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Houseboat experience on the river Amstel - Houseboat Avontuur

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 50 m²
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Description

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

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This quirky houseboat is located on the river Amstel in a 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 small and 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 she is less suitable for elderly or disabled people and has her odds

More Details

Owner
Coleta, your hostess and captain of the houseboats
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 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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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for Houseboat Avontuur in De Pijp, Netherlands

Property Type:
  • boat
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
Have the full houseboat experience in the heart of the Amsterdam in a family friendly area

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Houseboat Avontuur
average rating of 4.25 based on 12 reviews
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Loved Amsterdam, disappointed with Avontuur

  • 2 of 5

Coleta is a very welcoming host, and her knowledge of languages is very comforting. We all absolutely loved Amsterdam, the cafes and travelling by tram (we had 4 day passes - well worth the 22 Euros).

However, we stayed on Avontuur, and we had a few issues.

Firstly, we were confused on arrival, as there are no boat names on display, so we just had to go by the photos on the website.

Also, we were expecting to have the whole boat to ourselves, but be aware that due to Amsterdam law, only half the boat is allowed to be rented to holiday makers, so we only had the front end. If you've ever stayed on a static canal boat before, you will be aware that waste water needs to be pumped ashore, and this normally would not be an issue, but as the other half of the boat was occupied by someone else, if they decide to have a shower at midnight, or at 3.30 am(!) (which happened whilst we were there) the pump and the boiler fire up and wakes everyone up (it was situated just behind the head of the bed in our room and it is very loud in the middle of the night). Consequently we ended up rather grumpy and short of sleep after 3 nights of this.

Other reviews mention a well stocked fridge, but ours was empty, and the bin was still full from the previous guests. Washing up was also tricky, as the plugs in the kitchen sinks were both broken and there was no washing up bowl, so we had to run the water continuously.

So overall, we enjoyed exploring Amsterdam from a great location, but we were disappointed in the accommodation itself.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry the hear that the houseboat apartment was not what you expected. That was surely not our intention. --- Each houseboat has indeed a name, which is not commonly know by taxi drivers nore by google maps. Therefore we use the street name and house number in all communication and on your personal booking website, we have shared with you. The street name and house numbers are signed by the local government. We will use your tip to make the name signs more visible. --- Living on a houseboat is very romantic and the houseboat apartment of 50 m2 is comfortable for 4 guests max. Like we said at your welcome, we would love to hear what you miss during your stay in your apartment. Unfortunately we have not received any requests during your stay; we would have loved to look after it. Washing bowls are available, but running the water is an excellent choice too. --- The pumps are needed to pump up the water out of the boat. We are very sorry to hear that you sleep light and that your neighbour - a family member - woke you up when he came home from his holiday on your last morning of your stay. Though this could only have happend on the last morning of your stay - this still is unexcusable. --- We strive to do the one thing ..... give our guest the amazing and absolute great experience on a houseboat. Feel free to reach out to us directly if you have any comments. Thank you for your feedback. There is always room for improvement. --Coleta
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5

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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4

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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5

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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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Schiphol
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

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