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De Zonnevanger - family houseboat 10 min from Amsterdam

Vincent’s houseboat was exactly as shown and described. We loved our stay! It was definitely and adventure! You have to use a ferry to cross the water to the houseboat which was quite cool and not difficult. The house is remote so plan on bringing groceries while there. We cooked two meals in the house which was an added bonus we hadn’t planned on. Jaap, the houseboat manager, told us everything we needed to know, including the closest local restaurants. We walked to...

Kristen, the United States

Galeforce One - Jordaan houseboat studio

The houseboat is very comfortably furnished and clean. On the small terrace you can sit comfortably, feed the ducks and seagulls or just enjoy the view or people. In the evening when it is dark, the water reflects in the whole bedroom... very romantic! Opposite the houseboat is a pub where you can eat a croissant and drink a coffee in the morning. Next door is a Saturday market. The center is within walking distance and the area has a lot to offer. Patrizia is...

Yvonne, Germany

Dodge

Second short stay at the Dodge houseboat. Wouldn't have come again if it wasn't good. Terrific little houseboat and gave us all a needed rest. Hamish was as attentive as you could ask for and on arrival the heating was on with some lovely little touches. We love it and will certainly make use of again. Thanks Hamish.

Paul, England

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