Houseboat experience with hotel comfort
GP Amstel River offers 3 bedrooms with 3 luxurious bathrooms, sundeck and spacious living
- Location on Amstel River
- Spacious atmosphere, plenty of natural light
- True Amsterdam experience in De Pijp
- Kids love it
- Private sundeck with beautiful view
High-end modern fashionable design houseboat apartment with lovely sundeck on the Amstel River. This spacious apartment in the front section of a 50m long former cargo boat has a bright spacious atmosphere with high ceilings and roof glazing. Private sundeck with your own front door offers a nice view on the Amstel River.
With your private living & dining, three bedrooms and three private luxury bathrooms this is the perfect place for a longer stay for families or a small group of friends or colleagues.
Please note: we don't allow groups of young travelers. The minimum age of our guests has to be 21 years.
The comfortable living room has a couch and smart TV (international channels like BBC, CNN & Netflix). Free high-speed Wi-Fi with private router is available. Stereo has a connector for smart phones. Guide books, board and card games.
All 3 bedrooms have a nicely finished private bathroom.
Shared laundry room (with washer & dryer & iron/ironing board).
The boat is very comfortable because of her excellent isolation, double glazing and floral/central heating in all rooms. Thermostat can be adjusted to your personal preferences.
As is the case for almost all barges on the river Amstel, we do have a neighbour boat on the river. You can still see the river from the topside but not out of the portholes in the river side.
The boat is moored at the Amstel River, the main canal of Amsterdam, on the edge of the Pijp neighborhood, one of the most cosmopolitan and vibrant districts of Amsterdam. You will find bars, restaurants, shops and public transport around you at walking distance.
A nice 15 to 20 minute walk along the Amstel River brings you to the central canal area and the major nightlife area Rembrandtplein, Hermitage Museum or Waterlooplein Fleemarket.
Location is close to Amstel Railway/Subway station, bus 65 (excellent connection to Rai congress centre) and tram 4 (Central Station).
Rental bicycles available on the site.
How to get there
The boat is easy to reach from the airport (about 15 minutes by taxi).
The boat is close to Amstel Railway station, tram 4 (to city center) and bus 65 (to RAI)
About the area
The ship is moored at the Amstel River, close to De Pijp district.
This area has a vibrant and not too touristic atmosphere with many shops, bars and restaurants around.
Supermarkets and liquor/wine shops are at walking distance, at the Van Woustraat. For fresh groceries Albert Cuijp market is also closeby .
A nice 15 to 20 minute walk along the Amstel River brings you to the central canal area and the major nightlife area around Rembrandtplein, Hermitage Museum or Waterlooplein Fleemarket.
We have lots of nice restaurant suggestions at our website.
It was always a dream to live on a houseboat.
My dreams came true and I like to share this wonderful experience with you.
8 Reviews - Houseboat experience with hotel comfort
Anne-Marie - the Netherlands
Spacious, comfortable and great service
From the original enquiry to the reservation and eventual arrival, the service and advice was great. I appreciated the detailed directions offered for our arrival and the opportunity to leave our luggage on the boat before check-in time. The boat itself is spacious and comfortable - we were two couples and never felt as if we were in each others' way. The bathrooms are large and comfortable and the kitchen was fitted with the necessary appliances to enable a self-catered visit. Supermarkets are within walking distance and the location is central, but not too busy area with too many tourists.
Léonard N - Switzerland
It was perfect
We really appreciated this houseboat ! Everything was present for cook, chill and sleep very well.
Also the host who welcomed us has been very careful and efficient.
I recommend this rental.
Dream houseboat in Amsterdam - Amstel river
We had a Super Weekend on a dream houseboat. It is very well appointed, clean, and we were welcomed very friendly. We highly recommend this floating home on the Amstel.
Kerri L - Switzerland
A great experience aboard the Generaal!
As a family of five we had loads of space and comfort. Mariette was super helpful and informative before our trip so we arrived well prepared and ready to explore Amsterdam with insider knowledge.
The houseboat is clean, spacious and well equipped. It’s in a great location too - so peaceful but near enough to walk into the centre as we did most days. The De Pijp area is on your doorstep and fun to explore.
Mariette’s personal touches made our stay extra comfortable - fresh tulips, useful kitchen items like dishwasher tablets, tea, coffee, oil, herbs and spices, cling film, foil, soap and even onions and garlic were most helpful to have to hand and great that we didn’t have to bring all these items with us. Cooking dinner for the family was easy. Hairdryers and a bluetooth music system added the home touch. The use of the shared laundry was also available too although we didn’t need it.
There were plenty of fresh towels and super hot water for the whole family! It really is like staying in a comfortable, luxury apartment but with the fun and quirkiness of being on a boat.
We drove to Amsterdam and were concerned about parking whilst there but there was no need to worry. Plenty of parking available directly outside the boat and the process of paying online for the duration of your stay is very easy (although 27€ a day)
We loved the photo book telling the story of the Geneaal Praag and the history of her renovation. Well worth a look through!!!
Thank you to Mariette for a wonderful Amsterdam experience!
Jose Ignacio H - Spain
Holidays in Amsterdam
Our holidays in Amsterdam have been wonderful. Marietta's houseboat has room enough for our family (parent and three children) and even for larger families. It has everything you need. Marietta was very kind and helped us to rent some bikes somewhere close to the houseboat.
The houseboat is not in the city center, but it is not far (less than half an hour walking), and it is located in a quiet neighborhood.
I recommend Marietta's houseboat to everyone.