PhilDutch Houseboat Bed and Breakfast
Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
I fell asleep early last night and slept like a log. When I woke up the misses was still fast asleep and my jaw was killing me. Time to go home. Sunny picked us up with Driver and took care of our check-in, luggage and accompanied us to customs. We got our last directions and were on our own again. Great guide. As I said; he made the trip very special. EVA Air isn't bad at all. But what is it with sleeping? We boarded at about noon, making it about 7 in the morning at the destination. ...
... four hours of my life.
This is definitely a house with a story. It was the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary during the Second World War. Anne was born in Frankfurt, Germany on the 12th of June 1929 - and was one of the millions of victims of the Nazi persecution of the Jews during the Second World War. Eight people were hide at 263 Prinsengracht in her father, Otto Frank's business was located. She ultimately ...
... Gogh used cheap paint and that much of the blue that we see in his work was originally purple from which the red has faded. I note that the museum is family-friendly with treasure hunts and special children's activities throughout the museum.
Indonesia was a Dutch colony until 1945 and few tourists leave Amsterdam without tasting rijsttafel (literally rice table), a colonial dish combining numerous Indonesian foods, at one of the ...
... of interesting information about the architecture, the Red Light District, the Royal Family, drugs, etc. Two things I found very interesting dealt with the drug use and the Red Light District. His information regarding drug use focused on marijuana and heroin. Apparently, it is illegal to smoke marijuana in public, but Amsterdam used to have such a horrible issue with people abusing heroin, that the police decided to focus on cleaning up that ...
... a lot of it coastal. We stayed in the best Scottish Youth hostel there, we were in a big ensuite room in the lodge and there were only 2 other people using the kitchen which was almost next door to our room. Great laundry and the best bit was it was right on the waterfront with all the best hotels within a brief walk along the waterfront to town. Couldn't be better! On to stay just out go Glasgow for a few days. We took the train into the city and did river ...
How has this villa rated in the past?
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".