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.
- House Boat
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 14, 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!
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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.
The best way to experience Amsterdam❤️
My husband and I visited Amsterdam several years ago and of course took a Canal Tour Boat ride. While on that cruise we noticed all these darling houseboats all along the canals. I told my husband When we go back We Must Rent a Houseboat to live on. When I found this rental on VRBO I just knew I had found the Best. From the minute Marguerite showed us our Home away from Home We Fell in Love. Every detail of this houseboat is Perfect. The Decor is definitely Bohemian Chic but even the orange and purple were perfect together. The kitchen had everything we needed or could possibly want to make all our meals in for the whole week we were there. There is a great market just down the canal one block away that had Fabulous food just like Whole Foods at home. Great bakery right across from market that makes Fabulous Chocolate Donuts to die for. We Loved our stay even in the middle of a bad week of rain and winds that our local Host Marguerite came over to warn us about. She was a great Host to show you how everything works and all the closets and cupboards so unpacking was a breeze. Marguerite even had fresh flowers and a nice cheese tray and wine all waiting for us to introduce us to our new home and certainly made us feel very Welcome. We had a Very Romantic week completely by ourselves all Cozy in our Bohemian Love Boat. Thank you Jody for having such an incredible houseboat and Thank you for allowing Steven and I to Share it.
I"m so happy you had a wonderful, romantic stay ! Come back and visit us soon ! Jody
Very nice but eccentric little place to stay
A clean, comfortable and well equipped houseboat in a quiet (except for church bells) but conveniently central area. The decor is extremely eccentric but fun. 3 people CAN stay here but it's tight. 2 will have to share a double bed and the 3rd single bed is essentially in the bathroom. Communication with the host was a little casual but we got it all worked out. Definitely worth a look.
Great location - nice boat
Loved the location and they provided everything you need. smaller than I thought but still worked great.
Colorful Treat and Totally Recommended
Such a fun place to stay, with all the amenities and charm you can imagine! The location was amazing - so close to Anne Frank House and gorgeous sights. Loved breakfast on the back deck and waving tourists (and hungry swans)! Bed was comfy, decor a delight, and backlight-lit bathroom amusing and functional. One of the best (and most lovely) showers/tubs anywhere. We stayed 3 nights on houseboat then had an apartment in North Amsterdam. In hindsight, would have stayed on boat! The Jordaan is too beautiful for words and the gem of Amsterdam. We are so happy to have spent our 35th Anniversary here. If you like color, art, and appreciate a touch of zany, you will love this cozy houseboat! Would book again in a heartbeat.
Magical mystery tour!
We had a wonderful stay on this incredibly colourful and quirky houseboat a couple of doors down from Anne Frank House on Prinsengracht! The Location was perfect as the hop on hop off boat stopped outside Anne Frank house and there were many good eateries in the vicinity. We really recommend the Pancake House diagonally opposite the boat. We were met on arrival by Jody’s friend Magriet who was most welcoming and helpful. There were goodies in the fridge and a bottle of wine, all of which was most appreciated. We just loved staying on the boat and couldn’t wait to get home and sit on the deck watching the boats and ducks drift by, cold beers in hand! At night it was really warm and cosy inside with all the pretty lights and artworks, and there was Netflix if you could keep your eyes open after a day out exploring this wonderful city. The bath/shower too is a treat with its little window overlooking the canal. This is by far the nicest accommodation we have had in our three month trip around Europe and the U.K. and will be sure to please the young at heart and artists as there was so much to admire and chuckle at on the boat, not least of which was the flourescent toilet cubicle in which you are encouraged to write a quip or doodle a sketch on the walls with the highlighters provided! Thank you Jody and Magriet for an amazing experience.
Amazing location and great houseboat. ! So much charm and character — loved everything about it!
Funky theme, colors and style and wouldn’t want it any other way! Small but you have the whole boat to yourself. Slept 3 comfortably. Great location in a very central part of town very close to the Anne Frank house but quiet. So nice sitting on the back terrace watching boats go by and hearing the bells from the nearby church. Highly recommend!!
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.