The best way to spend few days in Amsterdam is on a houseboat. And a perfect example is the houseboat Trijntje.
Mark the owner made the booking, welcome and our stay in general very comfortable and easy.
I am sure we will be back.
We loved our stay on Houseboat Trijntje so much, we would like to stay there again next time we come to Amsterdam. The location is so central and easily walkable to so many areas of the city center. We enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and the ability to pop around the corner in the morning for coffee, fruit, bagels, pastries, and enjoy a nice peaceful breakfast on the boat. Also, we discovered some of the city's best food just a few feet away at John Dory, where we enjoyed an incredible 5-course meal. Everything in the boat was very tidy and we slept like babies each night. The canal waters are so peaceful, just flat as glass in the morning, and waking up there was a great way to spend a day. We were blessed with a sunny afternoon our first day and lounging on the deck chairs while sipping some wine was easily the highlight of our entire time in Amsterdam. Mark was a great host, gave very helpful instructions, and was very responsive when we had an issue - our fault - and working out a solution. I would recommend the houseboat to anyone looking for an authentic experience of living along the canals of Amsterdam.
Booking with Mark was simple and convenient and he was great upon arrival too.
The Houseboat is really nice with everything you need as well as a great array of tea-light candles dotted around for when you want to wind down in the evening after a day exploring this beautiful and diverse city.
Our favorite thing was sitting on the deck having a beer, a sleep and an occasional smoke whilst giving a little wave to many of the boats that went by.
This location is superb and we will be 100% returning to do it all again.
Wonderful stay in a clean and comfortable houseboat with an excellent location. Friendly and considerate hosts, thank you for everything.
We slept like babies. Warmly recommended!
The location was perfect - short tram ride from Central Station, but on a quiet street. Walking distance to everything we wanted to see and do. Comfortable interior with plenty of room for the three adults in our group, and a lovely deck to sit and watch the world go by. Mark was an excellent host and was quick to respond. I would definitely stay again.