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Amsterdam Love Houseboat
Ranked #66 of 234 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Has to be done”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

When in Amsterdam first time on a house boat love boat great experience felt like I was in true Amsterdam the location is close to central station tourist near bye with plenty of transport bikes well it is Amsterdam and of course the tram house boats close bye every one is vey friendly the accommodation is great everything your need lovely shower comfortable bed perfect stay feels like your experience is unique have a great time I did

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

If you are looking for a true Amsterdam Experience than stop looking: Love Houseboats is the place that will cater all your needs. It was so cool to be floating on water in the heart of the city at walking distance from all the hotspots, and yet still have the feeling to be out in nature, only some ducks came along. The free-spirited and life-loving hosts are more than helpfull.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2013

I stayed on the boat for three nights and had a fantastic time. I would definitely go back to Amsterdam and I would hesitate to stay anywhere else.

The boat is situated very close to Centraal Station, tourist information and tram stops which makes getting to and from the airport/ and navigating the city. The location is quaint and authentic - the surrounding houseboat owners are friendly and helpful but non-invasive. Bikes are available to rent from a neighbouring boat.

The boat has been decorated in a unique fashion and there are many curiosities to be found in the nooks and crannies of the boat. The original features of the boat are lovely. It has been decorated in a romantic way that is very suited to couples but could still be enjoyed by other types of groups.

The Love boat is on the Lower Deck so the stairs - as mentioned before - are steep. I would disagree with anyone that says noise is an issue. When you're in the Love Boat it genuinely feels as if the whole boat is completely your own.

It is really handy being able to communicate with the 'hosts' of the boat before and during the stay.

No complaints at all!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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Aberdeen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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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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Additional Information about Amsterdam Love Houseboat

Property: Amsterdam Love Houseboat
Address: Oosterdok, 1011 TE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Binnenstad
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #66 of 234 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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