Houseboat
Walk-in shower
Bathroom with vanity
Bathroom with toilet
large windows with seating and outsidedeck with seating
Bedroom
Bedroom
Entrance hall
view from the houseboat
view from thw houseboat
front of houseboat

Galeforce One - Jordaan houseboat studio

Gorgeous Houseboat studio on the most beautiful Canal in Amsterdam with spectacular views.

Excellent! 4.8/5 (17 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Location! Location! Location!! Best views of Amsterdam
  2. The houseboat is newly built, only 5 years old.
  3. Very comfortable with Central Heating system
  1. Right in the middle of the Jordaan
  2. Lots of bars and restaurants around the corner

Houseboat summary

Gorgeous private houseboat studio on the most beautiful Canal in Amsterdam with spectacular views. You will be staying in the heart of the buzzing Jordaan area and live like a local!

Galeforce One is a cozy studio with a special view on the canal.

You will have a private space at your disposal with a bedroom and bathroom. In the same space, there is a fridge, microwave, coffee, and tea maker. Coffee and tea are provided and there is a bottle of wine and some beer in the fridge as your welcome. The bathroom is private with a large walk-in shower, toilet and single vanity.

And if you feel to enjoy a nice sunny day, you can use the small terrace just outside the window to live the experience of a real Amsterdammer!

Houseboat description

Situated on one of the most beautiful canals, THE , you will find houseboat GALEFORCE ONE. A houseboat with a self-catering studio for your holiday rental or city break.

Imagine having an unforgettable stay in a houseboat on one of the most beautiful canals right in the most popular area of Amsterdam, THE JORDAAN. You will find most points of interest within walking distance and there is an abundance of small pubs, café’s and cozy restaurants for you to enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner all around the houseboat.

If you are looking for a special holiday, you will not find a better location to experience staying on a houseboat. The connection with the water and the animals floating past your window while sitting on your private deck. Swans and ducks begging for a scrap of bread and all kinds of small boats passing by with people enjoying a leisurely boat ride. It's the ultimate way to enjoy the best Amsterdam has to offer on the water.

Now something more about the place itself. The studio offers all the privacy you want and you don't need to share any space with other people. In the studio, you will find a very comfortable double bed from where you have a water view. Furthermore, there is enough closet space and a fan to ensure a cool breeze during hot summer days. The wide windows with sliding doors let in lots of light and give access to a small waterside terrace. A wonderful place to just sit back and relax while the always-changing city views pass by. Now you will feel like truly like a real 'Amsterdammer'.

In the private bathroom, you will find a walk-in shower, sink, and toilet. 

I hope to have given you the best impression possible and look forward to welcoming you aboard!

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Details

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 11:00.

Bedrooms

1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1

 

The bedroom has a very comfortable double bed, a TV and seating area in front of the large windows. It has a small outside deck on the water. Linen and towels are provided. 

 

 

Bathrooms

Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Nightlife
Historic / Sightseeing

Town / City
Romantic

Amenities

Microwave / Oven
Linen Provided

Towels Provided

Please notice that there is not a full kitchen space. The microwave and the fridge are located in the same area of the bedroom.

Entertainment

DVD Player
Internet Access

Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Room Fans

Location

Panoramic Views
City Views

Close To The Shops

General

Long Term Rent Available

Location

Distances

Airport

15 km

How to get there

The Gailforce One is situated in the Jordaan area.

By Plane: From the airport there is an easy train connection (4 times per hour, only 12 minutes commute) to the Central Station which is about 10 minutes walk from the houseboat.

By Train: 10 minutes walk from the main station

By car: There is a garage nearby where you can park your car. I will share full details after the booking is confirmed.

About the area

Location! Location! Location! That's most important where you are, well the Gaiforce One Houseboat is situated in just about the best and nicest location in Amsterdam. In the very heart of the 18th century old city-centre. If you look outside you have the feeling you find yourself in a 18th century oil painting. All around you there are 3 to 400 year old canal-houses and warehouses. It can't get better than that! It's amazing!

The houseboat is located on the canal-belt in THE JORDAAN, which used to be the poorest area of Amsterdam in the olden days, but is now the most trendy and favoured area by locals and tourists. There is a maze of narrow streets, with many lovely restaurants, pubs and quaint shops. On almost every corner you will find an café with an outdoor terrace, where you can enjoy a drink while watching the hustle and bustle of life on the canals.

In the 17th/18th century Amsterdam was a thriving trading post where ships brought their ware from all over the world to be stored in the warehouses of The . These warehouses you still see today and from your window! when staying on The Guest-Houseboat, these are now converted into very popular luxury and trendy loft apartments, sought after by locals and ex-pats.

Apart from the beauty of the area, the houseboat is ideally located for your visits to many of the important sights and a mere 10 minutes walk from the Central Station, would you want to travel outside of Amsterdam to for instance, The Hague (40 minutes by train), Haarlem (15 minutes), Rotterdam(50 minutes) or the airport ( 15 minutes) even the beach is just 20 minutes by train.

So you see... LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!

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Houseboat owner

Patricia

My name is Patricia, I live in the most beautiful city in the world on the best location and I love to share this experience with you by staying in my houseboat studio for an unforgettable stay.

Response time
Normally within 6 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English, German, French

17 Reviews - Galeforce One - Jordaan houseboat studio

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. Karen J - Australia

    31 Oct

    Really special holiday

    We loved staying on the boat which is bigger than it looks in the pictures.  Location was fabulous and bed very comfortable.  

    Our only recommendation to Patricia would be to include a bottle opener for wine.  But shops weren't far away so didn't cause much concern.  

    Highly recommend staying on this houseboat. 

  2. Paul S - Australia

    23 Jun

    Live like a local on the water

    Patricia's houseboat is conveniently located and we were able to walk to all the Amsterdam attractions we were interested in especially the fabulous Rijksmuseum. Like most European capitals space in this city is at a premium and accommodation expensive. Houseboats are the same but allow a brief pleasant experience of canal life. The deck is tiny but just enough space for 2 to carefully squeeze onto with a drink and not fall in ( until after the drink ) Passing boats generally give a wave. With a few minor tweaks this houseboat could be better as we did have issues with rubbish, cleanliness, a small bar fridge barely cooling drinks and a TV that didn’t work for us but with these fixed a pleasant stay is assured. It should be noted that there is no A/C on this boat just a fan over the bed and with summer warming up and all glass facing west we suspect it could get a little uncomfortable in high summer temperatures for older guests. 

  3. Celia B - Germany

    08 Oct

    Nice houseboat

    Nice houseboat (or better half of a houseboat). You don't book the entire boat but only a studio. The studio is very nice and clean. The location is absolutely perfect for a city trip. We would come back. 

  4. Suzana Emy K - Brazil

    05 Jun

    Very nice!!!!

    Me and my husband love this magical experience . The houseboat is very nice and Patricia is very friendly and atencious. 

  5. Ginette F - Canada

    03 Oct

    Beautiful space to stay

    This a space in Amsterdam is Magic

    We did enjoy so munch the Area, the comfort of the boat, accessibility to coffee, grocery. Everything is near.

    we want to return!

     

  6. Steffen E - Belgium

    10 Apr

    Our recent stay at the Galeforce1

    Brouwersgracht is as far as I am concerned the nicest canal of Amsterdam. What's more the houseboat is really well located within the Brouwersgracht with a small terrace oriented towards the south offering great views. Plenty of nice cafes and eating facilities in the neighbourhood. The studio was comfortable and impeccably clean. We would love to come back.

    Patricia : Hartelijk dank.

     

     

  7. Simon F - England

    15 May

    Great place

    Great place, a proper bolt hole to escape and yet be central to everything. Every one must go and see Jan, the owner of the bar diagonally opposite on the corner.What a character!

  8. ?ukasz B - Ireland

    22 Jul

    40th birthday celebration

    Glaleforce one is absolutely charming place to spend your time in Amsterdam. It is on one hand in very center of everything and can be quiet and relaxing at the same time. Boat has contemporary decor, and comfy big bed. Shower is a dream especially if you like to share it ;), little kitchenette is all you need to keep your drinks cold and heat up food if you need it. Clean, pleasant to be in. Fantastic communication with Patricia and really warm and helpful tips given by her daughter. Not related to the boat or our host ,the canal is really busy with boats and people parting on the boats so be prepared for other to look at you and be jealous for your spot.

  9. Fiona - England

    15 Mar

    The perfect houseboat experience in Amsterdam

    Our visit to Amsterdam was given a silver lining thanks to this wonderful houseboat rental. The location is really in the heart of the Jordaan area, with a few very nice bars and restaurants literally around the corner. Our favorite place was Café Thijssen, not only because of the great beer selection and terrace, but the whole atmosphere is really laid back and 'local'. The Saturday Market is also a highlight, with an amazing choice of food - the fish is delicious! And of course the houseboat apartment itself: very nicely decorated, well maintained, clean and comfortable. And of course the water view, with ducks and swans swimming by. We could not have a more authentic 'Amsterdam houseboat experience'. Thanks for having us and we hope to be back this summer!

  10. Jacob E - Denmark

    26 Sep

    Great Stay

    I had a perfect stay. Nice and clean boat. Easy handover of keys....

    Fantastic part of Amsterdam.

    regards

    Jacob

  11. Www.bookahouseboat.com - the Netherlands

    06 Aug

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 2-night booking.
  12. Emily S - Germany

    15 Jul

    Perfection

    We had SUCH a wonderful, relaxing experience on the houseboat. Sitting on the patio, drinking wine, and waving to the canal boats was the perfect Amsterdam holiday.  The location is wonderful, close to the central station, but away from the traditional tourist spots. Excellent food and drink in the area, especially the old cafe bar across the canal - such fun! Communication was prompt and friendly.  Would highly recommend to anyone for a holiday.  Can't wait to come back.

  13. Aurelien P - France

    20 May

    Perfect location

    Just to confirm previous reviews. A perfect location to enjoy Amsterdam.

    Breakfast on the small deck with the fresh bread from the market will remain a great memory.

  14. Tadek - Poland

    25 Feb

    Wonderful views and superb location

    I loved the location and the views from the boat house. The house was very nice and clean and the check in by the hostess was just perfect. Very nice and helpful!

  15. Madeline M - the United States

    18 Oct

    Absolutely amazing!

    Every single aspect of this place was amazing. The owner was so nice and communicative - check-in was a breeze. But the place, oh the place. Extremely nice, comfortable and clean. The location couldn't be more ideal (a short walk from the train station, near great restaurants), and the porch can't be beaten. It was so wonderful to sit out there with a beer watching the swans and other boats go by. It's surprisingly not-boaty: it doesn't rock or move, it's not cold or damp. It's like you're staying in your own private luxury hotel room in the heart of Amsterdam. I cannot wait to come back! 

  16. Lucas S - Switzerland

    29 Sep

    Best way to experience Amsterdam

    we stayed for two nights which was, of course, not enough. However we enjoyed the excellent location of the houseboat, so close to all hot spots of Amsterdam an yet such a relaxed and calm place. We‘ll never forget how great it felt sitting on the small terrace enjoying the sun shine and watching the boats passing by.

  17. John N - the United States

    27 Apr

    Exceptional

    Patricia was extremely accommodating, the lodging was very well kept and stocked, she presented a book that she had put together with all the info you could possibly need which came in very helpful, great location with many restaurants and pubs away from all the busyness of the center which was very relaxing.

  18. Martine P - Canada

    09 Oct

    Very nice place to stay.

    We spent 2 nights in Patricia's boat and we were very happy.  The location is perfect and it's really nice to see the swans passing by while you are in your bed!  Very clean and comfortable.  Patricia and her daughter, Daniële, did everything to facilitate our arrival and departure.  We highly recommend it.

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