My girlfriend and I stayed at this houseboat which we got through Fredric rent-a-bike. Who also rents out 3 very cozy and charming rooms in his own house. Because his place was fully booked we opted to stay at this amazing houseboat on the Brouwersgracht canal about a 15 minute walk from central station (with suitcase).
We paid 130 euro/night (booking fee inc.) The place was amazing, much better than any Hotel you could get for the price... actually scratch that, better than any hotel at all. Included is a two person bath/jacuzzi, full kitchen, large comfortable bed, TV/VCR (with all the seasons of Friends you can watch) and a view of life right on the canals of Amsterdam. I was so blown away by staying here, I will now tell everyone who goes to Amsterdam to stay here. Its just the best thing ever!!! It really gave us the feeling of how it might be to live in Amsterdam.
The area around the boat is quiet enough, but its a 5 minute walk to the beginning of the '9 Blocks'
You can also just sit on the side of the boat and watch other boats pass by while drinking a nice cold beer that you got out of your huge fridge.
I highly recommend rent a bike from Fredric as well, the price is supposed to be 10 euro a day (insurance included) but they gave them to us for 8 cause we were staying there.
All in all the best part of my week long trip to Amsterdam was staying in a houseboat so I recommend you all give it a try.
PS Fredric has also got this amazing room with waterbed and jet bath for 100euro/night
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the Binnen Wieringerstraat 23, you will find Frederic Rent a Bike, a small, artistic, cozy bike rental that focuses on delivering an excellent local experience to its clients. Founded in the 1980’s as an art gallery by charming owners Frederic and Marjolein Sieger, Frederic Rent a Bike has since expanded its operation to focus on renting out bicycles. Ideally located just five minutes walk from Central Station, Dam Square, Frederic provides gorgeous accommodation options throughout the historic Jordaan district and main canal ring. Amsterdam’s Canal Ring has grown to be one of the world’s most unique urban landscapes and in 2010 the Amsterdam Canal Ring was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. For more than 20 years Frederic Rent a Bike have been ensuring that their guests have an incredible stay in Amsterdam – by providing an array of unique and thoughtful culinary and cultural recommendations to help you fall in love with this city. We look forward to seeing you soon. We hope to meet you one day in Amsterdam. Frederic, Marjolijn, Marne, Arthur and Jasmijn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Frederic Rentabike Hotel Amsterdam