Stay on a 105 year old renovated Pavilion Clipper Ship, moored on the Zaan river in North Holland, just a block away from the train station and busses, only 20 minutes by train to Amsterdam Centraal station.
This amazing pirate ship is cozy, romantic, friendly, quiet, exciting, calm and fun.
The ship works well for couples, solo adventurers, friends, families, glbt and bdsm folk, explorers, and those who are just looking for a rest.
Featured on House Hunters International February, 2017.
The ship and B&B is named after my daughter, who stays with me most weekends. She is seven.
While you are here, other than me and maybe Natalie, you and your group will be the only people on the ship. I only book the ship out to to people who know either know each other or are part of the same group. The ship is big, but it is not a party ship; I think it works best with individuals or small groups who know each other.
A B&B license here requires that no more than no more than six guests, but more than five becomes difficult, so I allow five at a time, maximum.
Miss Natalie L is a Pavilion Clipper ship, otherwise known as a pirate ship. Made of steel, she was originally built to haul cargo, and did that until she was turned into a pleasure ship about forty years ago.
I am trying to keep her as authentic as I can, but am also updating those things that are required by most people today.
Zugang für Gäste
Breakfast is Included, and the feedback has been good, but you will need to tell me what you do not eat at least a day before you arrive.
There are actually two sleeping cabins, with a total of six beds. The sleeping cabins are pretty much just that. Cabins you can sleep in. One cabin has four beds, the other has two beds and a dryer. The beds are bunked, with comfortable new 200x90cm mattresses.
I have mentioned that the ship is, among other things, romantic. A friend mentioned right back to me that single bunk beds are not romantic.
But the SHIP is romantic, nonetheless, and there are plenty of places on your part of the ship where ... uhmm...I don't really need to go into this, here, do I?
On with the tour.
You also have two other rooms, and all of the decks that you can take advantage of. The total space for guests is 55 square meters, not including the outside decks. The ship itself is a little over 31 meters long,
There is a very nice private saloon that is good for drinking, conversation and playing game cards. It is also where you will find a refrigerator, tea and coffee, and a stove top and small oven. The other room is a study/ library that is good for working in. Both of those and the two sleeping cabins will be your private spaces while you are here, so four rooms in all. And - oh! I just remembered, the table in the study can be dropped down, and turned into a double bed. Voila - Romantic, right?
Your quarters are all on the front half front of the ship, but you also have access to all four decks at any time. You will need to make your way to the aft (back) part of the ship to use the shower or the head (toilet), but is it is not too far away from your private quarters. You can either go across the deck or through the ship down below to get there.
Interaktion mit Gästen
The ship is 31 meters long (104 feet), Your quarters take up about half of it. I live on the other half. Both sides of the ship have lockable doors to the decks above, and the outside.
My interaction with you is pretty much what you choose it to be. I am social, and like to get to know my guests a bit, but I am not usually a tour guide, although I am very willing to give ideas of what I think you should see while you are here. I understand that you will be on vacation, so I will pretty much leave you alone to enjoy it, if that is what you want. It really is up to you.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Here are a few things things you should be aware of:
Due to the amazing amount of time and work it takes to ready the ship to sail ( three days to a week to raise all the sails, for example), I have decided not sail the ship with guests. At some point that may change. For now, there are many opportunities to explore the river and area on a boat that are nice and not expensive.
Being on the ship is not nearly as rough as camping, but is also not a 5 star hotel; although The Miss Natalie L will certainly not frown upon seeing champagne poured in to a cut glass flute, if you want to bring one onboard.
Miss Natalie L has all kinds of character, and is very friendly. We love this ship, and think she is too good to keep to ourselves. We think you will enjoy her, too.
- For everyone's safety, no drug use is allowed on the ship, no climbing the mast, and if you have children, you must be with them at all times, especially when they are on the deck.
Diving in the water is not allowed. It is not clean, and if you look closely, you will see that there really is no way back on the ship or land, once you are in the water.
Pirate ships are all kinds of fun, but, as with most fun things, they can also be dangerous if not respected.
You will be visiting my home, and I am not, primarily, a hotel. Since the ship will need some explaining to keep you safe, I do not allow check-ins on the first night by any guests after 8:00 pm.
As with all respectable pirate ships, Miss Natalie L. does have a plank; although she would hate to make you walk it, consider yourself warned.
I live in Wormerveer, The Netherlands. I travel alone and with my daughter, Natalie, and am always looking for ways to show her how people live in other places. We very much prefer homes to hotels.