House-Boat B145 ****
Fabulous studio houseboat apartment for a couple, in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam. This modern, trendy houseboat is the perfect getaway if you are looking for something a little different. Surprisingly light, warm and spacious, the accommodation boasts an eclectic mix of retro and modern. The central, split-level, open plan living area is a great place to cook, eat or simply hang out and relax.
There is a sofa, flatscreen television, a dining table with four chairs and a beautiful wardrobe. The upper living sitting area has a sofa and table, and great views out over the water – a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the sights and sound of the canal life. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a fridge, oven, hob, microwave and even a dishwasher. The bedroom is furnished with a double bed, and the bathroom has a shower and toilet. Amenities include high speed Wi-Fi, central heating throughout and a washing machine. This houseboat offers fun, spacious and comfortable accommodation for a couple looking for a special experience in Amsterdam.
Located in the trendy Jordaan district, with its eclectic collection of boutiques, cafés and restaurants, this houseboat on the Lijnbaansgracht is a perfect base from which to explore the city (and its nightlife). The “Negen Straatjes” (9 streets), home to many of Amsterdam’s exciting smaller boutiques, are just a short walk away. The Palace on Dam Square, the hectic Kalverstraat shopping street and the calm of the Vondel park are also within easy reach, either on foot, by bike or tram. Visit the tempting Lindengracht food market on a Saturday morning, or the farmers\' market on the Noordermarkt. A fifteen minute stroll away (or 5 minute tram ride) is the Museumplein, home to the Van Gogh Museum, the newly reopened Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art and the Rijksmuseum with its collection of world renowned masterworks. Something for every taste! For those of you who want to venture a little further afield, hop on one of the many trams to take you across Amsterdam. The main train station, Central Station, is also just a stone’s throw away.