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Modern and recently refurnished apartment on a Houseboat in Amsterdam

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 55 m²
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

A modern apartment with a romantic touch on a houseboat. Well renovated, clean and cosy. Tastefully decorated with great care for details. The apartment is equipped with all you could need to make it a home away from home.

The location is very close to the busy centre of Amsterdam but still in a quiet residential area. A nice place to return to after a day of exploring Amsterdam.

The houseboat has 2 separate double bedrooms; not many houseboats have this.

The kitchen is complete, so you can make the choice whether to eat out or make a home meal.

To get to central station takes about 10 minutes by bicycle and 15 minutes by foot. You can also take the bus for 1 stop.

Ferry free of charge taking you over 'het IJ' to central station 24/7, offering a beautiful view of the canal.

The patio was recently renewed and provides two areas to hang out; a place to eat at the picnic table and a place to enjoy your afternoon drinks.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks english, german, dutch
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so so much for the stay, its been a pleasure to stay here. It's

clear how much effort has been put in to give this place everything it

needs, and we will be sure to recommend this place to family and friends!
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat rental in Van der Pekbuurt, Netherlands

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • soap
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - shower enclosure , No toilet in this one.
  • One large bathroom with shower and sink, with a lot of cabinet space. One half bathroom with a toilet and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Living room - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • We have two double beds where 4 guests can sleep. We have an additional sofa bed in the living room for 2. So we can take large families with children. We do not take more than 4 adults.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing


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Modern and recently refurnished apartment on a Houseboat in Amsterdam
average rating of 4.7247705 based on 110 reviews

Perfect place to retire to after a busy day sightseeing...

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here with our two daughters who are in their twenties. They loved it! A perfect base from which to explore Amsterdam-a short walk to ferry-5 minutes and you are at Centraal station.

Situated in a quiet neighbourhood yet within easy walking distance to a big supermarket, cafes and restaurants.

The boat itself was spotlessly clean with a well equipped kitchen(excellent coffee provided) along with teabags and a number of oils,sauces etc The outdoor sitting areas are an extra bonus.

Sander provided a comprehensive folder of local information.

Our only criticism-and I appreciate this is a subjective point but we all found the beds very hard-otherwise our stay on The Black Pearl was wonderful-thankyou Sander

  • Review Submitted: 20/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern and has everything you need to enjoy the area

  • 5 of 5

Clean, warm shower, close to Amsterdam. Perfect for visiting the area. Would stay there again

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, light, clean and easily accessible from the ferry

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal stay and I would certainly come again rather than stay in the city centre. The houseboat is easy to reach, quiet, comfortable and very well appointed with more than enough cutlery, plates, saucepans etc. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fully equiped spaceful appartement, with a great host

  • 5 of 5

This house-boat is modern and clean and i highly recommend it, located in a calm district not too far from downtown, it is fully equiped, Mr Sander the host, was very kind and helpful, i also highly recommend renting a bike during the stay.

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended ... great value for money

  • 5 of 5

Have visited Amsterdam a number of times over last 30 years and can honestly say the space inside and out you get with staying on the houseboat is such a bonus ... we’d definitely stay here again rather than book a hotel. We were a bit concerned about staying away from the centre at first but our fears were unfounded .... its a really pleasant location, less than 10mins walk to the free ferry that runs 24/7 and you never wait more than a couple of minutes for it taking you straight into central Amsterdam. Communication with the owner prior to arriving was excellent and he is quick to refund our deposit too. On arrival we were met by a very nice lady who explained everything we needed to know about the boat, how to get to the ferry, where the nearest supermarket, restaurants, shops etc were. The houseboat was clean, secure and had everything we needed. We are looking forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet and affordable stay in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with another coupe stayed at Sander's canal boat during our recent vacation in Amsterdam. It offered a great combination of being able to stay on a canal at an affordable price and still be in a peaceful/quiet setting without be too far removed from the activities in central Amsterdam. The rental is located about a kilometer from the ferry boat that takes you straight into the heart of Amsterdam. One of the people in our party developed a foot problem on our trip and the walk was a little long for her, but everyone else found it to be easy and convenient. I would definitely rent from Sander in the future and would probably try to rent bikes to get around the city and back to the boat if we have the opportunity to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Schiphol Amsterdam Airport
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Amterdam Central Station
Nearest Beach
42 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Located in a quiet residential area. It's a 10 minutes walk to the free ferry (runs 24 hours a day) which takes you in a couple of minutes straight to the Central station right in the middle of the city. From here all the major attractions of Amsterdam like the Anne Frank House, van Gogh museum etc. are easy to reach by bus or tram. The best way is however to rent bikes to move around like the locals.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Van der Pekbuurt, Netherlands

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2 Night Special
7 Jul 2018 - 11 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$39 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$39 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$236

- All costs are included (reservation, tax, bed- and bath linen, gas, electricity, water, internet, end cleaning, etc.) apart from a refundable damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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