Amstel Boathouse Amsterdam: to end your summer nights along the water

1 May 2017

Amstel boathouse Amsterdam has been renovated and is waiting for you

At the end of 2016 owners of the Amstel Boathouse, Pim Pronk and Jeanine Geurts, closed their doors so they could do a renovation. It was time for a new look, but old. A look and feel that reminds you of how the building used to be, and it worked! After two months of cultivating, they’re finally open again! Perfect timing, because summer is around the corner and we can’t wait to visit this summer hotspot soon!

The owners, and us too, are very happy with the return of the porch next to the water. Good news if you were never able to grab a place in the sun on the porch, because it’s bigger now! We would love to sit here on sunny days, watching the sun set. Doesn’t that just sound wonderful? amstel boathouse

eating oysters while enjoying the sun at amstel boathouse amsterdam

You can go to Amstel Boathouse in Amsterdam for a good cup of coffee in the morning, lunch and/or dinner. They have dishes ‘from the land’ or ‘out of the water’, so something for everyone! We’re already craving the oysters… eating them while sitting in the sun and next to the water. So much fun, calming and delicious!

Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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