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Unique House Boat for family, (kids free)

Merlijn User Profile

Unique House Boat for family, (kids free)

3 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
3 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath

Our ship "Meeuw" is a comfortable and cosy place, located in a beautiful spot in Amstel River, next to a park. We live here with a family of 4.
We rent it to max three adults, but children are welcome too for no extra costs.

It has all comforts of a modern home with the exiting feel of the sailors life.
When it's windy, you feel the boat rocking a little.
There are many waterbirds, like swans.
It's close to Amstel Station (trains, metro), and 10 min from city center (by bicycle).


Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 double beds
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

House Rules

No pets
No smoking, parties, or events


33 Reviews

Simon User Profile
October 2018
Went to Amsterdam to do the Marathon and found the House Boat through ABnb. Can’t recommend it enough if you wanted to stay somewhere different. Ticks all the boxes and very relaxing environment to stay in especially after 26 miles of running.
Anne User Profile
March 2016
Merlijn and Meiki's houseboat is an awesome place to stay with young kids. Our boys totally adopted the place and we loved it because it was so warm and welcoming. It's located in a very nice area where you won't meet many tourists which was a plus for us. Metro and Trams are eas…
Adam User Profile
January 2016
We had a lovely stay and though unable to meet Merlijn and his partner Meike, they were very helpful and we felt very looked after. The house boat is in a quite neighbourhood which was perfect for us. It is also comfortable, spacious and homely. Thoroughly recommended!!!
Sarah User Profile
May 2015
Merlijn was a wonderful host, very relaxed and friendly. The house boat itself was clean, tidy, warm and homely. 5 of us stayed for 3 nights and had an amazing time. Everything you need is on the boat, it's in a great location and is easy to find. We would definitely recommend th…
Mohammed User Profile
April 2015
Great accomodation, no surprises, would definitely stay there again.
Louise User Profile
January 2015
The boat itself is huge and the actual living area is very spacious. 3 single beds and one double. massive front room, top deck area. Very warm inside (we were worried about it being cold situated on the river), clean and tidy, only a 15 min taxi ride to the city centre, 20 min t…
Merlijn User Profile
Response from Merlijn:
You're right, it's supposed to work more easy. We'll fix this before your next stay ;-)
January 2015
Sarah User Profile
August 2014
Our family (two adults, two children) spent a very happy week on this lovely boat. It's a great base for visiting Amsterdam because it's peaceful and quiet and you are on the water, so you feel part of the city's history. But you can also get to the city centre very quickly by bi…

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Amsterdam, NetherlandsJoined in December 2011
Merlijn User Profile
41 Reviews
I am a musician from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. A father of a girl of 4 years old and a boy of 2 and married. I studied viola and composition, now I live as an independent musician, organizing and creating unusual concerts and music events.
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