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Houseboat Studio Ark16 in the Center of Amsterdam

Bedrooms 1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

House Boat, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

ARK16 is a studio on a houseboat in the Jordaan in the city center of Amsterdam overlooking the canal. It is in a very quiet neighborhood. Walking distance from Amsterdam central train station, shops, museums like Anne Frank.

The studio has his own entrance, private kitchen, living/bedroom and bathroom.

Bike and boat rentals are in the same street. Stay on the houseboat, hop on a bike and experience the real feeling of being an 'Amsterdammer'.

Hope to see you soon!

Tot ziens.

Best regards Annette.

Keywords: Houseboat

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2017

About The Owner

I'm Annette de Groot, born in Gouda and the owner of the houseboat. The B&B is in one part of the house boat, I live in the other part. I started the B&B for everybody around the world to enjoy the feeling of living on a houseboat in the best spot of Amsterdam. This picture hangs in ARK16 and has a special secret to it. Come and find out what it is.

The Owner purchased this house boat in 2009

Why The Owner chose Amsterdam

I can't imagine an other better place on the world to live!

What makes this house boat unique

The best experience to be able to stay on a houseboat in the middle of Amsterdam and yet in a very quiet part of the beautiful Jordaan, with its narrow streets and with the best restaurants and stores.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please VBRO I ask you again, please delete the review of Mr. M. Holston.

I get questions like: "Is the bathroom fixed?" It never needed to be fixed! I find it very annoying to have to answer questions which are not at issue.

Best regards Annette, owner of ARK16
Jan 2013
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Jordaan House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
safe to store personal belongings. Balcony. Canal view


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Houseboat Studio Ark16 in the Center of Amsterdam
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 14 reviews
Woodbury, NJ

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent three days at ARK16 and had a wonderful time. The accommodations were as advertised and everything was neat and tidy. The breakfast foods were excellent, the bed was comfortable and there was plenty of hot water. The location and convenience to the GVB transit were excellent. We got the transit pass for three days and traveled with ease all over Amsterdam. Annette, thank you again.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to see you again soon!
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Manchester, United Kingdom.


  • 5 of 5

My partner and I have been to Amsterdam many times, have stayed in Hotels and Campsites. But this last time was over the Christmas/Holiday period and we wanted something different. We sure found that with the wonderful ARK16.

We couldn't have wished for a more "authentic" Amsterdam experience.

Like others have previously said, The lovely Annette thinks of everything, even as far as placing a Christmas tree... ARK16 is situated in a very quiet area that is only a few minutes on the bus from Centraal station, and on foot a great walk with lots of shops, bars and restaurants with Centraal station approx 16 minutes away.. We enjoyed coming "home" to the ARK after a long day wandering around beautiful Amsterdam... We will definitely be returning as soon as possible... Thank you again Annette for your wonderful hospitality and for sharing your fantastic Houseboat with us all.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lewisville, NC, USA

FABULOUS Apartment

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay for 2 nights here. I wish it had been for more days. You could not ask for more hospitality and better place to stay, We really really loved the area and the apartment. Thanks again and hope to stay again and for longer time.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Bill and Veronika. Hope to see you soon, by then the outside of the boat will be with new wood! Best regards Annette.
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Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Lovely Stay

  • 4 of 5

Just completed a 2 night stay at Ark 16. An easy walk from Central Station. The Ark was well equipped with basic cooking utensils to make breakfast, lunch or light dinner. Nice surroundings on a quiet canal. If you're here on a Saturday make a trip to the street market just a couple of blocks away. TV with several English channels was a nice surprise.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Georgina. I hope you have a good rhine cruise! Best regards Annette.
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Connecticut USA

Great location - Poor facility

  • 1 of 5

First, Annette was a great host. Very pleasant and helpful. But, the houseboat is in need of some serious repairs. The shower stall was in very poor condition with mold on the shower walls. It needs to be totally replaced.... The furniture in the living/dining area is old with the fabric fraying in many places. For us, the bed was uncomfortable. One other thing. The living area is very small.

We also think the houseboat was over-priced. We choose the housebout because the pictures, location and reviews made it seem great, even though we could have chosen a better hotel comparably priced. Needless to say, we were very disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a houseboat and not a house! This makes it so special. It is obvious not your cup of tea and I'm sorry you made an reservation, I could have made other guests happy from the waiting list!
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Minneapolis, MN

Live like the locals! Wonderful place to stay and Annette is

  • 5 of 5

This is such a cute and convenient place to stay while visiting Amsterdam. So much more "authentic" than a hotel. Staying here makes you feel like a local!

It's private, very clean and well kept, plus it has all the amenities you’d have at home including a refrigerator, microwave, dishes and so forth in case you’d like to have a homemade meal and save some money. Annette even had items like bread, butter, jams, Nutella, eggs, milk, cereal, yogurt and more. It’s nice to not need to go to a restaurant if all you want is a small snack.

It’s in a great neighborhood named Jordaan, only a few blocks from the Central Train Station, where you can catch a train or bus anywhere in the city. Plus, it’s within walking distance to the Anne Frank House, great shops, restaurants and on Saturday... a wonderful open air marketplace.

Easy to get to from the airport by cab (about €30) or train (under €15). If you can split the cost with someone, the cab is faster and easier... especially if you have larger bags.

Highly recommended! Thanks Annette!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thx Steve! This information will help the other guests! Walikng from train station (with small suitcase) is 18 min. Hope to se you all back! Best regards Annette.(and Flo and Beer, the cats)
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Ijmuiden the ferry to England
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central station
Nearest Beach
28 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

boat rental, bike rental


Rates & Availability

Jordaan House Boat Rental Rates


  • €100-€150 nt
  • Euros
  • One night ... 1 guest € 120 .. 2 guests €180
  • 2-6 nights .. 1 guest € 100 .. 2 guests €130 (per night)
  • 1-2 week .. 1 guest € 595 .. 2 guests €840
  • 3 weeks ..... 1 guest €1680 .. 2 guests €2310
  • One month ... 1 guest €2325 .. 2 guests €3100
  • Queens Birthday 26 27 April €500,00 based on 2 guests.
  • All inclusive.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.