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Luna Nueva - city center houseboat

Be welcome aboard this luxury newly renovated houseboat apartment, only 3 min. from Central Station

Excellent! 4.8/5 (21 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. Stylish city center houseboat
  2. 2 double beds, 2 floors
  3. Only 3 min. waling from Central Station
  1. Full privacy ensured
  2. Close to the Zeedijk, Nieuwmarkt, Red Light district
  3. Garden and swimming

Houseboat summary

Docked only a few minutes from Amsterdam Central Station, newly renovated and designed under architecture based on 'tiny living' principles: that's the Luna Nueva - city center houseboat Houseboat in a nut shell. You will be sleeping in the hull of a historical freight ship, in a bed that is basically a throne. And the location could not be better: a large deck and a private garden, all close to the buzzing city center, yet you are assured to enjoy a good night rest since our harbor is peaceful and away from the tourist masses. Here you can swim, sun bathe or go for a trip trough the canals, while you are in top Center of Amsterdam.

Houseboat description

The Luna Nueva - city center houseboat houseboat is so much more than just a place to stay. We want to share with you the experience of being part of a houseboat community. Our harbor is a wonderful melting pot of people who enjoy living on the water, each in their own way. Just like all the people are unique, also the ships and barges docked here have their own character. The atmosphere that we have created aboard the houseboat studio that you may call your own is stylish, contemporary and private.

What you may expect aboard the houseboat apartment

In the old wheelhouse there is a large sofa and a dining table to enjoy each others company. Here you can sit and talk, watch a movie on your lap top or have a meal. Trough the windows you will have a breath taking view on the historical and hysterical Amsterdam 360 degrees around you.

The high end double bed (200x150 cm) is located in the front of the hull, and although beneath water level this is probably the most elevating place you and your beloved one ever slept. 

The kitchenette offers a toaster and coffeemaker and water cooker so that you can prepare your own breakfast. There are no real cooking facilities for a fancy dinner, but with so much wonderful restaurants and bars around we imagine you don't want to think about cooking yourself at all. And they all deliver, in case you prefer to have a romantic dinner in the garden, on deck or in the wheelhouse, all is possible.

The bathroom offers everything you need during a well deserved houseboat holiday in Amsterdam: shower, sink with lighted mirror, as well as a hair dryer and towels. There is also a separate toilet.

Finally there is another double bed downstairs on board, for you to use.


Outside space

We're glad to say that you can use the seats and the table in the garden next to the boat to relax, as well as the seats on your deck. From here you can jump in the waters, and have a swim or maybe peddle away for a nice trip trough the canals.

The neighborhood 

Although our harbor is nice and quiet, you will be in the middle of the city life within a minute walking. We hope that during your stay with us you will enjoy one another and the pleasures our neighborhood and our city offers. This is why we do not have televisions or radio's on board. But for the ones who can not live without (social) media, we do offer excellence fast WiFi. The only thing you have to do is bring your own mobile(smart)phone or tablet/computer with you.

Across the street you find one of the many great bars around: Café Pollux, laid back place to have a drink and dance. On Wednesdays live music too. Walk on and you will find many other places to eat, with cuisines basically from every corner of the world. In the immediate neighborhood you will find the buzzing Zeedijk and red light district, as well as the Maritime and Science museums. Get inspired on the daily market Nieuwmarkt and find cool stuff on the Waterloo Square (Waterlooplein). Walk the other way and you will enjoy the amazing views over the IJ-River, and when the sun is shining make sure to visit the terrace of bar Hannekes Boom! 

Before you book, please note: kids below 6 years old are not allowed on board - babies are.

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Registration number

0363 EDC4 53CB 9080 F8BF

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

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

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in possible for all day.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 3 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 1
  • Single bed: 1

The comfortable double bed is located in the front of the ship, maybe even the most unique place you ever slept. The bathroom offers a showe and a sink with a mirror. There is a separate toilet too.

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

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Microwave / oven
Washing machine
Linen provided

Towels provided
Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs

The kitchenette is equipped with a freezer, micro-wave, toaster and a coffee maker, as well as a water cooker, for preparing simple meals.


WiFi / internet

Internet access

Please note : we do not have TV's on board. Our motto is that our guests will enjoy Amsterdam and one another during the stay. But if you can not live without (social) media/ have to do some work too : we have super fast internet, just bring your device. (tablet available upon request )

Indoor facilities


Sofa bed

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Sun loungers

You can swim in the waters in front of the boat.

Heating / cooling

Central heating
Room fans

Electric fans

The houseboat offers Central heating. You will be nice and warm, even on the coldest winter nights.


City views
Close to the beach

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport

General information

Pets allowed

Check In after 15:00
Check Out before 11:00
But, if there are no guests arriving / departing the same day we are flexible.
We charge 25 EUR for a late check in after 19:00, and 40 EUR for a very late check in after 00:00 hours.

You can park in the public garage next door for ca 20 EUR per 24hours

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking

There is a bike rental company around the corner, offering guided tours as well. On the other side of the harbor there is a climbing hall.


Tour guide
Transportation to and from airport

Maid service
Chauffers service

All VIP services upon request.




25 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

0.4 km

Night club

1 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.4 km

Train station

0.4 km

How to get there

From Central Station it is just a few minutes walking to get to the houseboat. After booking you will receive the exact instructions how to get there. Could not be easier!

About the area

Our harbor is a real hidden gem in the city center. Secluded and private, yet close to the buzzing inner city. Within walking distance there are lots of great things to see and do. Just to give you an impression an overview of things we like in our neighborhood:

* Local bar Pollux across the street

* Dam Square

* Nieuwmarkt (lots of bars, restaurants and of course the market itself)

* Zeedijk

* Red light district

* Nemo Science museum

* Maritime museum

* Sea palace (floating Chinese restaurant)

* Hannekes Boom (laid back restaurant/bar with superb terrace)

* Climbing hall

* IJ-river

* Waterloo Square

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Houseboat owner


We live on boats and we love boats. It makes us super happy to welcome you on board and share the pleasures of water living with you.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
English, Dutch

21 Reviews - Luna Nueva - city center houseboat

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. Jim E - the United States

    23 Sep

    Excellent Experience

    We really enjoyed our time on the boat. The best feature is the proximity to the city of Amsterdam. It’s a very walkable town but we were never far from anything. The boat is cozy yet spacious and enjoyable. The hosts were great about answering any questions. And two very friendly cats will want to be your friend!

  2. Don W - the United States

    22 Dec


    We had a great time and can’t wait to stay here again. Location is perfect; boat is well appointed. There was a problem with the heat the first night that was fixed within minutes of texting the host.

  3. Sandra W - Germany

    21 Apr

    Great location!! Show original

    We stayed 4 nights over Easter on this beautiful houseboat. From the boat, you can explore the area perfectly. We rented bikes nearby and saw a lot as a result. Over Easter the city was just totally full!! Next time we would choose a different time. What bothered us a bit: we were in the so-called parcel with three boats in a row. It's annoying when other guests walk over your head at night or early in the morning. In our opinion, this should be stated in the description of the ship. In addition, a comfortable sofa is missing in the large living room, because there would be enough space! We had great weather and then took the comfortable beanbags onto the deck. A toaster is missing and a TV. Super nice hostess, she was available for all questions. We will definitely be back!

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  4. Margaux - France

    27 Mar

    Most brilliant stay ever

    Our visit to Amsterdam was given a silver lining thanks to the Tulipe houseboat. I took my husband to this wonderful city to celebrate our 5-year marriage and could not have selected a better place to stay. The place is decorated very stylish and the many windows let in lots of light. We felt a bit like John Lennon and Yoko Ono during our stay since we just did not want to leave the bed haha. Once you get off the boat you will feel like a real local, living the dream in this characteristic harbor. About the location: just perfect too with a wide variety of bars and restaurants around the corner basically. If you want to cook at home, this is not your place since there is no kitchen, but who wants to cook when in Amsterdam? Thanks for having us and hopefully we'll meet again some day!

  5. Lisa K - Switzerland

    07 Jun

    Great location and very nice service Show original

    The location is great, only 5 minutes from the main train station and still quiet. We were received in a friendly and uncomplicated manner by the neighbors and immediately supported even with minor technical problems.

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