What an amazing experience! It is the way to stay in Amsterdam, experience the canals, the night life, the daytime comings and goings on! We were on Houseboat V for 5 people. 3 kids (15, 13, 11years) and 2 adults. Although there was enough room in the 3 bedrooms, my daughter decided to sleep on the sofa in the living room. It was an unusually warm time so the boat was warm, but the fans helped as did the cooler evening air. We were docked directly in the Jordaan neighborhood! Filled with bars, coffee shops, restaurants, middle of everything, walking distance. Saturday morning the market set up (not very pleasant with all the noise waking one up at 4am, but a delight to have it at the doorstep in the morning!)
The houseboat was very well supplied. Internet we had to go to the bar next door. You have to bring your own toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc). There is a washer and dryer, we didn't use it, and you would need to get directions from the owners as none was supplied. It is a houseboat, so the area is small, bathroom small with no door (but separate toilet), ceilings low, cumbersome going up and down stairs, but it all adds to the charm. Not for someone with mobility difficulties. It is really only there for sleeping and having a glass of wine at the bow in the evening because you are out all day. It is very cozy for hanging out and witnessing the canal life!
Check in was amazing. Very nice and helpful telling us where to eat, what to see, where to go. Any questions they could answer! Wonderful people! Thank you!
We are definitely going to stay there again if we come to Amsterdam. This time it was unfortunately only 2 nights! Next time a few more days.
It's really great!!!