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House-Boat B084 *****

Without any doubt this is the best location in Amsterdam for a houseboat: in the heart of the city on the sunny side of the Amstel River next to the ‘Skinny Bridge’ and the Royal theater Carré. The 'Skinny Bridge Boat' has completely been refurnished in 2012 giving guests the best facilities possible while keeping the authentic characteristics of the boat. Pure Vintage! Make yourself a coffee from fresh beans, relax on the Italian design couch, feel well rested after a night on the Eastborn boxspring, but most of all enjoy the fantastic view this place in Amsterdam offers. On several places you can sit outside on the deck, enjoy breakfast and the view on the lively Amstel. And since the best way to discover Amsterdam is from the waterside: just take the motorboat that is moored near the houseboat (max. 6 persons) for a spin in the city and enjoy your own private canal cruise anytime you like (motorboat available from May till October). 

This houseboat is very spacious with two bedrooms, two bathrooms (1 large one with both a bath and a shower) two toilets and a large living room with sleeping couch. It is accessible by a private bridge. A small staircase brings you into the boat, a small hallway and then the large living room with open plan kitchen. The modern kitchen is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay: fridge, stove, microwave/oven, toaster, juice maker, water cooker, coffee machine etc. There is a bar table in front of the kitchen for the quick breakfast, a dining table and a comfortable sitting area. The couch can be easily transformed into a queen size quality bed. There is a large flatscreen television with movies on demand, wifi internet connection and radio/cd-player. Most of all guests appreciate the cozy atmosphere this boat has.

One of the bedrooms is located in the ol' captains den making it a very charming room. Walking outside over the gangway you reach this romantic suite. After having taken a bath in the classical bathtub you can go upstairs for a great view (with a cup of coffee or tea) from the place where the captain used to steer the boat. 

The 'Skinny Bridge Boat' is the answer to an exclusive stay in Amsterdam. Even though it is situated in the heart of the city were the river is lively during the day, the nights are very quite. Only on a few occasions there are exceptions: on Queensday, during the Gay Parade (which passes in front of the boat) and when on May 5th, a part of the Amstel River changes into a podium for the Queen and visitors for an open air concert: Be quick if you want a free ticket on the first row!

It is always rented out to one group of persons at a time (max. 6 persons) ensuring your privacy during your stay. Reviews!

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Bathroom with tub and shower
Bathroom with tub and shower
Bedroom with tub!
Bedroom with tub!

Guest reviews:

11 April 2014
Spring in Amsterdam
by Jesper Have

I can recommend a stay at this house boat. Close to the centre, easy to reach from the Park & Ride Zeeburg. Well equipped with all you need and a very nice owner.

24 January 2014
peniche amstel

logement peniche tres agreable, a deux pas du centre et neanmois, tres calme. le confort de la peniche est excellent, mais je recommande d y sejourner durant la belle saison , de maniere a profiter de la terrasse et du toit de celle ci. Attention a la chambre separee par le pont, pour un couple avec enfants...... Merci au propietaire pour sa confiance..

30 August 2013
A wonderful stay!
by Jane Owen

We have just returned form the Skinny Bridge boat and have had an amazing time. The boat is so funky and modern on the inside that our teenage children said it was awesome! The sofa bed is huge and very comfortable indeed.
The location is perfect as it is bustling but not noisy. Right outside you have the tranquility of the river and the business of the street life so you know you are at the heart of a continental city. It is a perfect location within walking distance of some fantastic attractions, parks, gorgeous restaurants, and cheap supermarkets. At this time of year we avoided central Amsterdam other than the Anne Frank Museum, it was a good job we did as it was crazy busy in the inner canal rings.
Paul and Cassandra were so hospitable, knowledgeable and friendly providing everything we needed - coffee, tea, milk, beers and wine on arrival. We even met Paul's extended family for a truly memorable and fantastic concert on the Prinsengracht which we still have to thank him for! We have watched it on Youtube!!!
Much, much, much better than staying in a hotel - it's superb.
Jane, Marc, Bryony and Meg - August 2013

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