This majestic houseboat is docked in a prominent place, in front of the Stopera in the center of Amsterdam, and nestled within the curving Amstel River. This renowned floating design, “a pearl on the Amstel”, has been much published, and has possibly the most beautiful view in Amsterdam.
This luxury houseboat ‘De Friese Franje’ puts you right in the middle of the city, while still being apart from it. The floating residence measures 29 meters in length, 5 meters in width, and is 1.4 meters deep. Recently remodeled, the renovation was coordinated and finished by the noted Amsterdam local Kromhoutwerf, with beautiful, sustainable materials such as oak floor, hardened matted glass in the bedroom, and leather-padded walls in the wheelhouse. All this gives the boat a soul, and makes it warm and comfortable.
The ship is partitioned into a central eating area, luxurious kitchen, large sitting/bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a guest room. Because there is no transverse partitioning, you experience the length of the ship everywhere on board no matter which room you are in
Article originally appeared in the Extraordinary Living Blog, Sotheby's International Realty