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Joost Naber

Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, dutch

Authentic Ship,Green and Quiet Canal in Center of Amsterdam

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this Grachtengordel holiday house boat

1 living room, 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom, 1toilet, 75m2 , 800 ft2 ship

Welcome to the "Nashatram", surrounded by beautiful floating gardens this 110 year old ship was formerly used as transport ship. Completely rebuilt and redesigned by the owner and his father it now averages 75m2 , 800 ft2.

Located on a very quiet and green canal in the center of Amsterdam within walking distance of Waterlooplein, flea market, the zoo, botanical gardens and the river Amstel with the famous Skinny Bridge this ship is just 100 meters from a metro station.

Centrally heated this ship is cozy and warm through winter and very bright due to many skylights and windows all around. The spacious living room and open kitchen which are entered on a private terrace by stairs includes blinds, wifi and Imac with external speakers, flatscreen tv with dvd. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, espresso machine, electric oven, 5 burner gas stove with wok burner etc. Toilet entered from living room.

Attached to the bedroom a bathroom with bath, shower, sink and washing and drying machine including towels, soap etc.

Bedroom with double bed, reached by short stairs including bed linen and extra bed linen. Sleeping couch in living room (double bed).

Plenty outside space with front deck terrace, roof terrace and a terrace at entrance with seats and a garden on the streetside with herbs for cooking, flowers, fruit trees and bamboo.

As the owners live on this houseboat with their 4 year old daughter when it is not rented the atmosphere is very homely and they will be very helpful with questions regarding the neighborhood, like about transport, tourist attractions, bike rental etc.

Children friendly, toys and baby cot available at request.

Non-Smoking, smoking only outside on terrace.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joost Naber (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, dutch

About Joost Naber

The owner has been living on this canal since 1985. He bought this old ship from 1905 in 1997 and completely rebuilt it from scratch in 2000, only the hull is original.

Joost Naber purchased this house boat in 1997


based on 11 traveller reviews

Authentic Ship,Green and Quiet Canal in Center of Amsterdam
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Exceptional getaway

  • 5 of 5

A tremendous, bright and welcoming boat on a quiet canal. A perfect weekend of sunshine sitting on the deck. Extraordinry in every way! Joost and his family are wonderful hosts that made every detail perfect.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect Amsterdam home

  • 5 of 5

My family of 3 spent a short week in this boathouse, and it helped to make our time in Amsterdam unique and complete. Joost and his family made us feel so comfortable and welcome. We found the ship to be clean, bright, comfortable, well-arranged, and charming, and the extras that were waiting to welcome us we so kind. Everything (kitchen, bathrooms, internet, etc.) worked well, so we could relax and just enjoy the place. We also lucked out with a personal tour of the canals, which was memorable and very much appreciated.

The ship is in an ideal location, as everything in the city is easily walkable but you can avoid the noise of the Old Center. Amsterdam is a lovely place to visit; staying here made our trip so much more memorable, as it felt like we were truly staying in a canal city. I highly recommend this place. Thanks to Joost & Kiek for sharing your wonderful boathouse with us!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

In der Woche nach Ostern erlebten wir eine wunderbare Zeit auf dem Hausboot von Joost. Es liegt in einer ruhigen Gracht mitten in der Innenstadt. Joost hat uns freundlich und mit guter deutscher Sprachkenntnis empfangen. So kleine Gesten, wie ein Teller Obst und eine Flasche Wein auf dem Tisch, waren genauso angenehm, wie die Einrichtung des Bootes. Es ist alles da, was man braucht und auch einige Annehmlichkeiten, wie kostenloses WLAN und gute Heizung. Dabei bleibt es ein Boot mit Pumpe und Lüftung und ist kein Luxusapartment. Auf einem Boot lebt man anders und bekommt dadurch gerade das richtige Amsterdamgefühl. Joost, vielen Dank, für die Bootstour durch die Grachten und das Bier an der Mühle. Wir würden am Liebsten gleich wieder kommen.

Sabine und Torsten Schneider

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful houseboat and hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our family of two adults and two young boys had the pleasure of renting Joost and Kiek's sun-filled houseboat for a week in March. The boat had everything we needed to be comfortable, including a well-equipped kitchen that enabled us to make full meals. The location is fantastic, being just around the corner from a metro (subway) stop and an Albert Heijn supermarket, and a 10-minute walk to the amazing Artis zoo, home to the happiest zoo animals you'll ever meet. Joost was always quick to respond and easy to deal with, and he and Kiek went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. (Thanks again for the loan of the scooter!) We say why pay more for a boring hotel room when you can have the memorable experience of living on a canal in a genuine boat? Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was wonderful meeting you, so happy you had a great time and felt at home on our ship. Hope to meet again!
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Super péniche

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un week end de 3 jours parfait, la peniche est propre, les lits sont confortables (même le clic clac du salon).

L'accueil a été chaleureux. Il y avait deja sur place tout le necessaire pour se preparer le petit dej (thé, cafe, confiture dans le frigo, sucre...).

Il manque juste une mini table de salon avec 1 ou 2 pouf pour pouvoir s'installer confortablement à 4.

Merci à Joost et et sa femme. :)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, great boat and very friendly host .

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our little vacation in Amsterdam and our stay at the houseboat lived up to all expectations .

The boat was perfect for our family including our little chihuahua .

The boat´s location was perfect in a quiet area and within walking distance to the center of Amsterdam .

The city was exciting and people welcoming and friendly .

The whole family - adults, teenagers and dog - highly recommend Joost' houseboat.

We will definitely come back :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jens, It was very nice to have your family stay at our houseboat and we are very happy that you had a comfortable ,quiet and happy time. Hope to welcome you again. Warmest regards, Joost and Kiek
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amstel station
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Car: not necessary

Canal near Amstel river,skinny bridge,zoo,Waterlooplein market,Synagogue,Oosterpark,Hermitage museum,Photography museum,Heineken brewery,old center


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Grachtengordel, Netherlands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
1 Nov 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest
28 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season 2
9 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

check-in at 16h00 PM , check-out 11h00 AM

20% deposit with Paypal (Also payable with credit card), rest sum in cash at arrival/check-in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Bath with shower,sink and washing and drying machine
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon , Sleep sofa in living room sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis