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Luxury Amsterdam Canal Houseboat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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 few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 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
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
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

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average rating of 4.9565215 based on 89 reviews
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: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
5

Idyllic, iconic Amsterdam houseboat rental

  • 5 of 5

After my two grandchildren and I spent four nights on this spacious and comfortable houseboat, it's hard to imagine wanting to experience Amsterdam any other way. The kids loved living on the canal, feeding the ducks, watching the tour boat traffic and hearing the water gently lapping against the sides at bedtime. The houseboat is close to tram stops, restaurants and grocery stores and is beautifully furnished and maintained. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Living like a local in Amsterdam!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the canal house and felt like a local. The accommodations were very nice and updated. The deck was a nice place to relax with a glass of wine in the evening while watching all the sightseeing boats drive by. The location was very convenient and within walking distance to many nice restaurants and a supermarket. I would highly recommend the accommodations and the overall experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was clean, well equiped, and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay on the canal boat. It is in a good location for walking to the main sites or taking the tram. There is a small gorcery store near by which was more than adequate for the amount of cooking we did during our stay. We enjoyed being on the canal and having the tourists on the tour boats take our pictures, as if we were locals.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada
5

Very comfortable houseboat with lots of room

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed on the houseboat for 4 nights. We were very comfortable and felt lucky to have such beautiful accommodation while staying in Amsterdam. The beds were very comfortable, the living room/kitchen area was very spacious and well equipped, and it was very nice to sit outside when the weather cooperated. It was great to have a washer & dryer as well as a safe to lock our valuables in while we were out.

Be aware that many canal tour boats and party boats do cruise by so if you want privacy you need to sit inside & close the blinds - otherwise you can sit outside & wave at all the people going by.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento
5

Lovely, soothing, comfortable stay in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed having the houseboat as our Amsterdam home for five nights. My husband had worried that a houseboat might not be very comfortable, but on the contrary, it was spacious, modern, and well appointed. We liked the easy walk to Utrechtstrasse and its many not-too-touristy restaurants and shops. And though it's a bit hard for me to explain (especially while still jet-lagged after our return trip), the experience of being on the water, and part of the life of the canal, was very special.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.

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