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Your Own Lovely Houseboat; Safe, Clean and Cosy! (Free Museums and Bicycles)

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Living room with a view! Open the wide windows and feel as if you are floating. (which you are;)

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Live the dream! Even local Amsterdamers wish they could live here! (Don't worry: houseboats have hot water, hot showers, a bathtub, central heating, wifi, a normal toilet and all other comforts of modern life ;-)

-- Feel like a local in your houseboat in Amsterdam --

Serene canal location, just by the trendy Jordaan neighborhood. This houseboat offers the best bird watching in Amsterdam, with waterviews from every room ;-)

Birds and boats of all descriptions glide by your windows, even the occasional kayaker!

Excellent, convenient location. Easy walk to frequent trams that will take you anywhere you want to go in the city. Quick stroll to 3 grocery stores, numerous fruit shops, bakeries, cafe's, and Boom! Chicago.


In a houseboat you live like in a detached house, but in the middle of the city. You live right on the water, with all the comforts of a normal non-floating home. Strong central heating, hot shower & bathtub, full kitchen, comfortable livingroom.

As a bonus, tame swans and ducks pass by who love to get fed by you. Boats cruise the canal as well and make for great entertainment.

I am open to host you for extended stays as well. Enjoy a whole season in Amsterdam!

My houseboat is on the edge of the Jordaan area. This is right at important places like the Anne Frank house. The Rijksmuseum (Rembrandt!) and Van Gogh museum are a 5 min tram or bicycle ride away.

Enjoy a seamless vacation with my convenience package
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On your arrival you will find:
- 2 museum cards for free entrance to all Amsterdam museums (conditions apply*)
- a guide wih recommendations to the best restaurants in the neighbourhood
- tips on the best activities and attractions
- a yoga mat for some relaxing stretching
- fast Wifi Internet
- bicycles rental options to explore Amsterdam at your own leisure

I want to make your visit to my wonderful city easy and enjoyable, so I have put this convenience package together to save you money, time and trouble.


Safe neighbourhood in walking distance of all attractions
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My Amsterdam houseboat is located just next to the Jordaan area. Within a couple of hundred yards you will find 5 great coffee bars, 7 restaurants and numerous bars.

When you cross the canal you enter the Jordaan. The Jordaan is one of the most sought after areas of Amsterdam. It hosts dozens of boutique clothing stores. It also caters the very best italian restaurants is a small subsection of the Jordaan. Jordaan is famous for it's small narrow streets where the working people of Amsterdam used to live

Amsterdam is one of the safest cities in the world. The neighborhood is safe, day and night, so you can feel comfortable walking around at any time.

- Anne Frank house is 10 min walk
- Westerkerk (Wester Church)
- Westermarket
- Gay monument
- Dam square (central square)
- Royal palace on the Dam
- Museumplein, hosting the Van Gogh museum, Rijksmuseum (Rembrandt!) and Stedelijk museum are a 10 minute bike or tram ride away.
- Spiegelgracht, a bicycle road with dozens of art galeries. It connects with the Rijksmuseum
- Leidseplein, the center of Amsterdam nightlife is a 10 min walk

Tip: Take your bicycle and ride under the newly renovated Rijksmuseum!


Easy, effortless transportation
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Amsterdam is a city made for bikes. Transporting yourself through amsterdam with a bike is one of the most fun, healthy, free experiences the city has too offer.

When you keep to the rules of the road, you are perfectly safe. Just stay on the bikelanes, or on the right side of the road. In contrast to the Amsterdammers, I strongly advice you to stop at red traffic lights! Bikes might pass you while waiting, but remember, those other people have been riding a bike for every single day of their lives :-)

- My Amsterdam houseboat comes with two complementary bicycles for your use.

Trams are great to move around too. Within 300 yards of the boathouse you find 3 diffent tram stops, connecting you to every part of Amsterdam.
You need an 'OV Card' to ride a tram. I have 4 cards available for you, that you can reload at the supermarket around the corner. This will save you a lot of money on fares, since you will be paying the 'local' price for rides, and saving 7.5 euros cost for each card!


Taxi's are found everywhere of course. But, why waste the opportunity to experience the city for real and enjoy your bike or tram ride?

I will help you arrange a smooth and easy arrival at the houseboat once you have booked your stay.




More complete then home
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My Amsterdam houseboat comes fully equipped. No need to miss out on the comforts of home. You receive two entry keys on arrival.

Sleeping
- bedroom 1: King size bed (6 ft x 6 ft), large closets, big open windos, waterview. Dimmable bedlights, cloths chair. Door can be closed.
- bedroom 2: Queen sized bed (4,5ft x 6 ft), or 2 single beds, waterview. Closed of with a curtain.
- Clean and soft bedlinnen. Your bed is made on arrival. Change bedcloth as often as you want. Leave it dirty when you depart.

Bathroom
- Shower with unlimited hot water
- Nice, big, soaking bathtub, plenty of room to relax after a hard day of sightseeing!
- Hair dryer
- Sink, mirror
- Washing machine and Dryer. Both to use freely

Kitchen
- the basics: fridge, freezer, stove, oven, microwave, hot/cold sink
- Pans: Boiling pans and frying pans of all sizes
- Cups: coffee cups, tea cups, drink glasses
- Small plates, big plates, forks, knives, spoons, teaspoons, kitchen utensils
- Coffee machine with Senseo pads (Unlimited coffee included)
- Water cookes, teapot, tea bags (Unlimited tea included)

Livingroom / Dining room / Lounge
- Dining table with 6 chairs
- Enough lighting for a comfortable read
- Large L-shaped sofa, with sofa table
- Large 40 inch flatscreen TV. English channels: BBC 1, BBC 2, CNN and others
- DVD player and audio system
- iPhone / Samsung music connection
- Bookcloset with many English books and novels

Groceries
- a fully stocked supermarket is nearby
- Even closer you find a great bakery, butcher and vegetable stalls.
- The Westermarket is great for fun shopping and picking around
- Once a week the biological outdoor market on Noordermarkt is a must-visit


Are you ready to come to Amsterdam now? Please email me with whatever question, doubt or enquiry you have and I will be most happy to help you out.

Together we prepare you for one of the best trips in a lifetime!

With love,
Lennart

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House Boat
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are very welcome! A baby crib and baby chair are available. They will have a lovely time here!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    The boat is clean and fresh. i like to keep it that way :-) Please only smoke outside....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    King size bed - 6 ft x 6 ft, large closet, big windows, door...moreless

  • Second Bedroom: 1 queen

    Double bed (55 inch) can be seperated into 2 singles...moreless

  • King size bed (71 inch wide x 79 inch long), large closets, big open windos. Dimmable bedlights, cloths chair. Door can be closed. Both rooms have a full water view, right out of your bed. Swans will pass your window in the morning :-)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: Tub, Shower, Washer, Dryer, Hairdryer: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Cleaned thoroughly after every guest....moreless

  • To ensure a pleasant arrival, the batroom is cleaned thoroughly after every guest. - Shower with unlimited hot water - Bathtub - Hair dryer - Sink, mirror - Washing machine and Dryer. Both to use freely - Lockable door No water view ;-)...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Water View:

    A houseboat with a beautifull water view. Old amsterdam houses on the other side...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    A houseboat with a beautifull water view. Old amsterdam houses on the other side...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Fast Wifi free to use...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
Apr 1 - Nov 1, 2015
4 night min stay
€220 €280
Fri, Sat
€1,490 €5,950
Winter 2015/16
Nov 2 - Dec 22, 2015
3 night min stay
€220
€1,490 €4,950
Xmas+31dec
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2016
4 night min stay
€280 €320
Thu, Fri, Sat
WInter 2016
Jan 3 - Mar 1, 2016
3 night min stay
€220 €250
Thu, Fri, Sat
€1,350 €4,950
Spring/sum 16
Mar 2 - Nov 1, 2016
5 night min stay
€250 €280
Thu, Fri, Sat
€1,550 €5,900
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
€250 €280
Fri, Sat
€1,450 €5,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

My calander is always up to date. I keep it synchronised. You can book your stay and have it confirmed in about an hour usually.

If you have any questions about amsterdam, feel free to call or email. I am more then happy to help you out. I respond within a few hours, 24 hours at the most.

I am flexible in changes and cancellations. I am sure you are looking forward to coming over.

Love,

Lennart


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

15 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Taxi from airport takes 20 mins, for about 35 euro
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Central Station is 10 minutes by tram

Car: Not Necessary

My Amsterdam houseboat is located just next to the Jordaan area. Within a couple of hundred yards you will find 5 great coffee bars, 7 restaurants and numerous bars.

When you cross the canal you enter the Jordaan. The Jordaan is one of the most sought after areas of Amsterdam. It hosts dozens of boutique clothing stores. It also caters the very best italian restaurants is a small subsection of the Jordaan. Jordaan is famous for it's small narrow streets where the working people of Amsterdam used to live

Both the streets around the houseboat as the Jordaan area are safe areas to explore. You can walk here any time of day without any trouble. Of course, Amsterdam is still a city as any other, but street crime is very low in general, and these areas in specific.

- Anne Frank house is 10 min walk

- Westerkerk (Wester Church)

- Westermarket

- Gay monument

- Dam square (cenrtal square)

- Royal palace on the Dam

- Museumplein, hosting the Van Gogh museum, Rijksmuseum (Rembrandt!) and Stedelijk museum are a 10 minute bike or tram ride away.

- Spiegelgracht, a bicycle road with dozens of art galeries. It connects with the Rijksmuseum

- Leidseplein, the center of Amsterdam nightlife is 10 min walk

Tip: Take your bicycle and ride under the Rijksmuseum!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: I am an Internet entrepreneur living in Amsterdam. I optimize websites and webshops for other business owners.

Why the Owner Chose Amsterdam:
Me and my wife always dreamed of living on a houseboat in Amsterdam. The dream came true in 2009 when we moved in. It is a wonderfull experience. Right in the middle of the city, without the crampyness of an apartment. The water view is just lovely. It really is nature in the city

The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
Watching boats pass by. Waking up with the sound of a flock of hungry geese knocking on your window. Feeding hand tame swans by hand from the breakfast table. Lounging on the sofa on a cold stormy winternight and enjoying the heat and comfort inside. Playing loud music and not worrying about the neighbours ;-)


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Speaks: english, dutch
 

Photos

  • Living room with a view! Open the wide windows and feel as if you are floating. (which you are;)

    Living room with a view! Open the wide windows and feel as if you are floating. (which you are;)

  • Living room with very comfortable sofa. Enjoy the 40 inch flatscreen tv. DVD's and music system included

    Living room with very comfortable sofa. Enjoy the 40 inch flatscreen tv. DVD's and music system included

  • Master bedroom: King size bed (6 ft x 6 ft), large closets, big open windos. Dimmable bedlights, cloths chair. Door can be closed.

    Master bedroom: King size bed (6 ft x 6 ft), large closets, big open windos. Dimmable bedlights, cloths chair. Door can be closed.

  • Clean and tidy bathroom. Unlimited hot water in the shower and bath tub. Includes washing machine, dryer and hairdryer.

    Clean and tidy bathroom. Unlimited hot water in the shower and bath tub. Includes washing machine, dryer and hairdryer.

  • Beautifull white swans knocking on your bedroom window. (some spinach perhaps?)

It was one of those rare days the canals froze over. Happens once per 5 years...

    Beautifull white swans knocking on your bedroom window. (some spinach perhaps?) It was one of those rare days the canals froze over. Happens once per 5 years...

  • Cosy and spacious bedroom

    Cosy and spacious bedroom

  • New washing machine and dryer in the bathroom. With clear instructions

    New washing machine and dryer in the bathroom. With clear instructions

  • The newly renovated Rijksmuseum  (Rembrandt!) on museum square. 5 mins on your free bicycle

    The newly renovated Rijksmuseum (Rembrandt!) on museum square. 5 mins on your free bicycle

  • 2 complementary bicycles to go anywhere, the Dutch way. Photo from Jordaan, 200 yards aways

    2 complementary bicycles to go anywhere, the Dutch way. Photo from Jordaan, 200 yards aways

  • Cheese market on Westerstraat in the jordaan (200 yards)

    Cheese market on Westerstraat in the jordaan (200 yards)

  • the Wester tower on a cloudy summer day. 5 min walk into the Jordaan area

    the Wester tower on a cloudy summer day. 5 min walk into the Jordaan area

  • Stay in the place even local Amsterdammers dream of living in. She is steady as a rock, no motion is felt at all when in

    Stay in the place even local Amsterdammers dream of living in. She is steady as a rock, no motion is felt at all when in

  • very complete kitchen to cook dinner, chef or not. Stove, fridge, microwave, the works. Free unlimited coffee and tea.

    very complete kitchen to cook dinner, chef or not. Stove, fridge, microwave, the works. Free unlimited coffee and tea.

  • 2nd bedroom with queen sized bed and a great water view

    2nd bedroom with queen sized bed and a great water view

  • Come and visit the swans! Your houseboat has daily visitors :-)

A photo by a National Geographic photographer. It features me with baby Felix and beagle Ollie feeding 5 swans from the livingroom of our houseboat

    Come and visit the swans! Your houseboat has daily visitors :-) A photo by a National Geographic photographer. It features me with baby Felix and beagle Ollie feeding 5 swans from the livingroom of our houseboat

  • The best waterview of Amsterdam, straight from your bed. Waterbirds of all sorts included

    The best waterview of Amsterdam, straight from your bed. Waterbirds of all sorts included

  • Bedroom has a lot of closet room for your clothing. (this photo shows half the closets)

    Bedroom has a lot of closet room for your clothing. (this photo shows half the closets)

  • Spacious livingroom. This 2nd bedroom is separable with a light proof curtain. Keep it open in the day to enjoy the extra wide water view

    Spacious livingroom. This 2nd bedroom is separable with a light proof curtain. Keep it open in the day to enjoy the extra wide water view

  • small landing stage to gaze over the water, of step into your rented boat. 20 yards from the front door

    small landing stage to gaze over the water, of step into your rented boat. 20 yards from the front door

  • have lunch in one of many friendly cafe's in the Jordaan (100 yards)

    have lunch in one of many friendly cafe's in the Jordaan (100 yards)

  • boats in a canal with the Wester tower in the background.

    boats in a canal with the Wester tower in the background.

  • Visit the flower market and stock up for home. One of many things Amsterdam is famous for

    Visit the flower market and stock up for home. One of many things Amsterdam is famous for

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