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De Hoop
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Light and private room 'Dune'
Rental from $116 Per night

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Dutch Tjalk 1896 - sleeps 20
Rental from $1431 Per night
Eenhoorn
Rental from $1610 Per night

Eenhoorn

the Netherlands, Enkhuizen 26 Sleeps, (New houseboat)

Boat Hotel Six Rotterdam
Rental from $659 Per night

Boat Hotel Six Rotterdam

the Netherlands, Rotterdam 10 Sleeps, (New houseboat)

The Frisian Lady - sleeps 12
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Recent reviews

Houseboat Blue Water

My wife and I spent three nights on Patricia’s houseboat. We have never had such great communication and attention from a host before. The home had just been moved from a different spot, so there were a couple of minor items that still needed attention, but nothing that affected our stay. Nestled in a very cool part of Amsterdam, the neighbourhood provides everything you could need, and instead of wandering too far, we elected to stay in the area and be one of the...

Malcom, Canada

Houseboat with free Breakfast and Bikes

Simple but very comfortable holiday apartment. Quiet location but still close to the center. Great breakfast and very friendly hosts. The bikes were ready to ride but needed an inspection. Conclusion: I would gladly come back anytime.

Joachim, Germany

El Diamante - Central, spacious and luxurious houseboat

This was a great stay! The houseboat looks exactly like the photos. Very relaxing, sitting area/patio right on the water, super quiet... Our host was very communicative and accommodating. We had everything at our fingertips, and the boat truly felt like our home for the entire week we were there. Would love to stay again!

Lesa, the United States

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We believe that where you stay is a big part of your holiday experience. We are proud to share the largest selection of boats, (sailing) ships, barges and yachts from around the world. Each and every one of these floating homes is unique and will surely contribute to an unforgettable vacation.


Your options are endless. Ever thought of a houseboat holiday in Amsterdam, a bed and breakfast boat in Paris or a relaxing luxurious floating getaway on the Thames in London? Each of these cities offers a wide variety of floating homes. Or why not rent an authentic spice boat in India, a luxury cruiser on one of the great lakes in America or a narrow boat in England? Experiencing your holiday from a houseboat is nothing like anything you've ever done before. Pick your holiday destination, hire a houseboat and be welcome aboard!


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We are specialized in houseboats and offer the widest selection of amazing houseboat rentals from around the world. Lots of them are exclusively available through us. At Bookahouseboat.com you're not only booking a place to stay, but also an experience. From wonderfully renovated traditional ships, barges or rafts to the most exclusive floating villa’s with hotel like experiences. Booking and paying for your holiday is safe and simple through our website. And remember, customer care is of paramount importance to us. Always glad to help!


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Choosing the right houseboat can be a challenge. Therefore we have a Sailor Taylor Service: tell us your needs and we will send you a handpicked selection. Just send us a message and share your requirements: which dates, how many guests, the city or country you would like to go to and any other wishes you may have. We look forward to finding the best possible houseboat for your trip!


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* Pay in 2 installments, depending on the time until check-in, the payment arrangements are 25-75%, 50-50% or 100%.
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