Four of us stayed here for four nights in late April. It happened to be the weekend of Kings Day which was interesting to say the least. The boat is great. This obviously isn't a traditional lodging so expect low ceilings, a small toilet, no shower room door, etc. What you should expect is a totally unique and authentic space in an absolutely perfect location. Jordaan is the best area of Amsterdam and this boat is nearly in the middle of it. Plenty of food options are easily walkable although I would highly suggest using a bike to get around. The boat has fully functioning electricity and water and it does not move around in the water. The bedrooms are different but cosy and very quiet. The wheel room upstairs makes for a perfect space to have a drink before going out or just hang out and watch the city go by. We spend probably 90% of the time we were not asleep in this room. My wife and I have been coming to Amsterdam at least once a year for about six years and always wanted to stay on a house boat but we're never able to due to days or minimum stay restrictions. We're so glad we were able to grab this one and would absolutely stay here or on one of their other boats again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the Binnen Wieringerstraat 23, you will find Frederic Rent a Bike, a small, artistic, cozy bike rental that focuses on delivering an excellent local experience to its clients. Founded in the 1980's as an art gallery by charming owners Frederic and Marjolein Sieger, Frederic Rent a Bike has since expanded its operation to focus on renting out bicycles and forwarding clients who look for accommodation to B&B owners on the main canal belt. Ideally located just five minutes walk from Central Station, Dam Square, Frederic provides gorgeous accommodation options throughout the historic Jordaan district and main canal ring. Amsterdam's Canal Ring has grown to be one of the world's most unique urban landscapes and in 2010 the Amsterdam Canal Ring was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List. For more than 20 years Frederic Rent a Bike have been ensuring that their guests have an incredible stay in Amsterdam - by providing an array of unique and thoughtful culinary and cultural recommendations to help you fall in love with this city. We look forward to seeing you soon. We hope to meet you one day in Amsterdam. Frederic, Marjolijn, Marne, Arthur and Jasmijn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Frederic Rentabike Hotel Amsterdam