Large living room with Dutch Design furniture

Centrally located family houseboat with floor heating

We love to share our wonderful, cozy and comfortable houseboat in Amsterdam with you during our holiday!

Excellent! 4.9/5 (23 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Fully equipped kitchen
  2. Amazing bathroom with rain shower and large bath
  3. Superb located, close to Jordaan and Museum square
  1. Floored heating for great comfort
  2. Luxury design with retro vintage elements

Houseboat summary

This winter we warmly welcome you aboard our wonderful and warm houseboat, on the Verge of the Jordaan area. The spacious living room reflects the water while you enjoy the great scenery of our canal through the large sliding window. Even in the middle of the winter the boat feels comfortable thanks to the floored heating and retro vintage design. Not to mention the amazing bathroom with Italian tiling, rain shower and large bath to relax after a great day in town.

Houseboat description

The houseboat, designed under architecture, offers a great combination of vintage elements such as a curved ceiling and wooden walls with modern luxury. It was quite a challenge to do this, but we succeeded. The most striking thing about the houseboat is the large sliding window that gives a wonderful view over our canal, so you can watch the ducks, swans and geese swim by while you relax at the large dining table.

The open kitchen offers all amenities you expect in a high-end cuisine: a electric coocer, water boiler, microwave- combi oven, refrigerator, coffee machine, dishwasher and even a washing- dry machine. About the interior. Enjoy the flatscreen tv (70 channels+) from a genuine chair of Gerrit Rietveld, one of the most famous Dutch furniture designers, and have a dinner at the vintage table of Hollands design master Louis van Teeffelen. And off course we have free and high speed Wifi to keep you connected at all times.

About the area

You will be staying at the wonderful Da Costakade, a canal in the buzzing neighborhood called Oud West, on the verge of the Jordaan Area. Many great points of interest are located within walking distance. The Anne Frank-house is just a 5 - 7 minute stroll away, and in about 10 minutes you are at the Leidseplein (Leidse Square), as well as the world famous Vondelpark and Museum Square. There are various bus- and tram stops nearby to take you to literally every corner of the city in less than 30 minutes. 

Although the location is really convenient, you will not be bothered by tourist masses at all. Actually our canal is surprisingly quiet and safe, making our houseboat perfect for a relaxed holiday with friends or family. 

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Details

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 11:00.

Bedrooms

2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2

 

The boat has two separate bedrooms, each with a large double bed that can be separated if you would like to sleep apart. The sleeping couch in the living room can be used as a comfortable bed for two persons. The sleeping area in the living room can be made more private by using the heavy quality curtain. This actually gives a very cosy atmosphere that especially kids really like a lot. The bathroom could be called a little Spa without exaggerating. The half sunken bath and rain shower are covered with the beautiful Italian tiles of Appiani and give view to the original porthole. Two sinks with design taps make sure there is enough space for everybody and there won't be a traffic jam in the morning.

Bathrooms

Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Nightlife
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Family
Lake / Riverside
Romantic

Amenities

Dining Table & Chairs
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Dishwasher
Microwave / Oven
Toaster

Washing Machine
Linen Provided
Towels Provided
Beach Towels Provided
Iron

Entertainment

Internet Access
Satellite / Cable Tv

WiFi / Internet

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Room Fans

We have comfortable floored heating. Be assured that the boat has a perfect climate, just like a regular house.

Location

City Views
Close To The Shops

Close To The Ariport

General

Child Friendly

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Golf
Fishing

Climbing
Tennis
Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park

Location

Distances

Airport

15 km

Bar

0 km

Beach

25 km

Ferry port

3 km

Golf course

8 km

Motor way

3 km

Night club

1 km

Restaurant

0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

3 km

How to get there

 

1) Of course you can take a taxi from the airport, that will cost you around 50 euro. Please mention the following address:

 

 

Da Costakade 72, and you will find the houseboat straight across.

 

 

2) You can also use public transport to our boat: First take the train to Central Station (10 -15 minutes) and from there you can take tram 13 to Geuzenveld (another 10 minutes). If you get out at stop 'Bilderdijkstraat", you just walk back about 30 meters to the bridge, take a right into the 'Da Costakade' and after about 200 meters you'll find your houseboat called Arden.

About the area

You will be staying at the wonderful Da Costakade, a canal in the buzzing neighborhood called Oud West, on the verge of the Jordaan Area. Many great points of interest are located within walking distance. The Anne Frank-house is just a 5 - 7 minute stroll away, and in about 10 minutes you are at the Leidseplein (Leidse Square), as well as the world famous Vondelpark and Museum Square. There are various bus- and tram stops nearby to take you to literally every corner of the city in less than 30 minutes. 

Although the location is really convenient, you will not be bothered by tourist masses at all. Actually our canal is surprisingly quiet and safe, making our houseboat perfect for a relaxed holiday with friends or family. 

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Houseboat owner

Joris

We are a family of 4 living and enjoying Amsterdam. Please be welcome on our boat in our small and residential canal. If you have children coming with you, please feel free to ask some insight tips on what Amsterdam has to offer for small children.

Response time
Normally within 4 hours
Language spoken
English, French

23 Reviews - Centrally located family houseboat with floor heating

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Hannah L - Germany

    01 Jul

    Great days in amsterdam

    Everything was realy great. The houseboat is charming, clean and we found there everything we needed. The neighbourhood is nice - quiet but centrally located, close to two tram stations. The contact with our host was realy kind and uncomplicated - thanks a lot! - so we completely enjoyed beeing there.

  2. Robert C - the United States

    19 Sep

    A great stay at a great houseboat in Amsterdam

    We were so lucky to stay at this houseboat this September. From the reservation to the payment and our stay at the floating home was easy. Really everything you can wish for is around the corner, just a few minutes walking max. Would love to come back one day and truly recommend staying here if you can.

  3. Sebastian B - France

    25 Jun

    Just a wonderful boat - great location

    We had a fantastic time. The boat is located superb near the centre of the city and the shops and restaurants are just around the corner. The 'Péniche' is really designed very nice and offers great comfort. We had some minor issues with the internet connection and water, but that was solved in a minute or two by Jules. He is a very nice and trustworthy host, uncomplicated guy. 

    Had a great stay and would recommend to stay here if you're looking for a convenient houseboat rental.

  4. Www.bookahouseboat.com - the Netherlands

    31 May

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 4-night booking.
  5. Www.bookahouseboat.com - the Netherlands

    31 May

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 4-night booking.
  6. Jenny M - Scotland

    21 Feb

    Great Location

    We loved staying on Arden. It was cosy, quiet, comfortable and well-equipped. We were able to walk everywhere as all our destinations were within a 30 minute walk. There are lots of nice places to eat nearby. Juul had some good recommendations. Juul was a very good host in that he was accommodating to our needs and prompt and friendly in his correspondence. I would happily recommend Arden to friends and would stay there again.
  7. William - England

    12 Jan

    Comfortable and spacious houseboat Amsterdam

    I think it's safe to say this is indeed the perfect houseboat. It was large enough for our group (5) and really comfortable. The boat is located perfect, just 10 minutes from the centre by foot. But you don't even have to walk this far since there is enough to do just around the corner. It's a lovely place of respite from the buzz, and yet close enough to where the action is. Great!

  8. Jacqueline P - the United States

    14 Jul

    A great 4 nts in A'Dam

    We had a great stay on the Arden. We are a family of 4 (2adults/2kids) & it was the perfect location. We walked everywhere & at night came back to our peaceful setting. The location is perfect & I would highly recommend this houseboat. Nogmaals Bedankt!
  9. Marie L - France

    31 Aug

    Péniche superbe 5*

    La péniche était une expérience formidable pour notre famille de 4. Le propriétaire Juul était très attentif à nos questions et honoré notre réservation, malgré une très mauvaise tempête qui a causé des dommages mineurs à la péniche avance de notre arrivée. Nous avons adoré l'emplacement central sur un canal tranquille. Facile à pied de toutes les attractions, restaurants, tram, supermarché, etc. Beaucoup de place pour nous tous et apprécié la grande baie vitrée qui donnait sur toute la faune sur le canal. Une terrasse extérieure semblable à beaucoup d'autres péniches serait un équipement fabuleux. Recommande fortement.

  10. JARED S - South Africa

    16 Jan

    NO OTHER WAY

    This has been our 7th trip to Amsterdam and this time round, we tried a houseboat. Well, there is no other way to stay in Amsterdam! The houseboat gave us no worries at all and waking up to Swan's in our window every morning was picturesque. The location was ideal and the shop around the corner open daily till 01H00 was a blessing! Definitely no other way to stay from now on!

  11. Denise N - South Africa

    05 Feb

    Amazing stay!

    What an amazing stay! Beautiful houseboat, good location. Loved every minute...
  12. Julie S - the United States

    05 Jan

    Unique experience and we'll surely come back again!

    We rented this lovely houseboat for friends visiting over the new year. It was a unique experience for our guests staying in a modern houseboat on the beautiful Amsterdam canals. What made it an even better experience for me was how easy it was to arrange the necessary with the owners Juul and Iris. They were responsive, helpful, and very friendly. Their sense of hospitality and customer service made such a difference! I would highly recommend their lovely home for anyone looking for lodging in Amsterdam.
  13. Brittany L - Cyprus

    24 Jan

    The Perfect Experience on an Amsterdam hosueboat

    I cannot say enough good things about our experience here. Everything went perfectly from booking to check-out. Juul and Iris were excellent hosts and gave us plenty of helpful information before our trip. The boat was very cute and cozy and has everything you need whether you're staying for a weekend or a week. The boat is in a quiet residential neighborhood but it is still close to the central city and there are plenty of spots within easy walking distance. 10/10 would stay again.

  14. Peter C - Belgium

    29 May

    Great experience, great houseboat!

    We stayed here a few weeks ago and had a really great time! A wonderful houseboat close to the Jordaan area (Amsterdam) with a lot of nice places to eat and drink nearby. Also, the owner is a really caring and helpful guy, nothing was too much! Would recommend this boat to everybody. Thank you for our great stay!
  15. Www.bookahouseboat.com - the Netherlands

    30 May

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 3-night booking.
  16. Patricia L - the Netherlands

    26 Apr

    In one word: FANTASTIC

    Me and my friends had a FANTASTIC stay on Houseboat Arden. Couldn't immagine a better location and a nicer houseboat than this one! The owner is a fantastic person and super easy to communicate with! Our time on the Arden made our weekend to Amsterdam extra nice!
  17. Elizabeth L - Ireland

    18 Mar

    Excellent location, fantastic houseboat

    Myself and a group of friends recently spent 2 nights on the houseboat Arden. It was a perfect location and excellent facilities, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Juul met us when we arrived, very friendly - lovely guy, gave us lots of useful information for our stay. Thank you Juul, hope to see you again for my next trip!
  18. Www.bookahouseboat.com - the Netherlands

    31 May

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 3-night booking.
  19. Www.bookahouseboat.com - the Netherlands

    31 May

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 4-night booking.
  20. Anonymous - England

    21 Feb

    What a place to stay

    The location is simply wonderful on a nice canal. Close to where you want to be, but in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to shops, stores and restaurants. I recommend this houseboat rental to everyone who is looking for just the perfect houseboat.

  21. Adam G - the United States

    05 Mar

    Great experience!

    Beautiful house boat, beautiful location ,beautiful city. I can't wait to return and stay on this boat again!
  22. P d - the United States

    28 Sep

    Terrific houseboat rental!

    Great location, fun accommodations. I would come back anytime I could.

  23. Www.bookahouseboat.com - the Netherlands

    31 May

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 4-night booking.
  24. Mette C - Germany

    19 May

    Wonderful experience, amazing houseboat

    We stayed in this houseboat for 6 days in May 2014. And it was a wonderful experience. Iris and Juul were very kind, helpful and efficient before and also during our stay. In real life the houseboat looks exactly like on the pictures on this homepage, no disappointments. Good beds, and also the sofa in the sittingroom is fine as a bed, and the corner with this sofa can be surrounded by a curtain, so it can function as a 3rd room. We were 3 people, and in this way we had each our sleepingroom. The house is very clean and tidy, and the interior inside, and the water outside with the small boats passing from time to time and the ducks looking at us, add to the cozy atmosphere. It is situated in a charming and quiet area, so when we woke up, we heard the birds singing, and when we went to sleep we heard a very quiet hum of the city, no noisy neighbours or bars. For us Arden is within walking distance to all the places of interest in Amsterdam – we saw it all, and did not even once go by tram or bus. We will highly recommend this houseboat to anyone – and ask everyone to take good care of this great place.
  25. Roos K - Germany

    19 Jan

    Mit Abstand das beste Hausboot

    Wir waren zum dritten Mal auf einem Hausboot in Amsterdam. Aber dieses war mit Abstand das Beste. Wir haben dort ein verlängertes Wochenende zu siebt mit Baby verbracht und es wird unvergesslich bleiben. Nicht zuletzt weil Juul uns mit seiner unkomplizierten und offenen Art vieles ermöglicht hat. Das Hausboot ist sicher Ã&frac;14;ber eine Treppe begehbar- was mit Baby am Arm ein echtes Plus ist und man muss nicht Ã&frac;14;ber ein anderes Schiff hinwegklettern. Innen ist es super ausgestattet, es wurde an alles gedacht. Die Bilder zeigen die Wirklichkeit. Besonders angenehm war die Fußbodenheizung, die eine kuschelige Atmosphäre gebracht hat. Wir können diese Unterkunft nur weiterempfehlen und werden selbst sicherlich noch einmal wiederkommen!
  26. Beverly K - the United States

    16 Mar

    Wonderfully relaxing!

    I stayed on the Arden with my two children and my daughter's friend; a young adult and older teens. There was a comfortable place of retreat for each of us and a spacious gathering area. The Arden is well stocked with linens, dishes, and such. We enjoyed beautiful views and a convenient location. Our stay has already led to two more inquiries among those we know who also wish to book a stay. Juul was a friendly and welcoming host. The Arden receives a high recommendation from our group.
  27. Albundy - France

    02 May

    All was perfect - great houseboat rental!

    I want to thank you sincerely for sharing the houseboat with us. Everything was perfect. I is a really nice houseboat in the centre of Amsterdam with all you need right around the corner. Jull is friendly and understanding. Look forward to see you again in Amsterdam!

  28. FIONA D - Ireland

    21 Apr

    Great visit

    Great experience. Juul couldn't have been more helpful. Houseboat was lovely and warm, nicely decorated plenty of towels, pillows delph etc. Very quiet street only 10 mins from hop on hop off bus. Plenty of restaurants within in walking distance plus supermarket/off license, plus wonderful Thai take way (Marie's). A great place to stay. Fiona
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