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Luxurious houseboat experience on the river Amstel - Houseboat Janna

Bedrooms 2
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Houseboat Janna

Houseboat Janna contains a tastefully decorated and luxurious apartment of 60 square meter with a private entrance, sun-deck, a simple pantry 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.

About the property

The houseboat is located on the river Amstel in al family friendly area in the Pijp quartier. It has a private entrance and free internet access (private router), has two ships cabins with a double bed each, has a bathroom and toilet and a simple pantry.

And also:

• has free wifi

• is provided with free bed linen and towels

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

• is a self catered accommodation with a simple pantry

• is comfortable for maximum 4 guests

• is a non smoking accommodation

• is an original ship therefore it is less suitable for elderly or disabled people

More Details

Coleta, your hostess and captain of the houseboats
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

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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Available Rentals

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


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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Houseboat Janna
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 20 reviews

A very special place

  • 5 of 5

Coleta's houseboat was a comfortable home for me and my friends for four days/nights. From the boat we walked everywhere – location is really central and convenient for the museums. Although Amsterdam in February was rainy and cold, the boat was warm and cosy. But most importantly, its spirit made our trip very special.

Coleta is a wonderful host, friendly and helpful.

I would return back and would highly recommend the boat to everybody.

Elena, London

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. You were lovely guests.
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Cozy Houseboat with a young child

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed on Houseboat Janna for five nights with our 21 month old son. The houseboat is so cozy and comfortable, so we were extremely relaxed while we stayed there. The kitchen was great for cooking, so we didn't feel the need to always go out for meals.

The location is really convenient, close to the metro and an easy walk to downtown. We were able to get around easily with our young son. My son and I were able to walk to the science museum downtown and take the metro without much effort.

Our hostess was very welcoming and made herself available to help us with any request.

I would recommend this spot to anyone, and if I ever return to Amsterdam I plan to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Place to Stay in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

Myself and a friend stayed on the Avontuur and it was a fantastic experience in every regard. The boat itself was incredibly clean and comfortable and surprisingly very spacious. The houseboat warmed up very quickly for some chilly nights and the beds were extremely comfortable. For people wanting to explore Amsterdam it's in a perfect location. It's within a 20 minute walk of everything you could need but also very close to the Metro station as well as the Tram system. There's awesome places to eat and drink all over. Coleta was an awesome host meeting us at check in and was the best help we got in regards to suggestions on what to do and see. Absolutely recommend this experience!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

A great place to stay and experience Amsterdam.

  • 5 of 5

My family of four were very pleased with the Janna houseboat. It was very well located for visiting my family (two nieces and one nephew) and very near to the center of Amsterdam.

Our host, Coleta, was very welcoming, helpful and easy to communicate with.

The houseboat was comfortable and spacious. The beds were comfortable, the bathroom clean and the boat was warm. We were even able to invite my family onto the boat for drinks and food. There were 12 of us and it was 'gezellig' as the Dutch say.

The location on the Amstel river in the Diamond District was excellent for experiencing Amsterdam at a local level. It was easy to go shopping and eat out nearby. The van Woustraat is nearby and has many shops, cafes and good take out food.

The boat was easy to get to by tram from the train station and trams provided good connections to all the main sights of Amsterdam. I would definitely recommend renting bikes for the best experience of Amsterdam.

I would recommend the houseboat Janna to friends and family.

Hugo A. Roell

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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

The houseboat is located in a family friendly area on one of the best spots on the river Amstel in the Quartier Latin of Amsterdam, called De Pijp and is just a 10 to 20 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