijp and is just a 10 to 20 minutes walk to most tourist attractions like the Rijksmuseum, the Heineken Experience, the Hermitage, RAI congress centre, the old centre of Amsterdam, one of the nicest shopping area’s of Amsterdam called “Utrechtsestraat” and lots of good restaurants.

Janna has just been renovated end of 2010 (bathroom end of 2011), contains a tastefully decorated and comfortable apartment of almost 60 square meter with a private entrance. In this lovely ambiance you will be warmly welcomed by your hostess, Coleta. She knows Amsterdam by heart and can help you find your way around town.

At arrival she will provide you with a list of “must sees” in Amsterdam and surroundings.

Janna is a non-smoking apartment, there are no pets allowed and

check-in -- 16.00h

check-out -- 11.00h

Other Activities: canal biking; canoeing; rowing


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