Ark16

houseboat B&B

What a great way to experience Amsterdam!

Stayed here for several nights and thoroughly enjoyed myself! The houseboat is perfectly appointed with everything you might need including lots of sprinkles for your toast. Honestly, I never new this was a thing! Annette was great and very accommodating and the boat is just go comfortable and relaxing. What a great way to experience Amsterdam!

An authentic Amsterdam experience

Our family of four (incl two children 11 and 14) stayed on Annette's delightful houseboat for three nights in early August and we loved it. Annette is a warm and gracious host, and the studio, which is part of a larger houseboat, is very clean, comfortable and cosy. It's ideal for a couple, and fine for a family with two children young enough to share a single pull-out bed or sleep together with parents. Our children are a bit older and needed a pull-out bed each. This entailed a bit of maneuvering the furniture. It was do-able but certainty easier with less people. However, the location makes this totally worthwhile. It's close to the busier part of the Jordaan if you are looking for that, but it is on a quiet residential street so you feel like you are away from the bustle which is really nice after a busy day of sightseeing. You can also feed the passing ducks, geese and swans from the boat, which the kids loved.

Original, fun and reasonably priced

Everything has already been said but I enjoyed staying at Ark16 so much that I can't help but add my bit to the unanimous praise. Ark16 is an original, fun and reasonably priced experience. Annette is a lovely host who makes sure her guests enjoy themselves. Don't hesitate, stay there!

Perfect, wonderful hospitality

My partner and I have been to Amsterdam many times, have stayed in Hotels and Campsites. But this last time was over the Christmas/Holiday period and we wanted something different. We sure found that with the wonderful ARK16. 

We couldn't have wished for a more "authentic" Amsterdam experience. Like others have previously said, The lovely Annette thinks of everything, even as far as placing a Christmas tree... ARK16 is situated in a very quiet area that is only a few minutes on the bus from Centraal station, and on foot a great walk with lots of shops, bars and restaurants with Centraal station approx 16 minutes away.. We enjoyed coming "home" to the ARK after a long day wandering around beautiful Amsterdam... We will definitely be returning as soon as possible... Thank you again Annette for your wonderful hospitality and for sharing your fantastic Houseboat with us all.