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Houseboat 'Floating Gardens' Within Walking Distance Of The Historic Center

Bedrooms 1
Space 65 m²
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Houseboat With 1 Bedroom And A Sofa Bed

Welcome to 'Floating Gardens', a groovy houseboat within walking distance of the historic center of Amsterdam. This floating apartment is surrounded by greenery in the form of gardens on the shore and floating gardens in the water. It has a terrace on the waterside as well as one on the shoreside.

It includes a well equipped kitchen with dish washer, refrigerator, freezer, stove, oven micro-wave and other small electric appliances for those who love to cook.

There is a bedroom with a luxurious boxspring bed. The bedroom can be separated from the livingroom by a sliding door.

It has a bathroom with a combined bathtub and shower and there's a separate toilet. Furthermore there is wifi, television, a sound installation for your mp3 player, a piano and a washing machine with built in dryer.

There’s a normal thermostat heater so it is comfortable here during the winter. Just think of it as a floating bungalow and as a unique way to stay in Amsterdam!

More Details

Property Manager
Jack Naber
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, german, dutch
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

About Jack Naber

Jack has been living and working on this houseboat since 1985 and has completely renovated the place in recent years.

Jack Naber purchased this house boat in 1985


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

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , There's a double sleep sofa in the living room
  • The bedroom is separated from the living area by a sliding door. All the windows in the houseboat have shutters.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Staying on a houseboat in Amsterdam guarantees for a unique and unforgettable experience that is typical for Amsterdam and Holland. The owner of this houseboat has lived in Amsterdam most of his life and is happy to help you in any way he can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Houseboat 'Floating Gardens' Within Walking Distance Of The Historic Center
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Washington DC


  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Paris with our one year old Sonya, and Jack's houseboat was exactly the break we needed. First, you can't go wrong. The home used to be a recording studio. Thus, it's got this great, tasteful 70's funk decor. Jack is also a renaissance man. Beyond music he's a carpenter and electrician. The bathroom, the shower, the kitchen...all the wood work and lighting was done by himself. The attention and detail put into the houseboat is apparent to a degree in the photos, but rest assured, once you are there, you'll be even more impressed.

When we arrived Jack had fruit for us, beer in the fridge, ideas and advice on where to go and what to see. He took us for a boat ride. And for a fee he drove us to the airport. There's a small pad that you can't see well in the photos with room for a couple of chairs so you can sit outside and watch the canal and feed the ducks. The windows are also big and beautiful so you can see the canal from all sides of the houseboat.

Again, we have a one year old. Jack was able to provide us with a crib. Other than moving a few things we were able to make the boat baby friendly within 5 minutes.

We can't say enough for the houseboat and Jack's hospitality. We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene Waterside Residence

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time on this houseboat. The interior was tastefully decorated and very cozy, and included everything you may need in a temporary residence. Our host Jack was very friendly and accommodating and we can only recommend this houseboat. It is located just outside the center of the city so you can get away from the noise and bustle of the city but always be within walking distance of major destinations. The boat is surprisingly spacious, and sometimes you forget you are literally floating on the canal. It was a unique and fantastic experience, and we can only recommend it for anyone wanting an authentic time in Amsterdam.

PS: Jack had four tourist passes which he let us borrow that gave us entry into all of the major museums. Great bonus.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay in Amsterdam. The boat was well equipped for all four of us. It was spacious and had everything we needed to feel very comfortable.

We walked everywhere and the boat was handy for all our sightseeing.

Jack was really helpful and his attention to detail in the boat was very impressive.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This property is great! It's relaxing and close to the metro. The owner was very nice and made sure we had everything we needed and more!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Matawan, NJ, USA


  • 5 of 5

This houseboat is fabulous! We have stayed in a lot of apartments on our trip around the world, but none come close to this! Jack is an excellent host. The love and thoughtfulness with which he outfitted his boat is obvious. It has everything you need and more! A gourmet chef would be happy to cook in this kitchen, if you are interested in preparing some of your own meals. The canal itself is quiet, far enough away from center to be peaceful, yet close enough to be convenient to the attractions.

We cannot recommend it highly enough!

Thanks, Jack !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unser Hausboot: besser kann man Amsterdam nicht erleben

  • 5 of 5

Von Anfang bis zum Schluss alles perfekt: pünktlich holte uns Jack, der Vermieter vom Hausboot vom Flughafen ab. Das Hausboot war noch schöner als die Bilder es zeigten: super sauber, gemütlich, hell und absolut perfekt eingerichtet! Alles, was man brauchte war vorhanden und noch mehr: zur Begrüßung Blumenstrauß, Flasche Wein, Holländische Waffeln, Nespresso Maschine, Museumseintrittskarten,.. "Fühlt Euch wie zu Hause" war Jack`s Empfehlung und das fiel uns leicht.

Das Hausboot ist großzügig, hell und warm (gut funktionierende Heizung), mit bequemen Betten, super Küche mit toller Ausstattung. und im Wohnbereich sogar schöne Lichteffekt für das "Wellnessfeeling". Außerdem liegt es

perfekt für Stadtentdeckungen zu Fuß! In nur wenigen Minuten erreicht man einen gut sortierten Supermarkt, Bars, Bäcker, Restaurant, Metro, Straßenbahn, aber auch die wunderbare Altstadt von Amsterdam, den Blumenmarkt, die Museen - kurz, alles was man eben in Amsterdam gerne sehen möchte. Das Leben auf dem Hausboot hat uns besonders gut gefallen: wir freuten uns über die Sicht auf die Grachten, die schwimmenden Gärten und das Blesshuhnnest vor unserem Schlafzimmerfenster. Beim Frühstück fütterten wir die die Enten und hofften auf die Schwanenbesuche. Als vierköpfige Familie (die Jüngste ist 9 Jahre) waren wir alle von unseren 4 Tagen Amsterdam begeistert und werden Jack und sein Hausboot unseren Freunden empfehlen und gerne jederzeit wieder kommen. Es war super!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Schiphol Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Amsterdam Harbour
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amsterdam Central station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Located in a canal right next to the Amstel river, this is a terrific spot to spend a holiday. The houseboat is docked in a fairly quiet neighborhood, with all major attractions nearby. The subway is around the corner, as well as trams and buses, even though the center of Amsterdam is small enough to explore by bike or even on foot.

Some of the major attractions in the neighborhood are the Waterloo Square (largest flea-market in Amsterdam), The Rembrandthouse, The Skinny Bridge, Artis (the zoo), Botanic Garden, the Amstel River and Carré, one of the most popular theaters in Amsterdam.

A little bit further away but still all at a walking distance are the Canal Cruise, Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum (The Nightwatch), The Van Gogh Museum, the Red Light District, the Vondelpark, the Floating Flower Market, the Dam Square and Rembrandtplein Square, and many theaters, bars and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Grachtengordel, Netherlands

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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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