Easy bus ride from Amsterdam Centraal. Clean, roomier than we imagined, nice neighborhood across the canal with bakery, produce, food market, restaurants, and open air market. Close to tram that took us directly to Museumplein and Waterpoolein (Amstel Canal). Our Son enjoyed feeding ducks and beautiful Egyptian Geese from the window. Stop by the Dorst (across from windmill) to enjoy a quiet drink. Larger Pub across the street. Also a gastro pub just across the canal - we didn't go there but it was well reviewed on restaurant finder. Great wifi and some english channels on the TV.
Nina provided excellent directions and was flexible with our arrival time. It made the experience of arriving in Amsterdam much less stressful. We really appreciate her efforts. Everything we needed to prepare simple meals.
Located next to Sprinter tracks, but the trains are surprisingly quiet so the distraction is minimal. We enjoyed our three days in the house boat and would recommend it without hesitation.
I stayed with my teenage daughter, the separate rooms suited us,not in the touristy area, which we enjoyed more,and we experienced a different side of Amsterdam.
Booked this off Trip Advisor, was not disappointed! Getting into contact with the host was very easy, she explained everything very well in English. Was very friendly and gave us our privacy but was next door during the day if we needed her. Gave us suggestions on where to go for food or just things to do around Amsterdam, she had maps and information inside as well! You can connect your Netflix on the TV as well if you wanted to kick back and relax after a long day of walking/biking around.
The place itself was so nice, right on the water quite close to the train tracks so if you're a light sleeper not so fantastic for that but it didn't bother me, other than that it's a very quiet area, the beds were very comfy, nice and clean! I would highly recommend it!! If I'm ever headed back I'll try to stay here again
We stayed at the Boat for 3 nights in April. The owner was at the boat when we turned up, she was cleaning the place and she quickly laid out the rules. Which was fine. But both myself and my husband were taken aback when she said that if anyone knocks on the door in the morning around 8am don't open it as she is not supposed to be renting out the boat! She mentioned that it was the Amsterdam city who are not happy with tourist numbers and can basically ask people in rented accommodation to leave! Now we weren't sure what to make of it. The Boat itself was very clean and tidy. And the fact that it was in water was a nice change. It is next to a railway line and we heard some trains in the night but it didn't really disturb us. But there was a fair amount of noise from the apartment upstairs. Saying that I am sure it must be far less noisy than staying in the heart of the city as this is a 10 minute bus ride away from Amsterdam Centraal. All in all it was a pleasant stay and thankfully we didn't have any unwelcome visitors knocking at our door either!
We took our teenagers (son and friends) to Amsterdam as my husband was going for work during October week (Scottish half-term). I had looked at hotels and other types of accommodation but this was in the area we wanted to be (not too far from Artis and Oosterpark), was a good price and, even better, ON A BOAT! Top marks for cool from the kids. Jana gave us helpful directions and instructions on where to find the key etc. and there were great photos to see what it would be like. However, we were still surprised to see how good it was when we arrived.
Clean, well-equipped, and exactly the kind of thing we needed to have a lovely base in Amsterdam where we could cook up simple meals, hang out and play card games or watch tv/Netflix on those mornings or evenings after we'd packed in a bit too much sight-seeing.
We arrived late in the evening after a drive through France and Belgium but Jana's instructions were clear and easy to follow so we soon got in and settled down. Both the double-bed and the sofa-bed were super comfy and the shower was lovely and easy to work. Great plusses: Amazing wifi...so happy teenagers; Hairdryer, iron and vacuum-cleaner available; simple, adaptable furniture arrangement in pleasant colours which could be moved around to suit our needs; plenty of cooking utensils, pans and plates etc. so we didn't have to eat out all the time plus some basic essentials such as condiments, tea and coffee; toaster, kettle, four-ring hob with extractor hood and a fridge and washing machine. It was a proper home from home.
We woke to be greeted by swans, ducks, coots, and also regularly saw a heron and a cormorant. It was fun to watch them from the lounge window. Noise from the trains crossing the bridge nearby wasn't intrusive and in fact was the only thing we occasionally heard as the place was calm and like being in a bird reserve. We could see occasional traffic across the canal (behind the reeds) but not close enough to hear it.
There's a supermarket 5mins walk away and whilst transport links are good we found it easy to walk into town, trying out different routes each day so that we got to see different parts of the city. It took us about 40mins to get to Dam from the boat and about the same to get to the main train station. Most of our routes took in a bit of meandering and photo-taking too so you could do it faster if you were hurrying...or easily get a tram or bus, or hire bikes. It's perfectly situated close to the centre but not so close that you're disturbed by the all-night party atmosphere.
A proper oasis in the city.
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