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The Prinsen Boat

Prinsengracht 816 F, 1017 JL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2007

We stayed on the Prinsenboat in September and we loved it! It was a very unique experience to stay on the water instead of a hotel. The boat is very nice and comfortable. We instantly felt at home. It was nice to open the windows and have the water right there. We even had a duck that visited daily for... More 

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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2007

Stayed on Prinsen Boat for 1 week in June 2007. Made the arrangements with Peter, owner, by e-mail. Wired him a deposit and paid the balance on arrival. He was very easy to communicate with and gave us perfect directions to arrive quickly and easily from the airport. The houseboat is in an excellent location. An upscale residential neighborhood where... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2007

We stayed on the Prinsen Boat as the last leg of our two week trip to Europe and were enchanted. It couldn't have been easier to find (Peter gave excellent directions) and we stepped off the tram and were surprised at how close the house boat was ( a few feet) and yet totally quiet at night and morning (... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2007

We stayed on the houseboat for 3 nights and would highly recommend it for a great experience in Amsterdam. It is close to just about everything (including a tram stop) in a very nice neighborhood and very peaceful at night. The grocery store is a short walk and there are many cafes nearby if you don't want to cook. The... More 

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ferndale, michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2007

All around a very good experience. We booked our trip at the last minute and as we frantically emailed nearly every hotel and apartment Peter from the Prinsenboat emailed us saying that he had space. From the very beginning he made the experience pleasant with an easy and laid back reservation process. Upon arrival we were impressed by the property... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2006

What a unique experience? We literally lived centemeters above the surface of the Prinsengraat Canal in a cosy and clean house boat for two nights and two days. Being very central to most attractions of Amsterdam and close to coffee shops, delis and bars helped us spend our short stay efficiently. While central, the location was very peaceful when needed... More 

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2 Thank Raoul&Chucky
Chesapeake, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2006

I stayed aboard the prinsenboat in September 2006. You will definitly not regret staying on the prinsenboat! The interior is very nice and even has an Internet connection. The boat is close to ground central with respect to Amsterdam "things to do" and night life. I especially enjoyed the friendly nature of the owner (peter) and waving to the other... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2006

My wife and I stayed on the Prisenboat for 5 nights in late June. Peter is a terrific host. I managed to fracture a tooth on the flight to Amsterdam. Upon arrival Peter contacted a dentist, made an appointment, drove me to the dentist, waited while the tooth was filled, and drove me back to the boat! The boat is... More 

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Berlin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2006

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights in July 2006 as a mid-week birthday getaway. Peter is a great host, very friendly and knows a lot about the area; and was able to give us a early check-in and a late check-out :-) The location is great, with everything in walking distance, bars cafe's, shops etc. Peter had... More 

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New York City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2006

I stayed here with my girlfriend for 2 nights in June. Peter is a great host, and the boat itself is beautiful. It's located in a wonderful neighborhood-- lots of shops and markets and tucked in a quiet canal. You can do some of your own cooking in the fully stocked kitchen, or just wake up to enjoy Peter's food... More 

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