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Luxury Amsterdam Canal Houseboat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Space 70 m²
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House Boat, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

LIVING ON A HOUSEBOAT

Experience a unique way of life, the freedom of your own apartment, privacy and independence, the typical Amsterdam charm of living on the water. Fall asleep at night to the gentle rocking of the boat, wake up the next morning to the sound of ducks and swans swimming past.

The boat is perfectly located on a small canal right between the old city centre and trendy neighbourhood ‘De Pijp’ in Amsterdam. Just around the corner from the boat is the river Amstel, the river the city took its name from.

THE BOAT

Recently the houseboat was completely renovated and modernised. It measures a total of 70 m2, has an elegant modern design, luxurious with some antique touches. It has large windows all around, it is a very bright place, like a bungalow on the water. It has a spacious living room with a fully fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms with queen sized (box spring) beds and a private sink/shower each. And maybe best of all, right on the water there’s a nice outside terrace from which to enjoy the ships passing by or watch the sunset over the water. The boat is ideally located for sunshine all day long, from a balcony breakfast to a sunset dinner.

FACILITIES

Modern kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven/microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee machine. Central heating in all rooms. Flatscreen TV, DVD player, soundsystem, wifi/highspeed internet. Two Bathrooms with private shower/sink, hairdryer. Separate toilet. Safety deposit box. Washing machine and dryer. Towels and linen (Egyptian cotton) provided.

LOCATION

This boat is located on the edge of the canal ring area, the 17th century historical center of Amsterdam (UNESCO World Heritage Listing). This is the area into which you can endlessly wander, discovering historical gabled houses and beautiful hidden courtyards. Cutting all the way through the canal ring is the Utrechtsestraat, a cozy and classy shopping street with great boutiques and a number of excellent bars and restaurants.

To the south the boat edges on ‘De Pijp’, formerly a 19th century working class area but with a recent influx of students and artists this area is often nicknamed the Dutch Quartier Latin with endless shopping, numerous bars and dozens of great restaurants. Cutting right through this area is the Albert Cuyp Market, Amsterdam’s largest open-air food market.

Public transportation is just a few steps away and takes you in a few minutes to the Museum area (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum) or across all canals all the way to Central Station.

Keywords: houseboat, apartment, light, city, centre, center, amsterdam, two bathrooms, kitchen, canals, market, restaurants, bars, spacious, independent, balcony, outside space

More Details

Owner
Harm Jan Kinkhorst
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, german, italian, dutch
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
13 November, 2017

About Harm Jan Kinkhorst

I am a free lance worker in the television industry. I love to travel and have tried to make this houseboat a perfect getaway in a unique city.

Harm Jan Kinkhorst purchased this house boat in 2011

What makes this house boat unique

Living on the water is probably the best way of spending your holiday in Amsterdam. Spend the evenings on the terrace, enjoy the swans and ducks in the morning. In short: live like a local in Amsterdam!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hausboot ist sehr schön, relativ zentral gelegen in einem ruhigen Viertel. Das Boot selbst ist für 4 Personen (wir waren als Familie, also Eltern mit 2 erwachsenen Kindern) optimal geeignet. Die Einrichtung ist komplett und ansprechend. Man hat alles was man für einen gelungenen Aufenthalt benötigt. Die Betten waren gut. Das jedes Schlafzimmer für sich ein eigenes Bad hat war optimal. Check in und check out war hervorragend. Wir würden dieses Hausboot sofort wieder buchen und können es uneingeschränkt weiter empfehlen.
May 2016
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
Notes:
two bedrooms with private shower and sink in each bedroom.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 4.965517 based on 95 reviews
5

Unique Experience.

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples travelling together. Our stay on the houseboat was wonderful. The boat was well equipped and the beds comfortable. It was fun to sit on the deck and watch the other boats on the canal. The location was convenient to grocery stores, restaurants, and public transportation. Carolien, the manager, greeted us on arrival, gave us an excellent overview to the boat and surrounding area, and arranged seamless taxi return to the airport. One thing of which a potential renter should be aware: the info indicates that there is a shower in each bedroom---this is true. We assumed this meant a full bath in each bedroom. However, there is only a sink and shower and just one toilet at the end of the hall. Larger groups may want to be aware of this.

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay on the houseboat and recommend it to travelers looking for a unique experience.

  • Review Submitted: 12/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Canal Houseboat

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience to see Amsterdam! Walking distance from several attractions or to the Metro station that can take you to Central. We purchased passes that made the stay perfect. Would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the houseboat! We felt like we were part of Amsterdam, not just visiting. The houseboat was spotlessly clean, very well outfitted with plenty of cooking implements, towels etc, and deceptively roomy - plenty of room for 4 adults to comfortably stay. All our correspondence was promptly answered, and Carolien did a fantastic job in warmly welcoming us, giving handy hints about local supermarkets etc. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 22/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this houseboat vacation was perfect!

We recommend it in the highest terms. Get a chance to live like the locals.

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A great place to relax and miss the other tourists

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Amsterdam many times and have wanted to stay on a house boat. This property definitely fulfilled that bucket list item. Carolien, the caretaker, was very helpful showed us where to shop and how to operate all the appliances, and even arranged a 4am taxi to Schipol the day of our departure. The house boat is roomy and equipped with everything from shopping bags and umbrellas to a hair dryer and wifi. The bed was wonderful, and the area becomes surprisingly quiet after dark, making for a very good night's sleep. The canal-side deck was a joy--swans and Eurasian coots looking for handouts, flocks of feral parakeets flying overhead, the parade of canal boats and bicycles were all very entertaining. We can hardly wait to return! Thanks very much!

  • Review Submitted: 08/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place snd clean

  • 5 of 5

Lovely to stay here for 4 days

Clean , modern , all the kitchen essential were there which is very nice of the owner , one negative thing is the dinning table with very tall chairs not easy to use .

Other than that

Amazing house boat 👍

  • Review Submitted: 09/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
A10
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Zandvoort
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Grachtengordel, Netherlands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$339
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$54 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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