Former ferry Loftboat Kralingen takes you back in time
Rotterdam, the second city of The Netherlands, has always been one of the main cities when it comes to shipping. Huge transcontinental companies such as the Rotterdam - America Line have taken millions of travellers overseas in the past centurie with huge cruise ships.
But also smaller ships have a huge role in transporting people. One of them is the former ferry called 'Loftboat Kralingen'. It has been transformed into a great houseboat that is for rent to all of those who love to stay at a genuine steel boat, in the shipping centre of the world: Rotterdam.
This authentic steel boat has a 55 sqm room for the guests, with a private entrance, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with shower. On top of the deck you will see the New Meuse and the famous skyline of Rotterdam - actually the only real city skyline in the Netherlands!
The atmosphere on board can be best described as private, cosy, authentic and rugged with a hint of romance. In the colder winter months you can enjoy the fireplace to warm yourself after another great day in the city. And what a city: Rotterdam is an absolute 'must see' for anyone visiting The Netherlands. The great architecture, the amazing waterways right through the city and the great people living there, known for their straight forward, honest way of talking. No nonsense, that's the heart of Rotterdam.
So step back in time and enjoy this amazing houseboat rental of friendly host Eric van Emden.