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Beautiful Houseboat in Amsterdam City Centre

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Last updated: 10/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Amsterdam house boat description

We guarantee that this houseboat will give you the special and authentic Amsterdam experience, regardless of the purpose of your visit.
The location beats everything - just around the corner from all the best places- red lights and fine restaurants - but without the city sounds from Dam Square and Leidse Square.
The sundeck affords spectacular views of the warehouses on the Entrepotdok (for which Amsterdam is famous) on one side, and boats passing on the other. The passersby envy those sitting on the sundeck of houseboat 'The Medicijnman'!
Over a hundred years old and once a sailing boat (a Tjalk) The Medicijnman (Medicine Man) was transformed in the late 1950’s into a characterful houseboat. With many old features left in place, it gives you an enchanting feel of life on the water back then.
It is located in the old centre of Amsterdam, in an oasis of tranquility,with Central Station, Dam Square, well known theatres (Theater Carré), famous museums (e.g. Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum), restaurants, and other cultural attractions within walking distance.
Less than 2 minutes’ walk from Kadijk square, where there are many great restaurants, such as ‘A Tavola’, one of the best Italian restaurants in Amsterdam.
The highest wooden windmill in The Netherlands, named ‘De Gooyer’, is next to the famous brewery, Het IJ, just around the corner and a must-see for real beer lovers.
The interior of the houseboat is light and spacious and is well equipped with all modern facilities. The bedroom has a double bed and four authentic portholes. The living room has panoramic windows, which let in a lot of light and give beautiful views just above water level. There is a sofa bed which enables sleeping room for two extra guests, a big dining table and a charming open kitchen. The bathroom has a washbasin and a bathtub with shower attachment plus a washing machine and dryer.
The position of the boat ensures that you will be able to enjoy both sunny breakfasts on the deck in the early morning, and spectacular sunsets in the evening.
Keywords:
Perfect location, Ideal for museums, good restaurants, shopping and night life but also an oasis of peace. The roof terrace is very sunny and if you like water birds, you can feed them from outside the windows.
A short walk to the Red Light district,Waterloo square and fleamarket and the Portuguese Synagogue.
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Property Type

      • House Boat

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Catering Available

              Onsite Services

                  • Chauffeur

                  Suitability

                  • Pets Not Allowed

                  Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

                  • Bedroom 1

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                  • Convertible bed(s)

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                  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The couch in the living room is a very comfortable two person bed....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  Other Amenities

                      • bike- and boat rental (with discount). A parking spot in a non-public garage is available upon request for €15,- per day. The sleeping bed/sofa enables two extra (paying) guests. Adjusted prices for children. ...moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Books:

                        Many English books. When you leave a book on one of the shelves you can pick one and take it with you......moreless

                      • CD Player
                      • DVD Player
                      • Stereo:

                        There is a stereo where you can put in your iPhone...moreless

                      • Television
                      • Video Library:

                        All kinds of DVD's...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Historic
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Attractions

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Festivals
                      • Library
                      • Live Theater
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Synagogues
                      • Water Parks
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Zoo

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Babysitter
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Downtown
                      • Lake View
                      • Village
                      • Water View
                      • Waterfront

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining:

                        On the deck there is also dining table, just like in the living room ...moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 5 people

                      General

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Covered Parking:

                        Inside, non public...moreless

                      • Garage:

                        Optional a parking spot in a secure garage (non public) Additional € 15,- per day...moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Central Heating, just like an appartment....moreless

                      • Internet:

                        fast internet!...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided:

                        Nice bed linen and real duvets...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        There is a parking place in a non-public parking garage available for additional €15,- per day....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        There is a Dutch mobile phone on board you can use....moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Nice towels!...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        A real Miele!...moreless

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen:

                        Very nice stove, microwave, dishwasher (Miele) and all kinds of tools to bake and make nice diners. ...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles:

                        Available on request for additional €8,- per bike per day....moreless

                      • Boat:

                        Private boat tour possible, the price depends on availability....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        A big sun deck. All day sun, all day chilling in the sun. A nice big parasol is there to catch some shade....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Communal Pool:

                            If you would ike to take a swim in the canal, you can......moreless

                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          high season
                          May 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          €219
                          €1,450 €4,500
                          after season
                          Nov 1 - Dec 23, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          €199
                          €1,250 €3,500
                          pre season
                          Jan 12 - Mar 17, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €169
                          €1,150 €2,750
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          €219
                          €1,450 €4,500
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • additional guests €35
                          • Cleaning fee, per stay €75
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          -My mother Caty & neighbor Caroline will do the check in/out and cleaning. They are also your liaison for Amsterdam, or if you have any questions. For example, they can arrange a pick up from the airport.

                          -I do not work with deposits. If something brakes or happens please let me know so I can fix it.

                          -Additional guests (above 2) pay €35.00 per person per night.


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                          Last updated: 10/01/2014
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                          22 Today
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                          Location

                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Schiphol Airport (AMS)
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          around the corner, 2 minutes by foot
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          10 minutes bij tram, 20 by foot, 5 by bike
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          A10
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          many,around the corner, A Tavola is 1 of the best
                          20 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Zandvoort aan Zee

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          The zoo (Artis) is right across the boat and on the other side are the beautiful canal houses (old warehouses).

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2008

                          About the owner: My wife Catelijne and I have two children, one daughter Julia (3 years old) and a son Hidde (9 months). We live in Haarlem, just 15 minutes away from Amsterdam. Before I used to work for a broadcasting and publishing company but now I have my own business, the online sales of batteries and chargers for mobile phones (directly to consumers). See for example: www.galaxy-winkel.nl Good food and drinks are important to me, I like to cook for friends/family. I used to travel, read and play golf but since we have kids I have other priorities... Oh, and I love playing chess on my App/iPhone. (This photo was inspired by Derek Zoolander)

                          Why the Owner Chose Amsterdam:
                          By coincidence I saw this houseboat was for sale. I knew the unique location from boating with friends. Every time we came by Artis (the zoo) we loved the sight of zebras and giraffes in the middle of the city and next to the canal. When I saw the houseboat for sale I immediately went over for a visit. The owners were a very nice Australian couple with a baby. They lived there for four years but were about to return to Australia. Eventually Damien (the Australian owner) choose me to buy the boat, and I feel very fortunate! My wife and I lived for two years on this houseboat. Because my wife was expecting a baby we decided to move to an apartment. Living on the boat with a baby is not convenient. In the beginning it was difficult not to live on the boat but now, when when the boat is not rented out, we try to stay there. Our daughter loves it and a stay on the boat always indicates we'll go to the zoo... For us staying on the boat is also holiday...!

                          The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
                          My wife and I lived in Amsterdam for over 15 years, we both studied there. And we lived all over the city. The vibe, the atmosphere and the people of this little neighborhood beats everything! - just around the corner from all the best places - museums, the Nieuwmarkt, the red lights and fine restaurants - but without the city sounds from Dam Square and Leidse Square. My mother Caty and neighbor Caroline will do the check in/out and cleaning. They are very helpful in providing additional information about Amsterdam, what to do outside the city (Keukenhof for example) museums/tickets, restaurants, etc. They also can arrange a pick up from the airport or a private boat tour. So, if you have questions or would like assistance please do not hesitate to contact them. You will receive their contact information when the booking is confirmed.


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                          Speaks: english, french, german, dutch

                           

                          Photos

                          • The Bedroom

                            The Bedroom

                          • The entrance, in the back you can see the bedroom

                            The entrance, in the back you can see the bedroom

                          • Let there be light! The flatscreen TV, DVD-player and many DVD's

                            Let there be light! The flatscreen TV, DVD-player and many DVD's

                          • Old details like authentic port holes

                            Old details like authentic port holes

                          • To take a bath on a houseboat is a very nice experience!

                            To take a bath on a houseboat is a very nice experience!

                          • Wild life...! This picture was taken from the upper deck

                            Wild life...! This picture was taken from the upper deck

                          • Windmill 'De Gooyer', just around the corner at Brewery 't IJ

                            Windmill 'De Gooyer', just around the corner at Brewery 't IJ

                          • Ice skating on the canal, beginning of February 2012

                            Ice skating on the canal, beginning of February 2012

                          • Our swan family, last year 5 young ones

                            Our swan family, last year 5 young ones

                          • Little bridge at Kadijks square

                            Little bridge at Kadijks square

                          • 'The Waag' at the Nieuwmarkt. Just 15 minutes walking away.

                            'The Waag' at the Nieuwmarkt. Just 15 minutes walking away.

                          • One of our guests took this photo of the street using Instagram

                            One of our guests took this photo of the street using Instagram

                          • The Living (the couch is a very comfortable two person bed)

                            The Living (the couch is a very comfortable two person bed)

                          • The fully equipped kitchen, including a dishwasher, microwave and seperate oven

                            The fully equipped kitchen, including a dishwasher, microwave and seperate oven

                          • Nice living space, there is also an docking station for an iPod

                            Nice living space, there is also an docking station for an iPod

                          • The bathroom

                            The bathroom

                          • Seperate toilet

                            Seperate toilet

                          • You can feed the swans, they're coming back for more...

                            You can feed the swans, they're coming back for more...

                          • Around the other corner, photo taken late February 2012

                            Around the other corner, photo taken late February 2012

                          • The entrance of the canal

                            The entrance of the canal

                          • Ice skating part II

                            Ice skating part II

                          • 'The Batavia', just 5 minutes away at Scheepvaarts museum

                            'The Batavia', just 5 minutes away at Scheepvaarts museum

                          • Windmill De Gooyer, one of the biggest ones in The Netherlands

                            Windmill De Gooyer, one of the biggest ones in The Netherlands

                          • Hystorical details of ware houses

                            Hystorical details of ware houses

                          VRBO #344981

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

                          €169 - €219 per night (EUR)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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