PhilDutch Houseboat Bed and Breakfast
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... underwhelming. The whole tour lasted around 3 hours, so we managed to cover a heap of ground and again, we found the tour very valuable. He stressed that the outside world have a misguided view on what Amsterdam is like and we tended to agree. The regulated red light district is contained to a relatively small part of the city, and the allowing of 'coffee shops' means this trade is also government controlled and taxed. Pot is so easily available and abundant that it ...
... opposed to an engagement ring. Matt explained it like this; "when a man wanted to propose to a woman he would carve her a pair of clogs. Carving clogs is intricate and taxing work, they would take around six weeks to make. It was great because it gave the guy a LOT of time to think about whether he really wanted to marry the girl, whether he was willing to put in six hard weeks of work into a pair of clogs for her. And if he did, when he was finished, he would give the ...
... Brewery Experience, Ann Frank's House and the Van Gogh Museum, Troy and I got lost trying to find "Nemo", the Science Museum. We went through all the interactive science exhibits which were mostly aimed at kids but fun nevertheless.
In the evening we were driven to Voldendam, another cute little fishing village out in the rural area outside Amsterdam. We had a lovely final meal together as a tour group before driving into Amsterdam for a canal cruise with ...
... then took a canal boat tour of the city. It was fun and a great way to see the city. We got many great pictures of the city. We finished the boat ride and walked some more of the city on our way back to the train station. It again was a great evening with our friends from the Netherlands who have been great host for our time in the Netherlands. We have more planned with them so stop back again to see what they have in store for us next. ...
... the table to share. It was a nice time. After dinner most of the group went out but about 7 of us decided to head back to the hotel for an easy night. We convinced our driver, Sandro to stop at a different I AMSTERDAM sign that we pass and there was no one there. We all got our pictures and then we got a couple walking by to take some group photos. It was awesome although I wish I could have gotten on top of the sign. I couldn't pull ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews PhilDutch Houseboat Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam
Fabulous hospitality, clean well/ stocked accommodations, gorgeous details throughout the boat. It's really a wonderful place to stay. Thank's Efren for such a great place to call home during our stay.
Sorry for the lock out, thanks for coming to our rescue. We will certainly spread the word to our American friends about your houseboat, and I will inquire about linking to your website from my parents travel/ Self-catering rentals website at Great Trips Unlimited.
We love Amsterdam, love the Phildutch Houseboat, loved Efren !
See you next time !
Wonderful houseboat ! The swans and ducks were a treat to feed. We both just love Amsterdam. Thank you !
Great Amsterdam Boathouse
When we arrived at the boathouse we were absolutely astounded at how good everything was. The facilities were very modern and all the essentials were within 5 minutes walk from the bouathouse. I have already recommended the boathouse to my family and I wouldn't hesititate to suggest it to anyone who asks.
Four of us stayed in the houseboat a couple of nights and were very comfortable. We were very close to many major attractions and the host, Efren, was very courteous and helpful. We will definately reserve the houseboat again for our return visit. Efren, thanks for a wonderful B&B experience!
The best B&B in Amsterdam-Phildutch!
What a wonderful experience. The stay on the houseboat made our holiday a true Dutch experience. Efren is a wonderful host! Everything was sooooo clean and the terrace, feeding the ducks and swans at breakfast was an experience for my daughter, Julia. I can recommend this B&B to anyone. You are so near the main tram line, the Rijkmuseum , Van Gogh and the wonderful market.
Do try this? We had the best holiday! Thank you, Efren! Baie dankie en voorspoed, Sien jou weer!
Baie dankie vir alles.
BARENDA EN JULIA
The houseboat was a wonderful alternative to a hotel! Although it did not have television hook-up while I was there, the accomodations excelled in all other respects! The houseboat is in close proximity to all the main attractions, while the canal itself is quiet, serene and beautiful!
The owner is a cheerful and helpful man by the name of Efren who is eager to accomodate any special requests. I hope to stay here again!
Staying at (on?) Phildutch is a very cool experience! Four of us rented this lovely houseboat
The Way to Enjoy Amsterdam
What a wonderful discovery. Living on the canals is the only way to experience Amsterday and this houseboat was not only comfortable, but well designed and furnished. The propietor was a wonderful host. Clean, wonderful views of the water and surrounding neighborhood. Convenient, most major attractions within walking distance. We travel a lot and this was one of our best finds.
INCREDIBLE - Best Service/Best Location/Best All Around
You want a spectacular location to visit this incredible city? This is the place to be. You want a host that is constantly smiling, ready to provide for all of your needs and maintains an impeccable B&B? You will not be disappointed. You want a place to say in this incredibly overpriced city? With large rooms, clean facilities and an ever present bustle of natural activity (swans and ducks at your doorstep to greet you in the morning)? Book Now here.
As an individual that travels internationally for business (+200K miles/year), I frequently stop in Amsterdam just to put my feet on solid ground and refresh my mind from work. When available, I would never stay anywhere but this B&B.
"We have stayed in several different types of accommodation on our regular visits to Amsterdam. Without doubt the "PHILDUTCH HOUSEBOAT B & B" has been by far the best experience. This luxurious accommodation is ideally situated & has easy access by tram, canal boat or on foot to all the cities attractions & conveniences. The information about the "PHILDUTCH HOUSEBOAT B & B" included in the website is accurate, unlike some we have experienced. Mr. Efren Quintana, our host and the proprietor can be easily contacted & is on hand to deal with any concerns or requests. In our opinion, given the high standard of accommodation & location, the "PHILDUTCH HOUSEBOAT B & B" is undoubtedly the best value for money accommodation in Amsterdam. The only advice we would offer is to book early to avoid disappointment, as the Phildutch is quite deservedly developing a reputation of being high quality accommodation at a reasonable rate. We certainly recommend giving it a try".