We stayed at Peter Woundstra's "Prinsenboat" in December 2013 for 7 nights. (Don't get confused with another boat claiming this name. There is only one Prinsenboat near the Prinsengracht tram station.)The neighborhood is sweet and quiet yet hip, with lovely little boutiques, delis, brown cafes, restaurants, and bars. I have been to Amsterdam many times but this was the best location I've ever stayed.
The boat itself looks unassuming from the outside, but who stays in a hotel only to look at it from the outside?! The key is being inside this cozy place. You feel like you're in a different world. The windows are bigger than some boats. Like true locals we opened our curtains and dined in at dusk with lovely lighting and watched a few tour boats pass, waving at us. The swans, ducks and other birds came to eat our leftover bread. The kitchen was well-stocked with pans, utensils, etc. and there is an Albert Heijn store just a block away to buy food to cook.The wifi worked GREAT, the tv offered a large variety of European channels in every language.
The beautiful bed is so comfortable. After traveling in the Netherlands for 5 weeks, this was our last stop and the best rest of the trip.
Peter is a wonderful host. His daughter welcomed us upon arrival and let us know that she would be a phone call away if we needed anything.
On future trips, I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else and I plan to share this sweet place with friends, family and colleagues.
Thank you Peter! Your Prinsenboat is truly special. (Again, don't be mislead by another boat that calls themselves the Prinsenboat. THIS is the true Prinsenboat on the Prinsengracht!)
Susan E., Twin Falls, ID, USA
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Create a memory of your stay in Amsterdam aboard The Prinsenboat that you will always remember. We take pride in offering you a residence that is warm, inviting and comfortable. From the first day of your arrival at The Prinsen Boat to the last day you stay with us we will do our utmost to make sure that your experience is all that you wanted. Our little porch outside is right on the Prinsengracht. We can make arrangements for taxi service, and offer suggestions on activities. If you're celebrating an event, a birthday, anniversary or a reunion let us help you make it a unique experience. You will notice immediately the difference with an Amsterdam hotel. Children enjoy The Prinsen Boat as much or even more as adults. They love the small boats passing by and are thrilled by the life on the water. Also your very little ones are on our mind; we can provide a baby cot and a playpen. Be sure to ask for our special family prices. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Prinsen Boat Hotel Amsterdam