It is widely agreed that the Jordaan is one of, if not THE best neighborhood in Amsterdam. It has lovely canals, great shopping, galleries and restaurants, weekly street markets and easy access to all the tourist sights in Amsterdam. Enjoy a unique experience on one of the funkiest boats in town located in the best neighborhood on one of the prettiest canals. Our quaint 'bohemian inspired' houseboat is full of artistic flair with all the comforts of home. Guests can enjoy a 'walking holiday' as attractions are easily reached on foot, or rent a bike just around the corner. Views across the canals and bridges are sprinkled with beautiful churches and amazing Dutch architecture. If location, location, location is your wish in Amsterdam, this is the rental for you. The space is perfect for 2 people or a couple with 1 small child. It is a small boat with low ceilings, but once you get cuddled inside it is extremely comfortable with all the modern amenities plus spectacular views on the canal out every window. We have a large outside decks on the canal and street sides (rare on houseboats) adorned with beautiful flowers and plants. The interior of the boat has 'funky' bright colors, cool lighting and lots of visual candy. There are 2 rooms and several outdoor sitting areas. The main room has a comfortable sitting area, dining table, kitchen and a queen sized bed. The 2nd room has a bathtub / shower, bathroom, office area and a single bed. Guests will have access to the entire home including high-speed wireless internet, cable TV, stove top, microwave and small toaster oven, Nespresso Coffee machine, Phillips Juicing machine and mixer, hot water pot for tea and kitchen and bathroom supplies.
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 16, 2018
About Jody Toll
My name is Jody and I grew up in Tucson Arizona, went to Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon, lived in Japan, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Bali... I love to travel and Amsterdam is absolutely the best city in the world ! Come enjoy with us !
Jody Toll purchased this House Boat in 2005
Why Jody Toll chose Grachtengordel
When I first came to Amsterdam I knew I had to live on a houseboat. After years of searching, I found our boat which is located in the best spot in town and has tons of character! To wake up every morning to the glistening water, watch the ducks and other birds cruise by, listen to the live music and laughter in the streets and on the canal... it is a vibrant, artistic and beautiful place. I'm so happy to share it with you !
What makes this House Boat unique
This boat is special because it sits on top of the water with large windows all along the canal and a wonderful outdoor patio. The views are amazing, you feel as if you could touch the water. And the Jordaan neighborhood is simply the best area of town!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The houseboat is absolutely incredible. Great location conveniently located within walking distance to everything we wanted to see and do while in Amsterdam. The artwork and decor in the houseboat is amazing. Everywhere we looked, we noticed something new. Jody has really taken time to make this a super artsy, fun, cozy, and comfortable stay. We would definitely stay here again. A few minor changes would make the stay more enjoyable. The bathroom towels are quite worn and small, and the pillows aren't super comfy. Some of the windows are a little drafty, but overall we were comfortable with the temperature inside the boat. Overall, we loved our stay on this charming, trippy, unique property and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, quirky, comfy, convenient, authentic place to stay in Amsterdam.
Thanks so much Elissa ! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay ! I am on the boat now and we are doing "Christmas updates" which include all new towels and bedding, so you were very observant :). Thanks so much ! We'd love to welcome you back for comfy pillows and cozy towels :)
Happy Holidays !
We loved this property as soon as we set eyes on it. The bohemian feel made us relax immediately.
Our host made the trip effortless and looked after every element of our stay. We would definitely recommend this houseboat to others for location, comfort and style. We can’t wait to stay again. ❤️
The best stay ever. We enjoyed every minut in this houseboat <3
Will def be coming back next year <3
Aloha from Maui! It was a wonderful experience. We really had so much fun staying in this houseboat. Everything was perfect for us and it was so relaxing and peaceful that there were times we didn’t even want to leave. If you want something fun and nice for the imagination you will love it. It is also in a really good location next to some great restaurants and shopping. The check in was really easy and our host was very accommodating, thank you so much!
Loved staying on the canal in this funky houseboat
The houseboat was perfect for two of us. We especially loved sitting on the deck, and the shower! It was also centrally located, so we walked everywhere. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Okay for short time frame
It is funky and fun for a short time. It is extremely loud: meaning bar noise and crowd goes to 2 or 3 am and the street noise starts at 5 am. and the church bells go 24/7
There are no screens on the windows so we got mosquito bites. In fact, we left a day early because we had so many bites and when they started on our face that was it. It is way to hot not to have windows open.The window coverings are just cloth and really do not keep bugs or lights at night out very well. It just needs to be freshened up for the price.
There are no wash clothes or top sheet. We had to go to 8 stores to find a top sheet as it was quite warm and a comforter was way to hot.
In my opinion this place would be fun for 2 or 3 nights max.
The cleaning fee is a joke and very expensive. It is clean on the surface but no deep cleaning. The floors and carpet are dirty and the furniture is rather worn, the lights were full of dust. This place top to bottom would take no more than an hour to clean.
It was disappointing our host Fake was not that interested in helping us.
I would stay on a houseboat again just not this one.
Thank you for your honest and informative review. I am truly sorry to hear of the problems during your stay and grateful you have shared them with me. Please know I am taking steps to investigate and make corrections. I'm so sorry I wasn't personally made aware of your concerns during your stay, I would have taken care of them right away. This is the first time I've ever had any complaints about the sheets or the comforter being too warm, in fact many folks say the bedding is one of their favorite parts of the boat. I can imagine, given an irregularly hot summer, it may have been an issue for you and I will take your advice to hand. Regarding the cleaning, my boat manager was unfortunately on holiday during your stay which is by no means an excuse, but I believe this is the issue with the service you received. I will not be using the temp service again and I will send you a refund of the cleaning fee. I am also investigating the mosquito issue which is very odd and a first for me. In my many years living on the boat I have never had a mosquito bite or heard them buzzing around at all. Possibly the unusually hot summer has created some issues on the canal water with mosquitos, we are checking into this as well. Unfortunately, regarding the noise, there is nothing we can do as the city is sweeping with tourists and we are in the very heart of town. Sometimes there can be a rowdy crew somewhere down the canal and the sound can echo.
Once again, I'm very sorry you were disappointed and grateful for your helpful report. I will be touch with you directly to discuss further and provide you with a refund for your troubles.
This houseboat is in a perfect location to enjoy the best shopping and restaurants in Amsterdam. It is also in walking distance from the museums and in easy access to public transportation should you wish to take a trip to the beach or the flower fields.
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change unless reservation is confirmed. Guests will be greated by a member of our staff upon arrival who will explain how everything works on the boat and answer any questions. We can shop for you and fill your refrigerator before you arrive with your favorite things, prepare a tour plan for you or answer any questions you might have. We will occasionally accept 2 nights.