Romantic Waterway with the Spring light
Comfortable King Size with satin bed linen
Breakfast with the early rising sun
Animal life in aquatic environment with swans ...
Flowerbed
Entrance with its flowerbed
Kitchen with its Belle Epoque mirror
Bathroom with its douche à l'italienne
Cozy boudoir à la française
Living room / South side with its décor bohème
Living room with its Louis XV mirror
Watch the stars from your bed in satin bed linen
Swan Houseboat with the Winter sun

Houseboat in Old Center

Your best location in the Historic Center

Excellent! 4.8/5 (44 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Host fully available and friendly
  2. Historic center
  3. Ideal for lovers'couple
  1. Safety and peaceful neighborhood
  2. Old fashionable and Vintage style

Houseboat summary

Your houseboat is moored with its South view on one of the most romantic and peaceful canals, surrounded by a 17th Century architecture and the Carillon of Zuiderkerk painted by Claude Monet.

You will appreciate being located in the historical area of Nieuwmarkt, 5 minutes walking distance from Central Station or 50 meters from the metro station 'Nieuwmarkt', 1 minute walking distance from 12 restaurants, 5 supermarkets (7/7 - 8 to 2am), the Flea Market, most museums and great sightseeing spots.

One bedroom with king size bed 2m/1m80, satin bed linen and overhead window for watching stars.

Flat screen cable TV, WiFi, cable Internet and PC.

You can fully count on support of your host before, for all your stay and after if you need.

Minimum 3 nights, beyond 3 nights, decreasing rate on request.

Houseboat description

The cozy "dcor bohme" and "style boudoir la franaise", reflect the spirit of your host, the love of travel and freedom. The inside feels rich with warm colors, vintage leather furnishings and natural wood.

You will much appreciate to stayinyour houseboat in the 'Old Center' of Amsterdam but in the residential part : 'East side'.

You will much appreciate to stay in your canal which was peaceful and green unlike the more touristy waterways, which are too noisy and prone to all sorts of traffic (cars, buses/boats traffic).

It is the Raamgracht canal : No traffic with narrow/oneway street and canal, with lush greenery shading over all the boats. Only traffic with animal life in aquatic environment with swans, ducks, coots, herons, gulls and many other surprises cruising around your houseboat!

The hull (Praam type) and boat were built during 'La Belle Epoque' in 1898 which makes one of oldest boats of Amsterdam. The last complete renovation was in 2019 to the best standards but respecting its historic charm.

A praam is a type of shallow-draught flat-bottomed ship, was particularly developed in the Netherlands in the 17th Century, reaching about 20 m in length. These large praams could be operated with oars but also to sail, with a pair of lateral fins. Their shallow draft (no more than two feet) allowed them to move goods (unshipped from the Harbour) in all canals of Amsterdam.

Why Live In A houseboat ? : I understood that a flat is too noisy, as the walls are too thin with buildings on pilotis in Amsterdam. A barge is too steep-sided.

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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 00:00.

Check out before 12:00.

Bedrooms

1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1

 

You will much appreciate to sleep in yourbedroom with your king size bed 2m/1m80, satin bed linen and overhead window for watching stars.

You will much be delighted to takeyour warm and comfortable shower with your "douche l'italienne" with a tiled heatingfloor and an electric heater with all thing you need : soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, body creams, cotton swabs, hair dryer, towels, etc.

Bathrooms

Number of en-suite: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Nightlife
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Romantic
Sporting Activities

Amenities

Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven
Toaster
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Iron
Dining Table & Chairs

Entertainment

Music System / CD Player
Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

DVD Player
Internet Access
Computer

Outdoor Facilities

Garden

Small garden at the dock and entrance.

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating
Oil Heaters

Gas Heaters

Location

City Views
Close To The Shops

Close To The Ariport

General

Free Parking

Pets Allowed

Small Pets Allowed : ask to your host.

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Horse Riding

Golf
Fishing
Tennis

Location

Distances

Airport

9 km

Bar

0 km

Beach

15 km

Golf course

4 km

Motor way

2 km

Night club

0 km

Restaurant

0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

0 km

How to get there

 

Only 50 meters from the subway station "Nieuwmarkt" EXIT "Nieuwe Hoogstraat" (the first stop after the Central Station: all lines : 51, 54 and 53). You can take the lead car and you're near the exit "Nieuwe Hoogstraat." Taking the escalator or the elevator arrived on the surface, you go to the opposite direction and cross Zuiderkerkhof which is the church yard. After passing the church Zuiderkerk 30 meters and crossed the courtyard, you go straight taking the Moddermolenstraat 20 meters and will see your Raamgracht waterway. Your houseboat is moored on the corner at your right, the most ornate with its two flowerbeds or gardens.

 

- or five minute walking distance or 800 meters from the Central Station. Follow straight along the 3 canals "Geldersekade", passing through the Medieval gate Nieuwmarkt at 400 meters from the Central Station, then "Kloveniersburgwal" to "Raamgracht" then go to the fourth boat in front of number 35 building), the most ornate with its two flowerbeds or gardens. There are only 5 boats at Raamgracht and on same side.

 

Direct Rail Link connects Schiphol International Airport to Central Station and is the fastest and most convenient way to get to your houseboat  If you take a taxi, you can write your address on paper (Woonboot/Houseboat at Raamgracht 35 G 1011KJ Amsterdam  in front of number 35 building) and give to the taxi driver. It will be easier.

About the area

 

You will appreciate being located in the historical area of Nieuwmarkt at 1 minute walking distance from 12 restaurants, 5 supermarkets (7/7 - 8 to 2am), the Flea Market, most museums and great sightseeing spots.

 

In your houseboat at your arrival, your host will give you all information about your stay and the neighborhood, with supermarkets, restaurants, museums, etc. everything you need to know with a guests' guide.

 

Do not hesitate to request more information if you need about your arrival and your stay.

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Houseboat owner

Lionel

After a life of being a historian, your host decided to live 2 dreams. The 1st was to be in the "Old Center" of Amsterdam ( but in the residential part : East side). The 2nd was to live in a canal but very peaceful and green, unlike the major 'very touristy' waterways (being too noisy with cars and tourists' buses/boats traffic).

It is the 'Raamgracht' canal : No traffic with narrow/oneway street and canal, a beautiful tree-lined canal with lush greenery shading over all the boats.

A flat ? too noisy (As walls are too thin), a barge ? too steep-sided. Your host loves and enjoys the "houseboat". Only renting it when your host is in countryside, a "polder", very closeby.

Therefore, it is not a merely an impersonal and soulless rental property. Your host prefers to welcome friends and guests in a friendly spirit rather than dealing with business customers.

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken
English

44 Reviews - Houseboat in Old Center

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. Scotty - England

    08 Jul

    If it's not there, you don't need it!

    The host Lionel has really thought of anything you can imagine. If it is not there, you don't need it.The houseboat is tidy, neat, clean and very cosy. And the location is absolutely great in the old city of Amsterdam with a supermarket around the corner. We will rent this place again during a future trip. Loved it! Scotty

  2. Vitor B - Brazil

    11 Mar

    Good experience, good host

    Lionel/Jordi was (as one) great host! I received all information about the boat and the city. Everything works good and I had a good and safe experience. The boat is exactly the same you see on internet.

  3. Eleonor T - the United States

    25 Oct

    Charming and quirky 5-star houseboat

    Lovely quiet canal, charming and quirky houseboat, delightful warm welcome from Hans. Will definitely want to stay again!

  4. Benjamin D - Germany

    24 Jun

    Great!

    We had four wonderful days and nights in the beautiful city of Amsterdam!

    Our houseboat was in an absolutely quiet place, in the Raamgracht. Only few steps from the old city away, but totally quiet and green! Every morning there were ducks and geese to say hello  :-)

    The houseboat is not the newest, but that does't matter! It has everything you need and we slept very good and long in the big and cosy bed! There is a window over the bed, where you can see the tree above you! That is so awsome!

    Thanks to the owner, who waited for us and told us everything we had to know.

    We had four great days in Amsterdam! 

  5. Rowan U - Canada

    25 Apr

    Perfection

    My husband and I absolutely loved our stay. The house boat provided a cozy, bohemian setting for the ultimate Amsterdam experience. Lionel (who could not be any sweeter) went above and beyond to make sure we were settled in despite our delayed arrival with a thorough orientation and invitation to help ourselves to anything In his (well stocked) kitchen, computer, library and bathroom (toiletries included)! Only a 5 minute stroll to Rembrandt's house, morning markets and city centre, yet perfectly situated In a serene, beautiful canal complete with ducks and the occasional swan! We cannot wait to return and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.

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