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When in Amsterdam, do as so many residents do and take to the water. House-Boat Hotel provides a choice of classy nautical choices, from ultra-luxurious clippers sleeping up to 24 people to intimate houseboats perfect for a couples' romantic getaway.

Houseboats come in a variety of styles and locations to suit individual taste; to commune with nature, chose a mooring on the Amstel River, where the water is clean enough to swim. Hire a boat along one of the tranquil canals of the Jordaan, or if you'd rather catch a city vibe, plump for a vessel alongside the much-loved Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) within a hop of Waterlooplein, with its famous daily flea market and surrounding museums. Landlubbers can also reside in bijou canalside studios with views across the water. Whichever option you go for, all accommodations are impeccably kitted out, cozy, and contemporary in style.