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Light and private room 'Dune'
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Stylish Floating Villa - 150 sqm of luxury
Rental from $536 Per night
Cozy Floating Studio West 1
Rental from $148 Per night
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Historic Dutch Barge near Central Station
Rental from $175 Per night
Dodge
Rental from $134 Per night
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England, Shoreham-by-Sea 5 Sleeps, (8)

Private studio on houseboat de Ziel
Rental from $168 Per night
Happiness together
Rental from $128 Per night

Recent reviews

Private studio on houseboat de Ziel

Me and my friend stayed over for one night. The cabin itself was very cozy, the bed was comfy and sitting on the top deck with sunny weather was the best! Just relaxing on the boat and watching other boats coming through next to us. We absolutely recommend this to others. At last, the owners were lovely and very welcoming. They were very helpful with tips for lunch/dinner plans. We've had a lovely stay overall! Thanks for everything! We loved it!

Jyman, the Netherlands

First Class Studio with a view - luxurious with sauna

Before leaving towards Amsterdam, Vale and I were searching for a special place to celebrate our honeymoon. A place comfortable, nearby the centre but quite at the same time. Luxury, well-finished and with a touch of high personality. In one word we were looking for a special and no touristic place to stay. Thanks to Suzan and her kindness, our staying was so perfect. She was not only a lovely host, but she helped us in different ways. She's got tips to reach...

Fede, Italy

Unique Tiny Houseboat near Enkhuizen

We spent only 1 night in the Tiny Boathouse but we really loved it! It's a very clean and modern looking houseboat with everything you need! (comfy bed, small fridge, shower and toilet, little kitchen where you can cook yourself). The surrounding is great for a nice nature walk and the evening and morning on the water is very calming. We enjoyed our stay very much and would highly recommend it!

Petra, 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.
* We know houseboats and love to share our experience with you.
* We pay the owner/host 2 days 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!

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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.   Amsterdam houseboat rentals   Reason #1: Get a new perspective on Amsterdam “Amsterdam is quite a contrast to most cities in Europe. As you know, bicycl

Narrow boat rentals in the UK

Narrow boat rentals in the UK

Narrowboats offer a broad variety of options   The narrowboat – or narrow boat as these vessels are originally called – are the  most typical boats in the UK. Once, they were built to transport goods through the narrow canals of the British inland waterways. The boats could not be wider then 7 foot, otherwise they would get stuck in some of the locks. By now, most of these boats are used as (semi) permanent homes or as narrowboat rentals.   A lovely example of a traditional narrowboat is the ‘Stepping Stone’ in Surrey, hosted by Julie White. It’s hard to imagine that in the early days, we’re talking about the18th century, these boats were drawn by horses, guided by a crew member – often a child. At first the families who were in the narrowboat business would live on shore. But as soon as competition from the railway rose, those families could often no longer pay the rent and were forced to go live on board of these canal boats. A tough life, with long working days and poor living condi

A typical Paris houseboat holiday? Book a péniche!

A typical Paris houseboat holiday? Book a péniche!

The city of love, good food, and... houseboats!   Paris is without doubt one of the most amazing cities in the world. The city of love, the city of good food, the city of… houseboats! The river Seine is home to dozens of floating homes, or ‘péniches’ as the French call them, and quite a lot of these boats are actually for rent!   From the outside you would say it’s a dark and small place, but as soon as you enter these old steel boats, you’ll be surprised. Almost all the boats on the Seine, one of the most scenic things in Paris, are former freighters. And that explains the shape of these steel cargo ships: they are designed to fit in the French locks and canals exactly, without wasting precious space. This is why a typical ‘péniche’ is precisely 5,05 meters wide and 38,5 meters long. A lot of space, isn't it? Especially when you think of the size of an average hotel room in the city of love: not quite a ball room…   Rent a péniche in Paris       All that space, that must be a costly

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