I arranged our February stay with some trepidation, as a surprise for my husband's 70th birthday - he did not even know where he was going let alone that he would be staying on a boat! It was perfect! So much better than a hotel where, if you return to your room during the day for a rest you feel couped up. The boat was roomy, warm and very comfortable, it had everything we could need and if we had realised we might have prepared ourselves for more self-catering ... or perhaps not given the excellent restaurants we found, via Tripadvisor. We had an excellent birthday dinner complete with fireworks at Greetje nearby and a delicious breakfast at Gartine.
Our only request to our excellent hosts in time for our next visit - a light switch at the top of the hatch so that when we return from a night out we can see our way more easily down the precipitous steps into the boat!
Can we fault it - NO!
- 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