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Recent reviews

First Class Studio with a view - luxurious with sauna

I surprised my boyfriend with a houseboat stay for his birthday and it was amazing! The space was clean and spacious allowing for us to relax and enjoy the water. It was easy to order food for delivery and just relax on the deck to watch the sunset. Suzan was a great host, quick to communicate and even helped me get a birthday cake to add to the surprise. You are a little out of the Amsterdam action which we wanted as we live in...

Heather, the Netherlands

Riverside Studio - 20 min from Amsterdam

This weekend my partner and I were guests in the Riverside Studio at Lysanna where we had a great time in this 'tiny-house' setting. Cozy for two. It was wonderfully relaxing. Read a book along the water, take a walk in the neighborhood, a glass of wine in the evening and wake up with a view of the water and the landscape behind it. Lysanna even let us stay a little longer on our last day as no new guests arrived yet. All in...

Lars, the Netherlands

Brand new Houseboat Prinsengracht - Rembrandt Suite

Perfect reception and overnight stay. Enjoy watching the passing boats with a glass and waving. In the center of Amsterdam, everything close by. Top!

Chris, the Netherlands

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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!


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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.


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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!


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* Really great support before, during and after your stay.
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* We pay the owner/host 2 days after check in, so your payment is 100% safe.
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Thanks for your trust in us. And wherever you go: we wish you an unforgettable houseboat holiday!

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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