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Arknoa Houseboat Hostel

Westerdok 11, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Fitness Centre"
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • WiFi

Important Information

Dogs are not directly accepted as there are 2 cats living on board.
To secure your booking with Arknoa, please make an upfront payment of your first night
directly to my ING bank in Amsterdam. Payment is CASH on arrival.
Please note that the DUTCH tourist tax -TB7%- will be added to your bill on arrival.
Please see to it that you have the right amount in CASH as Arknoa does not accept payment through Master or visa cards.
Check-in is at 16:00.
On Thursdays and Fridays, innkeeper is away in between 17:00 and 22.30.
Best is to arrive on these days in between 16:00 and 17.00 or later after 22.30.
Check-out is always at 10.30am.
Key deposit is e50.- p person.
Deposit will be returned when rooms, rowing boats and bathroom/cups and dishes/ are left tidy and clean,
when garbage has been removed, when key is returned and no stains are found on sheets and mattress.
Please ask for extra protection of sheets and mattress, if needs be!...

If you are going to arrive late, please PHONE in.
Emails cannot be received when Innkeeper is not at the Houseboat.

Baggage cannot be parked at the houseboat for the afternoon at departure time 11am.
Amsterdam Central Station offers parking space for luggage at the Eastern side of the Station.

For the NEST ROOM, see description above.

The 2 rooms face the afternoon sun, the canal and 8 grand beautiful trees on the other side of the canal.

The Elephant room is comfortable, attractive, spacey, with books available in the room.
There are 4 windows, a fridge, T & coffee making possibilities, a radio, a private entrance, 'internet plug-in', and a narrow terrace
on the canal side where a rowing boat is parked for you to enjoy safely the feel of the water. There is 1 king size double bed (1m40x2m) &
1 comfortable couch bed (0m80 x 2m). This room is situated at the far end of the houseboat with shared bathroom/shower just down
the hall next to the smaller Nest room (2p.) and the innkeeper's studio.

Please note that there is only ONE WC, in the shared bathroom on the boat!
Showers are allowed in the morning only after 10am, once all guests have used the toilet!

Arknoa is close to the supermarket, the Jordaan district, the Ann Frank house & the street markets on Saturdays and Mondays.

Arknoa offers its guests a safe, peaceful and refreshing place to relax in. So welcome to your floating room on the waters and to a good night's sleep!
Innkeeper, Rose Noa.

- For LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS be sure to PHONE Rose Noa asap! In such cases, please only PHONE!
Pour votre bonne information, Rose Noa speaks le francais et un peu d'espagnol.

Please note: it is important to provide a valid complete mobile phone number (with country numbers)
so that Rose Noa can get in touch with you.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 16:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Amsterdam?

Contact us directly

Map and Directions

Directions

Houseboat Arknoa is a 9 minutes walk West from Central Station, exiting the Station on the Northern side and not the town side. Exit the station and turn left... follow road till corner-bend where you can see SQUASH written on a building in the West, where the sun sets. Then you are very close. From there go to 'Moon bridge'

(Moonbridge is nick name of Han Lammer brug/bridge) and see green lights in window of the houseboat. (Second boat to the left from the top of 'Moonbridge'.


Adinoah sends guests a map of directions to their email address. Please print this map (printing wizard 4x6in.cropped to fit) to find your way to the houseboat.

Or print the following description of your journey to the houseboat:

At Schiphol airport, you will find the train for Amsterdam Central Station in the underground. The train takes about 35 minutes to reach Amsterdam and you have to first buy your train tickets.

It is a short walk from Amsterdam Railway Station to the houseboat (9 min.)

Exit the station on the northern side (not the town side) and turn left.

Follow the main road passing the busy ferries parked on your right/ Keep following the main road direction West,

(where the sun sets)/ passing the large bicycle stand on your right/ Pass bye the elegant and tall boat 'Prince of Orange' on your right/ ...Cross over then to the left side of the main road when convenient/ Passing then next the 'Kamer van Koophandel' (Chamber of Commerce) on your left/ Still on the main road, continue to the coming old bridge on an angle on your right/ Here keep on the left side of the road/ follow the bend,

and the railroad track (do not follow the road that crosses the old bridge) but look for a second modern bridge just behind the old bridge on an angle, 'Moonbridge' (all lit up at night), (the only aluminum bridge in Europe) / and cross this modern bridge. Arknoa seen from the top of Moonbridge is the second houseboat to the left. Having arrived on the other side, count then 4 street lamps and take the 6 steps down to the wooden jetty.

Arknoa is right at the end of this jetty opposite the railroad track and opposite SQUASH CITY.

On top of Moonbridge you can see the houseboat, the second houseboat to your left, (in the middle of the canal +/-) / With little green lights in the window that faces the railroad track, ... This means the captain is awaiting you...

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