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Floating B&B aboard on Award Winning Houseboat

Have an unforgettable houseboat holiday in wonderful Amersfoort. 35 min from Utrecht - 55 min from Amsterdam

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Houseboat summary

We never thought we would welcome you aboard a houseboat. But we do! 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. Amersfoort city centre is just 8 minutes cycling away, and Utrecht and Amsterdam are only 35 and 55 minutes away with public transport. 

Houseboat description

We have put all our love into this project and we were happily surprised when we heard we won the Houseboat Of The Year Award in 2016: a prestigious award for newly built houseboats in The Netherlands. We hope you like the ship just as much as the jury, so let me take you out for a grand tour. 

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 living room 

The left door leads to our own home, completely separated from your private studio. We will welcome you aboard personally and show you around. Walk to the right, hang up your coat and enter the super cozy living room. 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. 

Staying with us means having a great breakfast

Yes, be believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day - especially for sailors like you and me. Therefore our stay always includes a wholesome and tasty breakfast with freshly baked bread. And of course we love to share our best tips to make your stay even more unforgettable. 

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. 

Only available from Monday till Friday night

Please note that our B&B is only available from Monday till Friday night (so check out on Saturday at the latest). During the weekend we keep the ship for ourselves so we can go out sailing with our ship, because that was the other part of our dream.

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Houseboat highlights

  • Awarded houseboat in Amersfoort

  • Feel like a true captain behind the steering wheel

  • Wonderful breakfast, welcoming hosts

  • Super cozy interior design

  • 8 min from the centre, 35 min from Utrecht, 55 min from Amsterdam

 
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