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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Amsterdam, North Holland Province

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Catherine...
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3 reviews
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“Can't wait to book up again next year”
Reviewed 27 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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Firstly, Fake - houseboat owner - is lovely. He was very welcoming and gave us a quick tour of the houseboat, offering lots of info and helpful tips on the local area. He left lots of bits and bobs to get us started (fruit, milk, water, beers, etc) and gave us great directions to local shops. He also left us with his number and just told us to call/text if there were any issues. His English is also fantastic!!
The houseboat itself is a 10/15min walk from Centraal Station so handy to get everywhere around the town - we didn't use any transport to get around as wverything you could need is only a short walk away. The houseboat is wonderfully furnished and Fake has a fantastic selection of vinyl and unbelievable TV package (so no need to miss The Walking Dead while we were away) and the outside decking areas are great for watching the world go by.
The neighbours are very friendly but a little demanding (lots of ducks and swans) - throwing some bread in the water kept them happy though and provided good entertainment!!
The houseboat is warm and inviting, the bed is really comfy and the bathroom is really nice too - the shower is just as good as ours at home!!
Very very very happy with the accommodation and we can't wait to get booked up for next year, I can see this being our go to accommodation for our yearly trips to Amsterdam!!

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Nick C
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4 reviews
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“Amsterdam at its best”
Reviewed 7 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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Having decided to visit Amsterdam with my wife and two teenage children, the next challenge was where to stay... And by chance I found Fake's fantastic houseboat.

It's unusual that the place you end up staying in actually becomes part of the adventure of your visit but in this case it really was. Fake's houseboat is the real authentic deal.

Sitting out on the porch in the evening on one of Amsterdam's most photogenic canals with a glass of wine watching the boats go by just metres away from you ... Truly awesome.

Inside, as you can see from the pictures, it just oozes character. Stunning.

We had a fantastic time.

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Liked best: The opportunity to stay in a houseboat in Amsterdam. Fake's a really nice chap too.
Liked least: There nothing at all I can say that I didn't like!
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Kjacko13
Sydney, Australia
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“A Gem in Amsterdam”
Reviewed 4 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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We stayed for four nights in this amazing houseboat. The location and access to all the Amsterdam sites are within walking distance and it is surrounded by beautiful friendly bars, cafes and local supermarkets. Fake Hermann, a really friendly & generous owner, kept in email contact with me prior to our arrival and made sure he was available to us if we needed him during our stay. When we we arrived we were greeted with beautiful fresh flowers, fruit and Puccini chocolates! The facilities were first class - bedroom, bathroom,and kitchen were pristine clean and well appointed. We loved the cosy lounge room drenched in sunlight and surrounded with canal views. The fast free wifi and TV added to the feeling of being "at home". We loved sitting out on the back deck sipping wine, eating cheeses and watching the canal cruse boats going by. Thank you Fake for sharing your fabulous home with us and letting us experience a truly Amsterdam lifestyle as a local. We hope to return again to this amazing city and your wonderful houseboat.

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Liked best: The property
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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43cheryl
Maldon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“fantastic houseboat in central location”
Reviewed 24 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The service we received the moment we booked the houseboat was excellent. Fake is a great guy and answered all our questions during the course of booking the houseboat and always kept in contact. When we arrived at the houseboat we were not disappointed, fake was there to greet us, the boat was just as the photos show, it really is well kept, clean and cosy and there is everything you need like a home from home. We spent our first day sitting outside on the deck in glorious sunshine with a glass of wine whilst listening to fakes extensive record collection, madness, the specials to name but a few it was fantastic ! The location of the boat is ideal, just a couple of minutes walk away is Anne Franks house, very central location within easy reach of some really nice restaurants and even nicer shops ! We would highly recommend "Gaucho's" restaurant the steak is one of the best we have ever had..Amsterdam is a wonderful city and we will definitely be back, staying in a houseboat makes it extra memorable . Fake kindly took us to the airport on the day of our departure and as we had an evening flight we were able to leave our suitcases with him which was really helpful, you couldn't meet a nicer host . I really could not fault anything about the houseboat it was perfect. What made our trip was meeting such a wonderful friendly funny guy we wont forget our stay.

Travelling group: Teenagers
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Michael Z
Singapore, Singapore
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“A Wonderful choice for our Holiday”
Reviewed 4 June 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We loved our stay on this houseboat. We were met at the boat by the owner, a friendly and helpful host. At night the bed in the living room converted into a king size bed which our kids shared. The back bedroom was very comfortable. During the day the Prinsengracht is busy with tour boats and we loved sitting on the deck and watching the world go by. Good location in the Jordaan, 1 block from the Westerkerk and the Anne Frank house. About a 15 minute walk from the central station. The owner usually lives in the boat so it is well stocked with the needs for cooking and to our pleasant surprise, has a great record collection too! We HIGHLY recommend this houseboat.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Driving and parking near the boat
Travelling group: Teenagers
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