Overview of Hostel
ARKNOA: This private houseboat offers 2 private rooms on the sunny side, with waterfront view over broad and active
canal during the daytime and peaceful at night:
The Elephant room is a large '3-bed-private', = one double bed (1m40x2m) and one single bed (0m80x2m) for 2 or 3 guests, with priva
Houseboat Arknoa is a 9 minutes walk West from Central Station, exiting the Station on the Northern side and not the town side. Exit the station and turn left... follow road till corner-bend where you can see SQUASH written on a building in the West, where the sun sets. Then you are very close. From there go to 'Moon bridge'
(Moonbridge is nick name of Han Lammer brug/bridge) and see green lights in window of the houseboat. (Second boat to the left from the top of 'Moonbridge'.
Adinoah sends guests a map of directions to their email address. Please print this map (printing wizard 4x6in.cropped to fit) to find your way to the houseboat.
Or print the following description of your journey to the houseboat:
At Schiphol airport, you will find the train for Amsterdam Central Station in the underground. The train takes about 35 minutes to reach Amsterdam and you have to first buy your train tickets.
It is a short walk from Amsterdam Railway Station
to the houseboat (9 min.)
Exit the station on the northern side (not the town side)
and turn left.
Follow the main road passing the busy ferries parked on your right/ Keep following the main road direction West,
(where the sun sets)/ passing the large bicycle stand on your right/ Pass bye the elegant and tall boat 'Prince of Orange' on your right/ ...Cross over then to the left side of the main road when convenient/ Passing then next the 'Kamer van Koophandel' (Chamber of Commerce) on your left/ Still on the main road, continue to the coming old bridge on an angle on your right/ Here keep on the left side of the road/ follow the bend,
and the railroad track (do not follow the road that crosses the old bridge) but look for a second modern bridge just behind the old bridge on an angle, 'Moonbridge' (all lit up at night), (the only aluminum bridge in Europe) / and cross this modern bridge. Arknoa seen from the top of Moonbridge is the second houseboat to the left. Having arrived on the other side, count then 4 street lamps and take the 6 steps down to the wooden jetty.
Arknoa is right at the end of this jetty opposite the railroad track and opposite SQUASH CITY.
On top of Moonbridge you can see the houseboat, the second houseboat to your left, (in the middle of the canal +/-) / With little green lights in the window that faces the railroad track, ... This means the captain is awaiting you....
The Jordaan district, the Ann Frank house, the 'Prinsencanal' Houseboat Arknoa is also close-by all the breakfast shops on the Haarlemmerstraat /dijk. (Barney's coffee cie, p.ex. opens at 8am.) The supermarket is 5 minutes away (open daily, Sundays included from 8am to 10pm). The houseboat is also close to the Monday and Saturday street-markets of the Jordaan.
Conditions & Policy
Taxes Not Included
Once your booking has been confirmed by Hostelworld, you will receive an email from Arknoa to you personally with a map for the directions. Please print this map and take it with you as Amsterdam IS confusing!... To secure your booking with Arknoa, please make an upfront payment of your first night through www.paypal.com (cheap transfer fees).. Please note: 5% Tourist tax are not included in the online room rates. - Happy travels! - When arriving late at night; please advise by phone - If you have to change your arrival time at the last minute; please do so per phone. - In case you have difficulty in finding the houseboat, please do so by phone on +31 6 16 116 003 Please also inform the house at what time you plan to arrive, if only to deposit bags, if other guests are leaving that same day. Dogs are not directly accepted as there are 2 cats living on board. Special requests can be made. Please note: it is important to provide a valid phone number so that the property can get in touch with you.