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Richard and Elise

Amsterdam Beach and Dune - sleeps 4

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

Excellent! 4.9/5 (18 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. 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. 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, 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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Registration number

0363 8BDC 9D78 554C D9CD

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 14:00 and 21:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 1
  • Twin beds (2 linked single 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

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

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city
Lake / riverside

Sporting activities


Linen provided
Towels provided

Hair dryer
WiFi / internet



Indoor facilities

Barbeque / braai

Outdoor facilities

Sun loungers

Outside shower
Central heating

Heating / cooling

Free parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Child friendly
Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby


Cycling / mountain biking




25 km


0.5 km


25 km

Ferry port

1.5 km

Golf course

16 km


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

18 Reviews - Amsterdam Beach and Dune - sleeps 4

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Bénédicte B - Belgium

    04 Sep

    What a great place! Show original

    We had a very good stay with Élise, who is welcoming and available if needed. The accommodation conforms to the photos, the outdoor space is very pleasant in the summer, with even a little heating for cooler evenings. Access to the ferry to reach the city center is 5 minutes by bike and the location is ideal for visiting the surrounding areas (Zaanse Schans, Volendam and Marken for us.) If we come back to Amsterdam, we will happily come back to Élise.

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  2. Beate J - Germany

    17 Jun

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    The 4 nights on the houseboat were wonderful. Outside, under the pergola, we were able to have a leisurely breakfast and end the evening. The area is very quiet. The hosts very nice and accommodating. Everything well prepared. The rooms are bright and clean, furnished with love. Always my pleasure.

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  3. Lizzie P - England

    19 Oct

    Beautiful vibes

    My partner, daughter and I had the most relaxing and cool holiday stay in Elise's houseboat. It’s so beautiful, right in the water and we had use of bikes and paddleboat. The run into the city via ferry was so easy, especially on the bikes. But also the area by the ferry port is well worth hanging out at. An excellent couple of nights that felt like a week. Thank you so much. Lizzie x

  4. Iryna F - the United States

    06 Apr

    Great place and host

    We really enjoyed staying at Elise's B&B. Beautiful and very comfortable rooms, delicious breakfast. We would definitely like to come back when it gets warmer and fully enjoy the canal.

  5. Peter G - Germany

    12 Jun

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    The houseboat is quietly located in Amsterdam North and very clean. We spent a few relaxing days, also used the pedal boat and went swimming in the canal. One is fast at the free ferry and also in Amsterdam City. The rooms are very nicely furnished.

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