Beautiful Houseboat in Amsterdam City Centre(106 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House Boat
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Houseboat, 1 Bedroom+convertible bed, 1 Bathrm, Sleeps 2-4, families up to 5
The location beats everything - just around the corner from all the best places- red lights and fine restaurants - but without the city sounds from Dam Square and Leidse Square.
The sundeck affords spectacular views of the warehouses on the Entrepotdok (for which Amsterdam is famous) on one side, and boats passing on the other. The passersby envy those sitting on the sundeck of houseboat 'The Medicijnman'!
Over a hundred years old and once a sailing boat (a Tjalk) The Medicijnman (Medicine Man) was transformed in the late 1950’s into a characterful houseboat. With many old features left in place, it gives you an enchanting feel of life on the water back then.
It is located in the old centre of Amsterdam, in an oasis of tranquility,with Central Station, Dam Square, well known theatres (Theater Carré), famous museums (e.g. Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum), restaurants, and other cultural attractions within walking distance.
The highest wooden windmill in The Netherlands, named ‘De Gooyer’, is next to the famous brewery, Het IJ, just around the corner and a must-see for real beer lovers.
The interior of the houseboat is light and spacious and is well equipped with all modern facilities. The bedroom has a double bed and four authentic portholes. The living room has panoramic windows, which let in a lot of light and give beautiful views just above water level. There is a sofa bed which enables sleeping room for two extra guests, a big dining table and a charming open kitchen. The bathroom has a washbasin and a bathtub with shower attachment plus a washing machine and dryer.
The position of the boat ensures that you will be able to enjoy both sunny breakfasts on the deck in the early morning, and spectacular sunsets in the evening.
Perfect location, Ideal for museums, good restaurants, shopping and night life but also an oasis of peace. The roof terrace is very sunny and if you like water birds, you can feed them from outside the windows.
A short walk to the Red Light district,Waterloo square and fleamarket and the Portuguese Synagogue.
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Member since: 2011
- House Boat
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- With a nice bath!
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $42 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee, per stay $103.21 + tax
- Tax Rate 5%
- My mother Caty & neighbor Karin will do the check in/out and cleaning. They are also your liaison for Amsterdam, or if you have any questions. For example, they can arrange a pick up from the airport.
- I do not work with deposits. If something breaks happens please let me know so I can fix it.
- Additional guests (above 2) pay €29.00 to €39.00 per person per night (depending on season).
- Prices for Christmas, New Years and Kingsday are on request.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
The zoo (Artis) is right across the boat and on the other side are the beautiful canal houses (old warehouses).
We could arrange anything if it is possible or impossible, just the pink elephant on the deck will be difficult...
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: My wife Catelijne and I have two children, one daughter Julia (5 years old) and a son Hidde (almost 3 years old). We live in Haarlem, just 15 minutes away from Amsterdam. Before I used to work for a broadcasting and publishing company but now I have my own business, the online sales of batteries and chargers for mobile phones (directly to consumers). Good food and drinks are important to me, I like to cook for friends/family. I used to travel, read and play golf but since we have kids I have other priorities... Oh, and I love playing chess on my App/iPhone. (This photo was inspired by Derek Zoolander)
Why the Owner Chose Grachtengordel, Amsterdam, Netherlands:
By coincidence I saw this houseboat was for sale. I knew the unique location from boating with friends. Every time we came by Artis (the zoo) we loved the sight of zebras and giraffes in the middle of the city and next to the canal. When I saw the houseboat for sale I immediately went over for a visit. The owners were a very nice Australian couple with a baby. They lived there for four years but were about to return to Australia. Eventually Damien (the Australian owner) choose me to buy the boat, and I feel very fortunate! My wife and I lived for two years on this houseboat. Because my wife was expecting a baby we decided to move to an apartment. Living on the boat with a baby is not convenient. In the beginning it was difficult not to live on the boat but now, when when the boat is not rented out, we try to stay there. Our daughter loves it and a stay on the boat always indicates we'll go to the zoo... For us staying on the boat is also holiday...!
The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
My wife and I lived in Amsterdam for over 15 years, we both studied there and we lived all over the city. The vibe, the atmosphere and the people of this little neighborhood beats everything! - just around the corner from all the best places - museums, the Nieuwmarkt, the red lights and fine restaurants - but without the city sounds from Dam Square and Leidse Square. My mother Caty and neighbor Caroline will do the check in/out and cleaning. They are very helpful in providing additional information about Amsterdam, what to do outside the city (Keukenhof for example) museums/tickets, restaurants, etc. They also can arrange a pick up from the airport or a private boat tour. So, if you have questions or would like assistance please do not hesitate to contact them. You will receive their contact information when the booking is confirmed.
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The entrance, in the back you can see the bedroom
Let there be light! The flatscreen TV, DVD-player and many DVD's
Old details like authentic port holes
To take a bath on a houseboat is a very nice experience!
Wild life...! This picture was taken from the upper deck
Windmill 'De Gooyer', just around the corner at Brewery 't IJ
Ice skating on the canal, beginning of February 2012
Our swan family, last year 5 young ones
Little bridge at Kadijks square
'The Waag' at the Nieuwmarkt. Just 15 minutes walking away.
One of our guests took this photo of the street using Instagram
The Living (the couch is a very comfortable two person bed)
The fully equipped kitchen, including a dishwasher, microwave and seperate oven
Nice living space, there is also an docking station for an iPod
You can feed the swans, they're coming back for more...
Around the other corner, photo taken late February 2012
The entrance of the canal
Ice skating part II
'The Batavia', just 5 minutes away at Scheepvaarts museum
Windmill De Gooyer, one of the biggest ones in The Netherlands
Hystorical details of ware houses
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017
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