Host’s Favorite | Take The Ferry


In Amsterdam the ferry across the river is free.

As you may know I am also a host for Airbnb and have people from all over the world staying in my home. I enjoy sharing little insider places to go, things to do, with them. The stuff that locals do.

” Once I stayed in a tiny room in the heart of Tribeca, NYC. Outside the window, squashed between beautiful brick walls stood a tall tree “planted by Yoko Ono”. A memorable sales pitch for a queen-size bed on top of the world. Living on Wooster Street I was a local for a week, a fantastic experience. I would love to offer this kind of experience to my guests when staying in Amsterdam ” is the the text on my Airbnb profile.

The image above shows one of my favorite places in Amsterdam: The ferry across the river IJ. Even though it’s only a 5 minute fare across, it is a local staple, a must-do, a wanna-feel: The excitement of the bustle, crossing a busy 4 lane fairway, with sometimes a near miss with an unstoppable large vessel, the pounding engine and screeching seagulls hanging above, the smell of wild water while out on the deck, to me it’s like a 5 minute holiday – every time.

Happy to have reached your destination across, it’s justified to celebrate, when on holiday 😉 Watch the world go by at the riverbank café of Eye, our wonderful film museum residing in Zaha Hadid’s visionary construction.

About Wilson

relentless hunter gatherer of soothing beauty, great and small
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