After scrolling many of it's good reviews , we decided to booked the place and coordinate with Nina by placing a 50% deposit.
We stay 3 nights at New Love with my family of four .
Upon arrival , we were brief for approx. 25 minutes by Eric which include nearby grocery shops ( with discount if you show the House boat key chain ) ,bicycle routes , places of interest etc
Red light district , Chinatown , central station are within 10mins walk . There is also an old wind mill within 5 to 8 minutes by bicycle
Interior nicely decorated ( 1st Deck kitchen / living room and 2nd deck sleeping area and toilets )
Peaceful and not noisy , although it's near to the main road
The boat is not rocky ( probably the bottom half of the boat is already embedded in mud )
The view is quite nice facing the direction of station and close by Chinese restaurant .
Near to water and seagull , ducks abound at certain time.
Free Wi Fi and a bottle of red wine
On the 1st Deck , there is a doll ( approx. 1 metre height ) located next to the sofa . I personally feel very uncomfortable at times ( probably because of the movie ) .
It was only when we check out from the boat house on the 3rd day , did the rest of my family members voiced out similar feeling.
The access from 1st Deck to the bottom deck is via a slightly steep staircase . Take note for those with mobility access ( see attached photos for your own evaluation ) .
Overall I would rate the experience as excellent and do not mind to come back again .
- 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. On board, there are 2 completely separated apartments (no shared facilities). 'Love' -in the front of the boat-, has a bath with a sky view, and is ideal for a couple (max 2 extra guests). 'New Love' in the back of the boat, has a bed with a sea view (8 sleeps in 6 beds)and is a great stay for a group of friends or a family. With private parking, large sun decks, free fast internet, bedlinen towels & kitchen utensils, fully furnished, smoking friendly and all the VIP services you wish for. ... more less