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Luxury Amsterdam Canal Houseboat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House Boat, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

LIVING ON A HOUSEBOAT

Experience a unique way of life, the freedom of your own apartment, privacy and independence, the typical Amsterdam charm of living on the water. Fall asleep at night to the gentle rocking of the boat, wake up the next morning to the sound of ducks and swans swimming past.

The boat is perfectly located on a small canal right between the old city centre and trendy neighbourhood ‘De Pijp’ in Amsterdam. Just around the corner from the boat is the river Amstel, the river the city took its name from.

THE BOAT

Recently the houseboat was completely renovated and modernised. It measures a total of 70 m2, has an elegant modern design, luxurious with some antique touches. It has large windows all around, it is a very bright place, like a bungalow on the water. It has a spacious living room with a fully fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms with queen sized (box spring) beds and a private sink/shower each. And maybe best of all, right on the water there’s a nice outside terrace from which to enjoy the ships passing by or watch the sunset over the water. The boat is ideally located for sunshine all day long, from a balcony breakfast to a sunset dinner.

FACILITIES

Modern kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven/microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee machine. Central heating in all rooms. Flatscreen TV, DVD player, soundsystem, wifi/highspeed internet. Two Bathrooms with private shower/sink, hairdryer. Separate toilet. Safety deposit box. Washing machine and dryer. Towels and linen (Egyptian cotton) provided.

LOCATION

This boat is located on the edge of the canal ring area, the 17th century historical center of Amsterdam (UNESCO World Heritage Listing). This is the area into which you can endlessly wander, discovering historical gabled houses and beautiful hidden courtyards. Cutting all the way through the canal ring is the Utrechtsestraat, a cozy and classy shopping street with great boutiques and a number of excellent bars and restaurants.

To the south the boat edges on ‘De Pijp’, formerly a 19th century working class area but with a recent influx of students and artists this area is often nicknamed the Dutch Quartier Latin with endless shopping, numerous bars and dozens of great restaurants. Cutting right through this area is the Albert Cuyp Market, Amsterdam’s largest open-air food market.

Public transportation is just a few steps away and takes you in a few minutes to the Museum area (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum) or across all canals all the way to Central Station.

Keywords: houseboat, apartment, light, city, centre, center, amsterdam, two bathrooms, kitchen, canals, market, restaurants, bars, spacious, independent, balcony, outside space

More Details

Owner
Harm Jan Kinkhorst
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Harm Jan Kinkhorst

I am a free lance worker in the television industry. I love to travel and have tried to make this houseboat a perfect getaway in a unique city.

Harm Jan Kinkhorst purchased this house boat in 2011

What makes this house boat unique

Living on the water is probably the best way of spending your holiday in Amsterdam. Spend the evenings on the terrace, enjoy the swans and ducks in the morning. In short: live like a local in Amsterdam!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hausboot ist sehr schön, relativ zentral gelegen in einem ruhigen Viertel. Das Boot selbst ist für 4 Personen (wir waren als Familie, also Eltern mit 2 erwachsenen Kindern) optimal geeignet. Die Einrichtung ist komplett und ansprechend. Man hat alles was man für einen gelungenen Aufenthalt benötigt. Die Betten waren gut. Das jedes Schlafzimmer für sich ein eigenes Bad hat war optimal. Check in und check out war hervorragend. Wir würden dieses Hausboot sofort wieder buchen und können es uneingeschränkt weiter empfehlen.
May 2016
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Amenities

Grachtengordel House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
Notes:
two bedrooms with private shower and sink in each bedroom.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Amsterdam Canal Houseboat
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 84 reviews
Sacramento
5

Lovely, soothing, comfortable stay in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed having the houseboat as our Amsterdam home for five nights. My husband had worried that a houseboat might not be very comfortable, but on the contrary, it was spacious, modern, and well appointed. We liked the easy walk to Utrechtstrasse and its many not-too-touristy restaurants and shops. And though it's a bit hard for me to explain (especially while still jet-lagged after our return trip), the experience of being on the water, and part of the life of the canal, was very special.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Paul, MN
5

A lovely houseboat stay

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our canal houseboat stay. The rental process was smooth and straightforward. On arrival, Carolien greeted us and told us what we needed to know. She also gave us her phone number for questions. The houseboat was very clean, comfortable and roomy for 4 of us, and was located 2 blocks from the tram stop. We'd stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent way to end our Viking River Cruise on this wonderful houseboat on the canal

  • 5 of 5

Harm Jan and Carolien were wonderful to deal with and were personable and able to answer questions and provide suggestions. A great place for two couples or for a family of four.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unique experience and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying on the houseboat while visiting Amsterdam. The houseboat itself is really clean and has everything you need for a very comfortable stay. We were a party of two couples and it was the perfect size. We enjoyed breakfast with the ducks and watching the boats go by. And the location can't be beat. It is within easy walking distance to everything we wanted to do. We would highly recommend this houseboat and hope to some day enjoy it again ourselves!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful houseboat in a great area

  • 5 of 5

The houseboat was really beautiful and had everything you could need during your stay. Carolien met us there and was very congenial and answered any questions we had. The houseboat was located about a fifteen minute walk from the museum district and five minutes from the Albert Cuyp Market. There was also a grocery store very close by. Sitting out on the deck drinking coffee and watching the boats and various birds was amazing. We wish we could have stayed longer and were sad to leave. Would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable stay in a unique setting

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at the houseboat. The house is very modern and comfortable, with each bedroom having its own shower. It is also very well furnished with us needing nothing extra during our stay. There was a grocery store nearby and it was just minutes by bicycle to the museums and Heineken complex, though nothing was particularly far. Bicycle rental was only a few blocks away, which I highly recommend as parking is very expensive (we parked at the harbor which was reasonably priced). Dealings with the owner were effortless and we arrived early as the caretaker was just wrapping up the cleaning. She gave us great tips for our stay there. Keukenhof gardens, a 30 minute drive away, is also worth a visit.

One item of note is that the canal is a favorite for the tour boats since it is right next to the Dutch Central bank (supposedly there are tens of billions of euros worth of gold bar in its underground vault), so when you are on the deck you will sometimes have tourists taking pictures of you. We thought it was fun and usually just waved back. In the evening the canal is hardly used.

Thanks for the wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
A10
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Zandvoort
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Grachtengordel House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$255
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $41 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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