■ AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: The houseboats in Amsterdam up for rent on sites like Airbnb.com and Booking.com don’t come cheap. In fact, they cost 3-4 times the equivalent sized hotel room. However, seeing as living on a genuine Amsterdam houseboat is an integral part to a first visit to the city, what choice does a tourist have?
Having stayed at a fairly modern and luxurious Airbnb houseboat earlier this week, I felt I’d missed out on the real deal. So I started searching for an actual houseboat that floats and has a more authentic feel to it. Sadly these boats cost no less and all of them have a 2 day stay minimum rule.
So off I went to once again embrace the Amsterdam river houseboat lifestyle…. only this time as a carbon neutral flower power Amsterdam cat lady named Karen…..
■ Video of the first Airbnb houseboat in Amsterdam I stayed in: https://youtu.be/tHbBYw5mkaQ