• Accommodates
    8
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Number of bathrooms
    5
  • Size
    160 m²
  • Family/child friendly
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer/dryer
  • TV
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Towels
  • Dishwasher
Property summary
Address: Levantkade, 1019 AV Amsterdam, Netherlands
Property type: Boat
Property ID: 1047QX1V
Description
Description

Houseboat the Orca is a beautiful spacious ship (160m2) with stunning views over the canal. The ship has a beautiful wooden interior and is fully equipped. The aft facing south has perhaps the best and broadest view on the old port of Amsterdam and on the architecturally interesting KNSM island.
Next to the ship is a raft from which you can enjoy swimming in the summer and there is a zodiac boat with electric motor available for short sailing trips (about 4 km). There are also a few bikes available. The old city center is a fifteen minute cycle ride.

The Orca has two floors. On deck there is a spacious kitchen, a study / bedroom with double bed and a cockpit with double bed. Below deck there is a large living room, three bedrooms (one with double bed, two single beds) and a bathroom with shower, hot tub, two sinks and toilet. The ship has high railings around, so it is also safe for small children.



Neighborhood: Docklands

Persons: 4-8 persons

Smoking: smoking outside on the deck

LOCATION AND SURROUNDINGS

Docklands

At the end of the last century the Eastern Docklands was made available for housing. The architectural talent of Dutch architects was supplemented with renowned foreign architects where the old port of Amsterdam was transformed into an unparalleled new neighborhood. The fact that the old port is turned into a residential area is a wonderful example of reusing space. The specific harbor structure is preserved, where the old warehouses are refurbished with its quays and deep basins and got a new functionality. Here you will find the club Panama, a bar, restaurant and nightclub in one. The Warehouse De Zwijger is a conference center where also many exhibitions of innovative artists are shown. At the same riverfront is also one of the musical and cultural highlights of the city:The Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. This huge, eye-catching building is equipped with a large amount of glass, so the light is magnificent, as is the appearance that the building as the night fell. Like every year more than 200 concerts, ranging from contemporary electronic pop music of the finest classical pieces of original jazz to world music cheerful uplifting. The Bimhuis, an important crossroad in the international network of improvising musicians, has also found its home here.

This cultural change in the neighborhood has its origins in the past when the harbors were weathered. Many artists and cultural leaders regions went there to resident. From this period of wild culture, the current culture belt around the IJ becomes a very attractive entertainment area. This offers something for every preference, in terms of music, theater, museums and exhibitions. There are also many restaurants, hotels and bars, all of this has caused that Eastern Docklands has become a real tourist attraction, but is also very popular amongst the locals. The neighborhood is also perfectly suitable to make a city walk. The Eastern Docklands is a beautiful setting for the history of the authentic Dutch harbor landscape.

Map
Conditions
Prices
Price for >4 guests: $ 89 US per guest/night extra
Details
Check-in after: 2 PM
Check-in before: On arrangement
Check-out before: Noon
Cancellation Policy: Strict
Availability
31
Available for check–in
31
Unavailable
Reviews of this property
10 Excellent

Unkomplizierte Übergabeprozess :-)

Das Boot ist ein Traum, alles sehr sauber und in einem Top Zustand.
Kann man wirklich nur empfehlen.
Das Zentrum erreicht man mit dem Bus in 15 Minuten.

Wir würden dieses Boot jederzeit wieder mieten und hatten einen unvergesslichen Aufenthalt.

July 2014
Reviews for this host's other properties
8 Very good
A277 Private Houseboat in Centre-Jordan + private terrace

Perfect location near the Noordmarkt (great food market) and Haarlemerstraat (lots of nice independent shops). Houseboat in good condition and very light and bright. Very nice to have an outside deck (and a south-facing one at that).

One suggestion for improvement is a coffee filter or cafetiere. There is a machine which takes capsules and filter papers but no filter paper holder or jug. We ground coffee addicts had to go and buy a filter paper holder and improvise!

July 2014
10 Excellent
A211 B&B on houseboat in Amsterdam North next to forest

Hôte très gentille, très beau logement. Séjour inoubliaible.

July 2014
6
A264 Amsterdam bed and breakfast on a houseboat including bikes

Geniale Unterkunft für Menschen, welche schon immer einmal auf einem alten Kahn schlafen wollten.
Ein Frühstückskorb mit frisch gebackenem Brot und alles was zu einem Frühstück gehört wurde uns von den Eigentümern vor die Kabine gestellt.Lecker!
Baden vom Kahn war super erfrischend und das Wasser sehr sauber.
Nach ca. 20 Minuten mit dem Rad waren wir direkt im Zentrum-Amsterdam.
Negatives:
Die Parkplatzsituation vor Ort ist kostspielig, da ein Tagesticket 27,- EUR kostet und günstigere Parkhäuser fussläufig leider nicht erreichbar sind.
Zudem befindet sich auf der anderen Uferseite ein Betonwerk, welches pünktlich um 8:00 Uhr mit Stemmarbeiten o.ä. begann.
Karten von Amsterdam vorab besorgen, damit ein Zurechtfinden z.B. mit den Rädern sofort gelingt.
Würden die Unterkunft sofort wieder buchen und wer weiß, wann wir wieder kommen...

July 2014
8 Very good
A358 B&B on houseboat on the city centre Amsterdam

Myra is a kind person, very hospitable and flexible with check in times (I arrived much earlier than the anticipated time and she was there to open the boat for me to leave my luggage). The boat is cozy, beautifuly furnished, comfortable and the LOCATION is the best, right in the center, but in a quiet side.
I would suggest to improve the approach onto the boat, the plain wooden piece is not safe, it was slippery when it rained and needed a rail to hold on to whilst crossing that little gap between the two boats.
The bed and the sofa are comfortable and big, it can take up to 4 people. Beautiful views.

July 2014
10 Excellent
A341 Sunny, child friendly apartment 4-7 persons

Really beautiful flat, and nice host! Organisation and everything was perfect

July 2014
10 Excellent
Spacious Apartment With Garden (A338)

Wir waren rundherum zufrieden.Die Wohnung ist sehr schön,liegt verkehrsgünstig und ruhig mit schöner Aussicht auf die Gracht.Die Vermieterin ist sehr nett und hilfsbereit.Es ist alles in der Wohnung vorhanden.Es war ein zugleich erlebnisreicher und erholsamer Aufenthalt.

July 2014
8 Very good
A351 low budget B&B on houseboat

Der gesamte Aufenthalt war sehr schön. Das Hausboot hat eine tolle Lage, gegenüber befindet sich ein Stadtstrand. Man ist zu Fuß in circa 20 Minuten in der Innenstadt, in 5 Minuten Fußweg ist eine Tramhaltestelle. Ebenfalls 5 Minuten entfernt befindet sich ein Supermarkt. Die Gastgeber waren nett. Es wurde jeden Tag frische Brötchen und Croissants gebracht.Insgesamt ein toller Aufenthalt.

July 2014
6
A277 Private Houseboat in Centre-Jordan + private terrace

Sehr schönes Bootshaus, sehr zu empfehlen, immer wieder gerne.
Leider etwas vom Preis zu hoch.

June 2014
10 Excellent
A211 B&B on houseboat in Amsterdam North next to forest

We had a really great stay at the very dear hosts Henk and Yvonne. The houseboat is idyllically situated in the north of Amsterdam, close to a very nice green and quiet park. One is by bus but incredibly fast (about 6 mins drive) at the Central Station, is pleased evening after all the turmoil but the rest in the house boat.
The hosts are extremely friendly to try very hard and are always available with help and advice. Already at the check they gave us all the important information on bus, environment, restaurants etc so really no questions were open.
Even for night owls the houseboat is a good choice, because the night bus runs a all night in the city and back again. I would recommend the accommodation in any case.

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May 2014
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