For the novelty of staying on a boat in Amsterdam.
Posted Apr 2, 2017
My partner loved this place, I on the other hand did not. So this has been tempered to reflect both of our opinions.
For the price, it was great value. Clean private room and bathroom. Good hot water and water pressure. Very close to central Amsterdam, albeit via ferry, that runs every 30 min on off peak times, & every 15 on peak times. Bar boat was very elegant and relaxing.
Major renovations meant the bar and restaurant were in a boat docked on the other side of the pier, and reception was makeshift behind the old bar.
We believed we had booked a double room as that was what was advertised. They advertise both double beds and 2 separate single beds as a double room. (We booked the former, they gave us they later, and then said it was my fault for booking too late, which had been 1 1/2 weeks prior, we later met a couple that had booked the 2 singles but got a double instead.)
The front desk staff were rude. They didn't want to be there, didn't want you to annoy them, and seemed like they couldn't care less about the guests or their questions, no recommendations to give when asked.
Finally the room keys. They just would not work. They had to reprogram the keys daily as they expired every 24 hours. This happened to many other guests we met.