The Prinsen Boat Studio
You will immediately notice the difference between the Prinsenboat Studio and an Amsterdam hotel.
We abide by the rules against SARS-Cov2 infection of the Dutch RIVM (Dutch Centre for Disease Control).
This means that (everywhere in the Netherlands) we maintain a distance of 1.5 metres. This means that we do not shake hands.
Although you are most welcome, unfortunately this results in a somewhat cool reception. Our apologies for this.
We thoroughly clean everything up before you check in. We provide alcohol gel and paper towels. Please help us keep the pandemic under control by using alcohol gel to disinfect and clean the Prinsenboat Studio.
In 2010 the World Heritage Committee decided to add the 17th century canal area in Amsterdam to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Nightlife is also within walking distance; from the clubs on Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein to the famous Gay Venue street;
No taxi needed after a night out.
We do not serve breakfast.
We found it in Indonesia, in, what was said, an opium kit.
Unfortunately the strict rules of the city of Amsterdam forbid us to have a kitchen in the Prinsenboat Studio, which means we cannot offer you cooking facilities.
You have no cooker and no sink.
Luckily there is a wide variety of nice international restaurants just around the corner, in the Utrechtsestraat.
In the nearby, trendy Albert Cuyp neighbourhood, de Pijp, you will find, next to the street market, a wide range of reasonably priced eateries such as nice authentic Surinamese eateries.
Private “Andlucian” style bathroom with overhead shower, wash basin and toilet.
We had to say goodbye to the old Prinsenboat but we succeeded in building a new Prinsenboat with all modern conveniences; such as floor heating, your own private bathroom with shower, toilet, and wash basin, unlimited free WiFi, while preserving the old exotic features such as the opium bed and the wood carvings.
The new Prinsenboat has a special roof with sedum plants (green roof)
that helps to prevent global warming.
At the same time, the roof insulates against the heat inside the boat in
summer and against the cold outside in winter.
And it looks great too!
Wake up in the morning to a spectacular view of the canal of the Prinsengracht, take a walk through Amsterdam, come home at the end of the day in the tranquility of your private studio on the water, relax and watch life on the Amsterdam canals pass by.
Experience historic Amsterdam in a very special way; live on the water!
Welcome to The Prinsenboat Studio
- The Prinsenboat Studio has a maximum capacity of 4 persons.
- Ask for our special family prices.
- Bed linen and towels are included.
- Completely and absolutely non-smoking.
- Unlimited free internet.
- Great underfloor heating.
- Instant unlimited hot water.
- Great public transportation; tram stop at 40 meters.
- Tram number 4 has direct connection to Central Station and Rai conference center.
- No pets.
- No parties.
- We accept PayPal.
- Our prices do not include 10% tourist tax.
- Please note we are not on booking.com.
- Neither are we listed on Craigslist.
- If you see us listed there, it is a scam!
Please flag the listing and please let us know so we can take appropriate action.
- We recommend a travel insurance to cover unforeseen incidents.
The Prinsen Boat location
From Schiphol Airport
Every 20 minutes there are trains from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam
Central Station, from where you can go to the Prinsenboat on foot, by
tram or metro.
There are luggage safes at Central Station and in various other parts of
the city. More information can be found on the internet.
The Amsterdam Airport Express (bus 397) has a fast and direct
connection to Amsterdam.
You will find everything you need to know about planning your trip;
More information on public transport;
Take a taxi directly to De Prinsenboat. This costs about 55 Euro. Do take
an official taxi!
Let us know if you plan to take a taxi. This will influence your arrival
From Central Station
It is about 2.4 km to De Prinsenboat (about 30 minutes walk).
When you reach the Prinsengracht, you can check whether you are
walking in the right direction by checking the house numbers; you
should see some numbers. Just numbers mean that you are on the right
side of the Prinsengracht. By increasing or decreasing the house
numbers you will find 816F.
The Prinsenboat is the first boat behind the flower stable and opposite
the café Onder de Ooievaar.
Take tram number 4 (the stop is between the central station and the
information on platform 4), direction Rai.Get off at the 5th stop,
When the tram leaves, you will see a flower stall across the street. We
are the first houseboat behind the flower stall, Prinsengracht 816F and
opposite house number 816.Tram line 4 continues to the congress centre
of Amsterdam Rai. Perfect if you want to attend a congress or exhibition.
The new metro North-South route, metro 52, provides a fast connection
between the north and south of Amsterdam.Take direction Zuid (Station
Zuid) to the metro station Vijzelgracht (second stop) which is close to
the Prinsenboot, about 8 minutes walk.
Vijzelgracht metro station is located between Weteringschans and
Prinsengracht. The station has three exits.Use the Prinsengracht exit,
walk towards the canal, this is already the Prinsengracht.Turn right along
the canal and walk along the ring of canals to the Prinsenboat on
Prinsengracht 816F.You can check whether you are walking in the right
direction by checking the house numbers; you should see numbers that
go up to 816.
Parking and further travel
There is paid parking (as everywhere in Amsterdam) for the Prinsenboat. The rates are high; 7,50 euro for one hour. There are plans to increase the rate even more in the future.
Parking garages in the city centre
Parking garages in the city centre can be found at https://www.apcoa.nl/en/parking/amsterdam/.
The nearest parking garage to The Prinsenboat is; Prins en Keizer;
Multistorey car park APCOA PARKING Prins & Keizer
Multistorey car park APCOA PARKING Heinekenplein
For more information on street parking or parking garages, see:
A better option might be the Park and Ride facilities.
Please check if the information below is up to date as the information
may change, at
P+R (Park & Ride) is the smartest way for visitors to Amsterdam to park. These car parks are located on the outskirts of the city and have an excellent public transport connection. Public transport brings you right into the centre of Amsterdam in no time.
cheap and easy
Check the website of the City of Amsterdam for the latest information on parking;
Parking in a P + R car park costs only € 8, – per 24 hours – with a maximum parking time of 96 hours.
This includes FREE public transport to the centre of Amsterdam for up to five people.
Make sure you read all the instructions below before parking in a P + R
location. In addition, we strongly recommend that you enter and leave
the P + R locations
Rules for using P+R
- Take a parking ticket when you go inside. Do not use your credit card at the entrance, it does not offer a P + R discount.
- Hand over your parking ticket to the P + R parking attendant and ask for a P + R chip card (s).
The parking attendant will code your parking ticket and give you a free P + R chip card for public transport.
- Go to the public transport hall and check in with your card by holding it next to the electronic card reader.
- Don’t forget to check out when you leave the public transport. Make sure you do not lose your P + R chip card when you visit the city.
If you do not use your chip card or use it incorrectly, you will no longer be entitled to a discount and you will have to pay the normal parking
Please note that the P + R chip card is only valid for travel to and from the P + R location and not for general use in the city centre. In addition,
P + R chip cards are not valid on special night buses.
- Use your P+R chip card for the return journey. Hold your P+R chip card in front of the card reader when entering and exiting the vehicle.
- Return your parking ticket and the used P+R chip cards to the P+R desk. The attendant will mark your car park ticket for the P+R rate. You can only pay the attendant with a pin or credit card. Cash payments can be made in a point-of-payment terminal.
- Use the car park ticket when you drive out. The special P+R rate is good for a maximum of four consecutive days (96 hours). After 96 hours you will have to pay the normal parking rate.
- P + R Sloterdijk
- P + R Bos en Lommer
Entrance open from 07:00 to 22:00 (exit 24 hours a day)
- P + R Olympic Stadium
- P + R ArenA
This location is closed during major events in the ArenA. View a list of
event days on the ArenA website.
- P + R Zeeburg I and P + R Zeeburg II
Please note: there is no customer service at Zeeburg II.
- P + R World Fashion Center
This location is closed during major events at the World Fashion Centre.
Visit their website for a list of upcoming events.
- P + R Gaasperplas
Entrance open from 07:00 to 19:00 (exit 24 hours a day)
See the Gay Parade 2023 directly from The Prinsenboat
Canal Parade Amsterdam, August 7, 2021
Watch the Amsterdam Canal Parade, the main event of Gay Pride, on 7
August 2021, directly from The Prinsenboat.
The Amsterdam Canal Parade passes directly in front of The Prinsenboat.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see The Canal Parade boats pass
right in front of your open window at The Prinsenboat Studio!
You can’t get any closer. You can almost touch!
The boats start at the Scheepvaartmuseum in the eastern part of the city
centre, in the direction of the Amstel river. From there, the boats sail on
and take the Prinsengracht towards the Westerdok.
The Canal Cruise, 7 August 2021, starts around 12.30 hrs and lasts all
Amsterdam Gay Pride with the Canal Parade and street parties will take
place from 31 July to 8 August 2021.
The Prinsen Boat Studio rates
Following prices are for 2 persons per night:
|The 2nd of January until the 31st of January:||€ 150|
|The 1st of February until the 28th of February:||€ 155|
|The 1st of March until the 31st of March:||€ 160|
|The 1st of April until the 30th of September:||€ 170|
|Except Canal Parade (minimum stay 3 nights):||€ 180|
|The 1st of October until the 31st of October:||€ 160|
|The 1st of November until the 23rd of December:||€ 150|
|The 24th of December until the 1st of January. (Christmas):||€ 160|
Per additional person:
Ask about our special family prices!
We give special prices to famlies with children.
Our prices do not include the tourist tax.
Unfortunately the City of Amsterdam raises the tourist tax every year.
The rate for 2023 is 10% which makes it the highest rate of all of Europe
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The Prinsenboat, The Prinsen Boat, Prinsenboat Studio, Prinsenboat are terms for the
Prinsenboat, c.q. Prinsenboat Studio, Prinsengracht 816F, 1017 JL Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Bed and Breakfast
The Prinsenboat Studio is a Bed & Breakfast.
A Bed & Breakfast is a small-scale overnight accommodation aimed at offering the possibility of a
tourist stay, usually for a short period of time.
A Bed & Breakfast is situated in a house or outhouse and is run by the owners of the house or
The Prinsenboat Studio is part of the houseboat Prinsenboat.
Despite the general term Bed & Breakfast, we do not serve breakfast. Breakfast is not included.
This is explicitly mentioned on our websites.
A person staying in the Prinsenboat Studio and registered as such via the contact form, the
the person who has reserved the Prinsenboat Studio by means of the reservation form, the
booking, by email or verbally, and the payment. The principal guest must be over 21 years of age
and is responsible for his/her fellow guests.
The person who as owner of the Prinsenboat or on behalf of the owner of the Prinsenboat,
manages the Prinsenboat.
Any other legal entity or person who is not a guest, visitor, manager or owner.
a form filled out via the website or on the spot with address details which serves for the reservation
of the Prinsenboat Studio.
Final Reservation or Booking:
a reservation for which the reservation form has been completed in full and for which at least the
required down payment of the total cost of the stay has been paid into the Prinsenboat’s bank
The revocation or dissolution of the final reservation within the applicable period.
The Prinsenboat Studio and the Prinsenboat.
1.1 The Prinsenboat Studio and the Prinsenboat are described in the websites
www.prinsenboat.com, www.prinsenboats.com, www.prinsenboat.co.uk,
www.prinsenboat.amsterdam, www.prinsenboat.nl, www.prinsenboot.amsterdam,
These websites have been composed with the utmost care, but there may be differences in
interpretation between the text and/or photos presented on the website and the actual situation. No
rights can be derived by the guests from such differences.
1.2 The Prinsenboat Studio is accessible for guests of the Prinsenboat 24 hours a day with a key.
The key is for personal use. Other than the checked-in guests of the Prinsenboat Studio, access is
explicitly not allowed.
1.3 Rest times are from 23.00 hours – 08.00 hours.
1.4 House rules
Pets are not allowed.
No partying, noisy and/or wild behaviour.
Smoking is absolutely not allowed in the entire Prinsenboat. Should you nevertheless smoke, or
violate one or more of the other house rules, you may be asked to leave the Prinsenboat without
being entitled to any refund or compensation.
1.5 Check-in from 15.00 o’clock, check-out before 11.00 o’clock.
1.6 Paid parking is possible on the public parking places in front of the door. Parking is at your own
2. Prinsenboat Studio rates
2.1 The rates are excluding tourist tax.
2.2 Despite the general name Bed & Breakfast, the rates are without breakfast. We do not serve
2.3 The rates are exclusive of costs of cancellation and/or travel insurance.
2.4 The rates of the Prinsenboat Studio, as mentioned on the website(s), are subject to change.
The tariff that was mentioned on the website when making the reservation will be maintained.
3.0 Reservation and payment
3.1 For a reservation through the website, the lead guest is required to fill in his/her address
correctly and truthfully. Subsequently the Prinsenboat will send the Guest an email requesting a
deposit to secure the reservation. As soon as the down payment has been received, the
reservation is final and the lead guest has a reservation to stay in the Prinsenboat Studio for the
3.2 The full amount for the stay in the Prinsenboat Studio has to be paid before arrival at the
The full amount, if the reservation deposit has been received, is the main amount, minus the
3.3 No show
If the full amount has been paid, but the Guest does not arrive on the Prinsenboat on the reserved
date, the Guest has no right to a refund or compensation for the date(s) in question.
The Prinsenboat can demand a deposit to cover any damage caused by the Guest.
If no damage has been found after an inspection, the deposit will be returned within one week after
the Guest’s departure.
4.1 For cancellations at least 30 days prior to the earliest arrival time (15.00 hrs) on the reported
arrival date, the amount already paid will be refunded minus an administration and bank charge of
4.2 For cancellations less than 30 days but more than 14 days before arrival, 50% of the amount
paid will be refunded minus an administration and bank charge of Euro 10.00. For cancellations
less than 14 days prior to arrival (15.00 hrs) no amount will be refunded, so that the paid amount
will go to the Prinsenboat as compensation for lost income and incurred costs in preparation of the
4.3 To be eligible for a refund of the amount paid under 4.2 the cancellation must be made in
writing (by e-mail) to Prinsenboat.
4.4 Prinsenboat reserves the right to cancel a reservation or refuse access if the conditions under
3.1 are not met.
5.1 Guests shall behave properly and use the Prinsenboat accommodation in accordance with the
reasonable user instructions given by Prinsenboat or the owner/manager. Prinsenboat reserves the
right to terminate the Agreement with immediate effect in the case of misbehaviour by the principle
guest or other guests, without this giving rise to any right of reimbursement or compensation.
5.2 The lead guest is legally liable for any damage caused by him or his fellow guests to the
Prinsenboat accommodation or the goods contained therein.
5.3 Any damage has to be reported immediately by the Guest to the owner or the manager. Repair
and/or replacement costs have to be paid by the Guest to the owner/manager on his first request
or, in case of received deposit, deducted from the deposit amount.
6.1 At all times the Guest has the right to complain to the Prinsenboat. The Prinsenboat has to
handle complaints adequately and with due speed, so that the complaint is handled in a
reasonable and fair manner.
7.0 Force Majeure
7.1 In the event of force majeure, whether of a permanent or temporary nature, Prinsenboat has
the right to terminate the agreement wholly or partly, or to temporarily suspend it without any
possibility for the Guest to claim performance and/or compensation.
Force majeure includes, but is not limited to: war risk, war, insurrection, molestation, strikes,
boycotts, disruptions in the energy circuit, in traffic or transport, government measures, scarcity of
raw materials, natural disasters, leakage, and furthermore all circumstances, extraordinary weather
conditions, death of one of the owners or close family members etc. under which complete or
partial fulfilment of the agreement cannot reasonably be required from Prinsenboat.
In case of dissolution or suspension of the reservation/contract/overnight stay or accommodation
due to force majeure for one of the above reasons or any other reasons that constitute force
majeure as this list is not exhaustive, the guest will be contacted in order to find a suitable date to
make the reservation/contract/overnight stay or accommodation take place on another date.
In the event that it is not possible for the Guest and the Prinsenboat to arrange for the overnight
stay to take place on another date or dates, the Guest shall be entitled to compensation of a
maximum of 50%.
8.1 Prinsenboat cannot be held responsible for any damage suffered by the Guest or third parties
as a result of the stay in the accommodation; the Guest indemnifies Prinsenboat against any
claims in that respect. Prinsenboat is not liable for disruptions in and around the accommodation,
such as power and water supply disruptions and technical failures, as well as for building or road
works in the vicinity of the B&B which were not announced in good time or at all.
8.2 The Prinsenboat can only be held liable for damage attributable to gross negligence or
8.3 Notwithstanding the provisions of articles 10.1 and 10.2, Prinsenboat’s liability, if and insofar as
Prinsenboat is legally liable for any damage arising from the user agreement, is limited to direct
damage only and does not include any consequential loss. The liability of Prinsenboat is limited to
the maximum amount paid by the insurer of Prinsenboat.
9.1 The Prinsenboat will treat all personal data provided to them or made known to them as
confidential and will not freely make them available to third parties.
10. Final provision
10.1 Dutch law applies to these general terms and conditions. By making a reservation, the guest
declares that he has taken cognisance of the general terms and conditions and declares that he
accepts them and is bound by them.
10.2 All disputes arising from the user agreement or these terms and conditions shall in the first
instance be settled by the competent court in the Netherlands.
10.3 Neither party may transfer its rights and obligations to any third party unless otherwise
provided in these terms and conditions. The person who made the reservation or for whom the
reservation was made, has to be the person who is staying in the Prinsenboat Studio, so that the
identity of the guests is always known to Prinsenboat. It is absolutely prohibited to sublet a booked
accommodation or to transfer this accommodation to another person than mentioned on the
10.4 If and as far as any provision of the User Agreement and these Conditions should appear to
be invalid, the other conditions shall remain in force and the invalid article shall be deemed to have
been converted in such a way that it corresponds to the apparent intentions of the parties.
Registration number: 0363 EFF3 D481 075C 5C3F