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Second boat left = arknoa
End of the jetty = arknoa
Arknoa House Boat
entry to Elephant Room
Elephant Room
Elephant Room
Elephant Room
Couch Bed Elephant Room
Waterfront View
Nest Room
Nest Room
Nest Room
Nest Room

Noa RJ Wheeler  Westerdok 11, 1013AZ Amsterdam       phone +31 (0)20 6234975  mobile  + 31 (0)6 16 116 003

ArkNoa 2019


Houseboat Arknoa (central heating, hot running water), with view on broad and active canal, facing the sunny side and 8 grand trees is located in the “Westerdok”, at the head of the Prinsengracht (on the northern side of the railroad track), opposite Squash City (squash, sauna & aerobatics). The houseboat is close to the Jordaan area where the Saturday & Monday street markets are held from 8:oo to 15:oo and close to  the Haarlemmerdijk where you can find the supermarket AH and plenty of breakfast shops. Arknoa is smoker friendly. The Supermarket (8:oo-22:oo)  is just down the road, over Moonbridge, under railroad track, next bridge turn right & on your left hand there.  


Arknoa offers:

The Elephant Room with shared bathroom/shower & the Nest Room:


1. The “Nest room” (a, min.3nights).  

Owners Entrance. Shared Bathroom. Private terrace with rowing-boat as Lounge! In the morning, showers only after 10am! 1Shower a day per person, max.

Linen and towels are provided and the beds are made for a good night’s sleep on the waters!

owner’s entrance and waterfront view. A smaller private room with a large higher mezzanine bed 2p. (1m40x2m) adjacent the the ‘Elephant Room’ & the Bathroom. View over canal. A good adresse for a 3n stay in Amsterdam. The room can be locked. Through the window you can access the Terrace on Western side, with Rowing-boat parked infront of your Terrace as Lounge Space. 

Check-in is 16:oo; Check-out is 10.00 am.

- Please give your full telephone number so you can be reached easily!

Prices are exclusive Key deposit e50.- pp. (Will be returned at departure!)

Price is:  e120.-  for 1 or 2p. p.night. ExclusiveDutch Tourist tax 7%. Or according to Agent.

Please pay CASH on arrival.


2. The “Elephant room” (a, min.3nights).

Private Entrance. Shared Bathroom. Private terrace with rowing-boat as Lounge!

with private entrance and waterfront view:: A large spacey room; good for 1 or 2 or 3 persons.

1XL bed for 2p, (1.40x2m.) 1 couch-bed for 1p. (0,90 x 2m), a king size  table, tea & coffee-making facilities (with tea, coffee, & sugar/honey available, a radio, plugs for labtops, 3  windows and access to a Terrace with Rowing-boat parked in front of your Terrace as Lounge-space…   

Check-in is 16:oo; Check-out is 10:30 am. 

- Please give your full telephone number so you can be reached easily!

* Prices are exclusive Key deposit e50.- p.p.

Price is  e150.- p.night for 1-2- 3p. Exclusief Dutch Tourist tax 7%. Or according to Agent.

Please pay CASH on arrival.


payment details

Payment is cash on arriving at the houseboat. Please phone if you will be late.

Paypal is also accepted to secure bookings.
Visit: if you have never used this practically free money tranfer bank.

Upfront payment (one night) thru ING bank, Amsterdam,  a.s.a.p. please for securing reservation. To Innkeeper:  RJ Wheeler. Westerdok 11. 1013 AZ Amsterdam.  Iban: NL42 INGB 0005 0836 16. Bic: INGBNL2A. Please  inform per email that this has been done.  Just please mention: your name  + date of arrival. Thank you!  (


On arriving at the houseboat, pay the ‘balance due’ cash.  *Also be prepared to make a deposit of e50.- p.p. which will be returned when room, Rowing boat, bathroom and fridge are left tidy at departure and garbage is removed. Please strip linen from bed/s as well as pillow-cases… Stash dirty towels and bed linen on the floor.  Cups and dishes can be cleaned in the bathroom. Thanks a lot! Ladies can ask for extra matrass-protection, an extra towel,  if needs be!



When arriving by car, the closest secure cheaper Parking is in Sloterdijk,  Piarcoplein 1, 1043 DW.

 (for your Tom-tom) (Sloterdijk is one railway station away, direction West from Amsterdam Central Station. Price of parking +/- is for 24hours:  € 7.-   +Free train tickets to Amsterdam, 2 ways/= Keep your train tickets!).    

See also the parking site when travelling by car:  


For Tom-tom to Arknoa see Winthorststraat 1013 AZ

Restaurant close to houseboat: Hendrik Jonkersplein 1. (opposite Elephant Room) 10’ walking West from Ark. To reserve phone oo31 20 6238721.  Kitchen opens at 6pm. (to rent an electric motor boat) (0900 7000).

www. ‘hop-on-hop-off’ canal cruise (oo31 20 6239886). (Souvenir shop). Leliegracht 51/corner Prinsengracht; next to Anne Frank house. (down the road). (what’s on in town). (Friday night’s open until 22:oo). (For the tulipe fields). (Train to Haarlem, from there Bus to Lisse).  (farm house in the Westerpark with vegetarian cheaper meals (18.30) at 30’walking distance West from the houseboat. To reserve a meal:  phone oo31 20 3376820. (dutch website). (Expensive Art exhibitions). (Botanical gardens).


Arknoa offers it’s guests a safe and refreshing ‘experience’ to relax in!    

- Welcome and ‘Bienvenus’! 

Innkeeper Rose Noa. - NRJWheeler.


general information



Westerdok 11. 1013 AZ Amsterdam 

contact details

NRJ, Rose Noa, living on board is the innkeeper; welcome! 

Please contact directly by phone or email for requests of availability.


Home Telephone: +31 20 623 4975 

Mobile # from abroad: +31 616 116 003 

Mobile # from Holland: 0616 116 003 

arknoa's banking info

To: R.J. Wheeler Bank: ING Iban: NL42INGB0005083616

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