ABOVE: The deck of a houseboat in central
Holiday Apartments and houseboats
Booking.com: Amsterdam our
Europe's leading reservations service is based in Amsterdam. The last time
we checked, it offered discount bookings for several dozen houseboats and nearly
Our holiday-rental booking partner lists more than 100 furnished vacation
apartments, houseboats, and houses in Amsterdam and the surrounding area.
These small apartments in the city center come with free high-speed ASDL
Internet connections for your laptop. Each has a double bed and rollaway;
minimum stay is three days.
Rent a 2- or 2- to 4-person apartment by the day, week, or month. Rates include
food supplies for breakfast, which you can prepare in your own full kitchen.
This site lists several dozen vacation apartments in Amsterdam. The owner
also has B&B directories for Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague.
Four houseboats were listed here the last time we checked, with descriptions and
This site describes a number of
boats in the city center or on the Amstel River.
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Short-term Car Leasing
If you live outside the EU, a
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tourist car lease can
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18, there' s no upper age limit, and rates include insurance.