Houseboat Amstel
Skinny Bridge
View from window
Bathroom with bathtub
Bedsofa 2 persons in living room
Fully equipped kitchen
Kitchen - living room
Dining table
Steering house overlooking Amstel river
Bedroom with double bed
Bedroom with double bed
Steering house
Skinny bridge with tulips
Swans swimming by

Houseboat Amsterdam Center Amstel

Houseboat Amsterdam City Centre Amstel next to Skinny Bridge

Good 4.4/5 (5 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Experience staying on the water in a houseboat
  2. Beautiful view on river Amstel and Skinny Bridge
  3. Roof terrace overlooking Amstel
  1. In the centre, so walkable distance to many sites
  2. Quiet neighborhood, hardly cars trespassing
  3. Cozy interior design

Houseboat summary

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 Carr 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. In the front of the houseboat there is another apartment with separate entrance, occupied by a long term renter.

Houseboat description

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 back 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!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2


In the houseboat is a living room with bed-sofa (2 persons), a kitchen, bathroom with bath, shower and toilet and a bedroom with double bed (2 persons).


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Town / City

Lake / Riverside


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Gas Heaters


City Views



Sofa Bed

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking




30 km


0 km


30 km

Ferry port

4 km

Motor way

4 km

Night club

0 km


0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

1 km

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.

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Houseboat owner


I am a dedicated host for my beautiful houseboat in Amsterdam. I love to show people from abroad my beautiful city.

Response time
Normally within less than one hour
Language spoken

5 Reviews - Houseboat Amsterdam Center Amstel

Good 4.4/5

  1. Daniel S - Germany

    14 Jul

    No recommendation

    We were disappointed. At no point was it stated that we would have to share the boat with other tenants. We would not have booked under these circumstances. We did not receive an answer to our request in this regard. For the price, we would have expected more cleanliness and more neat equipment. Even the sheets were torn when we first pushed back the covers. But the location was nice.

  2. Meredith - the Netherlands

    24 Jul

    Super boat near skinny bridge

    It was so lovely to be on the water on Amstel near the Skinny Bridge. It made for an amazing day of people watching on the canal and a spectacular sight in the evening when the bridges lit up. Not too much canal tour traffic. Very nice setup for our family.

  3. Ryan - England

    14 Aug

    Would rent this houseboat again without a second thought

    The views of the canal was amazing, the baby ducks coming each morning, very clean! Would 100% stay again will be booking again for next year. Location perfect could not fault the house boat. Also very warm and cosy. Staff were extremely helpful and went the extra mile for us.

  4. Ashley - England

    30 Aug

    Everything Excellent - awesome houseboat experience

    Stayed here at the weekend, and it was amazing. Highly recommend. So quirky and fantastic location. The host couldn’t do enough for us. She was superb. 10/10 for everything. It was so spacious and sitting on the top deck taking in the views was unreal. Waking up to cute little ducks and swans every morning was such a great experience. Would recommend to everyone. Couldn’t fault this place.

  5. Helen - New Zealand

    30 Aug

    Really comfortable houseboat on superb location

    We have never stayed on a houseboat before and we had the best time staying on this houseboat. The host is so lovely. The location was brilliant right by the bridge. It was right in the middle of the heatwave when we arrived. We really enjoyed sitting on the side of the boat watching all the other boats going past. It was very homely and had everything we needed. Lots of space. The decorations were also cute! Bed was really comfortable, bathroom was funky and everything was just great. Can’t compliment this place enough. Johanna was available via text if we needed and was so welcoming when we arrived. She is awesome! Thanks so much!

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