PhilDutch Houseboat Bed and Breakfast
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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!
An awesome lodging experience !
Staying at (on?) Phildutch is a very cool experience! Four of us rented this lovely houseboat
and recommend it to anyone and everyone headed
for Amsterdam! You'll have ducks, swans and
other such visitors, some of which will eat out of
your hand - literally! The nearest tram stop is less
than two blocks away, so you have easy access to
the whole city - for instance, you'll be just two stops
from Blumenmarkt and that area's major shopping;
or only minutes from the Anne Frank House and
Museum. Several good restaurants are literally just
down the street. The website is very comprehensive - check it out! If you're traveling with others and would need two hotel rooms, you'll actually save about 50 euros nightly staying at this houseboat instead! My wife and I are mid-40's and traveled with my in-laws, in their 70's, and we all absolutely loved our stay at Phildutch! Efren's a terrific host and will be
as helpful or as invisible as you wish him to be. I've
traveled a lot, and this has been one of my very
favorite places of all time!
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.
Phildutch : The best Bed and Breakfast in Amsterdam !!!
"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".
TripAdvisor Reviews PhilDutch Houseboat Bed and Breakfast Amsterdam
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... t worry the hundreds of Dutch riders, joggers and walkers but did concern Mark!
As we departed it started to rain in earnest.
It's difficult to maintain riding enthusiasm when your lower half is drenched, you're cold and there's no end in sight. For our now well-seasoned wet weather travellers, it was business as usual, for Mark it wasn't fun.
We set a brisk pace to stay warm and focused. We'd been riding ...
... my way back to the train station and caught the 1:00 train back to Amsterdam. The train ride was just what I was looking for to get a glimpse of life outside the city. The train rides very quietly and I enjoyed looking out the window at the passing countryside. The land was flat and mostly farms for a good portion of the journey. Lots of sheep, cows and horses in pastures that are marked not by fences, but by mini-canals. I guess the ...
... but there was a definite race car mentality going on getting the plane to the terminal. Once stopped, it would have been no more than 2 minutes before people were filing off the plane. It was funny.
We caught a taxi from the airport into the centre of town. Wayne was happy the taxi was a Tesla. We saw heaps of these in Norway. Electric cars, nice sporty looking things. And now we get to drive in one. They are so quiet as they have no motor. The new ...
... dark twice, before getting sent to another location to find a different party. It was actually a lot of fun though it sounds really dodgy. We had to wait for a bus to come, but after an hour we realised it wasn't going to come. So we were cold and hungry and needed to be at central station to catch a boat. Yeah this night went all over the place. So we got a taxi after convincing two seedy Spanish guys that no, we didn't need a free ...
... footage of the ground floor. So, to avoid paying a lot in taxes they made the houses as tall and as narrow as possible. We made our way to Dam square, where the royal palace sits. The Netherlands is still a monarchy, and the King's palace sits in Dam square. After that we made our way to the famous (or infamous) Red Light District.
A few things to note before I discuss the Red Light District. As you may or may not know, Amsterdam is known as a very young and liberal ...