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Houseboat The Forecastle

Cosy studio in a WWII Ammunition ship - with free bikes!

Netherlands,North Holland, Amsterdam, Borneokade 24, Amsterdam
View on the studio of Houseboat B&B Forecastle.
  • View on the studio of Houseboat B&B Forecastle.
  • The living room has a cosy vintage interior.
  • The kitchen provides everything to enjoy 'the good life'.
  • Vintage dining table set.
  • A stay in the Forecastle is about enjoying life!
  • The Olympic Queen size bed (200 x 160 cm) for your comfort.
  • View on the stairs that lead to your private terrace.
  • View on the studio of Houseboat B&B Forecastle.
  • The living room has a cosy vintage interior.
  • The kitchen provides everything to enjoy 'the good life'.
  • Vintage dining table set.
  • A stay in the Forecastle is about enjoying life!
  • The Olympic Queen size bed (200 x 160 cm) for your comfort.
  • View on the stairs that lead to your private terrace.
  • Small, yet comfortable shower.
  • The bathroom.
  • Swim right in front of your door!
  • Nautic element on the couch.
  • Watch the birds swim by from the porthole in the kitchen.
  • View on the Borneokade, where the houseboat rental is moored
  • Perhaps the best kept secret of all houseboat rentals.
  • The Forecastle is locatedin the lower front of the ship.
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Houseboat summary

The character of this typical self catering B&B on this Houseboat rental is best described as cosy, quit and unique. The stairway gives way to the 30 sqm living/bedroom with a large double bed, comfortable sleeping couch and nice dining room, all in one space. The small but complete kitchen, well known to any ship enthusiast, has all utilities to prepare a proper meal for any guest. The bathroom is also not huge, but complete. So if you fancy a unique getaway, please don't hesitate to contact us and we look forward to welcome you aboard!

Houseboat description

The history of this concrete ship, now an amazing houseboat with the B&B Forecastle, is just as beautiful as it is amazing. Built in 1943 as a so called ammunition ship it had only one purpose: supply the allied troops with ammunition, fuel and of course chocolate and cigarettes.      

 

From Brittish war ship to Amsterdam houseboat   After the war this boat has found it's way to Amsterdam where it's been used as a houseboat ever since 1953. The B&B, a studio with one Olympic Queen size bed and a comfortable sleeping couch, is situated in the eastern part of Amsterdam called Zeeburg. The name Forecastle is chosen because this part is actually the real forecastle of the original ship where the crew used to be situated during the crossing of The Channel. Now the space has been completely renovated and is furnished with a large double bed, a small but complete kitchen and bathroom. Please note that the ceiling is a comfortable 2.2 meters high, but the beams are slightly lower and tall people might need to watch their head to avoid bumping into one.      

 

Location of the Houseboat   The location in the east side of the city is very convenient for those travellers who like a quit night sleep and have a lot of space around them. The bikes - free to use - will get you anywhere in town in less then 30 minutes. Just wander around and you will see the great history of this old harbor area. At the same time you will enjoy the many places to buy local grown food, great coffee and wines and of course the organic market around the corner, every Wednesday.   If you're travelling by car, we're glad to say that there is a cheap parking area at just 15 minutes distance (5 minutes tram and 10 minutes walking) where you can park for only 8 euro/day instead of the normal 3 - 4 euro/hour in the city.

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Houseboat highlights

  • Quit hideout for those who prefer tranquility

  • Private terrace

  • Comfortable bed and sleeping couch

  • Great swimming right from the dock next to your boat

  • Cosy atmosphere in a truly unique WWII ship

 
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