A delightful houseboat with views along the canals, looking from the bedroom window towards a windmill sets the mood. Plenty of room to spread out in the spacious and comfortable interior. You get the feel of staying in amongst the Dutch rather than a tourist spot, but everything is within easy reach.
Had a wonderful 3 night stay in a lovely boat which was lovely on both the inside and the outside and we found it in a ideal location nice and quiet to chill but not too far out from the main centre of Amsterdam. I would highly recommend this boat to anyone and already looking for ayes to go back myself
Great houseboat, well equipped with everything from umbrellas to toiletries. Once warmed up the houseboat was very cosy especially in the top bedroom. You can barely notice the boat rocking on the water and it felt very secure too. Low ceiling was fine for us but can imagine over 6 feet would be a issue. Spa and many restaurants nearby. Very peaceful at night. A welcoming bottle of wine was left by Frank. Thank you Frank.
Myself and 4 friends had an excellent time in Amsterdam staying in the boat.
Really lovely communal space for relaxing with the complementary bottle of wine left for us! Very comfortable and a surprising amount of space!
Kitchen facilities were great, everything you need and a nice big table for everyone to get around.
We were really worried that it would be cold as we travelled in early January but the heating was spot on! Lovely and warm throughout the boat.
The captains bedroom was really nice with views over the water and authentic features like the wheel.
Overall a great stay, good location and interesting space for a really fun holiday!
Notwithstanding the slightly DIY feel about some of the fit-out of this houseboat, its cosy charm made for a very special stay in Amsterdam, and we loved our 4 nights we spent over the New Year. Our family of 5 (including 3 teenagers) was very comfortable (and all could even fit on the large red couch to watch a movie)!
Warm enough over winter, though slippers suggested for the chilly-footed. Very convenient for the beautiful Maritime museum and (kid-oriented) NEMO science museum.
Would definitely stay here again! Added to the whole "Canal 'Experience"!
Traveling with my wife and three children in their 20's
The Canal / House Boat is near perfect because it is in a relatively very quiet area (we are talking off season but would guess close to the same at Peak Season?) and a short walk to the Maritime Museum and a mid sized grocery market. Also a good few local neighborhood restaurants be it for dinner or brunch. A healthy walk to all the main sites as well.
Even greater, it is not in a crowded Marina or tourist type area.
There is one other Canal Boat tied up "next door" but on the other side there is a "No Boat Parking" sign so that insures more privacy and quiet. (Maybe in the summer this may be a brief drop off point?)
Getting on deck and below, we had automatic sensor lighting and felt very safe at night.
Great place to relax and with purchased groceries and wine, you can sit back and relax.and the living room sits maybe 6 adults? Nice wooden dining room table off from the kitchen / galley.
On a clear morning (November 40's) you can look out the Portholes on the East side and see a great sunrise and often a few quiet ducks just a few feet away.
For our November stay, it was also easy to regulate the heat as we like it on the cool side but you can get it toasty inside as well.
5 of us adults: One Master Bedroom, a single bed ("midship") and a unique good sized bed in the Pilot House area topside plus a long soft couch in the living room.
The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and wine glasses and extra blanket / comforters and pillows if needed. Plenty of large towels and toilet paper.
The entry and enclosed stairs on Deck going below is a bit narrow for us likely oversized Americans but it is a boat and not difficult. The Deck has chairs but if a chilly morning, take it slow if a bit slick on deck boarding or "going ashore".
If you are taller than 6 feet, you need to tip a bit walking around but normal on most boats.
The shower is somewhat small but again "boat sized" and works great. Doors for privacy.
Comfortable living room and very good kitchen. Laundry washer-dryer are good for small loads and the wash cycle a bit long but no complaints.
We were very satisfied with our stay!
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