Houseboat in Old Center
Your best location in the Historic Center
- Host fully available and friendly
- Historic center
- Ideal for lovers'couple
- Safety and peaceful neighborhood
- Old fashionable and Vintage style
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.
The cozy "décor bohème" and "style boudoir à la française", 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 stay in your 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.
Number of double beds: 1
Heating / Cooling
Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
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.
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.
42 Reviews - Houseboat in Old Center
Michelle M - the United States
What a wonderful place to stay in a perfect location! You provided so much helpful information for what to do and where the best pastries were! Thank you! Your houseboat is so unique and charming. I loved it.
Mya W - the United States
Lovely Houseboat Centrally Located!We had a lovely week in Amsterdam! We were greeted, very early in the morning, by Lionel at the houseboat. He welcomed us, showed us around the houseboat and how everything worked, and gave us a quick overview of the neighborhood. The houseboat was quaint and cozy, perfect for a romantic getaway! The bed was very comfortable and the bedroom cozy. The living room offered great views of the canal and the passing boats. The kitchen was perfectly outfitted with anything you could need. Lionel had made sure it was stocked with coffee and teas as well as spices, etc., for cooking. The bathroom, a wet room, was large and modern with plenty of hot water. We loved the centrally located yet very quiet neighborhood! We met one of our neighbors a few boats down at a neighborhood restaurant - lovely folks! The neighborhood has lots to offer for shopping and dining. We highly recommend Lionel's houseboat!
Lovely floating home in the city centre
We spent three nights in this charming place ad fell in love with the funny details, quirky design and great view over the water. And most of all the great location: right in the middle of Amsterdam city centre! Highly recommended and I hope it will still be available next time we visit this city. Thanks Lionel.
Vitor B - Brazil
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.
Catherine M - the United States
A Quiet Gem!
Like to be on the center of it all but need peace and tranquillity at night? This is your place! Walk wherever you need to and come home to a cozy houseboat that has everything you need...especially if you like eclectic,funky art. Internet,microwave and probably the most co.fortavle king-sized bed in all Netherlands! Lionel is the perfect host...communicates early on in the process, very accommodating and though we did not need him, we felt we could reach him if we did...