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Recent reviews

Tiny City Centre Houseboat near Leidseplein

Great little houseboat with everything you need. Quiet street, but not far from restaurants, bars etc. All in all, an excellent place to stay in Amsterdam.

David, England

50's Style 2 BR Family Houseboat Apt with terrace

Owner was responsive and a good experience. Was near to the bus stop, can take bus 48 to city center. Will be a better stay if more pillows would be provided, bathing necessities given and hangers.

Serena, Singapore

50's Style 2 BR Family Houseboat Apt with terrace

Ein wunderschönes Boot mit tollem Ambiente, es war genau das Richtige für unseren Ausflug! Es geht super flott bis in die Stadt und wir kamen auch zu jeder Uhrzeit nach Hause. Ganz toll, vielen Dank :-)

Marie-Kristin, Germany

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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

Latest news

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 images 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

5 Reasons why you should rent a houseboat in Amsterdam

5 Reasons why you should rent a houseboat in Amsterdam

Why you should rent a houseboat in Amsterdam Let’s be honest; we all try to do something different when we travel but mostly, we wind up doing the same thing. It’s true, walking tours and hotel chains always seem to feature on a city break but when do we really venture out to try something new? Now: that’s not to say there is anything wrong with either of the above but there’s only so many times you can do the same thing and expect a different outcome. In other words, travel is supposed to be about new experiences and booking a houseboat in Amsterdam is surely a lot more exciting than another night at the Best Western or any other hotel in the city. In this interview we ask Robert, award winning host of a floating B&B in Amsterdam, why houseboat holidays are so appealing. And we take a quick look at what makes Amsterdam so special.   Reason #1: Get a new perspective on Amsterdam “Amsterdam is quite a contrast to most cities in Europe. As you know, bicycles are preferred to cars and asi