The Waterinn is a beautiful, peaceful place floating on a canal, water at your feet and wild water birds joining you as you breakfast under the hopeful eye of Jappi the Heron in the morning sun. On the other side of the house is a pretty wood and I'm sure I heard an owl.
Sylvie and Rob very kindly went to great lengths to ensure I enjoyed my stay, checking my breakfast preferences and kitting me out with a bicycle to explore the coast and get to the ferry across to the city more quickly. The house is very thoughtfully decorated and well equipped, my personal preference being the sweet upstairs bedroom under the eves with a view across the canal. There is also a traditional wood stove which Rob provided me with wood for but this was just for fun as the house is very warm. You can swim in the canal too but it wasn't warm enough for me when I went!
This is a perfect place if you want a quiet good quality base from which to explore Amsterdam or just a lovely holiday by the canal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Waterinn is a romantic Bed&Breakfast on a houseboat. Being on the water and facing a park the Waterinn is a perfect place to come back to and relax after spending the day downtown Amsterdam. City centre is only 15 minutes away. ... more less