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“An Interesting experience on riverboat B&B” 4 of 5 stars
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B&B Le Maroxidien
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Prins Hendrikkade, 1011 TE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)   |  
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Ranked #199 of 307 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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“An Interesting experience on riverboat B&B”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

We spent 2 nights on this re-furbished riverboat using all 3 bedrooms for 5 adults. It was comfortable, but there was not much of a common area. Seating was huge floor cushions outside the doors of our individual rooms. I would have liked a chair or sofa somewhere, but it wouldn't have matched the "theme." Tea and cookies were awaiting us on arrival, which was a nice touch because we were tired from flying and lugging suitcases from the Central Station. Online it says a "10 minute walk" from the train but that must be with a backpack. We had wheeled suitcases, for the cruise we were joining, and the cobbled streets and road repairs made the walk a challenge. On arrival at the boat, it is necessary to carry the luggage across the deck of another boat (there are several moored together) and then down a ship's ladder in the hold to reach the 3 bedroom/ 2 bath area. Online it says "steep stairs" but it is actually a ladder. The owner was most helpful in getting us and our luggage aboard. Each room is decorated in a different country's motiff as you will see on the website. My daughter used the term funky to describe the decor. All except the single room with a bed with head and foot boards, we had beds that were built-in and you had to crawl in from the bottom. They were comfortable once you got in. We had red sheets and towels in our room. The whole interior was colorful, but not garish. The two bathrooms each had a nice shower which made it easy for the 5 of us to share facilities. There was no television or radio in our area of the ship. The breakfast was wonderful with fresh fruit, yogurts, breads and jam, meats and cheeses and great coffee in the kitchen in the owner's part of the ship. On our last day, we needed to leave early for the airport and take away bags were packed for us. Excellent service. As for value for the money, the 5 of us could have had 3 rooms in a hotel for less, but it was an interesting experience. I would not want to try it in winter with icy sidewalks or ship decks. Speaking of ice, there wasn't any, even in the owner's area. No microwave either.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2008

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Le Maroxidien. The boat is beautifully decorated and well presented throughout. The lovely Kathrin is a charming woman who made us feel welcomed as her guests.

The organic breakfast was a great start to set us up for a day's exploring of the wonderful city of Amsterdam. We always started breakfast with some laughs over our coffee as I tried to convince Kathrin that I was an old sea dog and well versed in the language of the sea.

We told Kathrin that we wanted a holiday that would be unique and with a soul. And that is what we got. Her houseboat has a soul and a gentle character. We will never forget our time here.

Do not expect spacious rooms. You are on a boat. Our room (India - the rooms are all themed on different countries) was perfect for us. The bathrooms are very good - Kathrin has stamped her own special and unique style on the accomodation.

I expect we will return to Amsterdam in the future and we will definitely return to our boat.

Decent location - short walk from Central Station - and well positioned for access to the city.

We were sad to leave.

  • Liked — Our charming and lovely host
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Prins Hendrikkade, 1011 TE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
Hotel Style:
Ranked #199 of 307 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
B&B Le Maroxidien - Welcome aboard my organic B&B! Amsterdam - In an absolutely unique setting, nearby Central Station, my B&B LE MAROXIDIEN wil provide you an unforgettable stay: Not only the location and the interior, but also the service will enchant and inspire you. You can stay in the India-, Mexico- or in the Morocco-room. The rooms have a very tasteful interior and are furnished with an eye for details. They are small but fine and have double beds. Next to the rooms there is a Moroccan-style corner where the guests can have tea and coffee. There are two pretty bathrooms with shower and toilet. In the morning a divine organic breakfast will be served in the dining room. ... more   less 

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