PhilDutch Houseboat Bed and Breakfast
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Truly, lots of bikes, all travelling at high speed along the cycle ways. Also on the cycle ways arcity Vespas and these funny little cars You take your life into your hands when you walk around here, let alone crossing the street. If the bikes don't get you, or the cars don't get you, the trams can have a turn. A really busy city with people everywhere. A very open minded city. We even saw a man at a restaurant smoking marijuana! ...
... it manages to be imposing and humble, stark and sumptuous, imposing and intimate-all at the same time. Benjamin Netanyahu called it the most beautiful synagogue in the world.
Lunch at a popular cafe called Winkle is unremarkable, except for the Dutch Apple Pie with whipped cream that our bench mates assure us is the best in the Netherlands. As we walk back to the hotel, we notice that the streets are becoming more crowded, shops are closing, people are walking around with ...
... world for pedestrians. Even mopeds seemed to be allowed to use bicycle lanes, which is really weird. Cyclists act as if they own the road. Which I guess is not surprising considering there are so many of them. In fact, pedestrians seem to be seen as a nuisance. Usually if a cyclist sees a pedestrian crossing in front of them, they appear to speed up and ring their bell wildly, usually missing the poor person by inches. It looks as if there is a zebra crossing for pedestrians ...
... pancake overlooking the water. Strolled peacefully down to Museumplein, sat for a while on a bench, congratulating myself on having booked a ticket for the van Gogh Museum for 1pm so I wouldn't have to stand in line... and at about 12:45 strolled around the corner to find that even the booked tickets queue was right around the block!! Why oh WHY are we here in high season??
Anyway, it was worth it - this time I only queued for the 15 minutes I was ...
Farewell to Eindhoven and off to Amsterdam, via a side trip to Den Haag to visit Madurodam (the Netherlands in miniature). If you are running short of time then madurodam is the place - all of the cool parts of the main towns in Holland built in miniature (1:25). Lots of interactive things for the kids - like cheese lifting, pumping ...
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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".