Houseboat Located on One of the City’S Largest Canals

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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House Boat
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

My name is Chris, Captain of the Friendship. I like to welcome you at my houseboat and give you a proper Dutch experience while staying in Amsterdam. I have been very busy as a tour guide for many years,so can tell you many stories if you like.

The houseboat is situated in the centre of Amsterdam on the famous canal called the Single. Staying in this houseboat is ideal for adventurous friends or a small group of backpackers, who doesn’t expect luxury or space. It is a really old dutch houseboat, but all basic needs you find here for a real Amsterdam experience at a low price.

First: The location is very special. It’s in the very centre of Amsterdam and because Amsterdam is sinking but the boat is still floating, the quay is recently damaged but reinforced with pillars that’s why you have a free little sand beach in front of the boat now.
Second: You have a fantastic view from the boat on the romantic canal with its small bridges and warehouses.
Thirdly: Girls of easy virtue, sitting in opposite of the street, are watching over the houseboat till late in the evening.

The houseboat is suitable for a maximum of 4 guests and consists out of four small areas. The main entrance leads you by a small stair (watch out) to a colourful decorated room where you can find two bunk beds. These two bunk beds provide sleeping accommodation for four guests who doesn’t bother and annoy each other. This area also contains a gas heater and a small corner with a desk and a computer.

On the right hand of the entrance you will find the kitchen with everything you need to make your crew a nice meal. Also, it contains a washing machine and dryer.
In the narrow basic bathroom you will find a toilet and shower. The kitchen, toilet and bathroom are shared with the captain.The captains quarters is situated on the right side of the boat.

Outside you can find a small terrace with chairs and a fabulous view over the canal.
Note: Unfortunately the soccer table is no longer with us, but I provide endless stories about this when you arrive.


Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, dutch
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • House Boat
  • 45 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 4 twin/ single

    The sleeping area consists out of 2 bunk beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Security lockers


  • DVD Player


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Paddle Boating
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet, PC with internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linen...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    Relax on the roof of the boat when the sun is shining...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda


Write a review 4.1
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $53.33
  • Taxes Not included


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Balance payable 90 days prior to arrival. If your arrival date is within 90 days then the balance payable within 2 days of making your booking.

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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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20 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Not Necessary

The apartment is situated in the centre of Amsterdam on the famous canal called the Singel. This boat is located very close to a small red light district.

You are just a two-minute walk away from the Central Station. Also the famous Dam Square is very close by. Here you can find the well known shopping streets like the Kalverstreet and Nieuwendijk.

In your neighbourhood, you can find a lot of vintage stores, coffeehouses, coffeeshops, and various restaurants that serve food until late at night.

But also, you are just a minute away from Dam Square, where you can find the famous shopping street called the Kalverstreet. Here you can find more well-known stores and warehouses.

Further more you are surrounded by beautiful and romantic area’s, such as the canals, the old Jordaan and entertainment squares which provide you a swell nightlife like the Leidsesquare and Rembrandsquare, but also the illustrious Red Light District is very nearby.
Visiting other famous areas in and around the centre of Amsterdam should not be too much of a problem. Due to the city’s compact nature spots like the Museum, Rembrandt and Leidse square, as is the Vondelpark, are just a twenty minute walk away. 
If you are not that fond of walking public transport is provided all around this location. For instance you are just a couple of meters away from the tram station and furthermore you’re close to the Central Station where public transport can easily lead you to different areas of the city.


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Speaks: english, dutch
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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