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“New Love Houseboat” 5 of 5 stars
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Oosterdok, 1013BH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied))   |  
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Ranked #51 of 216 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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“New Love Houseboat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Excellent Stay – Highly Recommended!!



We were a group of four stayed in the new love house boat and enjoyed every bit of it. On arrival Nina [Owner] took time out to explain how the boat works, what to expect, do’s and don’ts. This was very helpful and also marked us out on a map and recommended a few places to eat. The owners live close by in a house boat of their own which is worth a visit [of course with their permission]. The new love boat is one half of a big boat where the living quarters are on the first level and the lower level are the beds, toilet and washroom. We had a family of ducks & swans visit us every morning to join us for breakfast along with a whole lot of sea gulls which added to the feeding experience. If you want the experience of staying the way the Dutch do; then please do the house boat. The New Love Boat is one of the 4 houseboats so you do have a choice of which best suits you. We were so impressed with the houseboat that we spent most of our time in the houseboat.



- Location is perfect; very close to most attractions in Amsterdam.

- Walkable distance to the central station.

- Ample for a family or a group of 4.

- Adequate sit out areas.

- Well equipped kitchen.

- On site car parking.

- Very helpful and professional owners.

- Good heating system.

- Centrum, RLD, all within walking distance.

- No noise pollution.

- Good experience!!



Note: Please note that the upper and lower levels are accessible via a steep staircase which was ok with us but not for people with mobility issues.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Forget everywhere else... this boat is where it's at! Such a novelty.. but at the same time it has all the practicalities you would ever need or want in holiday accommodation. The other reviews comprehensively outline all the advantages of this boat so I won't reiterate but I'll just add that it really is a special place, a hotel could never compare and it's even less expensive in some cases. I hope to return here one day.. truly awesome trip, a holiday with a difference. I would highly recommend, especially to couples...

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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munich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

it was absolutely nice to live on the boat! the hosts are very friendly and cooperative- I have often been to amsterdam, but that stay on their houseboat was unique! we felt welcome and we will come back for sure !!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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medway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here on the sunset boat from 18th - 26th November. Nice central location excellent hosts. Will definitely be returning next year. Would definitely like to try the other boats that they have to offer.

  • Stayed November 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I have stayed on these boats 3 times now and currently planning a 4th stay!

It's the best way to spend a holiday especially when there is a group of you. You can also cook on board so this helps cut costs if your visiting on a budget!

It's best for location just 5 minutes from well everything! You can see the central station from them.

The hosts are really friendly and nothing is ever too much bother.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is visiting the beautiful city.

  • Stayed June 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Hello,

This was my first visit to Amsterdam with 3 other people.

We stayed on the music houseboat for 3 nights.
Location is brilliant, very close to the main station but not touristy at all in a very good way.
Nina and Eric were incredibly accommodating and friendly.
I loved staying on the boat itself. It added a real special feel to my first trip, and it was also my first stay on a houseboat so a double first.
The main living area is very spacious and I don't have anything negative to write here.
I forgot to take my phone charger with me which Nina very kindly posted back to me which was brilliant as I didn't have a spare.
It was unfortunately a rainy weekend but the boat was warm and dry.
We met 2 friends we hadn't seem for a while in Amsterdam and I can't think of a better way to have done it.
Thanks to Nina and Eric and I would recommend the stay if you are undecided.
All the best
Terence x

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Me & my Boyf stayed on the Love Houseboat in Early October, Its in a central location with beautiful surroundings of the Chinese restaurant and other houseboats around make it a really lovely scenic place to stay, although its right in the heart of the city we had no trouble sleeping and it was really quiet.
The Houseboat itself was everything I hoped it would be and more, it was a surprise for my Boyf as he had no idea where we were going and he thought it was fantastic! The Love houseboat is spilt in to two -the top deck being the NEW LOVE and the Lower Deck the LOVE, we stayed on the LOVE. it was cosy, romantic, comfortable and decorated beautifully, its well equipped with everything u need from kitchen bits, extra towels and even CDs which we thought was a good plus seeing as my boyf is heavily in to his trance and dance music which is hugely popular in the Netherlands! . we were also lucky enough to have fairly good weather and were able to sit outside and have breakfast on the deck on some days.
Our host Eric was amazing, really helpful and kind, he showed us all the sights to see in the city on a map and marked out places of interest for us, he even went out of his way to try and get us tickets to the Ajax game at the Amsterdam Arena..such a great host and made us feel so welcome and comfortable during our stay! So much better than staying in a hotel as you get to live like a real Amsterdammer on a houseboat and having the space and freedom all for a affordable price, was soooo worth every penny. we were sad to be going home after a wonderful four days on the boat, exploring the city, the Vondelpark, the Zoo, Anne Frank Haus, Tussaurds, The Ajax Experience and Van Gogh Museum..all this is walking distance from the boat, we left already with plans to return and visit more of Amsterdam and we will definitely come back to the houseboats again on our next visit as we enjoyed it so much. we will never forget our stay in Amsterdam and the Love Houseboat xxxxxx

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Amsterdam Love Houseboat
Address: Oosterdok, 1013BH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied) , Binnenstad
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #51 of 216 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 1
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 

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