Awarded Houseboat - wonderful design, nice terrace

During our holiday we rent out our houseboat, 35 min from Utrecht and 55 min from Amsterdam.

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Houseboat summary

Although we consider this houseboat the most wonderful place to be, every now and then we go on holiday on the mainland. During these periods we like to share our houseboat, awarded in 2016 as the Dutch Houseboat of the Year, with you. We are docked 8 minutes by bike from the city centre of Amersfoort. Traveling to Utrecht takes you about 35 minutes with public transport, and Amsterdam is about 55 minutes away. 

Please note we preferably welcome you aboard on January 29th or 30th so we can show you around. 

Houseboat description

To be honest, we never thought we would end up living on a houseboat. Until 2016 we had a regular job, lived in a regular house, in a regular street. Then we decided to change everything, bought a freight ship and transformed it into our dreamboat. And now we are super proud to have a wonderful B&B in the back part of our houseboat, with 2 bedrooms, a cozy living room and access to the grand wheelhouse. During our own holidays we rent out the whole boat (except our own bedroom) and you have access to our kitchen and awesome terrace.

The location

Our houseboat is docked just outside the wonderful and super cozy city centre of Amersfoort, on the Eem - the only river that starts and ends in The Netherlands. When arriving in our street, you may be surprised to find yourself in quite an industrial area, but don't be misguided by this. As soon as you enter the gate to our premises, you will get into the nautical spheres that we so much love. From our private quay - where you can sit back and relax on sun loungers if weather permits - you step aboard the ship. You have entered the central hallway. 

The kitchen and living room 

The left door leads to our kitchen with large sliding doors that lead to the deck terrace. The kitchen is of course fully equipped and all yours to use. Descend the stairs and you enter the living room with flatscreen TV. 

On the other side of the isle you will find another super cozy living room, belonging to the B&B and also yours to enjoy. Notice the special atmosphere, taking you back to the great 60's. When renovating the ship, we have maintained the original wooden floors, walls and ceilings. The rest of the interior is the result of a great journey over the interwebs and along many thrift stores all through the country. Although we do have fast wifi, we have decided not to go for a large flatscreen tv. Instead we offer a pick-up and large collection of vinyl records, from Jimi Hendrix to Dire Straits. 

The bedrooms 

On both sides of the living room you will find the entrance to the bedrooms, each with a double bed measuring 120 x 210 cm. Next to the living room there is a convenient bathroom with very comfortable shower, toilet and double sink. 

The wheelhouse

And last but not least there is the most awesome part of the ship, the command room, the place where you will feel like a true sailor. Yes, it's time to enter the wheelhouse, with the large steering wheel still intact. This is not only a cool place to discover your inner captain, but also a wonderful place to enjoy your breakfast  or have a drink and enjoy the sun set. 

Things to do around

The city of Amersfoort has a wonderful historical inner city with a lot off different restaurants. There is a lot to do and see when visiting our city. First of all Amersfoort is a great city to go shopping, with many boutique shops. Although our ship will be docked during your stay, you can enjoy the river Eem for sure. Just take a cruise with one of the ships in the city centre and view the city from a different perspective. And don't forget to climb the 'Onze Lieve Vrouwe Toren'. This is a wonderful tower of 98 meters tall, offering an amazing view over the city centre. 

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Houseboat highlights

  • 8 Minutes from Amersfoort city centre

  • Wonderfully designed houseboat, cozy atmosphere

  • 35 min from Utrecht - 55 min from Amsterdam

  • Very light and bright atmosphere

  • Winner of the Dutch Houseboat of the Year Award 2016

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