Houseboat Reinwater with your private terrace on the front
Night view of the Skinny Bridge
We LOVE Christmas lights (>3000 in 2023)
Private terrace with bridge view
Christmas lights during Amsterdam Light Festival 2022
There she is!
Amstel river view from the Skinny Bridge
Romantic bed with sneak peak window to the bridge
Bridge from the bedroom window
Plenty of towels are provided
Welcome snacks
Themed kitchen towels
Sufficient crockery and cutlery
Shower
Shower with rain shower
Seating area
Coffee and tea facilities
A warm welcome
Sink
Fridge
Skylight above seating area. Air-conditioning keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter
Terrace view to the bridge
Terrace view over the river. In summer months, the ship next to us is gone very often.
Bridge view from the terrace
The famous Skinny Bridge
Carré Theatre as seen from the Bridge
National Ballet and Opera House and City Hall as seen from the Bridge
Seating area on your private terrace

Reinwater

Amsterdam City Centre | Skinny Bridge and Amstel River View | Private Sun Terrace

Excellent! 5/5 (4 reviews)

BOOKA CARE

  • 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.
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Houseboat highlights

  1. Location: view of Amsterdam's most famous bridge
  2. Private terrace
  3. Romantic bedroom
  1. Lovely hosts
  2. Type of ship

Houseboat summary

Right in Amsterdam city centre, on the sunny side of the Amstel river, lies this retired cargo ship, converted to a comfortable stay. Enjoy city wildlife while you drink your morning coffee with a spectacular view of the famous Skinny Bridge. Stroll through the narrow streets and impressive canals, enjoy a museum or some shopping. Only to come back to your private terrace for a drink in the afternoon sun, watching the jolly people on the boats go by. Cross the bridge to return to the city centre for a nice dinner and show like the opera, some comedy or maybe a cheeky dance. Or yes to all! Why not? Everything is on walking distance.

Houseboat description

This comfortable houseboat stay provides a cozy stay in a unique location. 

On your own private terrace on the front of the ship you have a tremendous view of the Skinny Bridge, the love bridge of Amsterdam. Legend goes if you kiss on top or under the bridge, you're tied together for life. It's not surprising we witness many wedding photo shoots, proposals and weddings. There is always something to see on the river or the bridge, while you're still in a calm location. However, cross the bridge and you'll find yourself in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city centre. 

The apartment itself is down the stairs. It has a seating area with fridge and coffee and tea facilities, a  shower cabin with a rain shower and a separate toilet. The bed is in a separate space and cozy and romantic with a tiny window looking out towards the bridge. 

Right in Amsterdam city centre, on the sunny side of the Amstel river, lies this retired cargo ship, converted to a comfortable stay. Enjoy city wildlife while you drink your morning coffee with a spectacular view of the famous Skinny Bridge. Stroll through the narrow streets and along the impressive canals, enjoy a museum or some shopping. Only to come back to your private terrace for a drink in the afternoon sun, watching the jolly people on the boats go by. Cross the bridge to return to the city centre for a nice dinner and show like the opera, some comedy or maybe a cheeky dance. Or yes to all! Why not? Everything is on walking distance.

This describes your typical stay with us on Houseboat Reinwater. A truly unique experience. On the sunny and quiet side of the river you will be able to unwind in your own private cocoon of calmness, with a comfortable bed and a nice rain shower. Or sit in the sun on your private terrace.

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Details

Registration number

0363 228E 2C45 BB72 61C1

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

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

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 11:00.

Bedrooms

1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Queen size beds: 1

 

Bedroom: bed of 140x200cm, slightly shorter than 200cm on one side, because of the shape of the ship. You gotta love boats :) 

Shower cabin with rain shower, shampoo and body lotion are provided. 
Toilet: separate

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Bathrooms

Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Nightlife
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Romantic
Linen provided

On the calm and sunny side of the river, walking distance to everything Amsterdam city centre has to offer.

Amenities

Towels provided
Hair dryer

WiFi / internet

We provide comfortable bedding: 4 pillows. Towels provided: 1 large, 1 medium and one small face cloth per person. Plus: kitchen towels, dish soap, salt and pepper, plates, bowls, coffee cups, long drink glasses, wine glasses, cutlery, chop sticks, sweet and savory snacks, fruit and a bottle of wine at arrival. It's not nice when you finally get to your destination and you have to go shopping first. Of course there is also a wardrobe with shelves and we provide a plug in case you don't have European chargers.

Entertainment

Shower

Fast wifi connection inside and outside on the terrace.

Indoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Outdoor facilities

Air conditioning

Shower with rain shower and regular shower head.

Heating / cooling

Panoramic views

The air-conditioning warms up the space nicely in winter.

Location

City views
Close to the shops

Close to the ariport
Paid parking

±30 minutes from the airport, by public transport and taxi. Enjoy a nature swim in the river. There are city beaches upstream and downstream from us and the canal water is refreshed several times per week. We love to go for a swim in summer!

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

Location

How to get there

The closest metro stop is Waterlooplein. From there it's a 5 minute walk along the river. 

Public transport from the airport takes approximately 30-45 minutes. Taxi will take 30 minutes but is of course more expensive. 

About the area

The Reinwater is located on the sunny side, the stroll side, of the Amstel river, to which Amsterdam owes it's name. The ship is tied to the city's most famous bridge: the Skinny Bridge. 

Because we are on the 'stroll side' of the river there are no parked cars - only bikes of course. It is a quiet and residential area, you'll really be joining the locals enjoying their lives. Boats passing by with giggling people enjoying the canals, visitors admiring the architecture, the bridge and the view. Sometimes large barges pass by as this is still a connecting waterway. And then there are weddings and proposals which adds to the relaxed and loving energy in the area. Sometimes it even doesn't really feel like a city centre, if you're idea of a city is noisy and busy. A calm, quiet, cozy and comfortable retreat. 

Cross the bridge and you'll immediately find yourself in the busier part of the city with its famous squares and museums. Enjoy lovely restaurants and indulge in the Dutchies' national favourite pastime: have a drink on a terrace and watch the world go by. When you stay at the Reinwater you'll have the option to go out for that, or stay home and enjoy your private terrace, where there is always something to see. 

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Houseboat owner

Hilde

We are a family of four and a cat. We absolutely love Amsterdam and where we live. We pinch ourselves every day, realizing how lucky we are to live in such a unique and beautiful location. We love to share this with our friends and now also with you. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions, we will be more than happy to help where we can and share with you our favourite spots.

Response time
Normally within 2 hours
Language spoken
English, Dutch, Arabic

4 Reviews - Reinwater

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Mark - the United States

    21 Jul

    Amsterdam European Adventure

    Excellent location. Comfortable, charming and cozy accommodations. Highlight of our month long European vacation. Hilde, the host, was top of the line. Bed comfortable, shower great and A/C is cold. Great value.

  2. Marianne - Australia

    12 Dec

    Excellent

    Great hosts, lovely accommodation and brilliant location.

  3. Alexandra - Belgium

    02 Nov

    Unique and idyllic stay! Show original

    Very unique experience!

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  4. Veltkamp - the Netherlands

    13 Jul

    Fantastic, couldn't be better! Show original

    The total picture! Staying on a boat on the Amstel with all the trimmings! Cozy and friendly welcome, goodies on board, the view, the location... couldn't be better!

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