Very Cozy and affordable Houseboat in Center

“ Excellent ”
9 Reviews
87G Nieuwe Achtergracht, Amsterdam, Noord Holland 1018, Netherlands



Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps 4
Per night €95 - €120
Per week €650 - €700
Type: Apartment
Description of the Amsterdam vacation apartment rental
Welcome to houseboat 'Little Bear on the Water'
Go for a very special 'Amsterdam' feeling and stay in a real houseboat...

This nice and comfortable houseboat lies in the the centre in one of the canals nearby the Amstel River.
The boat is tasteful decorated with a modern design. It consists of a living-room, a romantic bedroom with a big bed, a fully equipped kitchenette and a balcony. There is a simple design bathroom and toilet. In the living-room is a couch which can be turned into a two person bed. The houseboat is fully equipped, complete with all sheets, towels etc.

Most of the time- when you arrive - the owner of 'Little Bear on the Water' welcomes you on board.
The owner is born in Amsterdam and can inform you about all kind of interesting things you would like to know about Amsterdam and / or the rest of Holland.
Amsterdam is famous as the Venice of the North.
Make your stay unforgettable and something special. Stay in 'Little Bear on the water', a comfortable furnished house on the water in the centre of Amsterdam.

You are welcome on board!

Anno van Loenen

Area Information
The boat lies in a friendly environment of the historical centre and is cosy and functional.
It's close (walking distance) to public transport (tram, metro), the Waterloo Square (largest flea-market in Amsterdam), The Rembrandthouse, The Skinny Bridge, shops, restaurants, Artis (the zoo), Botanic Garden, the Amstel River and Carré, one of the most popular theaters in Amsterdam.

By public transport, bike or car it takes only 10 to 15 minutes to go to the Canal Cruise, Anne Frank House, The Rijksmuseum (The Nightwatch), The Van Gogh Museum, The Red Light District, The Vondelpark, the Floating Flower Market, the Dam Square and Rembrandtplein Square. But if you like walking you can reach these places also easy by feet.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Mar 16 2016 Nov 01 2016 €120 €120 €700 €2,100 -
Feb 16 2017 Mar 15 2017 €95 €95 €650 €1,950 -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: Included
Deposits: Flexible payment plan: 10% of rental paid by paypal to confirm reservation; the balance payment paid cash upon arrival.
Payment Options: PayPal


Reviews for this vacation apartment rental in Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands

Ann Neufeld

Ann Neufeld

Nw York

The perfect place for us in Amsterdam

October 5, 2013

We loved "living" on Little Bear for two weeks. All amenities were provided including wifi and a king size bed. It was great to feed the ducks from the outside deck every day. And the location could not be better. We walked to all sights in Amsterdam and thoroughly enjoyed the city. The neighborhood was quiet with many nice restaurants within a few minutes walk. It was all so perfect for us,and we will rent Little Bear again when we return to Amsterdam.

Trisha Ping

Trisha Ping

Nashville, TN USA

comfy cozy and convenient

October 24, 2012

Loved our stay at Little Bear! Anno was so friendly and helpful. The location couldn't have been better-quiet but central (as long as you don't mind quacking ducks!). The houseboat was bigger than it looked online and had all the amenities, including Wifi. Anno had a nice welcome set up for us with flowers, cookies and Heineken. I hope to return to Amsterdam and stay at Little Bear again!

Karl Huber

Karl Huber

pittsburgh, PA USA

Amsterdam May 2011

June 8, 2011

you are within a 15 walk of everything you could want to see in Amsterdam. the houseboat is warm and comfortable and furnished with all the modern devices a body needs...Internet, phone... Anno, the owner, is readily available and easy to reach. not one bad report. Cheers!

Manuel Agus

Manuel Agus

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Amazing experience.

May 5, 2009

Me and 2 friends of mine, stayed there for queen's day, I have been in Amsterdam many times before, but after this experience, I will never stay in a hotel again. It is in a nice and quite neighborhood, only minutes away from the rush of the big party, there are wild swans and ducks leaving in the channel, and thy eat out of your hand from the terrace of the houseboat. I suggest to rent a bicycle for your stay in Amsterdam.



New York City

YOUR SEARCH IS OVER- stay at Little Bear!

November 18, 2008

As a first-timer to amsterdam, it was hard to choose from all the options- not knowing locations or any idea of how accommodating a houseboat would be. And after spending weeks looking, I'm so glad that I went with Little Bear!!! Having spent My first 2 weeks in a tradional "barge" type houseboat, the warmth and open design of this houseboat was superior and Anno's services are outstanding...its clean & cozy, like a perfect combination of HOTEL & HOME. Spending 2 weeks touring amsterdam and returning to this house was a sit on the deck on a cool summer evening and watch the parade of locals boating & partying is almost as great as the swans and ducks that greeted us every morning. The bedroom is romantic & roomy, the kitchen & bath are cute (great colors), a nice dining area, fab little gas stove for heating and the working television is great for those nights when you just want to zone out and relax. Stop looking, this is your choice- but leave a week in august for Me!!!

Sandhya Menon

Sandhya Menon

Mumbai, India.

The name should tell you

June 19, 2008

We stayed here in 2006, July. The pictures don't do justice to the houseboat - it's sweet, pretty and clean. There was enough space for four of us - if two can bunk down in the sofa in the living space. Lots of ducks and swans floating by. Anno is very thoughtful and had everything in place. You can even do basic cooking. The only thing stopping it from a 5 rating is the location - it's central and accessible, but not the most charming street in A'dam. Everything else rocks.

Fernando Garcia

Fernando Garcia

Lisbo, Portugal

Great place to stay

May 13, 2008

Anno is 5 stars, the house is very well located. It was very nice to sit on the balcony watching all the swans and ducks passing by. If I go there again I'll stay on this houseboat for sure.

Amy Kennedy

Amy Kennedy

Brighton, UK

A wonderful stay in the heart of Amsterdam!

April 9, 2008

This lovely cozy houseboat is beautifully furnishes and is ideally located for both public transport on the Metro, and walking through the canals and along the Amstel. Anno is very hospitable and friendly, and there are lots of excellent and quirky guidebooks to enjoy during your stay on "Little Bear". With a fondue restaurant and a neighbourhood coffeeshop just round the corner, what more could you want? Highly rated and totally recommended - thanks for a great stay Anno! Amy, Brighton UK



Washington DC

A great little place and a great experience

February 22, 2008

The houseboat was the highlight of our trip. A great little place near everything but still a little off the beaten path. It was great to be on the water and get the Amsterdam houseboat experience. We had great weather considering the time of year, so we weren't too cold. The owner was extraordinarily helpful and friendly. We would definitely stay there again.

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