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Houseboat In Old Center

Grachtengordel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • House Boat538 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

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 ;-)


Your host

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 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 Burgwallen Nieuwe Zijde

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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • One bedroom with king size bed 2m/1m80 and overhead ceiling window for watching the stars.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom with 'douche à l'italienne'

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          The best location in Downtown.
        • Water View
          4 South large windows with a waterway view.


            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      WiFi, cable Internet and Windows 8 PC
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      P1 Parking Waterlooplein Valkenburgerstraat 238
                    • Towels Provided


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen cable TV with international major channels in the bedroom.
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • marina
                                            • arboretum
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • duty free shops
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • theme parks
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • 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

                                                        • sailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: Noon

                                                          Check-out: 3:00 PM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          97 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Well situated houseboat

                                                          Beverley c.

                                                          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

                                                          Very comfortable and unique

                                                          Margaret C.

                                                          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.

                                                          A different stay in a great city.

                                                          Hennie G.

                                                          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.

                                                          It was a pleasure to stay in this Houseboat.

                                                          Tom S.

                                                          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.

                                                          The best Boho Boat

                                                          Victoria Wingate

                                                          Lionel got in touch before we arrived and gave us directions to the boat. We were welcomed by Victor who showed us around and explained how everything worked. People seem to favour the scandic style these days but not us. This boat was quirky, stylish and comfortable. We immediately felt at home. A brilliant base to see Amsterdam. We loved every minute

                                                          The houseboat was cozy and warm, with a wonderfully eclectic vibe.

                                                          Dawn G.

                                                          Centrally located, I felt very much like a resident instead of a visitor. Highly recommend this boat!


                                                          Grachtengordel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

                                                          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.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

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                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          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.

                                                          97 Reviews
                                                          Excellent 4.7/5
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                                                          Property # 473207