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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2011

A much better idea for families than a cramped hotel room. The houseboat has the added attraction of being able to feed the canal birds from the window and wave at passing tourists. Peter welcomed us to the boat and was helpful with suggestions of what was available nearby. We enjoyed a day at Artis zoo and a day at... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2010

My friend and I stayed on the houseboat for a week in November 2010. It was great to have the privacy of a house and we really enjoyed the comfy bed. The location is perfect, close to everything from restaurants to museums. It is close to the Marqt as well so we could get groceries. Also a short walk to... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2010

close to all you feel like you are a local. 5 minutes to shopping street have stayed here four times and just booked for another two weeks in 2011. Peter the host is always adding new touches to make his guests more comfortable. Sitting behind the big windows watching the canal traffic while reading or doing e-mail is a pleasant... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2010

We had an absolute fabulous stay at The Prinsenboat. Being on the most beautiful canal of Amsterdam we were really in the middle of everything. We experienced how the locals passed by with their little boats. Some really extravagant. All the interesting sites were in walking distance. The kids loved everything! And the swans and ducks passing by asking to... More 

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2 Thank joaquin175
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2010

I rented the boat for my sister and her friends so they could experience Queen's day on the Prinsengracht, always a unique experience. Peter is a really nice guy and easy to deal with. The boat is on a perfect spot in Amsterdam, very near Waterlooplein, the Carre, the Hermitage, Rembrandtsplein and Museum square. Nothing is every really far, but... More 

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Devon
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2009

We stayed on the Prinsenboat for a couple of nights in October. Like all other reviewers we found it to be a great experience. Peter, the owner was easy to deal with. He doesn't take credit cards so we paid a deposit with Paypal and the rest in cash on arrival. You'll probably find a bottle of wine to welcome... More 

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Easton, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2009

Husband travels to Amsterdam on business often. We had an opportunity to go as a family back in April 08. Meaning myself and two small children. Very worried about staying in a hotel (one room) with all of us. So we searched for an alternative. We found the Prinsenboat on a B&B search site and contacted the owner ourselves. He... More 

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South Wales
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2008

After staying in hotels in Amsterdam twice previously we wanted to be somewhere a bit more authentic and chose the Prinsen Boat after searching for houseboats online. It was very reasonably priced and the owner was extremely helpful in his communications so we booked and paid with no trouble. We were greeted on arrival and everything explained to us, which... More 

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England
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2008

I would definately stay here again. I actually can't imagine going to Amsterdam and staying any where else. The owner Peter is lovely and really helpful, the place is lovely. The area of Amsterdam is perfect, near to everything but in a beautiful quiet area. You can walk to the red light district in 20 mins but there is another... More 

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Laupasat
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78 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2007

Nice clean apartment with good heating (important when visiting in winter). Comfortable for family of 4. Huge bed in the main bedroom - easily accommodated 2A and 1C. Full kitchen for cooking of meal if required. Location is convenient - tram stop at doorstep and tram rides a short ride to central station, dam square, shopping area, etc. Would be... More 

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Create a memory of your stay in Amsterdam aboard The Prinsenboat that you will always remember. We take pride in offering you a residence that is warm, inviting and comfortable. From the first day of your arrival at The Prinsen Boat to the last day you stay with us we will do our utmost to make sure that your experience is all that you wanted. Our little porch outside is right on the Prinsengracht. We can make arrangements for taxi service, and offer suggestions on activities. If you're celebrating an event, a birthday, anniversary or a reunion let us help you make it a unique experience. You will notice immediately the difference with an Amsterdam hotel. Children enjoy The Prinsen Boat as much or even more as adults. They love the small boats passing by and are thrilled by the life on the water. Also your very little ones are on our mind; we can provide a baby cot and a playpen. Be sure to ask for our special family prices. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Prinsen Boat

Address: Prinsengracht 816 F, 1017 JL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Price Range: $197 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Be prepared to keep your blinds closed unless you're ready to wave to passing tourists on boats (which I did, and thought it was fun).”
 of 5 bubbles TheFlyingLatvian, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“This is not a hotel,,but is a self catering houseboat. The views were so good we ate in rather than going out in the evening.”
 of 5 bubbles mitchellbenhur, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“Great views”
 of 5 bubbles CatCurl, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The pull out sofa would be crowded for two adults.”
 of 5 bubbles AmericanVersaillaise, 31 Jan 2013 | Read review
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