Amsterdam is Netherlands’s capital and the largest city. It is Netherlands’s cultural, creative and financial centre. It is also known as Venice of the North, due to the beautiful canals criss-crossing the city. It has a very impressive architecture and has over 1500 bridges.
Amsterdam is one of the safest cities in the world. It was ranked 13 out of 215 cities for safety in 2010 for Mercer’s Quality of Life Survey. According to Journeywoman.com, Amsterdam is ‘female-friendly’ and is a place where a women can travel alone feeling safe and comfortable.
Something for everyone:
Amsterdam is a large city and has several districts which comprise of sightseeing, nightlife, restaurant etc. There is something for every traveler here according to his/her taste. Whether you like history and culture, partying and nightclubbing or just want to relax in a charming old city of Europe.
More than just legal cannabis and red light district:
Amsterdam is one for the best rated city for tourists around the world and there is so much more to discover here then legal cannabis and the red light district. It has great places to go to such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and of course the Anne Frank House.
While staying in Amsterdam, why don’t you choose the most special place to stay: a houseboat? Although many tourists don’t even realize it, but there are actually many people living in the houseboats in Amsterdam. There are over 2500 houseboats accommodating residents of this lovely city. And the best part is that some of them are even available for rent! So next time that you visit Amsterdam, you should stay on an Amsterdam Houseboat.
Why choose a boat house:
Amsterdam boathouses are a very relaxing and fantastic place to stay in and they are moored, so you won’t even get seasick. A lot of these houseboats were formerly freight ships, but nowadays they have been transformed into very comfortably homes for the people lucky enough to live there.
Origin of these houseboats:
These houseboats were originally cargo vessels which were then converted into comfortable places to stay in, so as to deal with the housing shortage in Amsterdam.
Where to find the houseboats in Amsterdam?
You can find these house boats in Amsterdam, along the canals and the river Amstel or in the previously known Amsterdam docklands.
These houseboats are available for rent for as little as $76 per night to more. Furthermore, you can get great deals from various websites online for renting these houseboats.