I thought I submitted a review for this long ago, but do not see it posted. My husband and I are frequent visitors to Amsterdam. We have stayed at many of the top hotels and talked about staying in a houseboat for years. We stayed in the Love Houseboat for a little under two weeks in fall of 2010 and had the most amazing time.
The location is great, especially if you already know the city a bit. Close to the rail station, major shopping areas and residential areas. Public transport is abundant and a great super market it less than 5 minutes away on foot. There is little you can't do here on foot.
The hosts are delightful. Plenty of little touches like a welcome letter, a delicious chocolate cake and free internet. Heat and hot water work great. The bath tub is wonderful and the bed was very comfy. We really felt at home here.
A great bonus was being there on the day Sinter Klass arrived by tugboat and led the holiday parade through the streets. We had a perfect view from our boat while sipping our morning coffee.
Thank you for our most memorable Amsterdam stay to date. Can't wait to come back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amsterdam 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. Private parking,(upon request) large sun decks, free fast internet, bedlinen towels & kitchen utensils, fully furnished, smoking friendly and all the VIP services you wish for. ... more less