Castle Black

Luxury studio apartment on a brand new houseboat.

Ordinary 3.3/5 (6 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Brand new
  1. High level of finishing

Houseboat summary

What better way is there than to sleep on a houseboat during your stay in Amsterdam? As soon as you enter the houseboat, you will experience the quietness and serenity of the water surrounding you. You have a private entrance with walls of 7(!) meters height. The studio apartment has all the comfort you need: a queen size bed, TV, wifi, minibar, Nespresso machine, water boiler and a beautiful bathroom.

Houseboat description

The exclusive studio apartment is part of the bigger houseboat as you can see in the picture taken from the water. This houseboat is brand new, architecturally designed and the studio apartment you can rent has just recently been completed (December 2017). It's separated from the rest of the houseboat, has it's own private entrance and is beautifully finished.

There's a Nespresso machine and a water boiler both to your convenience. You can also make use of the minibar to cool things.
Toegang voor gasten

You're free to use the garden in front of the houseboat.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 13:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City



Washing Machine
Linen Provided

Towels Provided


Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities


Heating / Cooling

Central Heating


City Views

Close To The Ariport







16 km


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Super market

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About the area

The neighborhood is one of the best areas to stay in Amsterdam. It's safe, quit and yet within walking (or biking) distance from the Jordaan and city center. Supermarket, nice places for lunch and restaurants are all nearby. Also the 'Westerpark' where you can take a walk and enjoy the activities there, is just a stone's throw away.

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Houseboat owner


I'm a traveller and love living on the water!

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
Dutch, English

6 Reviews - Castle Black

Ordinary 3.3/5

  1. Johannes H - Germany

    25 Jul

    We had a very nice time a t the Castle Black, very tasteful interiour, a very kind landlord, uncomplicated till the end. Lg. Johannes

    We had a very nice time a t the Castle Black, very tasteful house and interiour, a very kind landlord, uncomplicated till the end. Lg. Johannes

  2. Salimata - France

    27 Dec

    Lovely stay at Jack's houseboat in Amsterdam

    We had a very lovely stay at Jack's houseboat. It is a beautiful, clean and new studio on the edge of the water: really very nice!

  3. Jochem - the Netherlands

    22 Jan

    Brand new and very comfortable houseboat

    The apartment at jacks brand new and very comfortable houseboat was as described. I absolutely do can recommend it. We had a very nice stay there in Amsterdam.

  4. Sharon O - Australia

    22 Jun

    Honest Review

    The  houseboat was as advertised in most aspects but misleading and therefore disappointing in its actual description of canal living.  The houseboat was very clean and modern and well appointed but describe it as a studio apartment is generous, a more accurate description would be a room with an adjoining bathroom.  The actual room is accessed by a steep flight of steps that lead to a below water level accommodation, the only openable window is 2 metres above floor height and just above water level, you cannot look outside the window without standing on a chair.  You have no access to the rest of the houseboat and therefore cannot view the canal in anyway even when you are outside the houseboat.  The neighbouring boats are so close you cannot view any aspect of the canal unless  you walk 300 metres past all the boats to finally view the canal.  In reality even though the accommodation is modern, new and very clean it could in no way be described as canal lifestyle, it is merely a small room with absolutely no sense of location once inside, in effect you could be in any small room in a building anywhere.  If you have visions of spending days on a deck viewing canal lifestyle going slowly past you will be sadly disappointed as you can see nothing at all without access to the main body of the houseboat to which you are currently prohibited.  At best it can be described as clean accommodation to sleep in, in reality very disappointing.

    Reply from the host:

    "First of all I’m sorry to hear not all of your expectations were met. It’s the first time I receive negative feedback. Normally guests are very satisfied with the combination of accommodation, location and price. If I understand correctly you were expecting to have access to a deck for viewing the canal and access to the rest of the houseboat. However this is not the case as I stated in the description of the houseboat. What I understand from other guests is that they value the feeling of quietness and serenity of sleeping below water level. Again, I’m sorry you experienced this in a different way. I’m glad however you valued the accommodation being clean, modern and well appointed. And I sincerely hope you also enjoyed the garden and moreover your stay in Amsterdam."
  5. Carolyn H - Wales

    01 Sep

    Holiday at Castle Black

    We enjoyed our stay at the houseboat,lovely peaceful surroundings and only a short bus ride to the city,bikes were available from Jack if required,a small table and a couple of chairs outside would have been nice,but nevertheless it was a beautifully maintained houseboat.

  6. - the Netherlands

    03 Jun

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 2-night booking.
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