One Of Five Best Houseboats, The Guardian

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About this property

Amsterdam, Oud-West, North Holland, Netherlands - Ground floor studio

- Excellent houseboat in Amsterdam, Holland.
- One of the five best in the world, the Guardian 01 July 2006.
- Recommended by Rough Guides 2009 "Only a few companies qualify for a special recommendation of this kind, which highlights your company as one of our authors’ favorites"

A floating Amsterdam "Home away from Home". "When you enter this cozy houseboat you immediately feel a great sense of comfort. You cannot just call this an ordinary houseboat. It's a home away from home with utmost hospitality by the family."

The houseboat looking like one, actually consists of 2 boats connected to each other. One part has been recently renovated and redecorated in 2012. This charming 28 m2 no smoking place lets 2 cozy and colorful double rooms (one giving entrance to the terrace) for honeymooners, couples and businesspeople. It has all modern facilities like internet access, DVD and cable TV, includes comfortable double bed, full bath in a glass mosaic decorated bathroom, special touches like flowers, quality fruit, breakfast amenities, piano & guitar and a personal welcoming atmosphere.

What's more, this houseboat has a LOUNGE OUTSIDE: a beautiful and spacious floating 20m2 terrace surrounded by plants and reed and decorated with charming garden furniture. On the left 15m2 you can either lounge outside and relax or sit outside for an enjoyable meal overlooking the canal (smoking allowed, no drugs, on the private side you may meet others).

This hospitable houseboat lies central in a quiet and peaceful residential area of Amsterdam. It is at 5 to 10 minutes walking distance from all major attractions (like Dam, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh, Anne Frankhuis etc.), has shops and open air market around the corner and there are direct trams to Central Station (15 minutes).

To facilitate your stay the family provides you with a personalised map of Amsterdam and assists for all relevant information!

Give yourself an unforgettable time on this "One of the five best houseboats in the world"

Important information

After 16:00
Before 10:00
Pets allowed
Smoking allowed

Optional services

Housekeeping during stay
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Room Guide

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Sleeping arrangements

Studio (4 Guests - 2 double beds)


Bathtub, Hair Dryer, Shower, Soap and Shampoo, Towels


Coffee Maker, Cutlery, Fridge, Glasses, Kettle / water-boiler, Plates, Toaster


Air conditioning, Alarm Clock, Cribs available, Heating, Linen / Bed Sheets, Meals provided, Safe

Entertainment and electronics

Books, CD player, DVD player, Internet (Wi-Fi), Radio, TV

Outdoor facilities

Balcony, Garden, Terrace


Children friendly
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Reviews (18)

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Stayed October 2014
What a fantastic stay we had at this house boat which was beautifully presented for us. Hans the owner took time to get us fully acquainted with the surrounding area including some lovely restaurants and tourist attractions. This was all done in Perfect English. There was also a much needed welcome pack of fresh fruit, milk, juice, bread etc which we thought was a really nice personal touch. We were there for the Marathon weekend and the house boat was located near all the local transport system and once again Hans was able to provide all information that we required. Hoping to go back to Amsterdam again next year and will definitely be looking at this accommodation again. It could NOT be faulted.
Stayed April 2014
Soviel vorweg: Ich war bereits das dritte mal in Amsterdam in einem Hausboot und würde diese Variante des Wohnens immer dem Hotel vorziehen! Das Blue Wave Houseboat war klasse. Die Gastgeber (Hans und seine Frau) waren sehr, sehr nett. Die Übergabe war pünktlich und perfekt. Hans hat uns viele super Tipps gegeben - danke dafür. Das Boot ist blitzsauber und mit viel Liebe eingerichtet (Antiquitäten statt Ikea, frische Blumen auf dem Tisch, Survival-Kit im Kühlschrank). Das Beste ist die wunderbar eingewachsene Terrasse. Wir würden jederzeit wieder hin fahren - ein echter Glückstreffer und in jedem Fall sehr empfehlenswert!
Stayed November 2013
It was a great experience for us to stay on the boat. We loved it. Our hosts gave us a very warm and nice welcome and very practical advises. We feel very comfortable during the whole period. My 10 years old daughter was fond of possibility to see very close ducks, swans and other birds.
Stayed October 2013
Had a lovely stay ( but indeed short )with a group of 3 friends. Location is great, close to anything you might want to visit in Amsterdam, Hans is an amazingly welcoming host, the boat is equipped and very comfortable. Thank you Elisabeth and Hans, for the stay!!!
Louise Bernard
Stayed September 2013
Our stay was very comfortable and a pleasure. Great location for, exploring everything in Amsterdam from the city and museum areas to the parks and shopping. Great to come home to such a relaxing atmosphere after a hard day of touring! One thing I don't recall seeing in the advert for this accommodation was the convience of also having a washing machine and dryer on board, perfect!

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