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Ronald

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, dutch

Very nice spacious houseboat in the center of Amsterdam .Jordaan Area.

19 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Amsterdam House Boat Rental Photos and Description

The boat has 2 bedrooms, spacious living room with open kitchen and a big jetty

The boat is situated just a short walk from the central train station, in the Jordan River. Close to nice / popular restaurants and cafes, shops and supermarkets are just a few minutes away ook. The boat has 2 bedrooms and a living room with open kitchen with a dishwasher. The bathroom Has A shower and a separate bath, toilet and a washing machine ook! There is ook an outside with a big jetty 20 meters with a picnic table and some deckchairs. The boat is for a maximimum or 4 persons and for a minimum of 2nights !! (Surcharge for 2 nights)

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ronald (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, dutch

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

Very nice spacious houseboat in the center of Amsterdam .Jordaan Area.
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
5

living like a local

  • 5 of 5

When choosing a place to stay, I always look for certain criteria: great reviews, cleanliness, lots of charm, and good value. This place has it all! The fact that Ronald is a helpful and personable host is an added bonus! The location is great -- a quiet spot yet a short walk to the action. The photos accurately capture the boat's charm. Our children loved the unique experience that reflects life in the city, and our trip to fabulous Amsterdam was perfect…largely due to our three nights in Ronald's houseboat!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice compliment. Hope to see you again. Ronald
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5

A really good boat!

  • 5 of 5

Hello! My name is Thomas, 13 years old, and me and my family + my cousin went to Amsterdam from April the 7th to the 10th and all we can say is that this boat made the trip.

When we got home, super tired, me and my cousin could just lay down on the couch and wait until my parents made dinner!

Everything on the boat was in good condition.

We will like to take this opportunity to say thank you Ronald and the boat tomaking this trip to the best!

Best Regards Thomas and family Granbohm.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Thomas, Thank you for letting me know that you enjoyed the boat so much and could relax after exploring the city all day. It is a pity the temperature was not high yet because otherwise you could have enjoyed the water and the relaxing chairs on the deck . But maybe next time when you visit. Take care, Ronald
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Colusa, CA
5

Great Boat!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 3 adults and stayed in Ronald's house boat for a week. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed getting to experience our dream of staying on a houseboat in Amsterdam. The location was in a very peaceful neighborhood, yet we were in walking distance from shops, restaurants and train station. The location was perfect for us as we explored the vibrant city, but loved coming back and having room to relax in our own space. My husband loved sitting on the dock watching the boats while enjoying a glass of wine before dinner. Ronald was very helpful and had great communication. We definitely hope to return some day!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Ronald's house boat for a week and had a wonderful time. Our visit happened to coincide with the annual Gay Pride Parade which begins right in front of the dock where the boat is, so we were in the center of the events which was great. The rest of our stay was very peaceful and quiet which describes the neighborhood; plus, we were walking distance from shops and restaurants. So the location is truly perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Yarmouth, Maine, USA
5

Stay here!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed on Ronald's houseboat for six nights and enjoyed every second (of course, we didn't take the kids with us, so that probably helped! - though the boat is very kid friendly...) The photos of the property were accurate. The houseboat was clean, spacious, well maintained and very comfortable. The shower had plenty of water pressure and good hot water. The kitchen had all the modern conveniences. It was really great to be able to have a leisurely breakfast before heading out sightseeing for the day.

The location of the houseboat is so convenient - but it's quiet at night, too. There are shops only about a 5 minute walk away: grocery store, wine shop, butcher shop and cheese shop. Plus the whole Jordaan area is so beautiful and filled with outside cafes. One of our favorite parts of the day was to buy a couple of good beers (or wine), some cheese and other goodies and sit on the deck and watch the setting sun. The weather was beautiful, so there were all sorts of people out on their boats enjoying the canals. My husband called it the "anything goes, parade!" :)

For a good Italian meal, I would recommend eating at Café de Curtis in the Jordaan area, but make a reservation first. For other fun things to do in Amsterdam, see the following website: http://thomer.com/amsterdam/

Ronald was a fantastic host - very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend staying here and would love to visit again! Thanks Ronald!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

houseboat in amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

Our Family (2 daughters) stayed on the cosy houseboat for four nights and found evrything as expected from the descriptions.

The host welcomed us friendly, provided us with a map of the city and gave us tipps ( in addition to the guides about Amsterdam which were there).

Everything was perfect (even the weather!) and we enjoyed our stay fully!

If we could make one wish that would be a toaster (since we are not used to eat the sliced bread untoasted)... But we would even come again without this useful gadget.

Also we liked the central but still rather quiet location.

And finally we thank Ronald for his flexibility concerning dates of our Trip.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind reaction on my boat and of course I took your suggestion serious and bought a toaster for the new gusts coming and for you when you will return. Thanks again, Ronald
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Cafe Westerdok
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Amsterdam Haven
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Spaarnwoude
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Amsterdam Centraal
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A10
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Restaurant Wolf
Nearest Beach
26 Kilometres
Bloemendaal
Car: not necessary

The houseboat is in the center of Amsterdam in the Jordan! Just a 10 minutes walk from the central station! It is at the beginning of the famous Prinsengracht where clause everyyear the gayparade takes place. Just around the corner there is are two supermarkets and a lot of shops and bars all situated in the Haarlemmerstraat voted nicest (2012) shopping street in the Netherlands. The North Market is with the beautiful Noorderkerkconcerten and the nice markets in the weekend and Monday's a must go! It is an area with lots of restaurants and bars.

If you come by car you can park close to the boat (paid parking)

No smoking in the boat! .

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Rates & Availability

Jordaan House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
zomer
Aug 8 2016 - Sep 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
$268
$1,675
$5,026
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$257
$1,564
$5,026
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Christmass /New Year , one of the periods must at least be included .

If only staying for 2 nights 20 % surcharge or it must be a special offer or when they fit exactly in between another booking .

40% downpayment on bank account and the rest has to be paid in cash upon checkin .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Amsterdam House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badkamer 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • slaapkamer 1 - 1 double
    slaapkamer 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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