As everyone has said, great breakfast. We typically used the breakfast leftovers as a packed lunch to take with us. Used the bikes René had at a very reasonable rental rate of 5 euro/day/bike. Note they have pedal brakes, so take a run down the street to get used to them. Really warm in the boat. Has underfloor heating and works great. Comfortable bed and great shower with good water pressure. Good selection of books and DVDs if you want a quiet night in (which we always did after being out on bikes and walking all day). René is a great host and isn't intrusive but also gives you all the info you need. We will return to this spot and will recommend to others.
We were going to Amsterdam for a few days and I searched for accommodation. One of the searches threw up the Bed Breakfast Boat, sounded like fun so I contacted the owner (Rene) and it turned out the boat was free when we wanted it. Rene is the perfect host - fridge etc. was well stocked with all the essentials with fresh fruit, croissants, bread etc. being delivered for breakfast each day. We had to ask him to stop on our last day as we couldn't keep up! The living & bed space is very spacious and everything was immaculately clean and tidy. On our arrival Rene took the time to point out all the features and give us tips on where to eat & shop. The boat has books, TV, DVD, Netflix etc. so no shortage of things to do if you are having a quiet night in! The boat is a short (15 mins) tram ride from Centraal station but you could probably walk it in 25 minutes - it's on the same road as the station to the east. Boat was priced reasonably against staying in a city centre hotel! Bottom line is this is a fantastic way to stay in Amsterdam and we will definitely be staying with Rene on our next trip.…
It was always our dream to spend some days in a boathouse in Amsterdam and finally our dream come true.It is a lovely place with all the comforts you need and when you look out of the windows you can see the swan just outside searching for food and if you want you can feed him just from the window.Very clean in a quite area not far from centre and easy accessibly by tram.Within walking distance to many restaurants, grocery stores, bars, and beautiful Oosterpark Amsterdam.Every morning Rene use to leave us the breakfast in a lovely chest just outside the door with meat and cheese, bread, fruit and beverages throughout our stay.We had a coffee machine to prepare coffee when ever we liked. Rene was very helpful with suggestions of what to see, etc. And since we had to leave on an early morning he offered to give us a lift to the train station.He is very gentle and a good man. WE will surely stay again if we go back to Amsterdam…
I had wonderful 4 days with my best friend. Housboat is a best idea to be here in Amsterdam. And this housboat is excellent! We loved the sweet breakfasts , the lovely location! We had in our room a lot of book and information about Amsterdam. I'm really happy about this choice! Thank you Rene 😊 See you next time!
Not good.. its look like a jail. And sorry the jail is better. Never see this in Holland. Soo bad. Terrible rooms en verry cold. So people dont do this and look better.. there a better hotels in Amsterdam..
Great location with all the comforts of home. Within walking distance to many restaurants, grocery stores, bars, and beautiful Oosterpark Amsterdam. Rene provided us with an excellent breakfast each morning, and plenty of meat and cheese, bread, fruit and beverages throughout our stay. He was very helpful with suggestions of what to see, etc. I would absolutely stay here again.
I couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable time than I had at your place. The decorations were marvelous, the breakfast are superb, the scenery was beautiful. Location is very ideal as we can access to any of the tram/bus station easily. P/S: Rene is a fantastic host and always willing to help.
Lovely place to stay with a wonderful view to the channels with a lot of ducks. The apartment is very clean everything was excellent . The owner is a very kindness person. He brings everyday a fabulous breakfast with everything ( fruit, yougurts,bread, milk, croissants).I would like to come back.
Amazing place to stay in Amsterdam.. everything was perfect. The boat is very well equipped, the bed is really confortable. The situation is good, with great connections to the city center by tram and bus.. And the breakfast is amazing ! Do not hesitate, choose the Bed Breakfast Boat !
This was our second visit to Amsterdam and could not have been more different from the first. Did not enjoy the initial stay, at a hotel and as part of a bus tour. Was determined to give the city a second chance however and so glad we did as Rene's houseboat was a fantastic experience and quite a contrast. He is so helpful from the outset, answered all our queries promptly and made great suggestions. We arrived on an early flight and were able to check in early and I mean early (9am.) Other reviewers have already raved about how comfortable and well equipped the boat is but special mention should be made of the local area.....quite cosmopolitan and interesting in itself, with easy access to an array of restaurants and markets. Rene was a fantastic host and his boat is the only place we would stay if ever we returned to Amsterdam....apologies Rene for taking so long to write this review!…