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Houseboat 'Jupiter'

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Public award for most beautiful houseboat of 2015!! (VLOT Magazine) A unique and luxurious houseboat! This one of a kind houseboat is completely new, built from scratch at a Ships Warf in 2014 and completed in July 2015. The outside of the houseboat is similar to a traditional cargo skip called “Luxe Motor”, while the custom interior is truly extraordinary. The spacious houseboat has 2 floors and lots of windows that overlook the Amstel river to which Amsterdam owes its name. As the houseboat is located directly next to the famous “Skinny Bridge”, you can only imagine the beautiful views this gives you while inside or outside the houseboat. The houseboat is packed with luxurious facilities including a jacuzzi, separate rain shower and a modern floor heating system, which will keep you w...Public award for most beautiful houseboat of 2015!! (VLOT Magazine) A unique and luxurious houseboat! This one of a kind houseboat is completely new, built from scratch at a Ships Warf in 2014 and completed in July 2015. The outside of the houseboat is similar to a traditional cargo skip called “Luxe Motor”, while the custom interior is truly extraordinary. The spacious houseboat has 2 floors and lots of windows that overlook the Amstel river to which Amsterdam owes its name. As the houseboat is located directly next to the famous “Skinny Bridge”, you can only imagine the beautiful views this gives you while inside or outside the houseboat. The houseboat is packed with luxurious facilities including a jacuzzi, separate rain shower and a modern floor heating system, which will keep you warm when necessary. Enjoy your drinks outside on the deck watching the boats pass by and be amazed when the lights of the Skinny Bridge are turned on in the evening.... At the top floor you will find a large living area with a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, coffee and tea making facilities, oven/microwave and lots more! At the bottom floor you will find 2 large bedrooms and a bathroom with a separate rain shower and jacuzzi. There is a separate toilet. The master bedroom has a skylight window located above the bed for romantic star gazing at night. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Richard J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:91%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2015
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Reviews (9)
Sade h
Sade h
1 contribution
The owner is extremely rude, I would never stay here again! Pictures are deceiving, it’s tiny, it’s the same boat the owner lives in just sectioned off, no toilet roll, no iron, no channels on the tv, ONE small mirror, he refused to get us an iron and the way he speaks to you is disgusting!!! There’s 4 of us and we could hardly move around. The stairs are a hazard as the doors on the roof so the rain makes the stairs slippy. AVOID! Not worth the money and the way the get spoken to. When we told him we was writing a review his reply was “complain all you want”
Visited January 2020
Written January 31, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

mangrovejack
mangrovejack
Ludenscheid, Germany369 contributions
Das Hausboot liegt direkt vor der malerischen Holzbrücke „Magere Brug“ auf der Amstel. Eine überwältigende Location! Am Morgen sieht man die Einheimischen mit Fahrrädern zu ihren Arbeitsplätzen oder Lerninstituten eilen, am späten Vormittag übernehmen die Touristen das Zepter. Dann wird auch der Bootsverkehr auf den Grachten immer dichter und man kann entspannt vom Deck aus das bunte Treiben beobachten. Trotz der Touristenmassen hat man auf dem Hausboot dennoch seine Ruhe und kann in der Nacht wunderbar schlafen. Der Wohnraum des Bootes ist hervorragend ausgestattet – Geschirrspüler, Induktionskochfeld, Backofen, Kühlschrank (leider war das kleine Eisfach total vereist und nicht nutzbar!), Fernseher, hervorragendes WiFi – es fehlt einfach an nichts! Auch unter dem Wasserlevel geht der Komfort weiter – zwei komplett ausgestattete Schlafzimmer mit hervorragenden Betten, ein separates WC und ein Bad mit zwei Waschbecken, Dusche und Whirlbadewanne. Alles sauber und hochwertig ausgestattet. Der Zugang zum Hausboot erfolgt durch ein mit einem Zahlencode gesichertes Tor, danach überquerte man das andere Boot, bevor man durch die mit einem Schloss verriegelte Luke in das Innere des Bootes gelangt. Die Abwicklung mit den Vermietern verläuft vollkommen reibungslos. Birgit und Richard wohnen mit ihrer Familie in der anderen Hälfte des Bootes und lassen sich jeweils einmal kurz blicken, um wesentliche Dinge zu erklären und ihre Hilfestellung anzubieten. Alles sehr diskret und freundlich. Die einzigen Kritikpunkte für uns waren lediglich das bereits erwähnte Gefrierfach und der defekte Toilettendeckel – ansonsten alles absolut perfekt! Wir haben zu viert vier unvergessliche, wunderbare Tage auf dem Hausboot verbracht. Das Lebensgefühl auf dem Boot ist unbeschreiblich – mit einem Kaffee, einem Glas Wein oder einem Bier auf den blauen Sitzsäcken an Deck zu liegen und das geschäftige Treiben in der märchenhaft schönen Kulisse zu bewundern, das ist schon etwas wirklich Besonderes!
Visited August 2019
Written September 4, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

849ruth
849ruth
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom9 contributions
This boat was fantastic! Amazing view and cushions on the deck to sit and watch the world go by along the River Amstel. The “skinny bridge” has pretty lights at night, just lovely. The beds are v comfortable and the living area is great. The owners are friendly and helpful. Location is ideal for relaxing and for sightseeing - we hired bikes for an afternoon, we wandered around the streets - everything is in walking distance or you can hop on a tram. Would really recommend this houseboat - we didnt want to leave.
Visited August 2019
Written August 29, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pete W
Pete W
1 contribution
The House Jupiter is a prefect base to explore Amsterdam. There are lots of bars and restautants close by. The owner Richard was very helpfully and freindly. I would definitely stay again!
Visited September 2018
Written September 12, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

sharon19632017
sharon19632017
Somerset West, South Africa4 contributions
Thanks to Richard and Brigit, our hosts, for an amazing time on beautiful houseboat Jupiter. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great so we weren't able to enjoy sitting outside on the deck. Excellent position on the canal with an amazing view of "Skinny bridge". The only problem we had was getting down into the boat and back out again as the steps are quite steep with no railing. We definitely will consider doing this kind of vacation again, so different from the boring hotel stay. We couldn't have chosen a more beautiful Houseboat. Thanks again Richard and Brigit for our stay in Amsterdam. Until next time .........
Visited September 2017
Written October 17, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

barkeranddoghouse
barkeranddoghouse
Harrogate, United Kingdom1 contribution
Pity about the weather but still thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our first time on a houseboat and it came into its own when the sun came out. It was brilliant sitting on the deck watching the world go by. Comfy beds, plenty of hot water and nice bathroom. Perhaps a good idea to provide an instruction manual for heating,tv, coffee machine.
Visited September 2017
Written September 13, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lilidujardin44
Lilidujardin44
13 contributions
Superbe péniche située au centre de toutes les visites. La décoration est soignée, on peut juste reprocher un fort manque d'intimité car toutes les pièces communiquent! Alors attention si vous venez entre amis.
Visited March 2017
Written March 26, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

shaggydog1
shaggydog1
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom13 contributions
From start to finish this was the best experience we could have wished for in Amsterdam. Booking was easy and communication with the owners swift. We found the boat easily and everything was as in the photographs. Our worries about the chilly December weather being a problem were allayed as Jupiter has very effective underfloor heating, so we were very cosy indeed. As well as the bedrooms we used the sofa bed upstairs. Our daughter loved waking up to see ducks passing by the portholes! The boat provided great views of river traffic and the lovely Magere Brug. Despite being a tourist area the boat was very peaceful and private. Really can't fault Houseboat Jupiter. Richard was always on hand for anything we needed. It is in a perfect spot, within easy walking distance of all the main sights of Amsterdam. We will miss sitting out beneath the stars watching the world go by on this lovely boat.
Visited December 2016
Written January 7, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jodidunham
jodidunham
Colorado Springs, CO3 contributions
The houseboat was immaculate! What a fun place to stay, beats a hotel any day! Richard was lovely and very informative. The boat was in a great location and very romantic.
Visited October 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written November 5, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Houseboat 'Jupiter'

Houseboat 'Jupiter' is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Houseboat 'Jupiter' has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Houseboat 'Jupiter' has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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