About this listing
Beautiful and romantic houseboat on the Prinsengracht. In the historical heart of Amsterdam in the famous 'JORDAAN' area. your private houseboat lies on this unique location, in the water of a historical canal that is listed on UNESCO'S heritage list
From the houseboat you are at few minutes walk from Anne Frank's house and Westerchurch. You are surrounded by nice restaurants, galeries and boutiques. On the corner is a supermarket that is opened 7 days a week. Inside the houseboat you find a bright, tastefully furnished living with windows all around overlooking the canal, a fully equiped modern open plan kitchen, a washing machine, a separate bedroom with a comfortable double bed, a bathroom and toilet. The extra luxury is your private terrace overlooking the water. After a day exploring the city, you can sit outside, relax and enjoy the ducks swimming towards you to say hello. Come and stay on this fantastic location: historical, central and yet quiet and safe, and enjoy the feeling of living like an Amsterdam local in your private houseboat
The area is full of shops and restaurants. It is in the center of Amsterdam. From the apartment you can walk within 10 minutes to the Rembrandtplein square, in 15 minutes to the Leidseplein square and the Dam square.
Other things to note
We can let you know about tours, get you a private boat, bikes, guest listed, let you know about local parties, art openings, museums, local happenings, cool restaurants, bars and more!
We need you take care of the houseboat as your own home
This was a truly unique experience to stay on a houseboat. I grew up in Amsterdam but never had the opportunity to stay or even visit a houseboat. I stayed here for 10 days at the end of April and was very fortunate to be blessed with great weather. My stay was excellent and the houseboat contributed a large part to that. It is located in one of the best locations of the city: next to the Jordaan and close to the Westermarkt (with Anne Frank house). It is very quiet on the water even though the city is hustling around you. Sitting outside, looking out over the water is a great experience. Weekends the canal is a bit busier with lots of small boats coming through but it create a unique atmosphere that you will not find in any of the hotels. The houseboat itself is unique so it is hard to describe, it is not small, but it does create an intimate atmosphere. I can see it would be great for a romantic stay (even though I stayed alone Lachebekje (zwart-wit)). The layout makes that the sleeping part is separated from the kitchen/living part even though there are no doors between the sections. The bed is excellent, the shower strong and hot, the kitchen fully equipped, lots of books to read and music to play. But most of the time you will be sitting outside enjoying the view of the canal and the sounds of the city. The nights and morning could be a bit chilly but heather worked just fine. I would recommend the houseboat to anyone who would like ta truly unique Amsterdam experience.
May 2014 Werner CFO Amazon
What an amazing boat and location! We spent most of our visit sitting on the back deck...and watching the symphony of the city happen around us. The bed was comfy (and I am picky), the fresh flowers were nice. We also enjoyed feeding the momma and daddy ducks with their babies. We will return and we hope the boat is available when we do.
July 2014 Eillen
What an amazing boat and location! We spent most of our visit sitting on the back deck...and watching the symphony of the city happen around us. July 2014 Heike and Günther
The houseboat was awesome - everything we expected. Fake was a wonderful hosts and the houseboat had everything we needed. We had a small problem with the heat and Fake came over so quickly. It was really a simple button to reset that was all but I hadn't figured it out. The location is fantastic too - really I think best neighborhood in Amsterdam. What a treat to experience Amsterdam this way. I highly recommend it.
december 2013 Betty and Mike
El houseboat fue realmente muy confortable , conseguía que te sintieras como en casa y el lugar donde esta situado es simplemente espectacular, cerca de restaurantes, tiendas - se hace hasta un mercado semanal en la zona donde comprar productos de alimentación frescos, bio.....etc Una familia de patos te visita cada día y se mueren por el pan!!!
August 2014 Hellen
Es war alles perfekt, die Fotos geben das Boot realistisch wider, Fake war zuverlässig und sehr nett im Kontakt, der Besitzer sehr serviceorientiert und freundlich. Das Bett ist sehr komfortabel, die Ausstattung völlig ausreichend. Die Lage ist wirklich absolut zentral und alles ist fußläufig gut erreichbar. Wir könne die Unterkunft auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen und werden wiederkommen, wenn das Boot frei ist.
August 2014 Tina und Ute
Rugby A.S.R.V Ascrum - member since 1989
Kiwanis Amsterdam member since 2005