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the Perfect Houseboat, Close to Dam Square, Vondelpark, Leidse Square

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The living room is light and spacious. (foto: Linda Stulic)

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Last updated: 12/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Amsterdam house boat description

Have a unique experience of Amsterdam on ‘the perfect houseboat’, situated on a picturesque canal among the real local Amsterdammers of Oud-West. As fellow boat-locals in Oud-West, without a doubt one of the most authentic and original parts of the city, we are proud to say that this area does not have any tourist traps and you can truly experience great variety, food and shops among the locals.

And yet must-sees such as the Dam Square, Vondelpark, Anne Frank House, Westerkerk and the Leidse Square are located at walking distance!

Meander to the oldest part of the city called the Jordaan to enjoy the boutique shopping and fantastic food, or walk to the theatre district and enjoy the great nightlife around the Leidse Square.

The boat, designed by the Rotterdam based architects of SPRIKK, offers a distinctive combination of retro vintage elements such as a curved ceiling and wooden walls with modern luxury. This was quite a challenge, but we succeeded. Therefore you can watch the flatscreen tv (70 channels+) from a genuine chair of Gerrit Rietveld, one of the most famous Dutch furniture designers, and have a dinner at the vintage table of Holland’s design master Louis van Teeffelen whilst listening to your own music plugged in at the docking station.

The exceptional bathroom is close to a spa. The bath, half sunk in the floor, and rain shower give view on the porthole which looks out over the canal- one of the preserved details of this nearly 60-year old houseboat. Not only the Italian tiles and design taps, but also the sheer size of the bathroom contributes to the ultimate bathing experience.

The Arden sleeps 6 people. It has two separate bedrooms with high standard quality beds that can be used either as a twin or a double bed. Using the indoor curtains and comfortable sofa bed, a third private bedroom can be created. All rooms have water view and are provided with WiFi and cable connection for the best internet reception possible.

The kitchen is designed for your convenience. The stylish white, minimal design covers a complete range of all the necessary utilities: induction cooker, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, oven and a washing machine with dryer.
The drawers are fully stocked with all you can think of in order to make a complete diner for your family or friends.
We have made sure even that the most experienced chef cook will feel at home. And if you don’t feel like cooking, rest assured, you are surrounded by some of the best restaurants in town.

To the best of our knowledge and ability, we simply did everything, and continue to do so, to make you feel at home in our gorgeous part of Amsterdam!

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Property Type

  • House Boat
  • 560 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            The oldest renter must be at least 18 years old. Copy of passport may be required at all times....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            There's a baby cot available for children up to 2-3 years old....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Queen size Beds (2) Can be used as two single beds as well., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a large sleeping couch (60x80 inches) for two people....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Just aks anything you want - glad if we can help!

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Over 70 channels on digital tv...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Lake View
              • Lakefront
              • Water View:

                Enjoy the great view of one of the most beautiful canals in Amsterdam: the Da Costagracht. Feel the peace and quiet in the heart of the city whilst being enchanted by the rippling water, swans and ducks. Nature has never been so close in the heart of one of the most historical cities in the world....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Our houseboat has large sliding windows with view at the waterside. This offers not only a unique sight of the Amsterdam water life, but also a typical reflexion on the ceiling, especially at night when the old street lanterns are lit. There is simply no new age CD, whale sounds or Nepalese singing bowl that can beat that!...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Roller Blading
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                AC is not necessary in Amsterdam and we have fans available throughout the year...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Central floor heating throughout the boat...moreless

              • Internet:

                Free WiFi...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking:

                There's paid parking in our street and a low budget parking garage at less then 10 minutes away....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                The design kitch has a induction cooker, microwave-oven combination, dishwasher, fridge and a washer-dryer combination....moreless

              • Microwave:

                and oven...moreless

              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas and New Year
                  Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €325
                  €2,100
                  Winter rate
                  Jan 5 - Mar 18, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €225 €275
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  €1,250 €4,000

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add €25 per night, per additional guest

                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  €275 €325
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  €1,750 €6,000

                  Rates are based on 4 guests; add €40 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Our fees are inclusive of VAT, tourist tax and cleaning upon departure.

                  We kindly request guests to pay a 50% downpayment to secure the reservation.

                  Our cancellation policy: the 50% downpayment is refundable up to 14 days prior to arrival. When guests cancel 13 days or less prior to arrival or in case of a no-show, the 50% downpayment will be charged.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/25/2014
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                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  15 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Amsterdam Schiphol
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Amsterdam Central Station Ferries
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Amsterdam Central Station
                  50 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Many options close by!

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Have a unique experience of Amsterdam on ‘the perfect houseboat’, situated on a picturesque canal among the real local Amsterdammers of Oud-West. As fellow boat-locals in Oud-West, without a doubt one of the most authentic and original parts of the city, we are proud to say that this area does not have any tourist traps and you can truly experience great variety, food and shops among the locals.

                  And yet must-sees such as the Dam Square, Vondelpark, Anne Frank House, Westerkerk and the Leidse Square are located at walking distance!

                  Meander to the oldest part of the city called the Jordaan to enjoy the boutique shopping and fantastic food, or walk to the theatre district and enjoy the great nightlife around the Leidse Square.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: “My girlfriend Iris and I (Juul) have lived on a houseboat ourselves for quite a few years now and we feel lucky everyday to be able to live so freely and privately on the historic waters of Amsterdam. Therefore we wanted to share this experience with other people. The ideal opportunity presented itself to us early 2012 and we were able to build from scratch ‘the perfect houseboat’. The result is even better than we ever could have hoped for.” For more great houseboats check our website www.rentahouseboat.com

                  Why the Owner Chose Amsterdam:
                  “The architect made a uncompromising design and with the help of a great contractor we managed to build our dream: the 'Arden'. The concept of the design is based on Shakespeares novel 'As You Like It' where two girls escape from the city into the forest called Arden where they find peace and love. We hope our houseboat will have the same effect on you and that you will like it as much as we do!”

                  The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
                  “Is it the warm red pine boards on the outside, the retro architecture on the inside? Is it the bath, rain shower the top of the notch Italian tiling and the cute porthole in the bathroom? Maybe it is the vintage Dutch Design furniture, the quality beds, or the flatscreen tv, docking station and fully equipped modern kitchen? We personally think it is the love that we have put in every detail of this houseboat. A houseboat that is designed to give you the best Amsterdam experience possible. Be welcome!”


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, french, german, dutch

                   

                  Photos

                  • The living room is light and spacious. (foto: Linda Stulic)

                    The living room is light and spacious. (foto: Linda Stulic)

                  • Bedroom nr 1 has a large sliding window that gives view on the water; priceless.

                    Bedroom nr 1 has a large sliding window that gives view on the water; priceless.

                  • Sinks and taps in the bathroom. (foto: Linda Stulic)

                    Sinks and taps in the bathroom. (foto: Linda Stulic)

                  • One of the old elements: the copper porthole in the bathroom.

                    One of the old elements: the copper porthole in the bathroom.

                  • Rain shower and Italian tiling. (foto: Linda Stulic)

                    Rain shower and Italian tiling. (foto: Linda Stulic)

                  • We offer a distinct combination of vintage elements and modern luxury.

                    We offer a distinct combination of vintage elements and modern luxury.

                  • All bedrooms have waterview. (foto: Linda Stulic)

                    All bedrooms have waterview. (foto: Linda Stulic)

                  • The large sleeping couch offers privacy and a great night rest to two persons.

                    The large sleeping couch offers privacy and a great night rest to two persons.

                  • The Arden is situated right in front of 'De Nieuwe Liefde': The New Love.

                    The Arden is situated right in front of 'De Nieuwe Liefde': The New Love.

                  • The Westertoren is only a few hundred metres away. (foto: Maarten Brante)

                    The Westertoren is only a few hundred metres away. (foto: Maarten Brante)

                  • No tourist traps, just Amsterdam the way it's meant to be. (foto: Maarten Brante

                    No tourist traps, just Amsterdam the way it's meant to be. (foto: Maarten Brante

                  • Another 'must see' at walking distance: the Concert Hall. (foto: Maarten Brante)

                    Another 'must see' at walking distance: the Concert Hall. (foto: Maarten Brante)

                  • Vintage table and chairs (1950's) by Dutch designer Louis van Teeffelen.

                    Vintage table and chairs (1950's) by Dutch designer Louis van Teeffelen.

                  • View on the gorgeous Da Costagracht from the bridge.

                    View on the gorgeous Da Costagracht from the bridge.

                  • We offer a distinct combination of vintage Dutch Design and modern luxury.

                    We offer a distinct combination of vintage Dutch Design and modern luxury.

                  • Dream away in the large bath, half sunk in the bathroom floor.

                    Dream away in the large bath, half sunk in the bathroom floor.

                  • Detail of the bathroom. (foto: Linda Stulic)

                    Detail of the bathroom. (foto: Linda Stulic)

                  • The kitchen is fully equiped. (foto: Linda Stulic)

                    The kitchen is fully equiped. (foto: Linda Stulic)

                  • Detail of wardrobe at bedroom. (foto: Linda Stulic)

                    Detail of wardrobe at bedroom. (foto: Linda Stulic)

                  • Old element, saved from destruction when renovating the houseboat.

                    Old element, saved from destruction when renovating the houseboat.

                  • The smallest room at this house boat. (foto: Linda Stulic)

                    The smallest room at this house boat. (foto: Linda Stulic)

                  • We offer great fishing trips with FishingAmsterdam.com

                    We offer great fishing trips with FishingAmsterdam.com

                  • Cross the street and you're in the middle of The Jordaan. (foto: Maarten Brante)

                    Cross the street and you're in the middle of The Jordaan. (foto: Maarten Brante)

                  • Be welcome! (foto: Linda Stulic)

                    Be welcome! (foto: Linda Stulic)

                  VRBO #427948

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                  Date last modified - Friday, December 26, 2014

                  €225 - €325 per night (EUR)
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                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/25/2014
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