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Speaks: english, german, dutch

Modern and recently refurnished apartment on a Houseboat in Amsterdam

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Van der Pekbuurt House Boat Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

A modern apartment with a romantic touch on a houseboat. Well renovated, clean and cosy. Tastefully decorated with great care for details. The apartment is equipped with all you could need to make it a home away from home.

The location is very close to the busy centre of Amsterdam but still in a quiet residential area. A nice place to return to after a day of exploring Amsterdam.

The houseboat has 2 separate double bedrooms; not many houseboats have this.

The kitchen is complete, so you can make the choice whether to eat out or make a home meal.

To get to central station takes about 10 minutes by bicycle and 15 minutes by foot. You can also take the bus for 1 stop.

Ferry free of charge taking you over 'het IJ' to central station 24/7, offering a beautiful view of the canal.

The patio was recently renewed and provides two areas to hang out; a place to eat at the picnic table and a place to enjoy your afternoon drinks.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sander (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, german, dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so so much for the stay, its been a pleasure to stay here. It's

clear how much effort has been put in to give this place everything it

needs, and we will be sure to recommend this place to family and friends!
Feb 2015
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)
Modern and recently refurnished apartment on a Houseboat in Amsterdam
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 30 reviews

Clean, bright and airy, with excellent bathroom storage and a very well equipped kitchen.

  • 4 of 5

A very well presented property and in a great location. We enjoyed the ferry trip and short walk. leaving the hustle and bustle of the city behind after a busy day of sightseeing. The calm and quiet of the canal was a lovely contrast. Good internet connection. The central station had an excellent supermarket, where we bought a few supplies which we used for making evening meals on the boat, and Wagamama did a take out service which we used one night too.The kitchen was well stocked with crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment and it even had basic storecupboard ingredients.

The owner was excellent in communicating promptly and was helpful with any queries before we left home. I would definitely recommend the property to others.

If the windows had been bigger to take advantage of the views of the canal from the lounge it would have definitely been 5 star!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Awesome houseboat!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely houseboat last month. It is located in North Amsterdam, and it is a very short ferry ride to the Central Station in Amsterdam. To get to the ferry station, it's about a 10-15 minute walk along the canal. The ferry is free of charge and it runs quite frequently. The houseboat is located in a residential area which was very quiet and safe. There are two grocery stores nearly. We travelled by car so parking was important to us. Parking is allowed during certain times of the day with a permit that Sanders provided, but he recommended we park at a Park & Ride (P+R Zeeburg I) which was very convenient and it only cost us 1 Euro per day. There are not too many restaurants around the area, but we did eat at the Number One Café nearby. The food selection was very good, and the food was very good.

The houseboat has two bedrooms on the top floor along with the bathroom. On the bottom floor, you have the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen was well equipped. We only used it for breakfast since we spent most of our day in Amsterdam. I believe there was a TV, but we never turned it on. The wi-fi worked well.

We rented bicycles in Amsterdam and rode them to the houseboat every day. You can take them on the ferry without any problem. We really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely houseboat on a quiet canal

  • 5 of 5

My husband, a very good friend, and I stayed in this lovely houseboat for a week last month. It is located in north Amsterdam - a short ferry ride across from Centraal Station. It is a working canal, so it is very quiet. A pleasant 10-12 minute walk down the canal will get you to the ferry -- and they run every 5 minutes all day. There is a grocery and a great restaurant - The Number One Café nearby. We highly recommend it. Great food and wonderful service - and very reasonable.

The unit is on two floors -- the bedrooms are on the second floor as is the entrance - the salon and kitchen are on the lower floor. There is ample room for two couples, and the separate toilet room adds to privacy. The furnishings are very peasant, and the Wifii and TV worked well. The kitchen is stocked with dishes, glassware, etc. and has a small frig and dishwasher -- the owner provided coffee which was a nice touch. It was a bit chilly when we were there, so we didn't take advantage of the tables and chairs on the deck, but would have had the weather been more accommodating.

The only recommendation I might give is to have a few more clothes hooks on the bedroom walls -- there isn't much area to keep hanging garments. Sander was very accommodating and was informative when we checked in. We couldn't recommend this lovely houseboat more highly. We had a lovely time.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little property

  • 5 of 5

Houseboat was the perfect place to stay. Located in a quiet area but within a 15 minute walk of the ferry into the centre of Amsterdam, which runs every 5 minutes. The boat was comfortable, immaculate and well equipped. The owner was very flexible with regards our arrival time and refunded our deposit promptly. If we go back to Amsterdam we will definitely look to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Gut gelegene & schöne Unterkunft!

  • 5 of 5

Bei unserer Ankunft betrieb der Vermieter gerade ein wenig Gartenarbeit auf der Terrasse des Hausboots. Trotz unserer frühen Ankunft, die Reinigung war noch voll im gange, dürften wir unser Gepäck schon mal aufs Boot bringen. Der Vermieter begrüßte uns herzlich und erklärte uns einiges zu Amsterdam. Die Ferienwohnung macht insgesamt einen guten und gepflegten Eindruck, hier und da gibt es kleinere "Macken" die uns nicht gestört haben. An der Sauberkeit gab es nichts auszusetzen!

Vom Hausboot aus kann man in kurzer Zeit die kostenlose Fähre erreichen mit der geht es wenigen Minuten ins Zentrum. Das Boot liegt also in ruhiger Umgebung und dennoch nicht weit ab vom Schuss.

Wir haben uns mit unserer Tochter (5), hier sehr wohl gefühlt.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Weihnachten 2015

  • 5 of 5

Eine sehr schöne Unterkunft. Sehr sauber und gemütlich.

Ein Vermieter der auch am Heiligabend kommt bei Problemen.

Es hat uns sehr gut gefallen und können diese Unterkunft nur weiter empfehlen.

Detlef und Ingvelde aus Magdeburg

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Schiphol Amsterdam Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Amterdam Central Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
42 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Located in a quiet residential area. It's a 10 minutes walk to the free ferry (runs 24 hours a day) which takes you in a couple of minutes straight to the Central station right in the middle of the city. From here all the major attractions of Amsterdam like the Anne Frank House, van Gogh museum etc. are easy to reach by bus or tram. The best way is however to rent bikes to move around like the locals.


Rates & Availability

Van der Pekbuurt House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
End Summer Special
Aug 24 2016 - Sep 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
Oct 31 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
New Year
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $167

- All costs are included (reservation, tax, bed- and bath linen, gas, electricity, water, internet, end cleaning, etc.) apart from a refundable damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Van der Pekbuurt House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - shower , No toilet in this one.
  • One large bathroom with shower and sink, with a lot of cabinet space. One half bathroom with a toilet and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • We have two double beds where 4 guests can sleep. We have an additional sofa bed in the living room for 2. So we can take large families with children. We do not take more than 4 adults.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing

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