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Apartment 01 : TULIP VIP
Apartment 01 : TULIP VIP
Apartment 01 : TULIP VIP
Apartment 01 : TULIP VIP
Apartment 01 : TULIP VIP
Apartment 01 : TULIP VIP
Apartment 01 : TULIP VIP
Apartment 01 : TULIP VIP
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Apartment 02 : The Ivory Wheelhouse
Apartment 02 : The Ivory Wheelhouse
Apartment 02 : The Ivory Wheelhouse
Apartment 02 : The Ivory Wheelhouse
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Apartment 02 : The Ivory Wheelhouse
Apartment 02 : The Ivory Wheelhouse
Apartment 02 : The Ivory Wheelhouse
Apartment 02 : The Ivory Wheelhouse
Apartment 02 : The Ivory Wheelhouse
Apartment 02 : The Ivory Wheelhouse
Apartment 02 : The Ivory Wheelhouse
Apartment 02 : The Ivory Wheelhouse
Apartment 02 : The Ivory Wheelhouse
Apartment 02 : The Ivory Wheelhouse
Apartment 02 : The Ivory Wheelhouse
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The Couples stay

Two bedrooms accommodation perfect for couples and families.

Excellent! 4.9/5 (13 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. Perfect for two couples, a group of friends or a family
  2. Design and care for details
  3. Best location close to city center
  1. Super fast internet, USB sockets
  2. 2 bathrooms, both with a view!
  3. Swimming and large sundeck outside

Houseboat summary

The Couples Stay is the perfect accommodation for a two couples trip or small family vacation. The houseboat has two bedrooms located on the same houseboat with their own facilities and accessed by two separated entrances. This can guarantee privacy and a joined vacation at the same time.

Located only a few minutes from Amsterdam Central Station, both apartments are newly renovated with a special attention to details. And the location could not be better: 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. 

Houseboat description

What to expect?

Apartment 1

In the first apartment, the high end double bed (200x160 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 bathroom offers everything you need during a well deserved houseboat holiday in Amsterdam: shower, toilet and sink with lighted mirror, as well as a hair dryer. 

Be assured that the apartment is very well insulated and equipped with comfortable floor heating so you will be nice and warm even on the coldest winter days.

Furthermore the whole place offers enough wall- and USB sockets, so you won't have any issues charging your electrical devices.


Apartment 2

In the living room under the panoramic wheelhouse, there is a wooden couch and dining table to enjoy breakfast while making plans for a new day in town. The kitchenette offers a micro-wave, freezer, toaster and coffeemaker and water cooker. There are no real cooking facilities, but with so much wonderful restaurants and bars around we imagine you don't want to think about cooking yourself at all. 

Please note :
it is possible for us to covert the couch behind the wooden table into a bed. Only upon request,before you arrive.
In that case you can not use the table any longer as described above, as it all becomes a double bed.

On the lower level there is a huge double bed with a bathroom en suite with a shower, toilet, hairdrier and mirror.  You can see the waters outside while having a shower and sometimes swans too :)

We have chosen to use on board a combination of 'earthy' materials such as wooden timber-work, warm cotton bedding and rugged steel and copper details to show the industrial history of this former freight ship. Please keep in mind that children below 6 years old are not allowed. Babies are.

Along with the shades of ivory paint this results in a warm and natural atmosphere. There are plenty of wall- and very useful USB-sockets so you won't have any problems charging your devices during your stay.

The whole apartment has comfortable floor heating and great insulation so you will be comfortably warm even during the coldest winter nights. We have fans and aerco's should you be too hot in the summer.



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 or simple meal. 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! 

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Registration number

0363 F88A D179 751B FDDC

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 between 15:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 2
  • Sofa bed: 1

High end double bed (200x160 cm) and comfortable king size double bed.

There is also a sofa bed that can be unfolded in a comfortable double bed if you do not like to share beds.

The batrhooms both have a shower a toilet a sink with a mirror and.... great views, a special feature of the boat : you can see water even when you use the bathroom!

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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
Microwave / oven


Linen provided
Towels provided

Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs
Internet access

There are no real cooking facilities.


WiFi / internet


Indoor facilities

Sofa bed


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.

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Air conditioning

upon request

Heating / cooling

Central heating
Electric fans

Underfloor heating
Sea views

There are SUP-boards which you can rent and even guides to SUP you trough the canals of Amsterdam.


Panoramic views
City views
Close to the beach

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport
Paid parking

General information

Pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking


Tour guide
Transportation to and from airport

Maid service
Chauffers service

From the decks you can jump in the waters and swim in front of the boat. The waters are clean and there are no boats passing so it is safe and a superb experience.




25 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

0.4 km

Golf course

5 km


2 km

Night club

1 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.5 km

Train station

0.4 km

How to get there

After arriving at Central Station, you simply walk to the left and after about three minutes you will see our harbor. Could not be easier. Of course I will share the exact address of the ship after the booking is confirmed.

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

13 Reviews - The Couples stay

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Christina A - England

    01 Nov

    Fantastic location but the boathouse wasn't what we expected!

    4 of us stayed in the Couples Stay for 5 nights and had a great time. The location was perfect and the boathouse was beautiful.

  2. Helen O - England

    22 Oct

    Such a great find and made our stay in Amsterdam.

    So pleased we found this accommodation. It beat staying in a hotel (where you can be anywhere in the world!) The houseboat is in a great location but tucked away for privacy. Our party was made up of two couples and was perfect. Each had their own room at either end of the boat and the rooms were very spacious with a large bed, seating area and en suite. Also there was tea making facilities and a fridge so great for the morning cuppa on deck and such a great view at all times of the day. Highly recommend

  3. Natalie P - England

    10 Apr

    Could not of asked for better

    When we decided to go to Amsterdam we wanted to find a stay on a boat. We came across the Couples Stay as there were 2 couples going and this looked perfect, and it was. We could not of asked for better, it was exactly what we were looking for. Location is perfect for exploring the city and easy to get to on arrival to central station. Would not hesitate booking again. Thank you.

  4. Kerstin H - Germany

    15 Aug

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    Great location, good facilities for a few days, very nice contact person on site, very helpful.

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  5. Peggy G - Canada

    26 Sep

    Great Location, Great Experience

    This boat has all you need. Great location, easy short walk to town centre, train station and all the fun. The boat itself is clean, comfortable and spacious. Our Hosts Sjorn and Dani were wonderful and very accommodating from check in, to ensuring we had all we needed for our stay. Thank you for helping to make our first trip to Amsterdam very memorable.

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