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Modern and recently refurnished apartment on a Houseboat in Amsterdam

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Sander
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

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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Amenities

Van der Pekbuurt House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Modern and recently refurnished apartment on a Houseboat in Amsterdam
average rating of 4.6790123 based on 82 reviews
5

Fantastic experience - Great host

  • 5 of 5

Arrived centraal station and immediate ferry to the other side. Easy 12 min walk to the houseboat & lovely greeting by Sander the host. Home from home. You dont require anything...even umberellas!!! Lovely quiet location & the rain on the houseboat was soothing. 100% recommend to get away from the madnesz of the hustle. The houseboat is spotlessly clean & warm. Full option to cook as everything is just like your own kitchen. So a big thank you for allowing us on your houseboat Sander. Fantastic experience.

Note: the main bin at the end of your stay is left at the end of the street.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Good location, comfortable for 3 or 4 people.

  • 4 of 5

Good location to get away from the big crowds, good restaurants nearby.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga.
2

Definitely not where I would stay again.

  • 2 of 5

The best thing I can say is it was clean. The bedrooms were small. Even if I wanted to look at the canal, there was no view. The house boat faced an industrial area. It was a good 12 minute walk from the ferry to the house boat, 25 minutes with luggage. Away from the main part of Amsterdam center.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry we could not live up to your expectations. Holland is in the top of most population densities in the world. Houses maybe tend to be smaller than what you are used to. Please read all the information on the website. We tried to be very precise in our description. Also read the reviews of our previous guests. This will give you a thorough idea of our property. The comment about the 12 minute walk with luggage feels unfair. Below a section of our route description we send to all our guest. "It could be better to take a taxi depending on your condition, number of bags, the weather, the time of day, travelling with small children or elderly, jetlag, etc. A 12 minutes’ walk can turn into a nightmare for some people." Sander
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5

Perfect and unique!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, quiet and clean...I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Breckenridge, Colorado, USA
5

Live like a local

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two grown daughters and I spent 4 nights in this 2-bedroom canal boat in June. The property was well furnished and equipped--we especially enjoyed the coffee. The bathroom description is a little unclear so, for you Americans, there is a spacious room with a great shower, sink, lots of cabinets and counter space and a second room with the toilet and a small sink. The experience of staying in a real neighborhood far outweighed the time it took to walk to the ferry and make the crossing to the main train station. Good Italian restaurant and 3 cafes are short walk away--look out for the bikes!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great stay and location

  • 4 of 5

While the bedrooms were small, the houseboat was in a great location but away from all the hustle and bustle, allowing for some quiet time. There were good places to eat close by and the free ferry made getting to Central Station easy.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Schiphol Amsterdam Airport
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Amterdam Central Station
Nearest Beach
42 Kilometres
Zandvoort
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $176.87

- 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.