During our family-vacation we rent out our lovely authentic houseboat: ideal for a young-family. The boat is situated on one of best locations in A'dam: right in the city center near central station. But don't expect crowded streets and lots of noise, as we are located on a 'city-island' just 5 minutes away from the crowdy touristic areas. Experience a cosy and personal village in the heart of Amsterdam. On the most wide part of the canal our houseboat is situated with a fantastic view.
Cosey but wide space in the former cargo hold of a so-called 'luxemotor'. The interior is warm and authentic, but please make sure you don't expect any modern white furniture: everything is build in and the furniture is made out of teak. The fridge, oven en closets all are build in 'secretly' and even the washing machine is difficult to find (we'll leave you a note). Come and visit our place if you would love to see how we live on a boat. No touristic luxury B&B, but our real home, with all its boat-specialties.
The boat itself is still functioning and this summer we've even been out for a family vacation on the ship! Unfortunately we'll have to close of this part of the boat, as we will storage all our stuff there (and we don't immediately trust you sailing it: but you are welcome to join us another moment).
The bed, living and kitchen are located in one and the same area, but the room is spacious enough and divided smartly. You for sure will have a great time in our houseboat. We ourselves live here happily with two little ones, a 2 year old boy and a girl from almost 1.
Ideal for a family with one or two little ones, max, 4: we can leave our travel cot in the room and we have a box where our baby sleeps. Two high chairs are available.
The houseboat is located in the most pretty and serene neighborhood in Amsterdam, just outside of the crowded and touristic area of the centre. Taking advantage of the craziness and entertainment of the centre, but just as easy you are able to step out of the busy area and enjoy your quiet nights even being able to hear the (water)birds and nothing else. Our houseboat is located in a dead ending street, so no cars passing by.
Only 5 minutes away from the lively neighborhoods Jordaan and 10 minutes walk from central station. The Jordaan district is "the secret" local neighborhood. With an ample amount of restaurants, bars, galleries and boutique shops to choose from, you are sure to have a wonderful experience.
To chill out the Westerpark and the IJ are within a few hundred meters. The Westerpark is the most trendy park with a great mix of leisure and culture where you can enjoy day and night. The free ferry around the corner takes you within only 6 minutes to the city beach Pllek.
Everything in our houseboat is designed with a "boatisch" and comfortable style, lots of wood and all closets are smartly build in following the shapes of the ship. Free Wifi, full kitchen with oven and steamy oven and of course a washing machine.
You will be welcomed with a small tour book sharing our favorite local joints and tips and a map of course! We even provide you with 2 bikes to get around! Remember everything in Amsterdam is only a 10 min bike ride away :)
See you soon in A'Dam!
Note: Of course we provide the bikes for free and ready to use;), but if something breaks during your stay we would like to ask you to take care of the reparation.
The complete house. The separate steering hut with a little old-fashioned captain-room on the back of the ship is not accessible as our private things are stored there.
We have a 10-meter long terrace-boat next to our ship, you can't take it out on the canals as the motor is not working, but... ideal to sit and relax in our sittings bags with a glass of wine. Always 5 degrees more hot than anywhere else in the city, promise!
During your stay we will be on vacation, but our friend will be around and take care of all your concerns and wishes. Of course all neighbors are very friendly and we would like to ask you to be friendly to them as well.
Please be aware that living on a boat is a little different from living in a luxury apartment. Things you should be aware off:
1. No extreme long shower with hoth water as the boiler is empty after 30 liter. This is good a enough for a good shower, but if both guest like to have a long shower, please be sure to wait 60 minutes in between.
2. The toilet is build with a sani pump, so you can never through anything else than toilet paper in the toilet. There will be a fine when throwing other things in and breaking it. And... a bin is next to the toilet to prevent this.
3. The gangway and stairs entering the boat are perfectly fine, but can be a struggle for disabled or people that don't walk that easily. Please take a look at the pictures for that.
4. When it is windy the boat can move a little; we love it but some people don't...
EUR 300 Refundable deposit. You will get back once you leave the place and the houseboat and bikes are still in normal condition.
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