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Arknoa Houseboat

Westerdok 11, Amsterdam, Netherlands

89%Rating

  • 88%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

Property Information:

ARKNOA: This private houseboat offers 2 private rooms on the sunny side, with waterfront view over broad and active canal during the daytime and peaceful at night:
The Elephant room is a large '3-bed-private', one double and one single for 2 or 3 guests, with private entrance. Price is per person and 3rd person pays e20.- p.night on arriving at the houseboat.

the Nest room is a very small double-bed-private, which can be locked, thus no curfew! See description below.

Linen, towels & soaps are provided.

Both rooms with waterfront view are equipped with (secure wifi: sstp), internet 'plug-ins' for laptops.

The 15% you have paid to Hostelworld is this company's agency fees, and this money shall be returned to you on arrival at the houseboat.

To secure your booking with Arknoa, please make an upfront payment of your first night through www.paypal.com (cheap transfer fees) or directly to my ING bank in Amsterdam.

Check-in is at 16:00. On Thursdays and Fridays, innkeeper is away in between 17:00 and 21:15. Best is to arrive on these days in between 16:00 and 17.00 or later after 21:15.

Check-out is always at 11am.

Key deposit is e50.- p.p. for both rooms.

Deposit will be returned when rooms, rowing boats and bathroom/cups and dishes/ are left tidy and clean behind and when garbage has been removed, key is returned and no stains are found on sheets and mattress as these are not protected with 'plastic under-sheets'... Please ask for extra protection of sheets and mattress, if needs be!...

If you are going to arrive late, due to unexpected circumstances, please phone in and please do not email, as Computer is usually switched off at this time! Please check for green lights in front window opposite railroad track, for finding houseboat on arrival.

Baggage cannot be parked at the houseboat for the afternoon at departure time 11a.m., but Central Station offers parking space for luggage at the Eastern side of the Station.

(Up to 5 guests can book at Arknoa, if they book the 2 rooms/but please first check for availability in the other 2nd room.)

Please note that the special houseboat toilet at the houseboat is manned by a pomp and will cause you great problems if 'others' than toilet paper goes down the drain!

1. The Elephant room, a large 'deluxe 3 bed private' with private entrance. This 3-bed private can be booked by a couple or by 2 persons wishing 2 individual beds or by 3 persons. Please let the house know with how many persons you will be arriving with! When 3 guests book the room the third guest pays 20.- per night on arriving at the houseboat. When 2 guests book this room and wish 2 separate beds, an additional charge of 25euro allround shall be added to your bill ( balance due)
Price: Note that the Dutch tourist tax of 5,5% is not included in the price and this also can be settled on arrival.

Please see to it that you have the right amount in cash as Arknoa does not accept payment through Master or visa cards.

The Elephant room faces the afternoon sun, the canal and 8 grand beautiful trees on the other side of the canal. It is comfortable, attractive, spacey, with books available in the room.

There are 4 windows, a fridge, T & coffee making possibilities, a radio, a private entrance, 'internet plug-in', and a narrow terrace on the canal side where a rowing boat is parked for you to enjoy safely the feel of the water. There is 1 king size double bed & 1 comfortable couch bed (2m.L). This room is situated at the far end of the houseboat with shared bathroom/shower just down the hall next to the smaller Nest room (2p.) and the innkeeper's studio.

Showers in Elephant room are taken after 10am in the morning as there is only one shared bathroom and wc on the boat!

2. The 'Nest room', a 'basic double bed private''.

A second very small room with one mezzanine double bed, for 1 or 2 persons, preferably one couple, adjacent the 'Elephant room' and the bathroom. This is a good address for a few nights in Amsterdam, due to location and waterfront view! (Asides 'Innkeeper Rose', only 2 or 3 guests are residing on the boat, variously).

Showers for this room are taken preferably later in the day due to other guests occupying the 'Elephant room'.

This 'basic double private' is exclusive 5.5% Dutch tourist tax and will be added to 'balance due' and settled on arriving at the houseboat.

Please see to it that you have the right amount in cash as Arknoa does not accept payment through Master or visa cards.

Arknoa is close to the supermarket, the Jordaan district, the Ann Frank house & the street markets on Saturdays and Mondays. It is also close to the Westerpark and the farm there with veg . meals; a.o. (Telephone Farm for meal reservations which are served from 18:00 - 20:00). Live music there on Wednesdays and Fridays!

Arknoa offers its guests a safe, peaceful and refreshing place to relax in. So welcome to your floating room on the waters and to a good night's sleep!

Innkeeper, Rose Noa.

- For last minute bookings be sure to phone Rose a.s.a.p. (Please do not email as PC is usually switched off at this time!).

If innkeeper (the only one living at arknoa) is at a class, her mobile phone will be switched off until the end of the class, which last's max. only 2 hours!

See also for ferry boat trips to interesting locations &/or restaurants and to the dutch beach ! (this flying ferry to the beach, ijmuiden, cost's e5.- (+/-) one way/ bus to beach 10 min./ walk down the beach to zandvort -3hrs-/return by train to Amsterdam!...).

Pour votre bonne information, Rose Noa speaks le francais et un peu d'espagnol.

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  • Latest Review

    A very warm and welcoming place to stay for three nights for a friends birthday weekend. Located 5 minutes from the central station and with good tram links nearby to go further into the city. Rose Noa made us feel at home and was very helpful.
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      Anonymous, Scotland, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included


Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Dogs are not directly accepted as there are 2 cats living on board. Special requests can be made. Please also inform the house at what time you plan to arrive. Check-in is after 16oo. On Fridays, innkeeper is away in between 18.30 and 20:3o. Best is to arrive on Fridays in between 16:00 & 18.30 or later after 20:3o! Check-out is always 11am. 5.5% tourist tax excluded





Arknoa Houseboat Located at Westerdok 11, , Amsterdam.
Arknoa Houseboat
Netherlands
Amsterdam 1013 AZ Amsterd Westerdok 11
89% 78
52.3838773 4.8909974
Arknoa Houseboat
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