The Couples stay
Two bedrooms accommodation perfect for couples and families.
- Perfect two couples
- Design and cure for details
- Best location close to city center
- Super fast internet
- USB sockets available
- Swimming SUPboards and SUNbathing on board
The Couples Stay is the perfect accommodation for a two couples trip or small family vacation. The houseboat has two bedrooms located on the same houseboat with their own facilities and accessed by two separated entrances. This can guarantee privacy and a joined vacation at the same time.
Located only a few minutes from Amsterdam Central Station, both apartments are newly renovated with a special attention to details. And the location could not be better: close to the buzzing city center, yet you are assured to enjoy a good night rest since our harbor is peaceful and away from the tourist masses.
What to expect?
In the first apartment, the high end double bed (200x160 cm) is located in the front of the hull, and although beneath water level this is probably the most elevating place you and your beloved one ever slept.
In the living room there is a 2-seater table to enjoy breakfast while making plans for a new day in town. The kitchenette offers a micro-wave, freezer, toaster and coffeemaker and water cooker. There are no real cooking facilities, but with so much wonderful restaurants and bars around we imagine you don't want to think about cooking yourself at all.
The bathroom offers everything you need during a well deserved houseboat holiday in Amsterdam: shower, toilet and sink with lighted mirror, as well as a hair dryer.
Be assured that the apartment is very well insulated and equipped with comfortable floor heating so you will be nice and warm even on the coldest winter days.
Furthermore the whole place offers enough wall- and USB sockets, so you won't have any issues charging your electrical devices.
Descend the 5-step stairway and you enter the lounger corner in the back of the ship. The U-shaped couch is a wonderful place to enjoy breakfast and make plans for the day. We offer a small but convenient kitchenette with microwave, coffee machine, water cooker, toaster and tea & coffee facilities, as well as a fridge. Basically everything to prepare breakfast or light meal.
Another 5 steps take you down to the most cozy and tastefully decorated bedroom you have ever seen, with a very comfortable king size double bed. We have chosen to use a combination of 'earthy' materials such as wooden timber-work, warm cotton bedding and rugged steel and copper details to show the industrial history of this former freight ship. Please keep in mind that kids below 6 years old are not allowed.
Along with the shades of ivory paint this results in a warm and natural atmosphere. There are plenty of wall- and very useful USB-sockets so you won't have any problems charging your devices during your stay.
The bathroom offers a stylish sink and design radiator to dry your towels. Furthermore there is a comfortable shower and toilet. The whole apartment has comfortable floor heating and great insulation so you will be comfortably warm even during the coldest winter nights.
Although our harbor is nice and quiet, you will be in the middle of the city life within a minute walking. We hope that during your stay with us you will enjoy one another and the pleasures our neighborhood and our city offers. This is why we do not have televisions or radio's on board. But for the ones who can not live without (social) media, we do offer excellence fast WiFi. The only thing you have to do is bring your own mobile(smart)phone or tablet/computer with you.
Across the street you find one of the many great bars around: Café Pollux, laid back place to have a drink or simple meal. Walk on and you will find many other places to eat, with cuisines basically from every corner of the world. In the immediate neighborhood you will find the buzzing Zeedijk and Red Light district, as well as the Maritime and Science museums. Get inspired on the daily market Nieuwmarkt and find cool stuff on the Waterloo Square (Waterlooplein). Walk the other way and you will enjoy the amazing views over the IJ-River, and when the sun is shining make sure to visit the terrace of bar Hannekes Boom!
Well, I hope to have given the best possible impression possible, but don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions -always glad to help. Look forward welcoming you aboard!
How to get there
After arriving at Central Station, you simply walk to the left and after about three minutes you will see our harbor. Could not be easier. Of course I will share the exact address of the ship after the booking is confirmed.
About the area
Our harbor is a real hidden gem in the city center. Secluded and private, yet close to the buzzing inner city. Within walking distance there are lots of great things to see and do. Just to give you an impression an overview of things we like in our neighborhood:
* Local bar Pollux across the street
* Dam Square
* Nieuwmarkt (lots of bars, restaurants and of course the market itself)
* Red light district
* Nemo Science museum
* Maritime museum
* Sea palace (floating Chinese restaurant)
* Hannekes Boom (laid back restaurant/bar with superb terrace)
* Climbing hall
* Waterloo Square
We live on boats and we love boats.