All wanderlust-filled Europhiles will know that Amsterdam's canals are intimately connected to the city's rich cultural heritage. But did you know that these also house a selection of boat hotels?
Putting a comfortable twist to your typical canal tour, House-Boat Hotel offers an exclusive accommodation experience for travelers visiting the Netherlands' incredible capital city.
They have various lodging options for families and couples alike. Today, we'll take a peek inside one of them - a charming houseboat hotel that is cradled in the Amstel river.
Ready to jump on board? Then let's get to it.
This particular model is recommended for two people - possibly couples or friends sharing a room. But in reality, the houseboat retreat has enough room to accommodate two kids over the age of six as well.
The company does warn, though, that children staying aboard need to hold swimming certificates in case there are any water-borne emergencies. Which is fair enough, don't you agree?
Not that this should dissuade anyone from experiencing the relaxing atmosphere of this boat hotel first hand. Outside, you can cool off in your own private deck.
With seating areas like these, anyone is able to kick back and enjoy the pleasant Dutch scenery. From passersby ambling along the harbor, to boats and swans traveling through the waters, there is plenty to observe and absorb while you unwind in this floating dwelling.
For those days when you prefer to settle indoors, there is a spacious four-seater sofa that you can comfortably droop into.
And well within your reach is the fully-furnished, open plan kitchen.
Which includes a wide window that allows plenty of natural lighting to come through.
If a home-cooked meal sounds appealing right now, you will be pleased to know that everything in the kitchen is set up and ready to go. Kitchen amenities include microwave, fridge, coffeemaker, four-burner gas stove, toaster and electric kettle.
The bathroom comes with a bathtub, a separate shower cabin, and a toilet.
On one side of the living area, you will find the staircase leading you outside. On the other side is a door leading to the two bedrooms.
Which is where we will focus our attention to now. One of the cozy bedrooms has a queen-size bed for couples to snuggle into.
While the other comes with two beds, a bedside table and a chair for the singleton travelers or the family with children.
In short, this houseboat hotel is perfect for those tourists who need to get a bit of R&R after spending the day discovering Amsterdam's various treasures. Filled with every single piece of furnishing you would expect in a typical home, this canal-side accommodation is the ideal escape for travelers wanting to sail their worries away.