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Zijkanaal I
Richard and Elise

Amsterdam Beach and Dune - sleeps 4

We offer two charming bedrooms, each with water front view. Garden with roofed terrace.

Excellent! 5/5 (3 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Houseboat in Amsterdam, close to nature
  2. Located on a nice and quiet canal
  3. No tourist masses
  1. Two rooms with en suite bathroom
  2. Garden with roofed terrace

Houseboat summary

Welcome aboard. Stay safe and corona-proof in B&B de Albatros

In our floating B&B you can experience living on the water. The two rooms, called Beach and Dune, have a lovely waterfront view, and we are glad to offer a part of our garden that you may call your own, overlooking the canal. The ferry is only 5 minutes away by bike and takes you into the heart of Amsterdam for free.


Houseboat description

Our B&B is very much appreciated by guests who want to discover the wonderful city of Amsterdam, yet enjoy the tranquility of our neighborhood. No tourist masses, but only an occasional water bird passing by. Therefore you are assured to have a great night rest during your stay. 

About the bedrooms

Each bedroom has a private en-suite bathroom with a toilet, sink, and shower. You will have your own entry as well, so your privacy is ensured. The large windows let in lots of light, creating a very nice, light and bright atmosphere.

Our houseboat, a modern barge, is located on a quiet canal in Amsterdam. The swans, geese, and ducks swimming by will bring you in a good mood for sure, as well as the reflection of the water on your bedroom ceiling. It's just something that no hotel room can match.

Enjoy the garden

If you just want to take it easy and love to hang out, you will enjoy our garden with roofed terrace for sure. Sit back and relax in the lounge corner, go swimming or canoeing in the canal or light up a BBQ!

Breakfast included

The breakfast is DIY-style, served in the common pantry and to be enjoyed in your own room or the garden. This is included in the price and has a nice Dutch touch to it with cheese, meats and fresh fruit.

Enjoy nature

We rent out two sturdy city bikes, so you can get around easily. Of course, you will visit the city center, but be aware that there is lots of nature to enjoy literally around the corner. The Twiske, Waterland and the Zaanse Schans are popular destinations to enjoy the Dutch countryside. If you are traveling by car, we're pleased to say that you can park your car right in front of the door - quite exceptional in Amsterdam!

Couples and families welcome

We warmly welcome families up to four persons and couples traveling together. As we live on the same boat and we love to keep a good relationship with our neighbors, we want to let you know that we're not a party place. Otherwise, we love to have you aboard and share the wonderful experience of living on the water!

PS one last thing: We are non-smokers and we find it hard to accomodate heavy smokers in and around our house. So if you want to smoke a lot, please find somewhere else to stay.  Thanks for understanding!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 21:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of sofa beds: 1


The rooms are small but sunny. Room 1 has two large windows with waterview. It has a comfortable double bed and a small bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. Room 2 is a bit bigger and has one large window with waterview. It has a double bed which can be made up as 2 single beds on request. Room 2 also has a small bathroom with shower, sink and toilet


Number of bathrooms: 2
Number of en-suite bathrooms: 2
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Towels provided


WiFi / internet

Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai


Heating / cooling

Central heating

General information

Child friendly

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports

Cycling / mountain biking




25 km


0.5 km


25 km

Ferry port

1.5 km

Golf course

16 km

Motor way

2 km

Night club

2.5 km


0.5 km

Super market

0.7 km

Train station

2.5 km

How to get there

If you arrive by car, be assured that you can park it for free at our houseboat.

If you travel by public transport, just take the free ferry that takes you from Central Station to Amsterdam North. From there you can walk to our boat in 20 minutes. 

With heavy luggage you better take the metro 2 stops and from there the bus which stops just around the corner, This takes also 20 minutes

About the area

The location is very quiet but close to the NDSM wharf There are some nice restaurants and a lot of cultural things happening. You will feel the cool atmosphere of the houseboat community, and really be part of it during your stay.

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Houseboat owner


We are Richard and Elise. We like to meet people from all over the world and are happy to share our place on the water with you.

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken
English, Dutch, German

3 Reviews - Amsterdam Beach and Dune - sleeps 4

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Christiane F - Germany

    22 Sep

    Relaxed and calm days Show original

    The days on the houseboat were very nice and relaxed. Elise and Richard are very nice hosts who have put together information on places to visit in a folder. The physical well-being was also well catered for (the refrigerator was always well stocked). The very warmly furnished rooms had a wonderful view of the canal.

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  2. Linda - England

    03 Aug

    Quiet, clean and comfortable rooms

    Elise is a wonderful hostess and the rooms are both very clean and nicely decorated. Thanks for the great service, good tips about what to do and where to eat. Appreciate it!

  3. Georg - Germany

    01 Sep

    Charming hosueboat with friendly hosts

    We have stayed with Elise for three nights and can only recommend this wonderful place. The rooms are not huge but very neat and they both offer a nice waterfront view. It was pleasant to have a drink in the garden and it is easy to get into town. The fact that the boat was not right in the city centre was not a problem at all. After a nice day in town visiting various museums, it was actually really nice to be back home in the more quiet North part of Amsterdam. The trip over the IJ River was a real pleasure every time again. Thanks for having us!

    With love,

    Georg & Maithe, Frank & Mathilda

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