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Houseboat In Old Center

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps

Your houseboat is moored with its South view on one of the most romantic and peaceful canals, surrounded by a 17th Century architecture and the Carillon of Zuiderkerk painted by Claude Monet.

One bedroom with king size bed 2m/1m80 and overhead window for watching stars.

Flat screen cable TV, WiFi, cable Internet and Windows PC.

You will appreciate being located in the historical area of Nieuwmarkt, 5 minutes walking distance from Central Station or 50 meters from the metro station 'Nieuwmarkt'.

LGBT and all origin welcome ;-)

More Details

Owner
Your host
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About Your host

As your host, my dearest wish is for you to enjoy your stay and feel at home in your houseboat.

Why Your host chose Grachtengordel

To live in a houseboat in the 'Old Center' of Amsterdam but in the residential part : 'East side'.

Why Live In A houseboat ? : I understood that a flat is too noisy, as the walls are too thin with buildings on pilotis in Amsterdam. A barge is too steep-sided.

What makes this house boat unique

You are tucked away on your own island in the middle of town.

Only renting the houseboat when I’m in the countryside, a 'polder', which is very closeby.

Your houseboat is not merely an impersonal and soulless rental property, as I prefer to welcome my friends and guests in a friendly spirit rather than dealing with business customers.

Amenities

Grachtengordel House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with 'douche à l'italienne'
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • One bedroom with king size bed 2m/1m80 and overhead ceiling window for watching the stars.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(99 traveler reviews)

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Houseboat In Old Center
average rating of 4.707071 based on 99 reviews
5

A lovely houseboat in central location

  • 5 of 5

A cozy, Bohemian houseboat for the authentic Amsterdam experience! Very Central location-- we were able to walk or easily take a tram to all the sights-- the Van Gogh Museum, the Botanical Garden, Albert Cuyp Market, Centraal Station, great restaurants, etc. The galley kitchen and bathroom are typical for boat living, and perfect for a couple. The canal is part of many of the tour boat routes, but not too busy in the evening. We slept well and comfortably at night. I would recommend to friends and family visiting Amsterdam.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Like living in amsterdam not renting

  • 5 of 5

Finding it was a bit tricky should have read the instructions our host sent me better he came and got us 50 ft from the houseboat he was meticulous in showing us all the workings of the home so we could have a great time LOVED IT

We were in a great location but quiet just one street away from the bustle

Would go back in a heart beat feeding swans out of the living room window was the last thing I did before leaving

Visit the city of water in a houseboat beats anything else

Thanks for letting us have the full use of this space. bed was super comfy as were pillows a huge bonus for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Well situated houseboat

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our 3 night stay. Been to Amsterdam many times but never stayed on a houseboat. Found it very clean, warm and quirky. Set in a fabulous place only minutes walk to all that Amsterdam has to offer. Will certainly return here again

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable and unique

  • 5 of 5

It was lovely being in the old centre very historical and yet so near to all the amenities only five minutes in any direction it was a very unique and comfortable houseboat and we would not hesitate to stay on it again and indeed recommend it to anyone who was visiting Amsterdam.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A different stay in a great city.

  • 4 of 5

The location was absolutely fantastic.Everything was clean and in place,It was very cold that week in Amsterdam- 15,but still enough heating was provided for a warm cozy stay.The wifi is working perfect and fast.Thank you Lionel and Hans for receiving us and explaining everything.

I will use this place again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was a pleasure to stay in this Houseboat.

  • 5 of 5

It was a interesting stay in this unique Houseboat the intorior was very interesting it was clean and it felt like being in another world. Thank you Lionel. I still wonder how you keep the boat so clean and dust free.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Map

Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam Centraal
Amsterdam Canals
The Grand Amsterdam Sofitel Legend
Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge)
Vondelpark
Rijksmuseum
Zeedijk
Amsterdam Centraal
Rembrandt House Museum
Amsterdams Historisch Museum
Nieuwmarkt
Artis
Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge)
Begijnhof
Waterloo Sq Flea Market
Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Schiphol
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Amsterdamse Golf Club
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Centraal Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A10 Exit : Amsterdam Centrum
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
6 restaurants within 100 meters
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Bloemendaal aan Zee
Car: not necessary

You will appreciate being located in the historical area of Nieuwmarkt with its great sightseeing spots. The houseboat is just 5 minutes walking distance from Central Station or 50 meters from the metro station 'Nieuwmarkt,' the first station after Central Station with all lines: 51, 54 and 53.

1 minute walking distance from 5 Supermarkets (open 7 days - from 8 to 22), bicycle rental (open 7 days - from 9 to 17:45), the Flea Market, Museums (Rembrandt House, Hermitage, Joods Historisch, Willet-Holthuysen and Allard Pierson) and the Dutch Royal Opera.

Many great sightseeing spots and 12 restaurants are within 200 meters.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $69.93

For your reservations to be considered reserved, 50% must be paid upfront (Via Vrbo with a vrbo service fee of 9% based on total rental price or by Paypal (*) or banking transfer (*), with the balance, paid 2 days before your arrival.

(*) The price quoted is the price charged : No deposit, service fee, hidden charges or bad surprises.

Do not hesitate to ask all information you need before to book. It will be a pleasure to reply and to support you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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