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Dokstroom - our hidden gem
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Quiet Gem in Heart of Amsterdam
Rental from $209 Per night
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Light and bright room 'Beach'
Rental from $116 Per night
Captain Pippi
Rental from $609 Per night
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Sailing ships

The Frisian Lady - sleeps 12
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Samara I
Rental from $5090 Per night

Samara I

Indonesia, Labuan Bajo 12 Sleeps, (New houseboat)

Rental from $1740 Per night


the Netherlands, Kampen 38 Sleeps, (New houseboat)

Rental from $1811 Per night


the Netherlands, Stavoren 34 Sleeps, (New houseboat)

Rental from $1603 Per night


the Netherlands, Enkhuizen 26 Sleeps, (New houseboat)

Samara II
Rental from $4549 Per night

Samara II

Indonesia, Labuan Bajo 10 Sleeps, (New houseboat)

Recent reviews


The boat was very clean and tidy, both the bed and sofa bed were very comfortable, and the shower was spacious and hot. We really enjoyed our stay. The only extra thing I would have liked was some way to limit how much the windows opened, as we were staying with two children and the windows opened wide straight onto the water. All the cafes and shops of Javastraat were lovely to have nearby. Thank you, Nina!

Abbie, England

Bed on Sustainable Boat

We stayed in the houseboat for two nights. Check-in went really well and Gijs was very hospitable. We even got two bikes so we could explore Amsterdam.

Janina, Germany

Kop Van Zuid - with roofed terrace

We came with 4 people and had a lovely and relaxing holiday. The landlord was very friendly and was able to explain everything to us in German.

Thomas, Germany

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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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