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A Houseboat, the Real Freedom! Quiet and Peaceful, in the Centre

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Last updated: 08/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

I'm a writer. While staying in my home, you will get a taste of the warm artistic atmosphere I have surrounded myself with, and you will quickly find yourself at home. Simply imagine yourself sitting on the terrace, enjoying a glass of wine while swans and ducks pass by.
Sometimes, with hard winds or when boats go too fast, you will feel the boat move!

With a modern comfort, this houseboat measures 53m2 complete with an adjoining terrace of 15m2.

As you walk thorough the entrance hall with a half bath, you will find the spacious living room with an exit to the terrace, the fully equipped kitchen, a working/sleeping area. The boat has wireless internet access.

Each part offers beautiful views on the water through their large windows. You will find it to be complete with a comfortable bathroom with shower and a washing machine.

This houseboat is the perfect getaway FOR TWO people looking for something new and different.

Since I just started on this site, please look for reviews on others

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House Boat
  • 53 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No drug. ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • The bed is 1 meter 40 broad and.70 centimeters high.

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Water View:

    The houseboat is in a wonderful and broad canal, you can see the boats and ducks and swans go by!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Nespresso...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Feel free to use spices, oil, vinegar, etc...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
€220
€1,300 €4,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: €186 Nightly; 30 nights or more: €150 Nightly

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit €250
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation policy: 50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival, except fees

Check in: If the boat was occupied the day before, then check in at 15.00. If not you can come any time you like.

Check out: 11 o'clock.


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Location

16 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Schiphol
28 Miles
Nearest Beach
Zandvoort

The hot spot of Amsterdam, including the popular Waterloople in flea market, the Opera House, the Red Light District , China Town and the Dam Square are all within short walking distances.

During spring/summer/autumn there is a antique curiosa market on the Nieuwmarkt, a beautiful old square with the old Waag, surrounded by cafes and restaurants.

A perfect way to see the area is to rent a bike. Within 15 minutes you can enter the Van Gogh Museum, or the Stedelijk Museum (modern art) or the famous Rijksmuseum. Very special is also the Hermitage, situated on the Amstel river, only 5 minutes by bike.

But you can also just walk through the little allies, on the canals and admire the wonderful architecture of the old city.

The oldest house of the city is a 4 minutes walk away, and a wonderful cafe is situated in it! A must-seen!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: I'm a writer. In 2011 I published my first novel. Theatre plays have been played and a singer/songwriter sings a few of my songs. Apart from that I'm also working as a researcher in Television. I love this work. Especially when it gives me the opportunity to travel.

Why the Owner Chose Amsterdam:
I always had this dream of living on a boat. At the age of 30 I was able to buy this beautiful boat. So I live my dream! For years I've been busy to rebuilt it (the state it was in was very bad), and now it's all finished. I'd like to share my boat with other people because it's such a special place and otherwise a tourist would never get the opportunity to experience what it's like to be so fortune and live in tho special way. You can sit on the terrace and just watch the ducks and my special friends the swans go by. Every morning there is a swans who swims up to my window when I am behind my desk to write. I always have the feeling he comes to great me and wish me a nice day.

The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
The view of the boat is very special. Trough every window you can see the water, and that is very relaxing and I find also inspiring.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Living room

    Living room

  • The terrace where you can have your breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening.

    The terrace where you can have your breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening.

  • The kitchen and dining table. I love the reflection of the water on the ceiling.

    The kitchen and dining table. I love the reflection of the water on the ceiling.

  • The old Chinese medicine cabinet.

    The old Chinese medicine cabinet.

  • The bed

    The bed

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • The Nieuwmarkt in wintertime. In summer there are lovely sunny terraces.

    The Nieuwmarkt in wintertime. In summer there are lovely sunny terraces.

  • Autumn. Leaves in the canal at the front door of my boat.

    Autumn. Leaves in the canal at the front door of my boat.

  • Detail of the opposite building, built in the Amsterdam School style (1907).

    Detail of the opposite building, built in the Amsterdam School style (1907).

  • The opposite neighbors.

    The opposite neighbors.

  • My working spot.

    My working spot.

  • Shower

    Shower

  • The tower Rembandt used to paint without the upper part he did not like.

    The tower Rembandt used to paint without the upper part he did not like.

  • Opposite neighbors.

    Opposite neighbors.

  • The boat with the terrace in the wintertime

    The boat with the terrace in the wintertime

VRBO #452258

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Date last modified - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
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