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DirectStay Holiday Rentals

Member since: 2007
Speaks english, dutch

A charming 2 bedroom terrace apartment.

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Amsterdam-Oost holiday house boat

‘Fortunato’ is a very charming and child-friendly houseboat.

‘Fortunato’ is a very charming and child-friendly houseboat. It has a terrace, where you can enjoy breakfast or play games while sitting next to the water. Next to the boat is a garden available that you are welcome to use.

Jan, the owner of the houseboat, has a few special offers: First, he rents out bicycles. By bike, you can easily get to the centre of the city in about 5 minutes. Jan would also be glad to take you on a bicycle tour through Amsterdam, or, if desired, a boat tour through the canals of the city. Further, Jan offers the services as a personal chauffeur for tours to other cities in the Netherlands worth visiting. Also, cities in Belgium, like Antwerp or Brussels, or Cologne and Aachen in Germany, can be arranged.

The boat is not shared with anyone else so your privacy is assured.

Living room

- Very bright, since there is a lot of daylight coming in.

- TV with 32 canals

- Stereo (CD, DVD, Radio)


- 1 large bedroom with 2 beds, a TV and 2 children’s beds can be added.

- 1 smaller bedroom with 2 beds.


- Open kitchen


- Shower

- Sink

- Separate toilet


- General heating

- Bed linen and towels included

- Free parking space 1 km from the accommodation

- Luggage storage is offered on the day of arrival and departure

- No pets allowed (except for animals that assist a handicap)

- Smoking is only allowed on the deck and not in the boat.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
DirectStay Holiday Rentals (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, dutch

Guestbook comments from the manager

we had a wonderful time in Amsterdam. The house boat was clean, well equipped and nicely decorated (the shower is amazing!). It accommodated four adults with ease. The location, away from the main drag, was peaceful but a choice of two trams and a bus stop all nearby meant that getting into down town Amsterdam was a breeze. The boat has a beautiful patio area into the canal, we ate breakfast here in the morning and enjoyed afternoon drinks as the sun went down. The resident swans, heron and ducks on the canal provided the wildlife! The micro brewery in a windmill nearby was a lovely hub of local activity with some pleasant beers to sample. Jan the owner went above and beyond to help us, organising our arrival and departure was a breeze and he was most accommodating. I would thoroughly recommend the house boat if you're looking for a real taste of life in Amsterdam, will definitely return.
Sep 2011
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based on 14 traveller reviews

A charming 2 bedroom terrace apartment.
average rating of 4.357143 based on 16 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Amsterdam and the "Lucky Piper" and Jan had a lot to do with our stay being unforgettable! Jan is the nicest guy; he picked us up and drove us to the boat and even drove us to a supermarket along the way. The boat is so cosy and well equipped. It was cold outside the day we arrived but the boat heated up in no time. It's in a nice and quiet neighbourhood, the tram is just around the corner and takes you downtown in under 15 minutes. We didn't cook but it looked like everything you need is there! (I can recommend "Drover's Dog" and the "Wilde Zwijnen" for meals, both about 10 minutes walk...) We would definitely come back and stay there again when we're in Amsterdam!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great owner

  • 3 of 5

My 3 friends and me went to this house to have a relaxing weekend as we have just turned 40! The house was freezing cold when we arrived at around 7pm as the heating didn't work. Nevertheless, the owner was really kind and returned our money back, looked for a hotel and paid our taxi. We can't say much about the house as we didn't stay enough time.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great stay

  • 5 of 5

a very nice boat and Jan was very friendly. The swans next to the veranda are so beautiful. The weather was rainy, but We enjoyed the view to the River on the veranda. Everthing was clean inside the boat and it was a perfect weekend in Amsterdam.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review!!!!!
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Lovely relaxing apartment

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. Ideally located for the city. A lovely houseboat and we had a relaxing stay. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Book this boat now!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing houseboat! You get alot for your money. The location is great, with close proximity the Artis Royal Zoo and Dappermarkt. The best vacation decision i've ever made.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jan's Houseboat

  • 5 of 5

The boat was great, what I needed to get away with the boys. In a convenient location, and very private. Only missed the star because of wifi and no iron, the key also snapped in the door! Other than that would definitely use this boat again and would recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Many bars
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Plenty of restaurants
Car: not necessary

The houseboat is located in Zeeburgerpad in a pleasant and quiet neighbourhood. It’s close to the centre of Amsterdam, easily accessible by car or public transportation.

Nearby, you will find the Funen windmill and a microbrewery called “het ij”. Latter has an open tasting room from Wednesdays to Sundays.

Within a 15 minute walking distance you will pass by Artis Magistrallis, the zoo, the former VOC warehouse, and the Waterlooplein, where you can find Amsterdam’s most famous flee market.

Close to the houseboat you also will find nice cafés where you can relax and enjoy yourselves.

Busses and trams pass by every 10 minutes, the closest stop is within a 3-minute walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Amsterdam-Oost, Netherlands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
4 Nov 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add A$23 per night, per additional guest
28 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$36

Deposit required to book. Balance payable in cash on arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat rental in Amsterdam-Oost, Netherlands

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • Two children’s beds can also be added to the large bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Cd player Freezer Luggage storage is offered on the day of arrival and departure