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Houseboat with snow Wheelhouse inside Wheelhouse outside kitchen View from wheelhouse Living room and kitchen seats and sofa artist impression made by guest living room living room computer room view from the boat bathroom with tub plan of houseboat

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Amsterdam house boat description

Hercules Seghers is a more than 100 years old and authentic houseboat on the most beautiful historic canal of Amsterdam. The boat is fully equipped for a nice, sunny and relaxed stay aboard. The Hercules Seghers is located under the Zuiderkerk
The Zuiderkerk was constructed between 1603 and 1611 and stands on the 'Zuiderkerkhof' square near the Sint Antoniesbreestraat. The distinctive church tower, which dominates the surrounding area, was not completed until 1614 and contains a carillon of bells built by the brothers Hemony, installed in 1656.
- The Rembrandt huis is around the corner on 1 min walk
- The Dam, Nieuwmarkt, Waterloomarket, and the red light district are on a 5 min walk.
The Hercules Seghers location is the best you can have in Amsterdam! Really in the hart of town but on the most quiet canal. You will be surprised how quiet Amsterdam can be!!
As to respect our guests, smoking is ONLY allowed in the WHEELHOUSE.
As to respect our neighbours, we do not want GROUPS or PARTY'S.
Just installed new 42' flatscreen with playstation 3 in the living room for more entertainment. See also youtube and search for: raamgracht concert



Keywords: Houseboat

Property Type

      • House Boat

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Smoking Allowed
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Dishwasher

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Wood Stove
              • Towels Provided
              • Iron & Board

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Music Library
              • Video Library
              • Television

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone
              • Computer Available
              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront
                  • Monument View

                  Activities

                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Golf
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Racquetball
                  • Kayaking
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Groceries
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Arboretum
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Synagogues
                  • Library
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Walking

                  Other Activities

                      • Quiet location on only 5 min from the Dam square, Red light district, Waterloo-square, only 2 min from the Rembrand House....moreless
                       

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                      • Perfect place to stay in Amsterdam

                        Perfect place to stay in Amsterdam

                        • Guest Luanda (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
                        • Date of stay 03/07/13
                        • Review Submitted 03/15/13
                        I stayed at Hercules Seghers with more four friends for five days. It was an amazing experience! At a first moment, we was afraid to stay in a houseboat because it was winter but the boat has heating. We were carefully received for the owner John with coffee, tea, typical cookies and several all guides of Amsterdan. The location is perfect, we did everything in the city by foot with the advantage to can go back to the boat for lunch and dinner. The boat has also cable tv, internet, computer, dishwashing machine, piano, etc. It’s very cozy and comfortable, we enjoyed a great time in there and would not be same if we had stayed in a Hotel. We strongly recommend Hercules and hope to go again!!!

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • The Perfect Traveler's Reunion

                        The Perfect Traveler's Reunion

                        • Guest John (Sarasota, Florida)
                        • Date of stay 03/11/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/19/12
                        We selected Amsterdam for a week-long reunion of traveling friends because our flights connected through Schiphol airport. We selected Hercules for something a little different and for the value. In our group of six, three were returning from 2 weeks in Uganda, two coming from London and one from Florida. We were all new to Amsterdam and found the central location of the boat perfect for our outings. A'dam is a walker's city and being centrally located is a plus. But really, with such good public transportation, you can get anywhere form anyplace in the city. Or even the outlying areas. We took one day trip to Haarlem on the train. Hercules is as the owners have advertised her. She has all the comforts which they described and they are helpful and gracious hosts. And they leave you alone to enjoy the boat and the city. Everything... from the cable TV, Wi-Fi, well equipped galley with appliances, heat, hot water, toilet facilities...worked as needed. (A printer would have been useful.) The weather was not unusual for March (over-night lows in the mid-40's) but our concerns about adequate heat were unfounded. Hercules is toasty warm, although the bedroom alcoves were chilly. Lots of comforters. Others may find that sleeping space access is limited, but it was not a problem for our group of seniors. I would warn less agile travelers that the companionway from the wheelhouse to the living area is steep. Also, entry into the shower can be challenging. But these small inconveniences are outweighed by the charm of the quite canal setting and the soothing chime of the nearby church bell.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Wonderful Reunion Location

                        Wonderful Reunion Location

                        • Guest Linda (Harrison, Arkansas, USA)
                        • Date of stay 09/14/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/25/11
                        We stayed for a week in mid September with our grown children and were so pleased with the location. We had no trouble sleeping during the day when we first arrived - very quiet canal and neighborhood. On Friday and Saturday evening, we had drinks on the deck and watched as boat after boat of tourists, birthday parties, wedding celebrations, and diners came by on charter boats. They seemed amused as we toasted them and took their picture! We were able to walk to all attractions and were only a 20 minute walk from Central Station dragging our suitcases. Our thanks to our hosts for leaving us snacks in the fridge and taking such good care of us. The Hercules is spacious, bright and very, very comfortable. There is a computer on board and wi-fi, however no printer. We were unable to print boarding passes and tickets to museums or events that we purchased online. We finally found a print shop, however, no weekend hours. Other than a printer, we felt our stay was perfect and beautiful.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Wonderful way to stay in Amsterdam

                        Wonderful way to stay in Amsterdam

                        • Guest FamilyTraveler (Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA)
                        • Date of stay 06/25/10
                        • Review Submitted 01/19/11
                        We stayed in the houseboat last summer with our two children, ages 5 and 2, and loved it. The owners were extremely helpful and left the fridge stocked with delicious snacks and a bottle of sparkling wine. The boat was in a fabulous (and relatively quiet) location in the heart of the city, and it was clean and very well maintained. My children were delighted to stay in a boat, and fed baby coots every day off of the boat's deck. We were pleasantly surprised by how spacious and airy the inside of the boat felt. We have already recommended the boat to friends and will be happy to stay there again should we have the opportunity.

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • Great location and spacious houseboat

                        Great location and spacious houseboat

                        • Guest jan w. (Dhahran Saudi Arabia)
                        • Date of stay 09/14/10
                        • Review Submitted 09/25/10
                        My husband and I stayed on the Hurcules Seghers for two nights this September 2010. The boat is quite large and the quality made kitchen is modern and has all you need to prepare a meal. Upon arrival the owner met us and showed us around the boat. He demonstrated how to use the gas oven and espresso coffee maker. I highly recommend that future guests ask the owner to demonstrate the use of the wireless internet. We did not, and we were never able to get online via wireless. The internet code is in the welcome book but there are many servers and we did not know which one to use nor could we find out even though we asked the owners on the phone and via email. We were never given the name of the server so we were not able to use our wireless laptop. However, there is a Mac provided onboard which worked sufficiently. Also, to future guests, ask the owner to demonstrate the living room DVD player and the master bedroom DVD player to make sure they are functioning. We assumed they were in working order but upon trying to play a DVD in both players we realized that neither of the DVD players were actually connected to the TVs! The cables that run from the DVD to the TVs on both DVD players were missing! We thought this was strange so we emailed the owners immediately only to be told that they would buy a new TV and DVD player on Friday which was the day after our scheduled departure. Could the purchase of two cables solve the problem? Just a thought. Other than the lack of functioning DVD players and non wireless internet, we thoroughly enjoyed the Hercules. The owners were very thoughtful upon our arrival by putting a selection of healthy snacks in the fridge for us. The outside deck area of the boat was fun to sit on and watch the swans and ducks. The view from the deck is really awesome as well. You can see up and down the canal as well as straight down the street across from the boat which has some really lovely buildings. There is the most beautiful courtyard just outside the church which is near the Hercules. The grocery store is only a couple blocks away as well. Airport taxi pick up is also included in the rental rate, but be sure you let the owners know if you are putting your luggage in storage since that will take extra time and cause the taxi driver to have to wait which in turn can end up costing you the difference in euros. With all this said, overall, we had a wonderful stay on the Hercules. It was very clean, spacious ,and comfortable.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Annual Superb Chill-out from Lancashire. England.

                        Annual Superb Chill-out from Lancashire. England.

                        • Guest Mike and EJ (Lancashire. England)
                        • Date of stay 09/10/09
                        • Review Submitted 08/22/10
                        Our party of 6 from Lancashire, England have been coming to Hercules Seghers for these past 5 years and we have always found the houseboat to be a superb accommodation. Although situated close to the centre of Amsterdam, the houseboat is moored in a quiet location near to a lovely church which emmits beautiful chims every half hour from its tower. The owners are excellent helpful couple who try their upmost to make our stay an enjoyable one, that why we come back year after year for a laid-back chilled out holiday.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Amazing boat and location

                        Amazing boat and location

                        • Guest fiveholio (La Canada, CA/USA)
                        • Date of stay 04/12/10
                        • Review Submitted 05/25/10
                        We stayed on the houseboat for a week in April with our 2 boys, ages 7 and 10. The boat was in an excellent loaction for getting out and seeing the sights of A'dam, but quiet enough to do nothing and not get bothered. The kitchen was well stocked, the furniture comfortable and nice, the beds very comfortable, and there was plenty of room for all of us. The views of the adjacent canals from the boat were incredible, and everything you need is just a short walk away. John is very attentive and great to work with, even if you get stuck there due to erupting volcanos! Thanks again for a comfortable and memorable trip!

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 8/8

                       
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                      Owner info

                      About the owner: I've travelled the world and still do. So, if I'm not home in Amsterdam, I share my lovely houseboat with friends from all over the world. You're very welcome in my town and house!

                      Why the Owner Chose Amsterdam:
                      It's a place so uniquely situated that I couldn't resist buying it when it came on my way, we use it mainly as our family house and share it from time to time with friends.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
                      Sight seeing, family fun, reunions of friends, museum visits, concerts, strolling through town, fishing and making trips on the canals.


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                      Speaks: dutch, english, french, german, spanish

                       

                      Photos

                      • Houseboat with snow

                        Houseboat with snow

                      • Wheelhouse outside

                        Wheelhouse outside

                      • View from wheelhouse

                        View from wheelhouse

                      • seats and sofa

                        seats and sofa

                      • living room

                        living room

                      • view from the boat

                        view from the boat

                      • plan of houseboat

                        plan of houseboat

                      • Wheelhouse inside

                        Wheelhouse inside

                      • kitchen

                        kitchen

                      • Living room and kitchen

                        Living room and kitchen

                      • artist impression made by guest

                        artist impression made by guest

                      • living room

                        living room

                      • computer room

                        computer room

                      • bathroom with tub

                        bathroom with tub

                      VRBO #125595

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, January 04, 2014

                      €1,225 per week (EUR)
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                      3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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