Over 100km of canals flow through the city and, as space is scarce in Holland, many of Amsterdam’s residents live in boats on the water. You can experience this unique way of life at Dutch Canal Boat hotel, but bear in mind that the scenery around this canal is quite the opposite of the grandiose canal belt in the city centre. This boathouse is moored in a green and quiet neighbourhood precisely between the districts Nieuw-West and Amsterdam Zuid. The spacious vessel is pleasantly decorated and includes an outside seating area, a small kitchen and a luxurious bedroom and bathroom. During the winter months, the boathouse gets quite cold and the absence of extra blankets is a major shortcoming.