The Friendship houseboat
Singel opposite 77, Netherlands
Price Range From: € 25.00 pp
The Friendship houseboat is still open.
There was another houseboat in Amsterdam called Friendship and offering accomadation to visitors and trading as Friendshipbnb. They are not offering accommodation anymore. This was a different boat in a different part of Amsterdam and I have no connections to them.
A House-boat in Amsterdam.
Can you think of a cooler place to stay than a Houseboat? Me neither but Amsterdam has around 2500 houseboats spread all over the City.
The Friendship is slap bang in the City Centre. Five minutes walk from Central Station, Dam Square the Anne Frank House and of course the main Red Light District, (3 minutes if you run). Amsterdam's Red Light District is of course world famous but did you know that in addition to the main district there are also many smaller, satellite districts. The Friendship is also right in the middle of one of these. So why run?
The Friendship, is no 5* hotel. Most of them would love to have our location, and our curtains but they could never be quite as relaxed as we are. The Friendship is by no means luxurious but it has all the basic amenities. Clean beds, a warm shower, a stereo and Free Internet.. Our guest's also have full use of the kitchen for those who like to cook. This includes the oven, the fridge, the washing machine, the microwave and perhaps most important, the dishwasher.
NEW FOR 2007 Table-Football, (FOOSBALL),
Air-Hockey, Pool, Roulette and more. As we have the mini-versions you can play and play without getting exhausted and if you do, whatever, its all in your room,
Worried about the cold? Don't be. Global warming means the Canals now seldom freeze, and even if it does get chilly your room has a powerful gas heater. (Global warming doesn't just happen you know!)
Children and Country music are not allowed, with the exception of Johnny Cash.
Free map. Free tea and coffee. (No De-café).
We have NO CURFEW. You will have keys to the front door. (i€25 DEPOSIT REQUIRED FOR 2 KEYS.)
You will have full use of all our facilities including;
»» The kitchen (with dishwasher) if you wish to cook your own meal,
»» The safe, because Amsterdam is only almost perfect;
»» and of course the roof terrace.
The owner, who lives in the other half of the boat, is a qualified guide. He has lived in Amsterdam for 15 years and worked as a guide for 5 years. He will be more than happy to tell you about his City. For a small extra charge you can also have a guided walking tour, or if you prefer a private boat tour where you are slightly less likely to be hit by a bicycle. We can tailor the tour to suit your interests and are very open minded, so long as no Children or Country music is involved, so don't be afraid to ask for what you want.
Guests that book for 3 or more consecutive nights get a 1 hour tour FREE
As well as a stereo radio/CD player your room has a PC with FREE high speed internet a DVD player CD writer and connections for most media players ans memory cards. We also have Wi-fi.
We rent one private room for up to 4 people. You must rent all four beds (even if you come alone). You will share the room only with your friends and the rest of the boat only with the owner, who is really nice!
Still not sure? 2 suggestions.
Look at our rating and the comments of people who have stayed on The Friendship.
Imagine yourself telling your friends that you went to Amsterdam, and that you NEARLY stayed on a houseboat.
See you on the inside.
Check-in is from 13.00 until 16.00. Check-out until 11.00am. If you wish to check-in or out at other times let me know at least two days in advance by e-mail or telephone. We can usually work something out.
When you book, you must pay the 10% downpayment by Credit Card. The balance must be paid in cash when you check-in. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before arriving by email or telephone (phone number is provided on your reservation).
In the event of a no-show we will charge your card for the first night's stay and cancel any remaining nights booked. View Hostelworld FAQ for more info.
Book this houseboat
- Internet Access
- Free of Charge
- Web Access in Room
- WiFi in Room
|Sport & Leisure:
- Outdoor Terraced Area
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Pool Table
|In Room Facilities:
- Reading Light
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
|Food & Drink:
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Washing Machine/Dryer
- Tax included
- Towels Hire
- Hairdryer for Hire
- Tours Desk
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