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Ruth

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, spanish, italian, dutch

Authentic Renovated Houseboat in Centre of Amsterdam, all comfort

6 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Old Center holiday house boat

Luxury houseboat, 2 double bedroom, large bath, WIFI, Fireplace, Central Heating

The huge living room has a large comfortable couch, remote controlled gas fireplace and large flatscreen tv with international cable tv.

Cozy dining area with place for 5 people.

Modern open plan kitchen with large cooking island and all amenities (large fridge and freezer, dishwasher, gas stove, oven-microwave, coffee machine, toaster, etc).

The just renovated bathroom has a very big bathtub and a separate shower, toilet, bidet and sink.

Two bedrooms, one with double bed, one with twins, both extremely comfortable, and with curtains & large closets.

Wooden floors, excellent high-speed WIFI, washer and dryer. 2 terraces, one on the canal side (Great views), one on the street side. Lots of privacy.

The boat is in a quiet area of the city centre, but close to Rijksmuseum, Heineken Brewery, the daily market Albert Cuyp and Rembrandtplein. Bed / bath linen, WIFI and laundry facilities are inclusive, no extra costs.

Rental cars and bikes in the vicinity.

Baby stuff available.

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ruth (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, spanish, italian, dutch

Why Ruth chose Amsterdam

Experience the Amsterdam life on an authentic houseboat on one of Amsterdams' famous canals!

What makes this house boat unique

All services around: cafes, restaurants, bike rentals, takeaways, supermarket and liquor store, etc

Carre Theater, the Opera and several cinemas at just 10 minutes walk.

Tram, metro and water bus stop 2 steps away.

For kids, there´s a beautiful park nearby and the Artis Zoo is at walking distance.

Reviews

4.7
based on 6 traveller reviews

Authentic Renovated Houseboat in Centre of Amsterdam, all comfort
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
4

It was great to experience our stay in Amsterdam.

  • 4 of 5

The houseboat was a good experience and a great place to stay while in Amsterdam. Ruth was very professional and responsive to any questions we had when we booked the property and arranged to meet us at the houseboat upon our arrival into Amsterdam. The houseboat was clean and well maintained and it was located close to public transport, a grocery store, and a couple of restaurants. If there is anything that kept me from rating it higher, is the boat is showing some signs of wear in the living area and the lower tiles in the shower in the bathroom, but overall it was a good location and we would stay there again if in Amsterdam.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Regina thanks for taking the time to write a review. Just a quick note about the bathroom joints: we renew them every 6 months but because of the houseboat occasional movements, they tend to crack. We will check any possible sign of wear in the living area and amend it right away. Lovely to hear you had a good time! ruth
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Winnipeg, Canada
5

The perfect place to stay in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (including two pre-teens) stayed here for five days in August 2016. It proved to be an absolutely perfect location for exploring Amsterdam. The houseboat was clean, very well appointed, and our entire experience was positive. The central location meant that we could rely on transit and bikes throughout, or just walk the city. We were greeted by Julie who explained everything and was super helpful and accessible by email throughout our stay with our minor questions. We enjoyed every aspect of our houseboat stay, particularly coming home at the end of a long day of walking, and watching the boat traffic. Despite being right on the water we didn't experience any noise issues as Amsterdam has stringent noise rules for the canals. Supermarket just steps away was handy, there are beautiful walks just out the door, and while we didn't need any heating (it was steamy throughout the days) the boat cooled down nicely at night. We would recommend this without reservation to anyone and would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Would Be Hard To Improve Upon This Gem

  • 5 of 5

If you're headed to Amsterdam on vacation, staying on a houseboat is such a unique way to enjoy the city... but staying on this one in particular is a special experience. The location is amazing; you are steps away from a tram stop, and within reasonable walking distance of the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. (Though we would advise renting a bike when you're in the city... why walk when you can bike?) The houseboat itself is just as advertised. The open-plan kitchen/dining/living area is perfectly sized and well-thought-out. On chillier nights, the gas fireplace (operated with remote control) warms up the entire boat quickly, and sitting on the large sectional sofa in front of the fire is the perfect way to end any day. There is ample storage in both bedrooms, which is impressive since space is always at a premium on a boat.

The owner is a truly wonderful host; she made sure we had everything we needed and could operate the appliances properly, and also followed up immediately when we lost the water supply (due to a neighbor's DIY project), getting flow back on within 30 minutes. That's the kind of customer service you often don't get at a so-called luxury hotel.

A couple of quirks I should mention: Payment is largely in cash, so be prepared to obtain Euros in advance of your trip. The bathroom shower is small by American standards; if I were redesigning the bathroom I would substitute a larger shower and remove the bidet, but perhaps that's just me. The boat's exterior had recently been painted, so on our trip the boat was listing slightly to one side, which meant that the water on the shower floor needed to be pushed toward the floor drain. This may be fixed soon. Finally, be aware that because all waste is pumped out of the boat (so it doesn't flow into the canal), no paper waste may be flushed down the toilet. This takes getting used to, but is not a problem at all. The owner provides an air-tight waste bin next to the toilet to address this issue.

Overall this boat is a lovely "springboard" from which to see all of Amsterdam, and then fully relax on a relatively quiet part of the canals in the evening. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live on the canals (in complete comfort), give this one a try!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Muy bien

  • 4 of 5

Un ambiante muy agradable , y un servicio perfecto

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Tempo Doeloe Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

We have spent a fantastic week on the houseboat Tempo Doeloe in the heart of Amsterdam. The suit is very comfortable, the location excellent. It was very pleasant to wake up every morning to the gently rocking waves of the first tourist boats bypassing. The hospitality of the stuff is prominent. We would recomend to everybody to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you aboard. Till next time! Ruth & Julie
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5

Una experiencia inolvidable.

  • 5 of 5

Barco es precioso muy limpio, acogedor,enorme solo se me ocurren comentarios buenos , nos encontrábamos cómo en casa.Ademas de estar muy bien situado. Estamos deseando volver pronto. Ruth nos lo facilitó mucho y rápido.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Schiphol Amsterdam Airport
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Amsterdam Passenger Terminal
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A10
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Zandvoort aan Zee
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Old Center, Netherlands

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$510
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$425
From
A$482
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
A$2,833
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$71 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$425
limpieza A$85

Business hours 09.00 - 21.00 - arrivals / departures outside these times only at special request against additional fee of 30 EUR.
Special rates apply in fair periods, Marathon, King's Day, Christmas and NYE.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat rental in Old Center, Netherlands

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 125 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    - 2 single bed , 1 cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming