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Luxurious houseboat experience on the river Amstel - Houseboat Avontuur

Bedrooms 2
Space 50 m²
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Houseboat Avontuur

Houseboat Avontuur contains a tastefully decorated and luxurious apartment of 50 square meter with a private entrance, a sun-deck, simple pantry and a bathroom. The Avontuur is a warm and light apartment with 2 cosy sleep cabins and 4 huge skylights in the livingroom. Please check the description at each photo to see which ones belong to the Avontuur. In this lovely 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:
24 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.

Available Rentals

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Accommodation and facilities for Houseboat Avontuur in De Pijp, Netherlands

Property Type:
  • boat
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • 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


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Houseboat Avontuur
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews

Really nice and original place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were really happy to experiment life in a houseboat! It was a great way to discover Amsterdam. The boat was really clean and comfortable and it was well located to discover the city. There are groceries just nearby. Coleta, the owner speaks perfectly French, she is really kind and gave us a lot of good advises. We warmly recomand this place for your stay in Amsterdam!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice venue, kind owner

  • 4 of 5

This houseboat is perfect for a 4 people family. Centrally located, 10 minutes bike from the nicest canals, 5 minutes from the Museums. Clean property, Coleta and her family are at your disposal for any specific question (they live close to the houseboat). We recommend this place to anyone interested in spending a few days in Amsterdam in a unique environment.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup/ grazie mille ;) --Coleta
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A fun experience to stay on an authentic canal boat

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the experience of staying on a real Amsterdam boat, the Janna. The beds are very cozy and comfortable and the kitchen well equipped for easy meals. It was fun to sit on the deck and watch the activity at the canoe club across the river. It is a boat, so be prepared to get in & out via a ladder! We loved the neighborhood, very quiet, lots of nice shops and restaurants. It is quick and easy to get into the heart of busy Amsterdam via frequently running trams. Really glad we stayed in a residential neighbourhood rather than the hotel district. Stanley was an excellent host! This would be especially fun for a family.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Amsterdam

  • 4 of 5

We (two adults and two kids) have spent 4 days on the avontuur and enjoyed it very much! Nice old dutch "woonboot", well equiped (WiFi, TV, Microwave, Dishwasher, Shower and Bathtub, fresh Towels etc.). And also enough place to have a drink or coffee with friends on board!

Coleta and Stanley are very nice hosts and offer help when needed!

A place to recommend! We will be back!

Berne, Switzerland

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Three nights on the "Avontuur"

  • 5 of 5

I was with my family three nights on the houseboot "Avontuur"t.

Coleta was so friendly and the boat was so beautiful.

On my next trip to amsterdam I will definitely stay here again.

The houseboat is a great start point from which to explore the city.

The Lange's from Hannover, Germany

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Liebevoll eingerichtetes Hausboot in toller Lage

  • 5 of 5

Ein liebevoll eingerichtetes Hausboot mit allem was man für einen schönen Aufenthalt benötigt.

Großes "Wohnzimmer" mit Küche, eine kleine Toilette und eine Bad mit Dusche. Dazu noch zwei urgemütliche Schlafkojen.

Unschlagbar charmant, nett und hilfsbereit ist Coleta, die Vermieterin. Selten haben wir auf Reisen so jemand liebevolles kennen gelernt.

Wenn ihr eine Grachtenfahrt plant, unbedingt bei Coleta anfragen. Ihr Mann macht hin und wieder Touren, die individueller, länger und viel schöner sind als die Massenveranstaltungen. Wir hatten vier wunderschöne Tage in Amsterdam

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were such lovely guests. Thank you for staying at the Avontuur and we hope to see you again in Amsterdam. Good luck with ... :)
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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