Studio for 2 near Jordaan
Awesome Space Age Studio
- Amazing Space Age design
- Wonderful roof terrace and floating garden
- Very comfortable: floor heating, rain shower etc
- Perfect location close to musems, restaurants etc
- High quality double bed
The interior of this unique floating apartment, on the verge of the Jordaan, is inspired by the 'space age'. A time when mankind reached for the moon, and beyond. This space exploration influenced designers around the world to create completely new furniture, concepts of living and of course... the Lava Lamp. And this is now available aboard my wonderful houseboat on one of the most charming canals of Amsterdam. Groovy baby!
Important note: no smoking or drugs of any kind allowed aboard!
Once you set foot on That 70's Boat, it is like you get into a time capsule. The interior architect was given the task to create a genuine and unique experience with eye for detail. He has not failed: from the funky wall paper to every single artefact aboard, you will truly feel that you are in that funky era. We warmly invite you to surprise both yourself and your beloved one with a unique experience!
The first thing you will see in the hallway is an original stamp of the Sputnik satellite, which marked the start of The Space Age in 1957. Open the door to your apartment to enter the spacious living room with a comfortable couch, large flatscreen tv and a epic round table with bottle holes in it. From here you have a full view over the canal thanks to the large sliding window. On the side of the boat there is a wonderful floating garden with bamboo plants that create a wonderful, private and warm atmosphere inside the boat. The whole apartment has floor heating for your convenience.
On your left hand side there is the dining area with four genuine tulip chairs of the world famous designer Eero Saarinen. Designed in the late 50's, and now more popular then ever. The buffet cupboard is also vintage, contributing to the authentic experience that we want to offer. There is a Nespresso coffee maker, cooker, refrigerator and a sink, but no cooking facilities. And why would you want that? With a wide variety of great bars and restaurants within minutes walking, you will most likely have problems choosing where to eat every night.
The bedroom is a place of tranquility, a place to land and have a great night sleep. Here you also have water view, so you can watch the swans, geese and ducks swimming by right from your bedroom. We offer a high quality queen size bed. And how proud I am to have found a genuine Herda lamp from the 70's - hope you like it as much as I do!
In the bathroom, with Italian tiling and a cute porthole, there is a large rain shower, toilet, small sink and a hair dryer.
About the area where the houseboat is located, this is called 'Oud West', or in English 'Old West'. This is right next to the famous Jordaan area where you can wander for hours without getting bored a bit. Countless restaurants, bars, boutique shops and museums are waiting for you. The Anne Frank House is just 5 minutes walking away, and also the Westerpark, Museum Square and Dam Square are within walking distance. Public transport is litterally around the corner, taking you to every possible corner of the city within 30 minutes.
Last but not least I want to let you know that you have access to the amazing roof terrace of 5 x 5 meters till 10 pm all year round. Without a doubt the most amazing place to sit back and relax. And one last thing that is good to know: our boat is totally drugs and smoke free, so no drugs of any kind is allowed aboard.
We hope you appreciate to go all the way with this daring design, and we look forward to welcome you aboard!
Number of double beds: 1
Heating / Cooling
Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park
I live aboard this wonderful houseboat with my friend and we love to share the very special apartment with you. Love to live on the water - love to share the experience with you!
36 Reviews - Studio for 2 near Jordaan
Elisa A - France
A beautiful and quiet experience
The place and the boat are great, and it was a beautiful experience to live those moments surrounded by ducks and birds!
two little material remarks :
-not enough light in the bedroom
- please put something to hang the towels in the shower
But these are details, and we were really pleased to be back in the 70’s
RESPONSE OF THE OWNER
Dear Elisa, I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful time, and thank you for the wonderful review. About the bedroom light: so sorry to hear that the light in the bedroom was insufficient. I have checked and replaced the current lights with better ones. And the towel rack is replaced as well (it disappeared mysteriously last week...). So thanks so much for your valuable feedback, this really helps improving our service!
Laurie F - France
Un excellent séjour
Excellent séjour sur la péniche, propre et confortable, située dans une rue calme. Nous avons apprécié aussi la terrasse privative.
Le centre historique n'est qu'à 10 minutes de vélo, le quartier du Jordaan autour est vraiment plaisant à découvrir aussi, loin du tumulte touristique.
Nous recommandons ce séjour, que nous referions avec plaisir.
Pekka V - Finland
We (2 persons) stayed on the boat for three nights over a weekend in late June and were really happy on the accommodation. Check in worked really well and the place is just great with the big opening windows and the canal view. The location was easy to find and was really quiet with no through traffic neither on the canal nor the street so we had a really good night sleep every night. I can recommend this boat for anyone looking for a nice and comfortable house boat accommodation with some personal touch and cool 70's interior.
Laurie C - England
We stayed on Valkiria's houseboat for 3 nights in December and it was awesome!! It's such a quirky, cosy place to stay. The living room is such a cool place to hang out in, and being down at the water level is so relaxing. The big windows make for beautiful viewing! It's also really quiet down there because you're removed from the street. We had lots of really friendly swans and geese come to visit too - we even got some frozen peas to feed them! The location is amazing, we never had to take the tram once as we enjoyed walking around so much and the boat is so central. I was initially a bit worried as the boat is shared (although your half of the boat is completely private!) but you would almost never know anyone was on the other side of the boat. If you're hanging out in the living room it's actually quite far removed from the other half of the boat, so we weren't as worried about disturbing anyone (although we weren't loud - I hope!) Oh and the bed is so comfy!! I would 100% recommend Valkiria's houseboat to anyone visiting Amsterdam. We'd absolutely love to stay again!
SL S - the United States
cute, comfortable oasis!
Valkiria was responsive and helpful and her house out is darling and comfortable, a great oasis to retire to at the end of a long day of touristing. The houseboat is pretty conveniently located to a couple tram stops, and some great local eateries. We loved staying in a quiet neighborhood in a spot we otherwise might not have seen and it was so easy to get around. The houseboat is cozy, and we were happy w the spacious shower and the big windows althoigh the sinks are small for my taste. Overall though the experience of sharing the houseboat added to the trip and we're so happy we stayed here. Thank you, Valkiria!