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“Amazing stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam Love Houseboat
Oosterdok, 1011TE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)   |  
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medway
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Stayed here on the sunset boat from 18th - 26th November. Nice central location excellent hosts. Will definitely be returning next year. Would definitely like to try the other boats that they have to offer.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

I have stayed on these boats 3 times now and currently planning a 4th stay!

It's the best way to spend a holiday especially when there is a group of you. You can also cook on board so this helps cut costs if your visiting on a budget!

It's best for location just 5 minutes from well everything! You can see the central station from them.

The hosts are really friendly and nothing is ever too much bother.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is visiting the beautiful city.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Hello,

This was my first visit to Amsterdam with 3 other people.

We stayed on the music houseboat for 3 nights.
Location is brilliant, very close to the main station but not touristy at all in a very good way.
Nina and Eric were incredibly accommodating and friendly.
I loved staying on the boat itself. It added a real special feel to my first trip, and it was also my first stay on a houseboat so a double first.
The main living area is very spacious and I don't have anything negative to write here.
I forgot to take my phone charger with me which Nina very kindly posted back to me which was brilliant as I didn't have a spare.
It was unfortunately a rainy weekend but the boat was warm and dry.
We met 2 friends we hadn't seem for a while in Amsterdam and I can't think of a better way to have done it.
Thanks to Nina and Eric and I would recommend the stay if you are undecided.
All the best
Terence x

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Me & my Boyf stayed on the Love Houseboat in Early October, Its in a central location with beautiful surroundings of the Chinese restaurant and other houseboats around make it a really lovely scenic place to stay, although its right in the heart of the city we had no trouble sleeping and it was really quiet.
The Houseboat itself was everything I hoped it would be and more, it was a surprise for my Boyf as he had no idea where we were going and he thought it was fantastic! The Love houseboat is spilt in to two -the top deck being the NEW LOVE and the Lower Deck the LOVE, we stayed on the LOVE. it was cosy, romantic, comfortable and decorated beautifully, its well equipped with everything u need from kitchen bits, extra towels and even CDs which we thought was a good plus seeing as my boyf is heavily in to his trance and dance music which is hugely popular in the Netherlands! . we were also lucky enough to have fairly good weather and were able to sit outside and have breakfast on the deck on some days.
Our host Eric was amazing, really helpful and kind, he showed us all the sights to see in the city on a map and marked out places of interest for us, he even went out of his way to try and get us tickets to the Ajax game at the Amsterdam Arena..such a great host and made us feel so welcome and comfortable during our stay! So much better than staying in a hotel as you get to live like a real Amsterdammer on a houseboat and having the space and freedom all for a affordable price, was soooo worth every penny. we were sad to be going home after a wonderful four days on the boat, exploring the city, the Vondelpark, the Zoo, Anne Frank Haus, Tussaurds, The Ajax Experience and Van Gogh Museum..all this is walking distance from the boat, we left already with plans to return and visit more of Amsterdam and we will definitely come back to the houseboats again on our next visit as we enjoyed it so much. we will never forget our stay in Amsterdam and the Love Houseboat xxxxxx

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

If you are a traveller that wants a hotel experience, then just be aware that these houseboats may not be best for you...

Our group (two mature-ish couples) arrived to stay on the MUSIC for a few nights with mixed expectations, but by the time we left we all agreed this boat was a great place to stay.

Our hosts Eric & Nina (our best ever neighbours) were just fantastic. They could not do enough for us to make our stay enjoyable. One day Nina even washed some clothes for us while we were out being tourists. In the end the only payment we could make her take was some flowers - just a wonderful lady.

On our last day, we were transferring to a cruise ship at the passenger terminal. When Eric found out about this, he offered to take us over to the terminal in his "little boat" rather than let us take a taxi. Then when he found out we weren't in a rush, he turned this into an impromptu tour through the city canals, taking us the long way around to our ship. Such an excellent host, full of fun & entertainment.

If we are ever back in Amsterdam we will certainly be looking them up again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

You're always apprehensive about arriving at a place booked online. However, I have to say from the minute we stepped on board the boats our minds were put at rest. We stayed on music and new love which were v different but ideal. Music had 3 sleeping areas but the best part was the open plan living area where all 16 of us congregated. New love had a smaller but v cosy living area and dorm style sleeping with v comfortable beds. Absolutely ideal for what we were looking for.

Both boats were clean and we had clean bedding and towels for everyone as well as essentials like hair dryer and iron. A home from home.

Our host Eric could not have been more accommodating. He gave us a tour of the boats and tips on where to go and on the sat he took us on a tour around the canals, which was def a highlight!

You are literally in the centre of where it all happens, only 5-10 min walk from everything, which was perfect. Eric was on hand whenever you needed him, very helpful, friendly and funny.

All 16 of us had an amazing time. We went Dutch for the weekend and stayed in style. Was so different and far better than staying in a hotel or hostel. We had the space and freedom at an affordable price and I would definitely recommend the houseboats to everyone.

Eric thanks again, it was a weekend to remember xxxxx

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Just back from a fabulous weekend with 16 girls staying in the Love and Music Houseboats.
Great location for walking around the city but quiet enough for a good sleep too. Boats are really well kitted out and very very comfortable - even when its cold.
Eric, the host, really went the extra mile to make sure we all had a weekend to remember.
An amazing place to stay in Amsterdam!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Oosterdok, 1011TE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 172 Specialty lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amsterdam Love HouseBoat is a most beautiful and romantic large sea ship on top location in the heart of Amsterdam: Central Station, NieuwMarkt, Oosterdok, Red Light District, Dam Square, China Town, Waterloo Flea market, Nemo, the New Library... Are just a few minutes from your front door. Private parking,(upon request) large sun decks, free fast internet, bedlinen towels & kitchen utensils, fully furnished, smoking friendly and all the VIP services you wish for. ... more   less 

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