Old Dutch inland barge fully rebuilt and equipped with all modern convienience to accommodate a family and enjoy Amsterdam in tranquility and style
This 1923 cargo vessel of the so called 'Luxe Motor' class has been totally refitted for comfortable living. With over 100m2 of living space it occupies 4 adults. Or 2 adults and 2 children - at least, that's how we live in it.
There are two bedrooms, one large living room, one large kitchen, a bathroom, a toilet and a bridge
The master bedroom has a queen size bed (160x200) and includes air conditioning.
The kids bedroom has two high separate ship beds (80x200), including integrated stairs and protection from dropping out of bed.
The 35m2 living room has a big lounge sofa, chair, desk to work on, television, wood stove and piano
The large kitchen in the aft is equipped with all that's necessary to be the chef and a big table to enjoy the chef's work at.
The bathroom is equipped with a comfortable
walk-in shower, a spacious bath and a double sink
In the separate toilet there are also a washing machine and a dryer.
Probably the best place to be is the bridge which has a magnificent view over the harbor.
Outside there's plenty of room, the entire deck can be used for sunbathing and the private jetty has been transferred into a green oasis,
Since we live on the boat with our 2 young boys (age 3 and 4), we consider it child friendly. First of all there is tons of toys like Lego Duplo, Playmobil, Wooden Thomas train, books, etc. On the jetty there is a playhouse, sandbox and a swing. And in the direct neighborhood are loads of playgrounds, one of the nicest parks in Amsterdam (Flevopark) including an open air swimming pool.
Of course the water all around the boat is dangerous for those who cannot swim. Therefore protective measures have been taken. The jetty is surrounded by a fence, the doors can be locked out of reach of children and the gangway has a safety net. And of course: swimsuits are available. Nonetheless, do never ever leave your children unattended outside.
The ship is located in the Amsterdam Docklands, a former harbor area that has been transformed into a living area with modern contemporary housing in perfect harmony with the steel vessels on the quay. Public transport takes you to the old city center in a few stops and on the bike you'll be at Dam-square in less than 15 minutes
During summer don't be surprised by loads of people in bathing suits on the quay. The water is so clean you can swim in it, and so you should. Jump from the ship into the 10 meter deep water and get a glimpse of the pleasures of living on a houseboat in Amsterdam!
The entire ship will be yours with the exception of our drawing room and the storage room. The access to the engine room is open in case of technical issues.
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We will always hand over the keys in person and explain you the boat and help you feel at home. After that it's all yours to enjoy
Due to the 'enthusiastic' tax regime in the Netherlands and the 2014 decision from airbnb to disclose information about all rental to the city of Amsterdam and thereby indirectly to the national tax agency as well, we were forced to strongly increase our tariff. Approximately 35% of what we receive goes directly to the government as income tax, 5.5% goes to the city of Amsterdam as tourist tax and 3% to airbnb as a service fee. This does not include the 3% to 9% airbnb fee and the approximately 21% VAT you are also charged for but we don't see.
I'm very sorry for this but hope you do understand.