Arknoa Houseboat

Westerdok 11, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Distance from city centre: 1.2km

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Private houseboat ARKNOA at 9 min. walking distance from Central Station

Private houseboat ARKNOA at 9 min. walking distance from Central Station, offers 2 private rooms on the West, the sunny side, with waterfront view on broad and active canal:

1. The Elephant room, a large 3-person-private-studio-room:
with private entrance, 4 windows, fridge, Wifi (Router), T & coffee making possibilities, a radio, a narrow terrasse on the canal side where a rowing boat is parked for you to enjoy safely the feel of the water. There is 1 large double bed & 1 comfortable couch bed for 1, 2 or 3 guests.
The room face 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. Showers in Elephant room are taken after 10am in the morning as there is only one shared bathroom and wc on the boat! The Elephant room can be booked as a'Twin double' (2 p. in the XL- bed) or as a 'Three bed private', (for 3 persons).
Note: If you want 2 separate beds: book then as a 3 bed-private!
THE ELEPHANT 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.
KEY DEPOSIT is e50.- p.p. for both rooms.

Deposit will be returned when rooms and bathroom/
cups and dishes/ are left tidy and clean behind and when garbage has been removed and key is returned...

2. The NEST room, a second very small room with a mezzanine double bed, for 1 or 2 persons , adjacent the 'Elephant room' and the bathroom.
It's too small to reside in over day but is a good address for a few nights in Amsterdam if you are planning to use the room only as resting place. Showers for this room are taken preferably later in the day.

The houseboat can thus accommodate all together a group
of 4 or 5 guests in these 2 adjacent rooms!
Linen, towels, soaps are provided and the rooms are smoker friendly!
Also Arknoa is close to the supermarket, the Jordaan district & the streetmarkets there on Saturdays and Mondays. Also close to the Westerpark and the farm there with veg.meals.

CHECK-IN is after 16oo. On fridays Innkeeper is away inbetween 18.30 and 22:3o. So best to arrive in between 16:oo & 18.30. Or later around 23:oo!CHECK-OUT is 11am.
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!

(For e10.- you can park your bags at the houseboat for the afternoon, if convenient with innkeeper that day).

HOUSEBOAT ARKNOA is close-by breakfast shops on the Haarlemmerstraat/Dijk. (Barney's Coffee Cie, p.ex. opens at 8a.m.) The supermarket is 5 minutes away (open daily, Sundays included from 8am to 10pm); the houseboat is also close to the Monday and Saturday street-markets of the Jordaan.

Dogs are not directly accepted as there are 2 cats living on board. Special requests can be made.

See also Adinoah' s documentation book in the room for free 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, Adinoah speaks le Francais et un peu lEspagnol.
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes not included
  • 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.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Dogs are not directly accepted as there are 2 cats living on board.

Please note: 5% Tourist tax are not included in the online room rates.

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.

Please note: it is important to provide a valid phone number so that the property can get in touch with you.

- In case you have difficulty in finding the houseboat, please do so by phone

Show Map
Hide Map

Houseboat Arknoa is a 9 minutes walk West from Central Station, exiting the Station on the Northern side and not the town side. Exit the station and turn left... follow road till corner-bend where you can see SQUASH written on a building in the West, where the sun sets. Then you are very close. From there go to 'Moon bridge'

(Moonbridge is nick name of Han Lammer brug/bridge) and see green lights in window of the houseboat. (Second boat to the left from the top of 'Moonbridge'.

Adinoah sends guests a map of directions to their email address. Please print this map (printing wizard 4x6in.cropped to fit) to find your way to the houseboat.

Or print the following description of your journey to the houseboat:

At Schiphol airport, you will find the train for Amsterdam Central Station in the underground. The train takes about 35 minutes to reach Amsterdam and you have to first buy your train tickets.

It is a short walk from Amsterdam Railway Station

to the houseboat (9 min.)

Exit the station on the northern side (not the town side)

and turn left.

Follow the main road passing the busy ferries parked on your right/ Keep following the main road direction West,

(where the sun sets)/ passing the large bicycle stand on your right/ Pass bye the elegant and tall boat 'Prince of Orange' on your right/ ...Cross over then to the left side of the main road when convenient/ Passing then next the 'Kamer van Koophandel' (Chamber of Commerce) on your left/ Still on the main road, continue to the coming old bridge on an angle on your right/ Here keep on the left side of the road/ follow the bend,

and the railroad track (do not follow the road that crosses the old bridge) but look for a second modern bridge just behind the old bridge on an angle, 'Moonbridge' (all lit up at night), (the only aluminum bridge in Europe) / and cross this modern bridge. Arknoa seen from the top of Moonbridge is the second houseboat to the left. Having arrived on the other side, count then 4 street lamps and take the 6 steps down to the wooden jetty.

Arknoa is right at the end of this jetty opposite the railroad track and opposite SQUASH CITY.

On top of Moonbridge you can see the houseboat, the second houseboat to your left, (in the middle of the canal +/-) / With little green lights in the window that faces the railroad track, ... This means the captain is awaiting you...

Located Near

The Jordaan district, the Ann Frank house, the 'Prinsencanal'

Houseboat Arknoa is also close-by all the breakfast shops on the Haarlemmerstraat /dijk. (Barney's coffee cie, p.ex. opens at 8am.) The supermarket is 5 minutes away (open daily, Sundays included from 8am to 10pm). The houseboat is also close to the Monday and Saturday street-markets of the Jordaan.

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