Had a wonderful say. Always wanted to stay in a houseboat in Amsterdam and everything was perfect. Highly recommended.
Houseboat Saturnus was a fun adventure. The location was great...close to grocery store, friendly pub, and all the sites of Amsterdam. The WiFi signal was strong, there was plenty of space on the houseboat and it was clean.
I would have given Houseboat Saturnus an Excellent rating but it did not have the chairs or cushions on deck as shown in the photos. Our times on deck were spent sitting on some very hard and cold metal. The chairs and cushions shown in the photos would have been nice to have.
This is more of a recommendation and not a critique: an iron and ironing board would be a great addition. We rent flats and homes on our travels and the houseboat is the first one not to provide these two amenities.
Just back from a couple of nights with friends in the glorious Amsterdam sunshine and we were lucky enough to stay on the Houseboat Saturnus.
The boat was clean, tidy and in great order, moored just across the water from a great pub (Cafe De Sluyswacht - also recommended!) not far from the centre (10-15 minutes walk).
Portholes aside, it was hard to believe that you were on a boat with no perceivable motion from the water, comfortable beds, perfect electrics and a great shower & toilet....the boat even had wifi! If/when I return to Amsterdam I shall definitely look to stay on the boat again.
The owner was a friendly guy too. He checked in on us to make sure we were OK and seemed very eager to make sure our stay was a good one.
Book it, you won't regret it!