Houseboat in Old Center

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Last updated: 10/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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'.


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Property Type

  • House Boat
  • 50 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


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

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom with 'douche à l'italienne'


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen cable TV with international major channels in the bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist 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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    4 South large windows with a waterway view....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi, cable Internet and Windows 8 PC ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    P1 Parking Waterlooplein Valkenburgerstraat 238 ...moreless

  • Towels Provided


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


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden


Write a review 4.8
from 72 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak season 2016
Mar 15 - Nov 14, 2016
3 night min stay
$185 $196
Fri, Sat, Sun
Low season
Nov 15 - Mar 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$163 $174
Fri, Sat, Sun
Peak season 2017
Mar 13 - Nov 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$185 $196
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $54.33


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 upon 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:

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Last updated: 10/19/2016
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6 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Amsterdamse Golf Club
800 Metres
Nearest Train
Centraal Station
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A10 Exit : Amsterdam Centrum
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
6 restaurants within 100 meters
9 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

About the owner: As both owner of the houseboat and your host, my dearest wish is for you to enjoy your stay and feel at home in your houseboat. I love travelling, but know how difficult is it to find an ideal holiday home. I shall do everything I can to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. You can count on your host.

Why the Owner Chose Binnenstad, Amsterdam, Netherlands:
To live in a houseboat in the 'Old Center' of Amsterdam but in the residential part : 'East side'. To live on a canal which was peaceful and green unlike the more touristy waterways, which are too noisy and prone to all sorts of traffic (cars, buses/boats traffic). It is the Raamgracht canal : No traffic with narrow/oneway street and canal, with lush greenery shading over all the boats. The hull (Praam type) and boat were built during 'La Belle Epoque' in 1898 which makes one of oldest boats of Amsterdam. The last complete renovation was in 2010 to the best standards but respecting its historic charm. A praam is a type of shallow-draught flat-bottomed ship, was particularly developed in the Netherlands in the 17th Century, reaching about 20 m in length. These large praams could be operated with oars but also to sail, with a pair of lateral fins. Their shallow draft (no more than two feet) allowed them to move goods (unshipped from the Harbour) in all canals of Amsterdam. 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.

The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
You are tucked away on your own island in the middle of town. There is a certain spirit of the people who live there. The cozy 'style boudoir à la française' and 'décor bohème' reflect the love of travel and freedom - and the passion for discovery and fun, which is the houseboat lifestyle. Your houseboat is rich colors and eclectic decor reflect this love of life, which makes one feel free and ready to explore the world. Only renting the houseboat when I’m in the countryside, a 'polder', which is very closeby. You can count on me if you need my support before, during, or after your stay. 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.

Contact us

Speaks: english


VRBO #473207

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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