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Unique House Boat for family, (kids free)

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 smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

26 Reviews

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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:
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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…

Emily User Profile
June 2014
My four friends and I had an excellent weekend staying on Merlijn's houseboat along the Amstel River. Merlijn was very welcoming and gave us a helpful tour of his home. He made sure we would be comfortable, answered all of our questions and also left us some useful information …

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Amsterdam, NetherlandsJoined in December 2011
Merlijn User Profile
34 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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Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Very quiet! A green area, called "Rivierenbuurt". Many walkers, cyclists and runners. We're next to a park and the river bank is beautiful stroll or ride.
On a few minutes walk from all kinds of shops…

Getting around

5 minutes walk to tram 12, bus 62, 65.
10 minutes walk to Amstel Railway Station with many trains, busses and Metro 51, 53, 54.

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