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Centrally Located Family Houseboat Close To Dam Square, Museum District, Jordaan

Bedrooms 2
Space 75 m²
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Have a unique experience of Amsterdam on a spacious and light homely houseboat, situated on a picturesque canal among the real local Amsterdammers of Oud-West. We ask our guests to be aware of this and respect our lovely neighbours.

This neighborhood is without a doubt one of the most authentic and original parts of the city, we are proud to say that this area does not have any tourist traps and you can truly experience great variety, food and shops among the locals.

And yet must-sees such as the Dam Square, Vondelpark, Westerpark, Anne Frank House, van Gogh and Rembrandt museums are all located within walking distance!

Meander to the oldest part of the city called the Jordaan to enjoy boutique shopping and fantastic food, or walk to the theatre district and enjoy the great nightlife around the Leidse Square.

The boat is quite large with its 15 meters length and 5 meters width!

There are 2 bedrooms. One comfortable and spacious master bedroom with a big double bed (180x210 cm).

Adjacent is the second bedroom with a comfortable double bed (160x200 cm). It is a nice room with soft sheep wool carpet.

Next to the second bedroom you will find a stylish Italian tiled bathroom with a bathtub and big rain shower in it.

The kitchen runs across the second bedroom and the bathroom. It is equipped with a professional Boretti gasstove and oven, microwave/oven, fridge, dishwasher and you will find a washing machine and a dryer. Iris loves cooking and you'll find many cookbooks and spices, pots and pans etc. The drawers are fully stocked with all you can think of in order to make a complete diner for your family.

And if you don’t feel like cooking, rest assured, you are surrounded by some of the best restaurants in town.

The livingroom is about a comfortable 25 square meters and filled with natural light through all the windows. We particularly love our natural curtains being the floating garden next to our window where you will find birdlife happily going about their business. Furthermore there is a large flatscreen with digital television, a dvd/cd player with a dolby surround sound system. The great thing of living on a boat is that you live in a free-standing water villa and you won't annoy the neighbors when playing your favorite tune!

We have of course a child-seat and we have a playpen at your disposal.

All rooms have water view and there is WiFi and cable connection.

Not that you would hopefully need it in Summer but there is floor heating all through the boat.

Also the boat has a small terrace and a little settee between the boat and the street level.

We wish to share the great experience of living in this gorgeous part of Amsterdam on this beautiful canal!

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More Details

Juul Steyn
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, german, dutch
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Juul Steyn

Hi there, thanks for visiting our personal page, and hopefully we'll meet soon at our houseboat! We lived on this boat for 7 years now and really enjoyed every moment of it. You can really call us houseboat enthusiasts, with a huge love for the great life on the water. Iris is a child psychologist and Juul is an entrepreneur and fishing guide, and we both love the hospitality business. So be welcome!

Juul Steyn purchased this house boat in 2007

Why Juul Steyn chose Amsterdam

The Babeth is without a doubt one of the most beautiful houseboats around. The well designed boat with curved ceilings, lovely portholes and huge windows in the living room are just a few reasons why we fell in love with this boat. A few other reasons: it's very close to various supermarkets, nightshops, restaurants, bars and of course the great Jordaan area. Just have a look around and convince yourself

What makes this house boat unique

Perfect location close to bars, restaurants, entertainment and shops. The architecture will make you feel at home right away. And you'll never be bored in this lively part of Amsterdam. Just walk out the door and start walking in any given direction and you will be surprised about the variety of things of interest!


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

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed
  • All rooms have water front view and a large closet for your convenience.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Centrally Located Family Houseboat Close To Dam Square, Museum District, Jordaan
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 41 reviews

The Perfect Getaway right in Amsterdam!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this place was wonderful. One of the owner's, Juul met us at the boat when we arrived to show us everything. The boat itself is beautiful, with views everywhere of the canal. Only a few steps away though is tram or bus to anywhere (we walked every day instead, only using the tram once after a long day). An amazing ice cream place is right across the street. If you're vegetarian, only a short walk away is "Meatless District" which turned out to be really good, but make reservations....So many places close by. There's a convenient washer/dryer, a beautiful bathroom with heated towel rack, floor heat, extra comfortable beds. We were entertained by a few really cute birds each morning and evening (swan, coot and mallards). It was so great to just come home to this Shangri-la after a long day sight seeing. Juul recently had the room planted as a green roof with sedum and it looks extraordinary. I wish we had had some sun to sit up there and have happy hour, but it will be enjoyed by others, I'm sure. Thanks so much for one of my best vacations ever.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoy Amsterdam from a unique perspective.

  • 5 of 5

While the price of the property seemed a bit high, we decided to go ahead and pay for the unique experience of staying on a houseboat in Amsterdam. The pictures depict the property accurately, but I would add that it's in a nice neighborhood and is close to a market and the tram line. Juul was an excellent host and met us at the property exactly when he said he would, then gave us operating instructions for the houseboat. Our daughter especially enjoyed feeding bread to the ducks from our living room window. A great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location on gorgeous canal boat, excellent for families

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 4 nights in Amsterdam & spent a lot of time just enjoying our houseboat- great way to experience Amsterdam. Everything is very conveniently located & the boat has everything a family needs. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing experience on a houseboat in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

So happy with our choice to stay here! The location was perfect - walking distance to everything we needed. The houseboat was bright and airy and simply delightful. Sitting on top on the little patio with a coffee in the morning was as close as you come to perfection! We would definitely stay here again:) thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy living on a houseboat in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay on this wonderful houseboat property. Location is great,. Walkable to center city, the Joordan neighborhood, parks, grocery, etc. Quite a treat to wake up every morning on the water and watch the ducks float by. The owner is wonderful and accommodating. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient location patio needs cleaning broken bottles better seating

  • 4 of 5

Very convenient to restaurants and sites but could use some exterior sprucing up would recommend improving top Patio and cleaning up bottles and debris

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Schiphol Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Du Cap, De Nieuwe Liefde, Azur Bleu, Pastis etc
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Ferry to Amsterdam North
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
The International
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A10 to Utrecht, Schiphol, The Hague
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Il Fuoco vivo, Burrito, Du Cap, Azur Blue, Orontes
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
City Beach 'Strand West'
Car: not necessary

The upcoming area 'Oud West' is without a doubt one of the hottest places to be right now. No tourist traps, loads of great shops, organic products and fantastic small restaurants at walking distance. Stay with us and experience how it is to live like a real Amsterdam local!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Oud West, Netherlands

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$44.94

Amsterdam charges a 5.5% rate as tourist tax. We are obliged to pay this.

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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