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Family Holiday Houseboat 'Pierre'

During our own holidays we love to welcome you aboard on our recently renovated houseboat!

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Houseboat summary

After over a year of blood, sweat and tears we have finished our 'dream-boat'. And no matter how much we love the place, we have planned a summer holiday and decided to share our home with you. The place is especially suitable for families with two or three kids. And since we just had our first baby boy (now 1 year old), there is lots of 'kiddy stuff' available. Our neighborhood is considered to be the most kid-friendly in Amsterdam.

Houseboat description

Our houseboat has a rich history as a freight ship, transporting goods all over Europe for many decades. From the outside she still breathes the atmosphere of those long gone days, but on the inside we have created quite something different. The ship's hold is now a huge floating home with light coming in from both the ceiling windows and large sliding in the open kitchen, as well as from the many portholes in the hull of the ship. 

 

In the first part of the ship, just near the entrance, you will find a single bedroom. Next to this room is our babyroom with a baby cot (suitable for children <2 years old). If you are traveling with a small child, we're glad to say that you can use our baby stuff so you don't have to travel around with it. Please note that our boat is equipped for small kids, but we can not take any responsibility for them.

 

The large living room with open kitchen is the beating hart of our houseboat. The high ceilings and light interior design create a very spacious atmosphere - quite the opposite of what you might expect when you think of a houseboat. Sit back and relax at the large couch in the corner. Or even better: open the sliding door and take the stairs up to the roof terrace for a drink on the deck. We provide a hammock for ultimate relaxation and a large table to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner with amazing views over the harbor.

 

Next to the kitchen there is another isle that gives way to the (ensuite) bathroom with large triangle shaped bath and rain shower. The next room is the master bedroom with high quality and large double bed. Taking the stairs at the end of this isle you enter the former deck house, which we now use as a personal office. It's another spacious room with stunning view over the water, equipped with a comfortable sofa, which can be easily switched into a double bed. The second isle also gives access to the 'laundry room' where you can use the washer and dryer. Clothes can also be dried outside on a drying mill. 

 

Now something more about the location. It is safe to say that the Eastern Docks are one of the most populair area's for young families. The sidewalks are wide for kids to play, and many people living along our quay love to sit outside and enjoy each others company in the sun. Also you will find several playgrounds in less then 3 minutes walking from the boat, one even with a cable car and sand pit. And last but not least: there are are two large jetties from where you can take a refreshing dive into the water. You won't be the only one for sure!

 

There are many family friendly restaurants within 5 - 10 minutes walking and public transport takes you into town easily. Tram 10 for example takes you from east (where we are located) all the way to the other side of town, passing many places of interest such as the famous IJ Brewery, the Artis Zoo, Leidse Square and Jordaan Area. Other trams take you to Central Station and the Park & Ride where you can park your car for only 8 euro/day. Various shops and supermarkets are found just 400 meters away.

 

Please note that we have a wonderful relationship with our neighbors and we want to keep it that way. Therefore we focus on families especially, or couples who appreciate a serious amount of space. We unfortunately do not accept bookings of friends traveling together. Thanks for understanding. 

 

Well, we hope to have given you the best impression of our house, but don't hesitate to ask any questions that you may have. Always glad to help!

 

Important note: From June 13-23rd we handle a special rate (see rates), in this period the minimal stay is 6 days.

 

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Houseboat highlights

  • Large family houseboat

  • Super nice roof terrace with hammock

  • Safe and child friendly neighborhood

  • Good connection with the city centre

  • Light and bright interior

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