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Kingsize bed
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Relax bench
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Private houseboat + wellness in historic Amsterdam

Looking for a special stay or romantic getaway for 2 on the water? Experience this unique floating spot!

Excellent! 4.6/5 (7 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

Houseboat highlights

  1. Private wellness boat for 2
  2. Dynamic neighborhood with hotspots on walking distance
  3. Warm Finnish sauna & rainforest shower
  1. Sun deck with loungers & hammock & parasol
  2. Swimming deck with staircase
  3. Star watching roof & water level view bed

Houseboat summary


Are you looking for a special overnight stay or a romantic  getaway for two people on the water?  Then quickly discover everything about this beautiful wellness boat within walking distance from Central Station & the UNESCO-protected historic center of Amsterdam. The boat is moored at a private marina, you can't sail with it & also not suited for children & Party's. Plesse note some space like the bedroom has a lower ceiling than normal (176cm)

The eighborhood is very dynamic with a lots of hotspots on walking distance, like the canal & red light district, Anna Frank house, 9streets, Amsterdam central station & many restaurants /bars /shops.

Marina is located at A location next to hotel & restaurant /bar. It's only 10 minutes walking distance from Central Station Amsterdam.

Houseboat description

This special stay on the water has a warm Finnish sauna that you can heat up yourself, which is also easily turned into a cozy living/chill room for two. The spa space also provides a luxurious relax bed and a wonderful rain shower in the shape of a tree trunk. On the deck, you can relax in the sun loungers or chill in the hammock when the weather is good. For the swimmers & watersport lovers, there is a swimming deck with a staircase. When the weather is not so good, you can nestle yourself in a bathrobe on the lounge bed on the lower deck or lie down on the king-size bed & listen to the raindrops.

This old fishing cutter received a complete transformation in 2020; now it's transformed into a beautiful wellness boat & baptized with the name 'Private houseboat + wellness in historic Amsterdam'. The zen interior was designed with the use of natural and sustainable materials being central to create a relaxed atmosphere. A nice detail is the starwatching roof above the dining table, so you don't have to go on deck to enjoy the starry sky.

An additional plus is that it is also sustainable; the entire boat is self-sufficient, and an ingenious osmosis system from Austria ensures that this filtered water is even drinkable. You can read in detail how they did this in the information folder upon arrival. Nice to know is that the wood in the boat is old sanded planks recycled from a cheese warehouse from Bodegraven, and the entire boat is very well insulated and heated with a central heating system during the coldest months.

Welcome to my boat 'De Private houseboat + wellness in historic Amsterdam.' Experience this unique floating Wellness Spot for yourself!

Looking for a nice stay for 2-4 persons? Check my other houseboat:

5-Star Jordaan houseboat with indoor terrace

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Property type

Moored yacht

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 16:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 12:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 1
  • Sofa bed: 1

Bathroom with rainshower / relax bed / washing table / mirror / shampoo & shower gel ☑️

Bedroom with kingsize bed / tv / couch / separated toilet ☑️

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of en-suite bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city
Holiday resort

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities
Fully equipped kitchen

Relaxing weekend ☑️ Wellness retreat ☑️


Linen provided
Towels provided
Hair dryer

Beach towels provided
Dining table & chairs
Internet access

Coffee & tea ☑️ Fresh flowers ☑️ Welcome bites ☑️ Mineral water ☑️


WiFi / internet

Music system / CD player

Chrome cast for streaming TV ✅ Sonos for music streaming ✅

Indoor facilities

Sofa bed
Steam room / sauna

Terrace / balcony

No Smoking inside No hard music & party allowed at marina Not suited for children

Outdoor facilities

Sun loungers

Central heating

For long stays cleaning services available for €25 per person.

Heating / cooling

Open fireplace
Electric fans

Sea views

10 minutes walking distance to central Station Amsterdam with all the public transportation to explore every corner of the Netherlands 10 minutes walking to the Hotspot / shops / bars / restaurants


Panoramic views
City views
Close to the beach

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport
Paid parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed
Gated property

Smoke alarm
AED present
Swimminig / watersports

Classic sauna with real wood ☑️ Towels & bathrobe ☑️ Ritual product ☑️

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking
Maid service


Big outdoor parasol ☑️ 2x hammock ☑️ Swimming deck + staircase ☑️ Gym 10 minut walking distance ☑️ Parking garage close by ☑️ Comedy cafe close by ☑️ Bike rental close by ☑️ Restaurants with sunny terrace on water ☑️




18 km


0.1 km


22 km

Ferry port

0.9 km

Golf course

6.9 km


5.9 km

Night club

0.1 km


0 km

Super market

0.5 km

Train station

0.9 km

How to get there

City Marina IJdok is 10 minutes walking away  from the back entrance of central Station Amsterdam, Interparking IJdok is just next door for gast who travel by car. 

About the area

This harbor is located directly on the IJ in the city center of Amsterdam, Within 5 minutes you can walk from the harbor via the cozy Haarlemmerstraat (named the nicest shopping street in the Netherlands) towards the Jordaan or past the central station towards the Red Light District.  Although the harbor is located in the heart of Amsterdam, Bickerseiland is unusually quiet.  A cozy historic village residential area and yet in the bustling city center.

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Houseboat owner


Happy and enjoying life, love good food, quality times with loved ones, hardworking always, looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
Dutch, English, Mandarin

7 Reviews - Private houseboat + wellness in historic Amsterdam

Excellent! 4.6/5

  1. Carla J - the United States

    08 Jun

    Pleasant stay

    We wanted to enjoy an authentic experience and also have some peace and relaxation. Vivian’s boat was perfect! The rainforest shower and spa were luxurious. We had never slept on a boat before, and it was very comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. The location was very convenient to all of Amsterdam’s modes of transportation. We had questions, and Vivian responded promptly. We will definitely recommend this stay to our friends!

  2. Harold Alan H - the United States

    02 Jun

    Nice but not prime time

    Cute with an ideal location for easy access to sights and downtown Amsterdam. Host was very slow to respond to emails particularly regarding access to the vessel. Seemed like the host didn’t want others in the marina to know this was a rental as we were asked to tell any folks we engaged at the marine that we were “friends” with the host. This made the stay feel tenuous.

  3. Natascha P - Germany

    12 Jan

    Romantic get away

    Our visit to Amsterdam in this romantic and beautiful housboat was great! There is so much love and detail to the boat and to the decoration. Even the cold and wet days in January we've spend strolling through this beautiful city, we could warm up nicely in the private sauna. Vivian was a great host and a lovely person.

  4. Dieter K - Germany

    12 Apr

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    We were on the houseboat from April 6th to 10th, 2024. The handover went smoothly. Vivian, a very nice and friendly person, explained everything to us and was available at any time via WhatsApp. The boat is fully equipped. Sitting on the terrace in the evening and watching the hustle and bustle on Kracht and the street with a glass of wine or beer is wonderful. Enjoyed the sauna on Tuesday afternoon in the rain and storm, absolutely great. Highly recommended, would go back anytime!

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  5. Orla G - Ireland

    10 May

    Beautiful Unique Experience

    My boyfriend and I had a great time staying on this beautiful boat in May. Vivian was a great host, super friendly and helpful. The bed was so comfy and the sauna was a great addition. Would definitely stay again!

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