Guest recommendations


"Still, so good memories: 3,5 years later"

Hans and Elisabeth, Hope this email finds you both and Maya doing well! My husband (Lee) and I stayed at the Blue Wave Houseboat during our honeymoon in September 2009! We had such a wonderful stay and appreciated your hospitality so much! It was a great experience!
I've been meaning forever to send you the below recommendation to use on your website or marketing materials. I sincerely apologize for its delay. So here we go:

"We stayed at the Blue Wave Houseboat during a portion of our honeymoon in September 2009. Elisabeth and Hans were fantastic hosts, especially for first-time visitors to Amsterdam! As soon as we arrived, Hans showed us around the houseboat giving us tips and recommendations for restaurants and places to see, including mapping out directions and telling us the best days and times. They even stocked the fridge for us with all sorts of fresh and local goodies! The houseboat itself is in a great location with easy access and distance to all the sites! Plus, the neighborhood gives you an authentic experience of Dutch culture--there's a shoemaker, farmers market, and park just blocks away! It's very spacious and furnished wonderfully! And the outside deck is perfect for people and boat watching, conversations and coffee, or just relaxing! Lots of sea birds and ducks to entertain you, too! We will definitely stay here the next time we visit Amsterdam!
Thanks again Hans and Elisabeth for being such great hosts!"

Lee and Sabrina Killian, Kansas City, KS USA
16 March 2013


"The perfect Amsterdam retreat"

On a quiet canal with a plant-shielded terrace your Blue Wave Houseboat is the perfect Amsterdam retreat. The spacious windows lend views of typical Amsterdam facades and a quaint canal with ducks, geese and swans. Tasteful appointed with colourful decor, the rooms are elegantly comfortable. There is even a guitar! Staying at the Blue Wave Houseboat was a wonderfully unique experience and the perfect complement to a visit to Amsterdam.
Thank you for a most enjoyable stay.

Lauren Noether, Tilton, N.H. USA

"The sheer ambiance of being on a canal in Amsterdam is wonderful"

Dear Elisabeth and Hans!
We could not have asked for more? The sheer ambiance of being on a canal in Amsterdam is wonderful. And your hospitality! We will remember it and tell it to our friends. I wish to return to Amsterdam soon and you will be undoubtedly my first choice to stay.
I thank you so much!!

Carole Ford, Bradford, London, UK

"Danke für die großartige Gastfreundschaft!"

Lieber Hans,
Es war sehr besonders auf eurem Hausboot nach dem Stadtbummel entspannen zu können. Auf der Terrasse, mitten in der Stadt ein Naturerlebnis mit einem Glas Wein - ein Genuß. Unser Kind schläft, wir unterhalten uns. Wir freuen uns auf ein Wiedersehen.
Danke für die großartige Gastfreundschaft!

Sonja und Franz Fischer, Wien, Austria

"Uniek en gezellig"

Eigenares verbleef soms overdag in de ruimte naast ons in de boot, waardoor er iets minder privacygevoel was.
En toch: perfect!

Carla Zwijnders, België

"This is the most beautiful place to stay!"

Hans and Elisabeth
What can we say? This is the most beautiful place to stay! Love, love. love it !! Such comfort and calm atmosphere! And your utmost hospitality was truly a welcome to us. Thank you so much for a lovely stay.
We are coming back!

Brenda Bloomers, Cape Neddick, Maine, USA

" Exceptional "

Houseboat magnifique bien décoré et très cocooning ! Juste à côté du centre dans un quartier calme ! Parfois en ouvrant la fenêtre des oies et des canards venaient nous dire bonjour ! Maya et Karin ont été adorables elles nous ont donné plein de conseils et de renseignements ! En plus elles se sont adaptées en parlant en français ( langue qu elles maîtrisent très bien à mon goût ).
Super séjour :)

Michael, France

"This was an outstanding experience for my family"

We were visiting Holland as part of my Dutch father's birthday celebration. We truly had the full experience of life in Holland on a houseboat. The neighbourhood was quiet, quaint, easily accessible and most of all very safe. The owner's heart is clearly in this home and he shares it easily! He is very knowledgeable of not only Amsterdam but Holland in general - attractions, transportation and so on. Words cannot explain the joy we experienced during our time on Blue Wave and are already planning our return!
Thanks very much for sharing your home!

MaryAnn, United States

"A very personal experience"

A very personal experience, small but feels like you are really staying at home
We are coming back!

Darshana, United States

"A stylish, comfortable boat home"

A lovely stay at this stylish, comfortable boat home. The owners are kind and hospitable, and with finishing touches like flowers and fresh fruit, we felt spoilt and pampered.
A great way to experience the culture of a wonderful city!

Jessica, United Kingdom

"A great success!"

Our stay at Blue Wave houseboat was a great success. The boat was clean and spacious, the welcome was warm and friendly, including generous provision of food and fresh flowers. The situation suited us very well, being in a quiet residential area yet a reasonable walk or easy tram ride from the art museums and Anne Frank's house.
You could rate it 5 for everything although maybe 4 for value because it is quite expensive for only two people.

Sue, Australia

"Blue Wave was excellent"

In terms of tips for the area, just ask the owner, he’s very good at letting you know about good places to go that don’t appear in the guide books.
We will send our friends too...

Edmund, United Kingdom

"An excellent week...."

Despite the cold and damp February weather, we had an excellent week at the Blue Wave. The home is superbly located with sights and services, including supermarkets and restaurants on your doorstep. The owners are friendly, accommodating and helpful and the provided supply of fridge items is very useful in getting you started for the week and will keep you going for breakfast/brunch for a couple of days at least.
And it is a quiet residential area!

Nick, Denmark

"Perfect!!"

Tout est parfait: la réservation, l'accueil, la situation, la proprete, le calme…

Badr, Marocco

"Un posto molto bello e caratteristico"

The house - boat is a beatiful place! The bathroom is spicy respect other accomodations in the city. Walking few minutes and you can reach the center, the zone "OUD-WEST" is a residential zone is very quite for a quiet stay far from chaos of the centrum. Hans is affable and give precious tip for place to visit.
Nice play to stay

Francesco, Italy

"This is the most beautiful place to stay!"

Hans and Elisabeth
What can we say? This is the most beautiful place to stay! Love, love. love it !! Such comfort and calm atmosphere! And your utmost hospitality was truly a welcome to us. Thank you so much for a lovely stay.
We are coming back!

Brenda Bloomers, Cape Neddick, Maine, USA