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Rental from $652 Per night
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Rental from $118 Per night
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Clipper Anthony - Anno 1898 - Sleeps 14
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Summertime

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Utopia
Rental from $1773 Per night

Utopia

the Netherlands, Kampen 38 Sleeps, (New houseboat)

Stijlvolle tweemastklipper Avanti
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Recent reviews

Happiness together

What an amazing time we had, just so peaceful and well-equipped houseboat. We rented bikes from the owners, who were just so friendly and helpful. It’s a 10 min bike ride to the free 24-hour ferry to get to the central station, which we took full advantage of to explore Amsterdam. The lovely DIY breakfast was such a good idea and quality ingredients, which allowed us to have a few lazy mornings. Thank you so much, 5 stars xxx Paul & Meika

Meika, England

Houseboat with free Breakfast and Bikes

Apart from the weather in Amsterdam, we had a fantastic stay. The location is perfect, quiet and you can quickly get to the center by bike. The bus station is right outside the door. A super comfortable bed and a fantastic breakfast, what more could you want. It is of course as you would expect on a houseboat, a steep staircase down, bathroom and toilet tiny but still very cozy.

Annette, Germany

Light and private room 'Dune'

We didn't know Amsterdam and wanted to discover this city in an atypical way but while remaining calm. We found everything we needed at Élise. Very warm welcome, with a host who knows how to adapt to travelers of all nationalities, an idyllic setting at the water's edge (Élise generously lends her pedal boat for a short trip on the canal), an extremely clean room, well decorated where the swans come to say hello to you in the morning, a shared kitchen filled...

Marie, France

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