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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the van Gogh suite for three nights with our 22-year-old daughter. We had high expectations having read the reviews on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. The boat is in excellent condition, very clean and spacious for a boat. Yes, the bathroom is small but that is to be expected when on a boat. The bed is comfortable...

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Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I stayed here with my husband for three nights to kick off our honeymoon in July, and we had a ball! The location can't be beat - in a beautiful, quiet residential area away from the loud tourist hordes, our temporary home was an oasis for us. It was the perfect size for a couple, we had everything we needed...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 17 July 2016

My husband and son recently booked the Prinsen for a 7 night stay in Amsterdam. They were extremely dissapointed by many aspects of this accommodation. The photographs on the website were extremely misleading. the accommodation was tiny. One bed and one sleeper couch which when opened took up most of the space. There was 1 towel available for 2 people...

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peter p, Owner at The Prinsen Boat, responded to this review

Well, what a strange and nasty review. My first reaction was, ok, you cannot please them all.... Our other 67 reviews, all 4 or 5 stars, will tell future guests enough. But then I remembered how rude these guests were. They were very unpleasant to deal with, demanding 2 beds when the came in. To such a level I had...

falkirk
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Boat was as described and was clean with all facilities,including WiFi, working Excellent location makes this an ideal choice for those wanting to visit Ann Franks or Van Gogh museum. Canal walks are excellent and the surrounding bars and restaurants makes cooking unnecessary. The area surprised us by being quiet even although the trams are only 20 metres away. No...

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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here with our thirteen year-old grandson for three nights. It was a terrific experience and a wonderful place to stay - especially if you're open to a bit of adventure. Who wants to stay in an expensive and routine hotel room when you can reside on one of Amsterdam's historic canals? This place is very...

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Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed on Prinseboat as a last minute decision having had other places fall through and I'm so glad!!! We had the most fantastic time on the boat. The bedroom is magical, the shower is really effective, it's warm and cosy and we felt so special being on the river watching people sail past; it made us feel like locals....

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Portsmouth
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We spent four nights at the Prinsen Boat. It is in a great location with bars just on the corner, other bars very close right on the canal. A supermarket five minutes walk away. The Rijksmuseum/Van Gogh museum a lovely 15 minute walk in one direction and Rembrandt square and the central area 15 minutes in the other. The boat...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The Prinsen Boat is a wonderful, rustic houseboat on a canal in the centre of Amsterdam. There is a large picture window looking out onto the canal and a row of beautiful canal houses on the other side. The passing parade of boats is very entertaining - everything from tourist boats to Amsterdamers mucking around on boats, usually with their...

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1Thank GeraldineCanberra
England
Reviewed 8 April 2016

This houseboat in the centre of Amsterdam makes for a lovely tranquil experience with ducks to feed from the breakfast table and everything you could need for a wonderful holiday within a few minutes walk. Mind the cyclists!

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We stayed here for 7 days in Feb 2016, there were 4 of us 2 kids & 2 adults. It was a lovely and cozy place to retreat from the chilly February rain/wind. I had been worried that it would be cold but the heating system is great. The shower was clean and water heat/pressure no problem. There is the...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: €130 - €180 (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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