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Recent reviews

Peniche Barge Esperance Canal du Midi

The barge is incredible. As we kept mentioning, you have not missed anything. Every room, bathroom, seating area, upper deck is warm and comfortable. I can’t think of one thing you haven’t provided. I am in awe of the tabletop combinations you have and how you manage to store them. The dishware and glassware (plus multiple napkin folding) make every meal special. All these are things and add to the atmosphere but mainly, your humor and easy manner and willingness to share your...

Ramzi, England

Mar - Whole Houseboat - Sleeps 4

For my wife and I, staying in this delightful houseboat was a quintessentially Amsterdam treat. Located near the Rembrandt House Museum, the houseboat is central to many attractions and about a 3-minute walk from a terrific supermarket. The kitchen was great so we were able to prepare meals there. We also used the washing machine for laundry. We met the charming owners who usually live there and have made this a very comfortable home. Also, this was the most immaculate place I have ever...

Thomas, the United States

Studio 2 on modern city centre houseboat

Great little studio on the water, 5 minute walk from the metro in a quiet area which is full of small restaurants. The studio is clean and pleasant. Easy access, no complaints!

Angelique, France

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Corona Help Program

We partnered up with our hosts to offer highly discounted and almost free stays at cost price to those who need it most in this time of crisis. If you work in a hospital, or are a civil servant or volunteer, you name it, and need discounted housing in a houseboat, book here!

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Rent a houseboat and make your holiday unforgettable!

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


The options are endless. Ever thought of a houseboat holiday in Amsterdam, Paris or Berlin? Each of these cities offer a wide variety of floating homes. And 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 vacation destination, hire a houseboat and be welcome aboard!

 

Why book with us?

We are specialized in houseboats and we offer the widest selection of amazing houseboat rentals around the world. Lots of them are exclusively available with us. At Bookahouseboat.com you're sure to find the largest variety of hand picked floating holiday rentals. From wonderfully renovated traditional ships to the most exclusive floating villa’s. Paying for your holiday is simple and safe, and customer care is of paramount importance to us.

 

Sailor Taylor Service

Choosing the right houseboat can be quite a challenge. Therefore we offer our Sailor Taylor Service: tell us your needs and we will send you a handpicked selection. Just send a message to support@bookahouseboat.com and share your requirements: what dates, how many guests and the type of holiday you want to have (romantic, foody, cultural, you name it!). We look forward to find you the best houseboat possible for your next trip!

 

What makes us stand out?

* Really great support before, during and after your stay.
* We know houseboats and love to share our experience with you.
* We pay the owner 1 day after check in, so your payment is 100% safe.
* Pay in 2 terms, most properties offer a 50-50% payment scheme.
* Booking is easy, safe and simple - a great way to start your houseboat holiday
* Custom advise with our Sailor Taylor Service


Thanks for your trust in us. And wherever you go: we wish you an unforgettable houseboat holiday!

Peps Co-Founder Bookahouseboat.com

Captain Peps

Co-Founder Bookahouseboat.com

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B&Bs on houseboats available for Corona helpers / volunteers

B&Bs on houseboats available for Corona helpers / volunteers

First of all, we hope that you are doing well in these confusing times. The corona crisis hits the holiday rental market very hard, resulting in many vacant B&B's. At the same time, we expect a big increase in the number of professionals committed to coping with this crisis in many cities in the near future. Think of employees in healthcare, but also logistics managers and civil servants. Not all these professionals can go home every day, for example because they live (far) outside of the city. As Bookahouseboat.com we see an opportunity to give something back. Our plan is to not leave these B&B's unused, but to make them available to those who need it most. The condition for you as owner is that the B&B has a separate entrance so that physical contact, and therefore the chance of contamination, is as small as possible. The starting point is that the accommodation is offered at cost price (cleaning costs). If the professional's employer has a budget for subsistence allowance, you can d

The Amsterdam light festival - Hand in hand with our houseboat rentals

The Amsterdam light festival - Hand in hand with our houseboat rentals

AMSTERDAM LIGHT FESTIVAL   When you think of Amsterdam, colorful tulips, people sitting along the sunny canals, bikers everywhere, are just some thing that can come to mind. But Amsterdam has so much more to offer than these stereo types. When you hear 'Amsterdam and festivals', you'll probably think of the hundreds of food and music festivals the city hosts every year. This festival is different, the Amsterdam Light Festival is doesn't have any music or DJs nor does it offer food. It does host about 25 incredible works of art that light the city's canals in the evening and night. During the months December and January, the cozy Dutch wintertime, The Light Festival is something unique you should visit. This year at its 8th edition, new artists and amazing installations are now waiting for you to visit!       General info   Didn't yet have time to plan when to visit Amsterdam? Why not this winter?! You are still on time to enjoy the Light Festival as it starts on November 28, 2019 and

Woodstock love, peace and happiness on an Amsterdam houseboat

Woodstock love, peace and happiness on an Amsterdam houseboat

Woodstock couple falls in love with the houseboat life  In the summer of 1969 Bobbi and Nick Ercoline were, unknowingly, photographed during the legendary Woodstock festival. This picture became the cover of the iconic album Woodstock: 'Music from the Original Soundtrack and More'. Now, in the winter of 2019 the couple are the guests of honor of ‘Woodstock The Story – 50th Anniversary Tour’. During their stay in Amsterdam, they lived the most bohemian, hippie-esque life possible: on a houseboat. And they fell in love, head over heels, again.   Text and photo's: Juul Steyn    Bobbi and Nick Ercoline fell in love all over again both with each other and the hippie lifestyle on a houseboat (photo: Juul Steyn / Bookahouseboat.com)   A trip down memory lane What a contrary this trip to Amsterdam was compared with their visit to the festival of peace, love and great music 50 years ago. Time for a trip down memory lane. Back then they had not even planned on going, but there was some magic bu

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