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Luxury Amsterdam Canal Houseboat

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


About the property

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


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.


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.


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.


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

Harm Jan Kinkhorst
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, german, italian, dutch
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

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

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • 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 ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • 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
two bedrooms with private shower and sink in each bedroom.


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Luxury Amsterdam Canal Houseboat
average rating of 4.939394 based on 99 reviews
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Amazing New Year's vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay on the houseboat for four night's over the New Year's Eve/New Year's Day holiday. We are a family of three so having two bedrooms and two showers really helped. We enjoyed the privacy of a single home. Very convenient to grocery stores, restaurants, public transportation. Loved having a clothes washer and dryer in the houseboat. Beds were very comfortable, all the amenities we needed were there, everything was explained to us when we checked in! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay on the houseboat! Cozy and comfortable great location and honestly better than expected.

  • Review Submitted: 04/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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  • 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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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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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Grachtengordel, Netherlands

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$55 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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