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Coleta, your hostess and captain of the houseboats

Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

Luxurious houseboat experience on the river Amstel - Houseboat Janna

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this De Pijp holiday boat

Original houseboat with private entrance on the best spot on the river Amstel

All our houseboats are located on the river Amstel in the Pijp quartier. Each houseboat has a private entrance and free internet access (private router), has two ships cabins with a double bed each and has a fully equipped kitchen, with a stove, microwave, coffeemaker.

And also:

• have free wifi

• are provided with free bed linen and towels

• have 2 ships cabins (with a double bed per cabin)

• are comfortable for maximum 4 guests

• are non smoking apartments

• are original ships therefore they are less suitable for elderly or disabled people

Details for Houseboat Janna 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Houseboat Janna contains a tastefully decorated and luxurious apartment of 60 square meter with a private entrance, sun-deck, fully equipped kitchen and a full size bathroom. The houseboat has typical Dutch details in red, white and blue. Please check the description at each photo to see which ones belong to the Janna. In this lovely stand-alone houseboat apartment you will be warmly welcomed by your hostess, Coleta. She knows Amsterdam by heart and can help you find your way around town.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Coleta, your hostess and captain of the houseboats (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

About Coleta, your hostess and captain of the houseboats

Your hostess and captain of the houseboat, Coleta knows Amsterdam by heart and loves to help you find your way around town.

Not only does she speak English, French, Spanish, Italian and German, she will go the extra mile to make your stay unforgettable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wonderful place to stay to visit amsterdam and lovely owners!"

Stayed here for a few days to explore amsterdam after a business trip. Great location. Very central to everything - can walk to city center in a few minutes. Train and train stop is very close. There is a nice park nearby. Shopping and museums were very close too.

And the best of all - staying in a houseboat is a really nice experience.

Didn't do a lot of cooking as I wanted to try out all the great amsterdam restaurants. But the house boat has a fully equipped kitchen - great for all the breakfast items that Coleta had set up.

Can't wait to visit in spring/summer in amsterdam and stay in Janna - to get a different feel of the city!

Coleta was very friendly and welcoming. Gave a lot of information about the city and maps etc. Lots of tips on shopping and food!
Nov 2010
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Houseboat Janna
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews
Kraków, Poland

Great stay on the river

  • 5 of 5

We were very curious and somewhat worried how it would be to sleep on a boat in the early spring time. What a nice surprise! The boat was very comfortable for four of us and was located not far from the city center (however, trams are better option than walking). It was clean, well equipped and warm. I especially value the communication with the owner before and during the stay. Coleta answered very quickly and gave all details I needed. That was really very pleasant stay and if I’m again in Amsterdam I’ll certainly choose the same boat.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was nice having you here with us in Amsterdam. We hope to welcome on board you again. --Coleta
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Terrific Houseboat stay in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

Wake up in the morning to see the city wake up on the Amstel river. The houseboat is very clean, bright and well equipped. It is a 7min walk to tram, a 20 minute walk to Rijks museum, 30 min walk to Anne Frank museum at center of town. Though street noise is heard inside the houseboat, it is low and not loud. The interior is roomier than expected. A 6ft tall person can stand without hitting ceiling. The four of us slept very comfortably in the two double beds. The area is safe to walk anytime of day, just stay off the well marked bike path. The hosts are attentive and of obviously proud of Amsterdam. They are professional and live nearby for any needs or concerns. The hosts are responsive to email so made pre-booking and arrival easy. We had a late night flight arrival and they met us without any problem or extra fee. The houseboat is larger than other rentals in the city. The kitchen is well equipped with numerous dishes, large stove, a refrigerator and microwave. There are heaters if needed during cold months. The pictures show it as described. Across the street is a coffee shop and a block away is CTaste, a unique dark dining restaurant. Great experience, well priced vs hotel and easy to walk to city centre.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were lovely guests. Thanks for visiting us and our beautiful city Amsterdam. We hope to welcome you again on one of our houseboats.
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De la part de Bourguignons et Alsaciens.

  • 4 of 5

Excellent séjour à Amsterdam grâce en partie, à l'accueil de Coleta sur ses péniches. Hébergement insolite à recommander ! .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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tres bon sejour a amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

nous avons passé un excellent séjour à amsterdam grace à l hebergement sur la péniche < original et bien équipé> , grace aussi à la localisation dans la ville et surtout grace à l' accueil de Coletta et stan < qui font de la location mais avec un coté très proche et serviables de leurs hotes>

nous recommandons vivement cette location .

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Soggiorno ad Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

Arrivati al "janna" siamo stati accolti in modo accogliente. La casa è carina e ben tenuta così come si vede dalle fotografie. Il frigo è stato riempito con tutto il necessario per la colazione: c'era caffè, tè e succhi di frutta,pane, uova, formaggio. I padroni di casa sono stati disponibili quando abbiamo chiesto informazioni. Ci è piaciuto soggiornare in un posto tipico olandese. Diverso dai soliti Hotel e molto più economico.

Posizione ottima per muoversi con i mezzi. Abbastanza vicino alla città ma lontano da tutto il caos di una grande città.

La barca si trova sul Amstel lungo una piacevole passeggiata lungo il fiume e canali del centro di Amsterdam.

E' stata una esperienza molto particolare.

Coleta è dolcissima.

Se andata ad Amsterdam soggiornate al "Janna"

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best place to stay in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

To be honest we were a little worried about staying on a houseboat in the depths of a Dutch winter but we were tired of staying in the rubbish and overpriced hotels that we always booked in the past. As soon as we arrived at the 'Janna' those worries went out of the window. We were greated with a warm and inviting 'home' for the weekend with all the extra touches to make our stay that bit more special. The fridge was filled with everything we could need for a couple of empty stomachs and there was coffee, tea and juice for the mornings. Maps were provided and the wonderful hosts Coleta, Stanley and Sage were full of ideas for things to do and places to go off the beaten track. We loved the mix of traditional Dutch with modern design in the interior of the boathouse and the location was perfectly situated - close enough to town but away from all the chaos of a big city.

We will definitely be booking the Janna again and are looking forward to fitting in all the things we didn't get a chance to do this time.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Kilometres
Central Station Amsterdam
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Amstel Station Amsterdam
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
RAI (S 109) / S 110 or S 112
Car: not necessary

Houseboat Janna is located on one of the best spots on the river Amstel in the Quartier Latin of Amsterdam, called De Pijp and is just a 10 minutes walk to most tourist attractions like the Rijksmuseum, the Heineken Experience, the Hermitage, RAI congress centre, the old centre of Amsterdam, one of the nicest shopping area’s of Amsterdam called “Utrechtsestraat” and lots of good restaurants.

Janna has just been renovated end of 2010 (bathroom end of 2011), contains a tastefully decorated and comfortable apartment of almost 60 square meter with a private entrance. In this lovely ambiance you will be warmly welcomed by your hostess, Coleta. She knows Amsterdam by heart and can help you find your way around town.

At arrival she will provide you with a list of “must sees” in Amsterdam and surroundings.

Janna is a non-smoking apartment, there are no pets allowed and

check-in -- 16.00h

check-out -- 11.00h

Other Activities: canal biking; canoeing; rowing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday boat in De Pijp, Netherlands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October - last minute Rate
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter holiday
23 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
winter nights
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$72
Refundable Damage Deposit A$286
Tax Rate 6.0%

The key deposit is 200 Euro per stay and the cleaning costs are 50 Euro per stay
Rates include: Tourist tax & VAT

Moderate policy details:
If the guest pays the full balance on time, they receive a 50% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least four weeks before check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday boat rental in De Pijp, Netherlands

Property Type:
  • boat (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Relaxing bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Have the full houseboat experience in the heart of the Amsterdam

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