Hotelboat IDEAAL borders the Amstel River in the lively De Pijp district of Amsterdam. There is a charming sun deck with picturesque views on the water. The studio has a computer with free internet access, climate control and a cosy woodstove for winter evenings. The sundeck has a table and chairs where you can read a book during summer and spring. You can prepare meals yourself in your own kitchenette that comes with a microwave/oven, refrigerator, a tea/coffee maker and toaster.The surrounding area has a large variety of restaurants and cafés. From Hotelboat IDEAAL, you have direct access to the Museumplein with the famous van Gogh Museum by taking tram 12 from the Amsteldijk tram stop. You can reach the Amstel Station within an 8-minute walk.
We were very happy that we chose to stay on the boat, it was much more than we expected. Nicely furnished & very homely. Loacated not far from the Amstel train station & only a 10minute tram ride into the centre. Would definitely stay here again.
Very homely and cozy. It's rather like renting a one-bedroom flat than a hotel studio. Very clean, very spacious, the kitchen is a plus (you can make your tea or coffee anytime) as well as the small terrace on top of the boat where you can enjoy a glass of wine when the weather is good. Could be very good for families as well. The location is great, it's about 15min walk from the museums area (Van Gogh, Rijkmuseum etc) and about 20min walk from the city centre (you can always rent a bicycle that can take you anywhere in no time...) There is also an open market in about 10min walk and the area there is very nice full of small cafes and bars. The owner is very kind and discreet and always helpful.
The only problem we had was the bed mattress. Too soft for our backs. Dark shades might also be better, since we went there on June when the sun rises at around 5.30am...
I very much enjoyed our stay at Hotelboal IDEAAL. Martin went out of his way for us. The view was outstanding.
Totally different experience to staying in a hotel, feels like a home from home. Really comfortable and a truly unique experience.
The uniqueness of the quarters -- a boat in a city. The deck is terrific -- the best river view in town.
Spacious beautiful room size!
The comfort and hospitality, very nice place to stay
really nice boat experience
The bottles of wine on arrival, the hatch and ladder (like entering a submarine), email access, the umbrellas, the good space, the friendly owner
small noise at night from boat rubbing against the mooring but it was not a big issue, especially after wine, beer etc