PhilDutch Houseboat Bed and Breakfast
Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
It was our last day and night of the tour, we were heading back into Amsterdam this morning to do a canal bike tour. We got on the bus and those of us who were doing the tour were dropped off near the Heineken museum. The canal bikes were little boats that hold four people and the two people in the front drive the boat with pedals and a stick to steer the boat in the right direction. Matilda, Bec, Emily and I went in a boat together and Bec and I were the first drivers. It ...
The morning I had vegemite toast and fruit salad from the hostel before heading out for our free day in Amsterdam. It started with an included bike tour of the city, I haven't been on a bike in years... But remembered very quickly. Our guide was hilarious and made the tour really fun, I was up the front listening to him and laughed most of the tour. He also had bubbles which was awesome. We then finished our tour and went off on our own on ...
... of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture during our first night walking around! I LOVES ME SOME TCHAIK IN THE EVENING. Additionally, beautiful felines roam the streets and the air smells like ganja at least 30% of the time (which is kinda gross to be honest.)
Our first full day was spent walking EVERYWHERE with our new friend/temporary roommate, Matt. We got to go to the Anne Frank house and spent a good portion of our day there. It ...
... amp; it happened to be the exact same room we had before the cruise. They upgraded us to the junior suite on the 19th floor with wonderful views of the harbor. We dropped our luggage and made our way by tram to the Rijksmuseum. On our previous stay the line was too long. We arrived, as advised, about 9:20 & walked right in. The museum is fabulous! Of all the museums I have visited, it is probably the most well ...
... ferry up the Grand Canal to the train station and decided to sit and watch and enjoy the sunshine. We were sitting under a bridge watching all the boats, when we saw some serious looking police, unpacking gear and one of them getting into a bomb suit, we sat there for a while watching them, thought maybe it was a drill or something considering they were ignoring us, then all of a sudden they told us to move, and move quickly. Turns out it was a false alarm, a dog ...
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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".