Our cool and spacious houseboat offers all the comforts of a modern house in the setting of a canal. Two double bedrooms, a completely furbished kitchen-living, outside boardwalk and terrace with garden view. Located within the city-ring, it features excellent accessiblity to the city, while still maintaining a "private" domain with free parking available.
Close by is the former NDSM shipyard, now a popular hotspot/ art venue/ go-to place for festivals and restaurants etc.
Our houseboat on the north bank of the canal "IJ" in Amsterdam covers 135 m2, over two floors and a mezzanine. A spacious and comfortable living kitchen, connected to the living-room, 2 double bedrooms with 2 bathrooms ( Please know there is 1 bathroom stool, shared upstairs), a garden and terrace/boardwalk on the canal side. Fabulous view over the canal. Parking your car is free. Please inform. quick acces to public transportation by ferry or bus to central station. ( about 20 mins)
From inside you enjoy a panoramic view of the canal. The light inside is ever-changing, following the reflections of the water. It is a very quiet and beautiful place, yet still quite central. You will wake up with the sound of ducks tattering away, and the gentle rushing of the water. At night you can light up the fire-place for warm evenings together. In summer you can lounge in a hammock in the garden, take a swim, or start a BBQ.
From our place to central station takes about 20 mins. all in all. (walk-ferry or bus etc).
The houseboat, the garden & boardwalk. The shed in the garden remains private.
Interaction with guests
Only during check-in and check-out. Our guests are able to enjoy the whole premises for themselves ,a private area during their stay.
Other things to note
IMPORTANT: Please Please DON'T EVER DISPOSE OF SANITARY TOWELS or other cotton-based hygienic wipes in our toilets. This will cause the sewage-pump to fail, with very serious consequences indeed. Warning signs are visible in the bathroom. Please also notify your children about this very important issue. You can put these items in the hygienic-bin beside the toilet.
Please realise that if the pump fails:
-it will sound a continuous alarm until reset by a certified plumber
-you CANNOT / MUST NOT flush or use any water whatsoever, so no shower, toilet, tap or any other water-appliance, on the risk of overflowing the lower floor with "you-know-what" because it can't be pumped away.
effectively ruining your stay for at least two days.
Please don't disregard these recommendations.
We expect our guests to enjoy their stay in a relaxed and responsible manner.
NO PETS ALLOWED, because of our cat. Smokers are kindly requested to do so outside as much as possible
The place is for FOUR (4) GUESTS MAXIMUM. If we find that you choose to disregard this rule, we will have no other choice than to cancel your stay immediately and without restitution. This is because of municipal regulations, taxation, and insurance.
Please don't do that, or you will get us (and yourself) into trouble.Please inform with us beforehand.
ik ben architect en woon samen met mijn man Rob sinds 10 jaar op deze plek , drie jaar geleden hebben we zelf een nieuwe woonboot laten bouwen, dus alle comfort. Wij zijn fanatieke zeilers en in de zomer dus veel op het water. Vandaar dat we onze woonboot graag willen delen.