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Houseboat in Holland as an alternative to the hotel

Houseboat in Holland - Our Olympia Superkreuzer
Houseboat in Holland - Our Olympia Superkreuzer

A houseboat in Holland as an alternative to the hotel? This question we set ourselves when planning the travel of our Bloggerreise Flower corso in the Bollenstreek in Holland. The reason for this was that it was difficult to get a hotel for a group of seven people during the festival time. Simone from nach-holland.de suggested we stay in a houseboat instead. We were already driving a boat, we were last year on the Mayenne in the west of France with another group of bloggers on the houseboat on the way, It was a lot of fun, and so we liked to say. This time we did not want to sail through Holland's canals by boat, but use the boat as a location from which we wanted to see the various stations of the Blumencorso, partly also by boat.

Houseboat in Holland. The view from our lounge
Houseboat in Holland. The view from our lounge

Our houseboat in Holland - an Olympia super cruiser

Olympia Charters in Warmond was so kind and provided us with the largest of their houseboats, the Olympia Supercruiser, for our three-night stay: a six-cabin boat that can sleep a total of 12 people. There are two toilets and a shower on board, as well as a large lounge and a galley, in which even a gas stove, a large fridge freezer and an extractor hood was available. There was even a color TV, although we did not turn it on during our stay on board. There was far too much to talk about!

Houseboat in Holland lounge
Houseboat in Holland lounge

Our overnight stay on a houseboat in the Netherlands turned out to be a real stroke of luck, even though we overestimated the coolness of the night temperatures the first night and spent the night like a sauna when the heating was fully turned on. For the next two nights, we turned off the heating in our cabin and slept soundly in our bunks, until we woke early in the morning from the chattering geese setting out from the misty riverbanks in search of something edible. We especially appreciated the tranquility that awaited us in our oasis on the river in Warmond, because in the places we visited during the flower corso in Bollenstreek, thousands of visitors cavorted.

Houseboat in Holland Our bunk
Houseboat in Holland Our bunk

The breakfast we prepared ourselves in our galley every morning. In every cabin there was a sink that could always use a person for brushing teeth. Although two people were able to sleep in the cabin, it was too tight for two to move around. However, we did not need that either, because there were showers and extra toilets in the boathouse, so that we could distribute ourselves well in the morning on all washing facilities.

Ready for the flower parade in Bollenstreek
Ready for the flower parade in Bollenstreek

During the day we were in the area and ate in restaurants along our routes. So we were able to sit down comfortably together after our return in the evening and discuss the events of the day with a good glass of wine. A nice way to end exciting days, we find. It was a lot of fun.

So our Olympia supercruiser proved to be the perfect solution for visiting the flower parade and as an ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle that developed around it.

And that's what the other participants of our blogger journey say:

Source: own research on site. We would like to thank Olympia Charters for providing us with their Olympia Superkreuzer. Our opinion remains our own.

Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

Responses

  1. Sabine
    | Reply

    That sounds very tempting and looks very comfortable! Did you drive the mini-cruiser yourself?

    • Monika & Petar Fox
      | Reply

      Hello Sabine,

      yes, "mini cruiser" is exactly right. We lived on it to seven, and there were still cabins free :). However, we were not on the way with it. This houseboat was only our location for excursions in the area.

      However, we have been traveling with the houseboat twice: both times in France. Once on the Mayenne in the Pays de la Loire and once on the Saone in the Franche Comté: https://www.travelworldonline.de/traveller/category/hausboot/, Since then we are absolute fans of houseboat tours. The perfect travel form to relax!

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