Houseboat Amsterdam Center Amstel
Houseboat Amsterdam City Centre Amstel next to Skinny Bridge
- Experience staying on the water in a houseboat
- Beautiful view on river Amstel and Skinny Bridge
- Roof terrace overlooking Amstel
- In the centre, so walkable distance to many sites
- Quiet neighborhood, hardly cars trespassing
- Cozy interior design
This houseboat reflects the ultimate Amsterdam experience. Your are right in the center on a triple A location: on the river Amstel next to the Skinny Bridge across from theater Carré and the Hermitage, close to Waterloo Square. It has free WiFi. In the houseboat is a living room with bed-sofa (2 persons), a kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower and a bedroom with double bed (2 persons). In the steering house you have a beautiful view. The roof terrace is overlooking the river Amstel.
When you come via the Skinny Bridge to our boat, you will see the boat in her full glory: a beautiful turquoise painted boat on the wide river of the Amstel. The ships are docked with 2 ships side to side, and our ship is on the waterside, with the best view. From the jetty you step aboard the neighbor ship, crossing it to our ship.
We personally welcome you aboard and share useful information and answer any question you may have. You will enter the ship in the wheelhouse, with 2 doors towards the riverside, where you have immediate access to a small terrace for you morning coffee if you want. There is also a roof terrace when you go a bit to left of the boat and climb some steps.
From the wheelhouse, descending a few steps on your left, you will enter into the apartment. Here you will find the fully equipped kitchen with fridge, coffeemaker, water boiler, toaster and stove. A bit further you will find the living room with double sofa bed and a dining table for 4 persons.
In the back of the living room you will find the beautifully decorated bathroom with bathtub, shower and toilet.
On the front of the ship there is a double bed which accessible via some steps right of the wheelhouse. With some curtains it can be kept more separate from the rest of the boat.
Since you are in the city center already, you have good access to many restaurants, cafes, bars and shops.
PS: We do not allow smoking or any kind of drugs or partying aboard. We have a good relationship with our neighbors and we love to keep it that way. Thanks for understanding!
Number of double beds: 2
Heating / Cooling
Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking
How to get there
From Schiphol Airport take a train to Amsterdam Center (15 minutes) and then take metro to Waterloo square (5 minutes) and walk 7 minutes. Or take a taxi from Schiphol Airport to the houseboat (20-25 minutes).
About the area
Canal Belt / Center of Amsterdam
The history of Amsterdam is intimately connected with water. Its 165 canals were created over the centuries to stimulate trade and transport and reclaim land to expand the city. The four main canals, which determine the image of the center of Amsterdam, are Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. The canal belt is a system of streets, quays, bridges and houses which are built on identical plots of equal length and width. In between you can find closed courtyards. On the outside of these beautiful canal houses you can read the prosperity that characterized the Golden Age and the 18th century. Since many buildings are renovated over the course of time, the buildings vary in terms of architectural styles and beautiful facades, which creates a characteristic appearance. The famous canals have been a tourist attraction for many years, which resulted in the fact that they are now found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO since 2010.
Besides providing a stunning backdrop to the city’s historical center, floating down Amsterdam’s canals is one of the most memorable ways to discover the city. Whether you’re a first-time or frequent visitor, everything in Amsterdam seems a bit more magical when viewed from a boat.
In the intervening streets you can find many small bars, restaurants and boutiques. A lovely place to spend an afternoon. Here you will also find the shopping area 'The Nine Streets', which includes leading stores of big brands, but also the small exclusive shops. In addition, many crafts are located here, such as butchers and bakers. The canal belt is the center of Amsterdam, this puts you within walking distance of many tourist attractions such as the Anne Frank House, Rembrandt Square, Leidseplein, Museumplein, Dam Square and the Royal Palace and the shopping areas around the Utrechtsestraat and Kalverstraat.
I am a dedicated host for my beautiful houseboat in Amsterdam. I love to show people from abroad my beautiful city.