Centrally located in the historic center of Hoorn’s harbor, this vacation home rental in Holland is where the Shipboys of Bontekoe look out over the historic Zuiderzee. From here you can walk to the heart of the city and along the scenic waterways.
The main living space is bright and spacious, with vaulted wood ceilings and french doors that open out to the terraces overlooking the water at the front and the gardens to the back.
There’s a galley kitchen and dining space adjacent to the living room and an additional scullery and nautical room/office.
There are two double bedrooms and an additional games room that can double as a third bedroom with with space for up to five guests.
Located directly on the water, you’ll find a peaceful simplicity to houseboat living.
Wifi throughout, satellite cable TV and DVD player, Netflix, Apple TV, video library and games, iPad docking audio system, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, two private parking spaces.
A half hour north of Amsterdam, the charming seaside town of Hoorn was established and thrived in the 17th century during the Dutch East India Company’s reign as one of the world largest shipping and trading bases. Set on the shores of IJsselmeer lake, the historic old town center is anchored by the lovely Roode Steen square and the 16th-century Hoofdtoren tower marking the harbor.
A great town to explore on foot, it’s a five minute stroll into the historic center dotted with excellent cafes, restaurants and shops and beautiful Dutch Renaissance revival architecture. Don’t miss the cheese market on Fridays, the Saturday market in Roode Steen, and a stroll around Juliana Park along the waters edge.
There are several interesting and historic fishing villages and small towns along the shore to visit including Edam and Volendam a short ride south, and Enkhuizen just twenty minutes north. The North Sea beaches and dunes at Bergen aan Zee opposite Hoorn are within a thirty minute drive.
Hoorn, North Holland, Netherlands. Nearest Airport: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (53km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: The houseboat is available to rent in July and August only.
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