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House-Boat BK151 ****

Welcome to this modern and newly built houseboat with 2 guest rooms, the BK151 and the BK150, situated at the hart of UNESCO World Heritage’s designated area - the famous grand canals (the Grachtengordel) of Amsterdam. The boat moors quaintly on the sunny side and at the foot of Brouwersgracht (Brewers’ canal) and Prinsengracht (Prince’s canal), and offering an undisputed view of the picturesque humpback bridge of the Papiermolensluis (paper mill lock).

The best benefit of staying at this houseboat is being close to everything you could possibly need within a very short walk either exploring Amsterdam’s longest and upbeat commercial streets of Haarlemmerstraat and Haarlemmerdijk packed with an array of trendy shops, bars, cafes, and international eateries or venturing to the nearby, though carefree feel yet hip Jordaan neighbourhood where you can elbow cozily each Saturday with the locals at outdoor markets of Lindenmarkt and organic famers’ Noordermarkt.

Feel at home to your hart’s content at the two lovely, bright and chic studios that the boat offers. Each separate and secured studio of 16m2 with its own lock housed identical features: the fixed and cozy double bunk bed including reading lamps and flat-screen TV are created as a high sleeping area so guests can have a comfortable rest while marvel the calmingly view over the water and easily accessible by pulling out the concealed staircase. There are also concealed drawers that roll out to provide guests ample storage space for your belongings. The kitchen is fully equipped to your convenience during your stay providing with all the commonplace items like fridge, microwave, pots,
pans, kettle, espresso machine and so on. The en-suite bathroom is sufficient in its size and stylishly fitted with a walk-in shower, washbasin and a WC. Fresh bed linens and clean towels are all provided upon guests’ arrival, plus the avail of free Wi-Fi connection and air conditioning system. No one could complain about the view from these two studios. When open the large windows while residing over small table and chairs, guests will be looking directly onto the serene livelihood of the canal let it be the ducks or the swans as the regular visitors or the lazily passing-by boats and canoes. Every time, you will find something new to wonder at each time you look out.

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Nice experience in a houseboat
by Todd Uyeda

My wife and I traveled to Amsterdam. It was our first time. Originally I booked a room in a canal house hotel. In Amsterdam central and the canal district, most hotel rooms are very small and quite expensive. If you've staying in Tokyo or Singapore, it's similar to that. If you are used to big rooms and don't pay attention to square footage when you book, you will be shocked. After reading more about Amsterdam, I read a lot of posts by people who stayed in houseboats or wanted to stay in a houseboat. I thought they might be larger than the hotel rooms at the same price point, but they are actually about the same. This houseboat was no exception. It is pretty small. It's fine for a couple nights for one person or a couple, but it would be a bit cramped for a long time. FYI - This website says you have to rent for minimum of 4 nights, but you can bypass that warning and submit anyways. We were able to book 3 nights, no questios asked. I had no idea how to book a houseboat. I looked in Airbnb (which I hate) and vbro and some other websites. Most people seemed to recommend houseboathotel, which I'd never heard of (I'm in US), but they seem to have been around a long time and I read only positive feedback so I took a chance. The down payment options are limited and you have to pay the balance in cash Euro, but other than that, everything went very smoothly. So if you are wondering, this website is legit. Our host Rinze was there to greet us. He was very friendly and helpful. The houseboat, although a bit cramped, does have everything in it (comfortable bed, bathroom, kitchen, eating area, giant glass windows that open so you can feed ducks). The houseboat is new (or at least seems new). The location is great. Walking distance to everywhere. The roads don't really have sidewalks and lot of brick, so it's not so easy to roll large suitcases. Not a big deal but something to know... Also cabs and uber have difficulty (it's definitely a walking/biking city), so best to go there when the weather is decent. This is the kind of houseboat that looks like a trailer. It is divided into 3 apartments. The host has a large apartment, probably half the boat. The other half is divided into 2 apartments. We stayed in BK151, which was 10 euro/night cheaper. It is the middle unit. The other one is the end. I recommend viewing the properties on a cell phone. The mobile version seems prettier (you can see pictures of each houseboat as you scroll). You can find larger houseboats by either paying more or going further from the city, but I liked this houseboat. The price was decent, the location was great, and it seemed new. Overall, it was a fun experience. One last note: it was colder than we expected and rained a bit, so we stayed in the houseboat more than we planned. I think it was more fun stuck in here (feeding ducks and seeing the boats go by) than in a hotel room.

Must Stay!
by CR Rohrbough

I admit, when I first paid for a houseboat in a foreign country over the internet, I was very worried I got scammed until the moment I saw the boat. I absolutely did not get scammed.
This place is a must stay if you are in Amsterdam. Located on a boat with two other seperate apartments, it sits at the desirable edge of Jordaan and on the “most beautiful canal” in the city, this place is a perfect home for 1 or 2 people. Quick walk to everything, including the central station, significant sights, and great food. Window the size of the the wall opens to reveal the canal with overlooking homes far older than anything in the US. A perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee, wave to passing tour boats, or shut the blinds for your very private small apartment.
The king size bed is a great way to end your night after exploring this great city.
The host, Rinze, was incredibly hospitable, offering local recommendations to rival any professional tour guide.
Do not miss the opportunity to stay in this idealic location while in AmDam. We absolutely will stay here next time we are in town.

Super séjour à Amsterdam
by Adrien Schwyter

Tout a été parfait pour notre séjour dans la péniche de Rinze: lieu idéal, péniche charmante et hôte aux petits soins pour nous.

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