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Authentic Ship,Green and Quiet Canal in Center of Amsterdam

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 any center spot and 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, amplifier, 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) with bedlinen underneath.

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

As the owners live on this houseboat with their 5 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

Joost Naber
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

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


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
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • 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


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Authentic Ship,Green and Quiet Canal in Center of Amsterdam
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews

A most unique and memorable Amsterdam experience

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at riads in Morocco, a tent in the Sahara, a water bungalow in the tropics... so it was just fitting to stay in a houseboat in Amsterdam! And Joost's houseboat provided that most unique and memorable experience! This houseboat was bright but warm and cozy, simple but modern, and absolutely comfortable and well maintained! It is close to public transportation and parking is available. Joost is a gracious and responsible host and responds to inquiries readily. If you stay in this houseboat, you do not need a view, because you are the view! Thank you, Joost, for sharing your home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 10/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the houseboat, the host was very accommodating and we will hopefully be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 19/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, and beautiful boat! We loved our time here and couldn’t imagine staying anywhere else in Amsterdam!

  • Review Submitted: 12/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Taylor, our pleasure, we loved having you stay in our ship!
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wonderful houseboat

  • 5 of 5

thank you guys!!

our holiday was wonderful! the houseboat was warm, beautiful, with lots of comfort.

we enjoyed our stay here.

thank you for everything.

Diana e Stefano

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again some day! Joost and Kiek
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Best house boat in Amsterdam!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. We visited 4 countries and by far this houseboat was the only place that felt like home for me and my family. The house boat was warm and had all the ammenities we needed. Our 3 year old enjoyed the toys and fruit. My husband and I were welcomed with fruit, beer and wine. We felt very loved. We actually enjoyed spending more time on the boat than sight seeing. We had the opportunity to play instruments, listen to an amazing vinyl collection and cook meals. We were centrally located to everything and we always had our host available for help. Everything from the plants to the disco ball made us feel right at home We can't wait to return. Thank you for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you over, we are very happy you spent so much time on our ship and enjoyed many facets, sure wish to see you again!
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Great fun to stay on a houseboat!

  • 5 of 5

All went as well as expected from the reviews. Comfortable houseboat and easy to find. Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere rather than a hotel room. Had a very enjoyable time!

  • Review Submitted: 06/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amstel station
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Car: not necessary

Canal near Amstel river,skinny bridge,zoo,Waterlooplein flea 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
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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