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Seed of Life - With 4 bikes
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Switzerland, Brissago 2 Sleeps, (New houseboat)

Grietje
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Grietje

the Netherlands, Enkhuizen 34 Sleeps, (New houseboat)

Ruim en comfortabel schip De Hester
Rental from $1887 Per night
Allure
Rental from $1244 Per night

Allure

the Netherlands, Enkhuizen 28 Sleeps, (New houseboat)

Utopia
Rental from $1660 Per night

Utopia

the Netherlands, Kampen 38 Sleeps, (New houseboat)

Recent reviews

Houseboat Blue Water

I loved my stay on Danielle's boat! It is the absolute PERFECT location in Amsterdam, on a lovely canal, close to so many great shopping areas, Westerpark, and the center of the city. The houseboat has everything 1 or 2 people will need for a trip, including a kitchenette with fridge, microwave, hot place, some cooking equipment, coffee machine, cleaning supplies, and more. The bed was very comfy. I loved opening the sliding door completely and sitting right by the canal, or you can...

Robert, the United States

Seed of Life - With 4 bikes

We had a very pleasant stay with Karuna and Edward with our two teenagers aged 14 and 12. We were treated to a very warm welcome and good advice for a good organization of the stay. The accommodation is spacious enough for 4 people. We were even able to use the table in the garden for breakfast. The possibility of having bicycles at our disposal makes it possible to go to the ferry in less than 10 minutes.

Mehdi, Morocco

Luna Nueva - city center houseboat

The houseboat lies in a very quiet neighborhood close to the central station and to all the sightseeing locations. We had a great time and would do it again.

Dennis, Germany

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A typical Paris houseboat holiday? Book a péniche!

A typical Paris houseboat holiday? Book a péniche!

The city of love, good food, and... houseboats!   Paris is without doubt one of the most amazing cities in the world. The city of love, the city of good food, the city of… houseboats! The river Seine is home to dozens of floating homes, or ‘péniches’ as the French call them, and quite a lot of these boats are actually for rent!   From the outside you would say it’s a dark and small place, but as soon as you enter these old steel boats, you’ll be surprised. Almost all the boats on the Seine, one of the most scenic things in Paris, are former freighters. And that explains the shape of these steel cargo ships: they are designed to fit in the French locks and canals exactly, without wasting precious space. This is why a typical ‘péniche’ is precisely 5,05 meters wide and 38,5 meters long. A lot of space, isn't it? Especially when you think of the size of an average hotel room in the city of love: not quite a ball room…   Rent a péniche in Paris       All that space, that must be a costly

5 Reasons why you should rent a houseboat in Amsterdam

5 Reasons why you should rent a houseboat in Amsterdam

Why you should rent a houseboat in Amsterdam Let’s be honest; we all try to do something different when we travel but mostly, we wind up doing the same thing. It’s true, walking tours and hotel chains always seem to feature on a city break but when do we really venture out to try something new?   Now: that’s not to say there is anything wrong with either of the above but there’s only so many times you can do the same thing and expect a different outcome. In other words, travel is supposed to be about new experiences and booking a houseboat in Amsterdam is surely a lot more exciting than another night at the Best Western or any other hotel in the city. In this interview we ask Robert, award winning host of a floating B&B in Amsterdam, why houseboat holidays are so appealing. And we take a quick look at what makes Amsterdam so special.   Amsterdam houseboat rentals   Reason #1: Get a new perspective on Amsterdam “Amsterdam is quite a contrast to most cities in Europe. As you know, bicycl

Narrow boat rentals in the UK

Narrow boat rentals in the UK

Narrowboats offer a broad variety of options   The narrowboat – or narrow boat as these vessels are originally called – are the  most typical boats in the UK. Once, they were built to transport goods through the narrow canals of the British inland waterways. The boats could not be wider then 7 foot, otherwise they would get stuck in some of the locks. By now, most of these boats are used as (semi) permanent homes or as narrowboat rentals.   A lovely example of a traditional narrowboat is the ‘Stepping Stone’ in Surrey, hosted by Julie White. It’s hard to imagine that in the early days, we’re talking about the18th century, these boats were drawn by horses, guided by a crew member – often a child. At first the families who were in the narrowboat business would live on shore. But as soon as competition from the railway rose, those families could often no longer pay the rent and were forced to go live on board of these canal boats. A tough life, with long working days and poor living condi

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