Most Spacious and Best Location Houseboat in Amsterdam

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Last updated: 09/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Unfortunately, due to city regulations we have to stop renting out our property per 2017 and will not be able to share our beautiful houseboat with you anymore.
Inquiries for 2017 will not be answered.

The Prins & Brouwer was launched on March 8, 2003.
A classic River barge from the 1920’s blends in nicely with the 17th century surroundings of the canal.
Along the waterway you will find centuries old warehouses, now all restored and converted to comfortable homes, it is a spectacular view to wake up to, each morning.

The classic exterior of the ship is in contrast with its modern and surprisingly spacious interior. Our home has been designed with a love for contemporary aesthetics. The layout follows three principles:
Open Space, natural light and clean modern design.
Sky lights and the all-around windows allow for every space to be filled with natural light. The Dutch are some of the tallest folks in the world and the interior has been build to accomodate even the most tallest among them. High cealings and the clean but cozy playful interior design allow for an open flow from one room to the next.

This ship is in the first place our own home, we certainly did not compromise on quality. We have used only the best materials in the construction and fittings which resulted in a convenient and well appointed beautiful house. With it's different levels you can always find a room or space to be on your own. The Lounge is the perfect area to watch a Netflix movie on the 46 inch large flat screen Smart TV in full surround sound. Upstairs in the pilot house you can enjoy the 17th Century surroundings or just read a book, listen to music or just have a drink.

The three bedrooms are cozy and comfortable. They sleep two people each. The master bedroom has a bathroom en-suite. After a hard day's work it is just wonderful to soak away in the whirlpool and listen to your favorite music on the build in sound system. Hook up your smart phone via Bluetooth or Airplay.

The home is well insulated and fitted with a climate control system which provides air conditioning and heating. Comfort all seasons rounds.

The best place to be however is outside on the large 600 sq ft/60 mtr2 deck. There you can enjoy a Fresh Nespresso (a number of cups provided) or have dinner with plenty of friends at the large wooden table set. The little boats and people passing by provide extra entertainment and the occasional friendly comment on your great dwellings.

The ship is located conveniently near grocery shopping, trendy restaurants, boutiques and fresh markets. All this, within one to five minutes walking distance. The monday and Saturday morning fresh markets across the Canal are truly superb. A great variety of Dutch flowers can be found at a steal and you’ll find the best fresh produce right there on your doorstep.

Public transportation is nearby, you can hop on a bus or tram or walk to the Central train station in less than ten minutes. If you have a car you can reach the highway in about ten minutes also. The best way to get around, however, is by “Rent a bike”. You can rent one nearby on the canal.

The Prins & Brouwer is first and foremost our home. We do spend quite some time traveling throughout the year and when we are not in Amsterdam we would like to share our home with you.
It is the perfect place for a business traveler or those who need accommodations for an extended period of time. Feel free to contact us and send an inquiry by mail, we are more than happy to provide answers to your questions . We will also be on hand while you are in Amsterdam if you should require assistance of any kind.

We hope to welcome you to our home soon,

Steven & Ingrid

PS: one more thing, the boat is smoke free and we would appreciated it if you would smoke on the sidewalk in the street. The finish of the ships deck doesn't look as great with burn marks from cigaret butts on it. Your understanding is much appreciated.

Please be aware that VRBO decided march 2016 to add a fee to our price, up to 10 %.
If you dont book imediately but first sent an inquiry, it is possible to book our boat and pay cash at arrival or pay with bankpayment. This way you can avoid their extra "service fee".

Keywords: Floating home, Houseboat, Canal, Amsterdam apartment, Anne Frank, Restaurants, Museum, Boutique, shopping, public transportation,

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Property Type

  • House Boat
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoke alarm installed...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    In room bath and separate toilet ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    Sleeps 2 adults. Bed length 2.10 mrt/7.2 ft...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Towel Radiator...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Whirlpool & Towel Radiator...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 bath tub with WITH WHIRLPOOL and shower combined. Bathroom 2. Rain shower plus hand shower. ...moreless


  • Books:

    free library and serveral guidebooks on Amsterdam and Holland...moreless

  • Games:

    shuffle board...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Internet music via satelite or your own smart device....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    46 inch Smart TV with surround sound. Camera include for Skype calling. Facebook and various other TV apps pre loaded. Smart TV in master bedroom. TV in upstairs den. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Netflix on Smart TV. Watch unlimited movies, shows, documentaries....moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Racquetball
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Climate control unit provides both heating and Air Conditioning. The boat is very comfortable throughout all seasons....moreless

  • Broadband Access:


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Via Wifi Broadband network on your own device....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Paid parking on the street Euro 35/24hrs....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Ask for network password...moreless


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


  • Deck / Patio:

    Best spot to hang in Amsterdam, your own picknick table at the deck of Prins and Brouwer. Watch the world go by and wave to all the jealous people passing by. ;)...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$2,525 $7,576

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $56 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



1-4 persons/ Euro 350/night. Additional person Euro 50/night. Maximum 6 persons.

Enquire with Reservation manager after availability.

Property is Non Smoking

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 09/17/2016
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20 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Haarlemmerbuurt (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Nearest Barpub
all around
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
to Amsterdam North and to ijmuiden coast
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
central station
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
a 10
Haarlemmerbuurt (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Nearest Restaurant
all around
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

The Prins & Brouwer is situated right around the corner of the Haarlemmerstraat. This street is voted best shopping street in the Netherlands!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: Hi there, as Globetrotters we have lived in 11 different countries in the past 20 years. Right now we spend most time in South East Asia, however Amsterdam holds a special attraction to us. We build our houseboat in 2003 as a home for our kids and us when we are in the Netherlands. We love modern art and architecture which can be clearly seen in our home. It is a great place to relax and entertain our family and friends.

Why Haarlemmerbuurt (Amsterdam, Netherlands):
I was trained in the field of traditional shoe making, you could say I am a shoe cobbler applying his trade in a modern world. During my apprenticeship I lived in the Jordaan neighborhood in Amsterdam. This quaint old area of the city never lost its attraction to us. With it's open air Fresh Markets on the Squares, the brown Cafés and restaurants and the old 17th century streets and canals this is the place we want to be at. Believe it or not but the cafe across from us was build in 1641, it is still a cafe today. Bill Clinton had apple pie there not long ago. The streets are always filled with people going about their business. The visitors to the city often come walking by looking for the Anne Frank house or just a nice place to have a cup of coffee or a meal in one of the ecclectic restaurants scattered around the Jordaan. We gladly have a little chat and help them on their way. After the busy lives we live in Asia, Amsterdam is the place to relax and enjoy quality time which each other and our family.

The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
For us personally the highlight of our stay in Amsterdam is the fact that we live right on the water. There is so much going on. Boats in all sizes pass us by the whole day. We can watch that spectacle for hours on end. Most people just cruise around with their friends, a bottle of wine and some snacks, enjoying the sights. Life is bliss! Our home is located smack in the center of the city, travel to and from is very easy. The Haarlemmerstraat is only 100 meters away, some refer to it as the Nottinghill of Amsterdam. You don't need a car to go anywhere, everything you could need is only a few minutes away. Amsterdam has a great variety of world renowned museums, those can be reached easily on foot or by tram. Off course you can go completely local and get yourself a rental bike. The best way to get around. Amsterdam feels pretty cosmopolitan but at the same time the city still retained the essence of a beautiful old Dutch city. Our pride and joy.

Contact us

Speaks: english, dutch

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Air view ;)

    Air view ;)

  • Welcome aboard!

    Welcome aboard!

  • Upstairs denn

    Upstairs denn

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Nespresso, induction, dishwasher, quooker, oven, microwave; who's cooking??

    Nespresso, induction, dishwasher, quooker, oven, microwave; who's cooking??

  • Fully equiped Kitchen

    Fully equiped Kitchen

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Jacuzzi


  • Fairly Tale Winters, Warm & Cosy inside, iceskating on the canals ;)

    Fairly Tale Winters, Warm & Cosy inside, iceskating on the canals ;)

  • popular postcard; photo by David de Leeuw

    popular postcard; photo by David de Leeuw

  • Welcome aboard!

    Welcome aboard!

  • Upper deck picknick table

    Upper deck picknick table

  • Eames Chairs & Hans Wegner Table dining room table. Both original classics!!

    Eames Chairs & Hans Wegner Table dining room table. Both original classics!!

  • The open Kitchen is a dream for any Chef

    The open Kitchen is a dream for any Chef

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Stand alone Wash Basin

    Stand alone Wash Basin

  • Walk in shower

    Walk in shower

  • A fantastisch view Summer and Winter

    A fantastisch view Summer and Winter

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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