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“Amstel Gem”
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Fully equipped kitchen
Living with TV and stereo
Master bedroom, double bed
Third bedroom, 2 single beds
Master bathroom, next to first bedroom with bath
Second bathroom
Second bathroom
Third bathroom
Third bathroom
Entrance and front of the ship
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Boat house -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Amsterdam, North Holland Province

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Drew51rev
Newport, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amstel Gem”
Reviewed October 27, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We booked the General Praag for a four-day birthday stop-over to sample one of the most organised, tidy but laid-back cities in Europe.
What a great find! Comfortable, spacious and spotlessly clean. Would thoroughly recommend this as a rather alternative way of seeing Amsterdam. One word of caution, however: there was someone suffering from insomnia on one of the neighbouring boats who started playing quite loud rock music at 4.30 in the morning!! Otherwise perfect.

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Liked best: The space
Liked least: the loud music from next door (good choice of tracks, mind)
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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xdpx
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great accommodation and value for your money!”
Reviewed September 24, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We took a cab from the airport to the boat. A phone number was provided through the booking with an estimated cost of 30-35 euros. We did not have a cell phone that they could call us back on, therefore they could not send the cab for us. We got a cab outside the airport which ended up costing 45 euros. There were four of us sharing the accommodations which made it very cost efficient. My friend and her daughter shared the main bedroom with the large bed and myself and her other daughter shared another room with two single beds. There was another room with two single beds set up with one at a 90 degree angle to the bed below it which would be great for children. The kitchen was well equipped and the bathrooms were fantastic. We had great weather and enjoyed sitting on the deck in the evenings. The grocery store is about a fifteen minute walk away. The tram is about a ten minute walk. We took the tram everywhere and would recommend buying your ticket at the ticket and tours outlet, rather than from the tram
operator as it is more expensive to purchase on the tram. A great experience all around.

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AgentPedr...
Scotland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Beautiful Houseboat”
Reviewed August 23, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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The Generaal Praag is a beautiful houseboat docked on the west side of the Amstel. Access to all areas of the great city of Amsterdam is easy using the nearby tram stop on the no. 4 route. There are nice views across the river and up towards the city centre. The bathrooms and kitchen are lovely and they are kitted out with high quality items. The rooms are simply furnished with comfortable beds. I would definitelyvreturn there again.

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Management Response
Aug 26, 2014
Thank you for your nice words. We would definitely like to see you back!
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RoseKo
Essex
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The most comfortable and pleasant stay!”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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My family stayed at the lovely Amstel River Houseboat for one week. The location is fantastic and only 10 mins tram ride from City centre. There is a nearby supermarket and Eddie (the owner) was very accommodating. It was nice as all the bedrooms had their own bathrooms. It's very spacious and comfortable. It was nice to sit outside and watch the boats go by. Highly recommend and definitely come back and stay at the lovely Amstel River Houseboat.

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Ned R
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful houseboat”
Reviewed August 5, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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The houseboat was situated such that the staterooms are located on either ends of the ship, with a large private bathroom with shower for each. The galley was compact, but well equipped. The main thing is that the ceilings were very high, the air clean and fresh and no odor of a boat. There is also a cool "living room" with a flat screen TV, from which we watched the world cup, and a lovely deck on the bow with teak chairs and cushions. Very lovely place that we enjoyed immensely. The only change I would make is a coffee maker (such as a french press) that uses regular ground coffee. Everything else was perfect.

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Liked best: Fresh air on the Amstel
Liked least: coffee was tricky...
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Aug 22, 2014
Thanks for the tip about the coffee! we will get the french press right away. To our future guests: if you have simple to full fill wishes like these, just let us know and we will do what we can to get it for you!
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Greg M
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Room With A View”
Reviewed April 26, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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people found this review helpful

Stopped with our teenage sons , as per previous reviews , accommodation was of a high standard and Ed was a great host giving us interesting info on the boats history.
Trams and shops all 5 mins walk and plenty of places to eat locally .
We would stop again when visiting Amsterdam.

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Liked best: Cosy feel and great views over the Amstel
Liked least: Sofa could be more comfy
Traveling group: Teenagers
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critternl...
Orlando, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great views, great vibe... great place to stay!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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people found this review helpful

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on this houseboat! There were 2 couples and a baby in our group, and we had plenty of room to spread out and feel comfortable. We loved sitting on the balcony with coffee in the morning looking at the boats go by. The bathrooms were outstanding for a shower or a bath, and the beds were comfy. We would absolutely stay here again! Note, it's a good 10-15 minute walk to city center though & there's not a ton of nearby restaurants... but there is a nice kitchen onboard. :)

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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