Bohemian private room near Central Station
Just 10 minutes walking from Central you will find this hidden gem with bohemian atmosphere.
- Bohemian houseboat room on superb location
- Near Central Station
- Cozy and laid back atmosphere
- Perfect for young couples and friends
- Great views over the water
Just a stone's throw West of Central Station you will find a characteristic houseboat, docked on a superb location. The elephant themed room offers a double bed and one single bed, making this room perfect for young couples and friends traveling together.
The room has a private entrance from the jetty. Once in the room you will feel the warm and artistic atmosphere created by your hostess Noa RJ who is an art painter herself.
On your right hand side there is a high double bed (140 x 200 cm) with linen, so you don't need to bring your own. On the far left side there is a single bed (80 x 200 cm) for a third person or friends who wish to sleep in separate beds. Towels are also provided.
On the water side there are three windows, giving a wonderful view over the water. The canal is busy during the day, and peaceful at night. The table/desk is a lovely place to enjoy your first cup of coffee and discuss plans for the day. Open the window and you can step outside onto the boardwalk on the canal side that gives way to a small steel boat. We're sorry to say that rowing the boat is not allowed, but you can have a drink and smoke in the open air for sure.
From your room you enter the hall where you find a water cooker to make coffee or tea and small fridge. At the end of the hall you find the bathroom and toilet which you share with the hostess who lives in a separate part of the same boat. She has put lots of work and love into the boat herself. The result is quite something different from most other places you have ever visited before. The personal touch adds lots of character to the place, and a bohemian atmosphere that is appreciated by lots of young travelers from all over the world.
Some personal notes from the hostess:
Check-in is at 16:00. On Thursdays and Fridays, innkeeper is away in between 17:00 and 21:15.
Best is to arrive on these days in between 16:00 and 17.00 or later after 21:15.
Check-out is always at 11am.
Key deposit is 75 euro.
Deposit will be returned when rooms, rowing boat and bathroom/cups and dishes/ are left tidy and clean and when garbage has been removed, when key is returned and no stains are found. Please ask for extra protection of sheets and mattress, if needs be!
If you are going to arrive late, due to unexpected circumstances, please phone in and please do not email, as my computer is usually switched off at this time!
Baggage cannot be parked at the houseboat for the afternoon at departure time 11a.m., but Central Station offers parking space for luggage at the Eastern side of the Station.
Please note that the special houseboat toilet at the houseboat is manned by a pomp and will cause you great problems if 'others' than toilet paper goes down the drain!
Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 1
Heating / Cooling
Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking
How to get there
A short walk of around 8 - 10 minutes takes you to the houseboat. Easy enough.
About the area
The boat is located about 900 meters from Central Station and very easy to find. From the boat it is just a few minutes walking into the buzzing Jordaan area, just like many other places of interest. But most of all I recommend to visit the wonderful Bikkers Eiland, just 300 meters away: a wonderful artistic neighborhood with amazing warehouses and houseboats.
There are countless great restaurants and bars nearby. No tourist traps, but places where the locals go. Be welcome to discover our wonderful area!
I live on this houseboat myself and love to share the houseboat experience with you people!