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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

This quirky houseboat, located on the river Amstel in a family friendly area in the De Pijp quarter, has 2 full apartments, one our family permanently lives in and the other one could be for you during your stay in Amsterdam.

It has a private entrance and free WIFI, has two ships cabins with a double bed each, has a bathroom, a separate toilet and a small and simple pantry.

And this houseboat apartment is provided with free bed linen and towels,, is a self catered accommodation, 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 she has her odds ;))

Please contact the owners directly when having any questions regarding this houseboat apartment you would like to book.

More Details

Coleta, your hostess and captain of the houseboats
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

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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The key deposit is 200 Euro per stay and the cleaning costs are 50 Euro per stay
Rates include: Tourist tax & VAT
All bank and PayPal fees regarding money transfer are for the travellers account.
Cancellation: 100% refund when cancellation is made 60 days prior to arrival.


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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 in a family friendly area


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Houseboat Avontuur
average rating of 4.375 based on 16 reviews

Nice stay on Amstel river

  • 5 of 5

Very good stay, owner frendly and very reactive.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Una gran estancia en Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

El barco respondió a nuestras expectativas, cómodo, bien situado en una zona tranquila bien comunicada por metro, bus y por supuesto bicicleta.

Teníamos cerca todos los servicios que podíamos necesitar; restaurantes, supermercados...

Coleta fue un gran anfitriona por su amabilidad y disposición para cualquier cosa que pudiéramos necesitar. (mille grazie Coleta).

Muy recomendable para una experiencia diferente a bordo de un barco.

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute houseboat in a sweet neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Coleta gave us a kind welcome and overview of the nicest places close by for food and interesting experiences. The boat is cozy and clean with everything we needed to make ourselves at home. Close access to the tram line made it easy to get in and out to the center and other must-see city spots. Nice morning running along the Amstel, and it's nice to watch rowers and boats in the evening as well. A special way to experience Amsterdam!

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice review, this will definately help future guests.
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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: 26/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 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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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: 31/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 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: 30/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup/ grazie mille ;) --Coleta
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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


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