Very comfy houseboat with sauna and terrace
"Diogenes" is a modern and completely renovated comfy houseboat with sauna! Ideal for up to 4 adult
- Unique design houseboat near Jordaan area
- Lovely water side terrace
- Sauna and high-end bathroom
- Superb location with great public transport connections
- Quiet and safe neighborhood
Wonderful, warm and welcoming - that is the best way to describe our houseboat. Enjoy the personal interior design, a great sauna and wonderful terrace. Located in Old West, one of the most fascinating and versatile area's in Amsterdam, you have great connection to the Jordaan, City Centre and even the other side of town thanks to superb public transport connections.
Designing the perfect houseboat was a wonderful journey. The result is a true home, designed to create everlasting memories with your beloved ones. We have chosen to use a lot of natural materials. The floor, doors and mostly vintage furniture are made of wood and throughout the house you will find lots of funny little stuff that we found along the way, creating a very personal atmosphere.
The living room is the true heart of the boat. Lots of daylight enter the boat via both the large waterside windows and the design ceiling windows on the back side of the dining area. During the night you can adjust the many soft tone ceiling lights according to your needs. The large sofa is a wonderful place to relax; snuggle up with your beloved ones and enjoy the large flatscreen tv.
On the water side you will find a charming terrace where you can enjoy the water life passing by. Of course the swans, ducks and geese, but also all kinds of small boats that use the Amsterdam canals.
Does the weather not permit to enjoy the terrace? Be free to use our indoor sauna! Furthermore you will find a luxury bathroom with large bath, shower and large sink for your convenience.
The U-shaped kitchen is equipped with everything you may expect to find in a modern and high end apartment. A large 4-burner gas stove to prepare your own meal (at least if you are not tempted to eat out in one of the many great restaurants within a few minutes walking) and a grill - oven combination, fridge and freezer are at your disposal.
We have two bedrooms, one with a very comfortable super kingsize double bed to ensure a great night rest and the other one has a comfotable quen size bed. So do you travel with two couples or two kids? No problem!
Not only the beds contribute to this, but also the quietness of our canal at night. You are close to many interesting places, yet you won't be bothered by tourist masses at all. Yes, we do live in quite an undiscovered gem in the city centre.
When exploring our neighborhood you should really visit the Foodhallen (don't eat in advance!), the Westerpark and of course the Jordaan area. We personally love to walk, but public transport takes you to all corners of the city very easily. The Vondelpark and Museum Square are just minutes away, as well as the Anne Frank House and Leidse Square.
We hope to have given you the best possible impression of our lovely houseboat, but don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions - always glad to help!
Number of double beds: 2
Heating / Cooling
Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park
How to get there
It is very easy via public transport to ge to the boat. Uber also works perfectly fine in Amsterdam or a regular taxi.
About the area
Amsterdam West is one of te most relaxed partso Amsterdam. It is very vivid with many restarants, supermarkets, daily markets and shops, yet not too touristic. From the boat it is very easy to walk into the city center/Jordaan area or to the musem quarter to visit the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum. Vondelpark - the biggest park in Amsterdam - is also ten minutes walk.
Wha we love abou the location is that it s very relaxed and quiet when you're at the boat so sleep is guaranteed yet everything is on a walking distance and there are many restaurants / bars and coffee spots closeby.
We love our houseboat and want are guests to have that same experience during their stay at our place. Therefore we try to think of everything we can do to acheive this. It's the place we live ourselves and not just one for full time rentng so you'll have all the comfort of a real home (houseboat)!
8 Reviews - Very comfy houseboat with sauna and terrace
Will S - England
Lovely Houseboat in a peaceful location but close to loads of great places to go to. Bart and Ellen were very good hosts who made our stay very easy and had lots of recommendations for visits or eating out. Would definitely go use them and their lovely houseboat again.
Ben D - Australia
Sun rise above the canal
We had a lovely stay in the houseboat of Bart and Ellen.
The accommodation was as described, clean and comfortable.
It was so great watching the sun rise above the buildings and gets its reflection from the canal.
In fact, there is always something interesting to look at on the canal: from boats going past to ducks swimming.
The location is great. Walk to de Clercqstraat and catch a tram into Centraal.
Thank you Bart and Ellen
Claude V - Switzerland
War alles perfekr, gute Lage, sauber, gutes Bett, schön eingerichtet.
Wir können das Hausboot weiterempfehlen.
This Amsterdam houseboat is even better than on the pictures
We had a wonderful time staying on Bart and Ellen's houseboat. It's even better than in the pictures, and the highlight for us was the nice terrace on the back side of the house. The area is great, with tons of restaurants and shops nearby, also public transit just up the street. We highly recommend, and would look forward to staying there again in the future.
Mike J - England
A really great Houseboat in a quiet location yet very well connected by either car or Tram.
We were made to feel very welcome by Ellen on our arrival. This provided a "home from home" feel to our stay, whilst also being very informative. We would highly recommend this fabulous Houseboat.