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We have our own sailing boat for private sailing instruction


Houseboat / yacht Almaz close to the city center of Amsterdam

Excellent! 5/5 (11 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Spacious, atmospheric and comfortable yacht.
  2. Equipped with all basic facilities.
  3. Equipped with a flybridge, 2nd deck.
  1. Situated on a lake with a beautiful view.
  2. Quiet area and 20 minutes from the heart of Amsterdam.
  3. On arrival you will receive snacks and drinks.

Houseboat summary

Make your visit to Amsterdam even more special, stay on your own private motor yacht 'Almaz'. The yacht offers all facilities and comfort and will make your stay unforgettable. A stay aboard the Almaz is a wonderful way to experience Amsterdam. This beautiful ship, a Spiegelkotter, is no less than 12.00 meters long and offers a lot of charm and cosiness. We can accommodate up to 4 guests. You have the whole ship to yourself, you do not share the boat with other guests.Of course, we have strictly implemented all the measures around the Covid19 hygiene protocol, so you don't have to worry about that.If the Almaz is no longer available, check out our other two yachts - Amstelle and Flint - in the same location and host.

Houseboat description

As soon as you step aboard, you feel like a real captain, especially when you get behind the steering wheel. And although the yacht will remain in her port - unless you choose to plan a cruise with us during your stay, she will give you a real nautical experience. Not only because of the comfortable ship's interior, but also because of the many birds that swim by and the great view over the water.

The boat offers two bedrooms: the master bedroom with a double bed (197x144 cm) at the back of the boat and a second bedroom at the front with a V-shaped double bed (200x180). The master bedroom has its own washbasin with hot and cold water. Of course the boat is equipped with a shower and toilet, and equipped with heating.

You also have a kitchen on board to prepare breakfast or a simple meal. But again: who wants to cook in a city with so many great places to eat and drink. And know that in our marina you will also find a beautiful restaurant with a terrace by the water and excellent food and drinks. Everything for a convenient and unique stay in Amsterdam!

The surprisingly large living room has glass all around so you can enjoy the landscape around you: the panoramic view over the water, the famous and ever-changing Dutch clouds passing by, the reflection of the water dancing on the ceiling. No hotel room offers that for sure.

Here is a quick overview of the facilities on board:

  • Free internet on board
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker (coffee and tea is on board)
  • Hair dryer
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooking facilities
  • Mini-bar (free drinks for the first day)
  • Heating

We have our own sailing boat for private sailing instruction for our guests.

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Property type

Moored yacht

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 12:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of sofa beds: 2


In the rear of the yacht is the master bedroom, with a comfortable double bed (195-140). The cabin is also equipped with a washbasin and wardrobes. In the front of the yacht you will find a spacious double bed (180-200). The boat has a shower cabin and separate toilet.


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Town / city

Lake / riverside


Fully equipped kitchen
Linen provided
Towels provided

Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs


Music system / CD player

WiFi / internet

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Heating / cooling

Electric fans

Oil heaters

Safe available


Panoramic views

Close to the ariport

General information

Free parking

Child friendly

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking

We have our own sailing boat for private sailing instruction for our guests.




11 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

5 km


5.5 km

Night club

4 km


0.1 km

Super market

2 km

Train station

2.5 km

How to get there

Of course you can take a Uber or regular taxi that will take you to the marina in about 15 minutes from either Schiphol Airport or Central Station.

When traveling with public transport, you should take the following times to get a good impression.

From Schiphol Airport it's a 27 minute trip by public transport: 4 minutes walking, 15 minutes by bus and about 8 minutes walking 

If you arrive at Central Station it's a 28 minute trip by public transport: 1 minute walking, 16 minutes by metro and then about 11 minutes walking. 


About the area

Our marina is located on the wonderful Nieuwe Meer, a large lake on the verge of the city and on the other side the famous 'Amsterdamse Bos'. This man made forest is a great place to wander around and enjoy nature, while on the other hand you have the energizing and buzzing inner city of Amsterdam. Lots of guest find this the perfect combination during their visit to Amsterdam. 

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Houseboat owner


My work is my passion, I sail my whole life and currently as a skipper in the canals of Amsterdam. How nice is it to share this passion with guests and let them experience the unique and beautiful city of Amsterdam. As your host I will welcome you on board of Almaz and provide you with all necessary information about the boat and of course about Amsterdam.

Response time
Normally within 2 hours
Language spoken
English, German, Dutch

11 Reviews - Almaz

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Jess - the United States

    06 Feb

    Great boat!

    Great boat and wonderful place to stay. Even better than the pictures!

  2. Jesus J - the Netherlands

    22 Jul

    Super nice experience!

    We had an awesome three days in Amsterdam! We enjoyed our stay a lot in the boat. Everything was so clean and the location was easy to arrive at by metro.

  3. Eric W - Germany

    04 Aug

    Fun stay in Amsterdam!

    We enjoyed our stay on the Almaz. It was perfect for our four person (2 adults, 2 children) Europe road trip. The boat was a comfortable stay with everything we needed. Parking for our car was right at the dock in a secure lot. The kids really liked sleeping on a boat. Gros was an excellent host. Two thumbs up!

  4. Jens G - Germany

    08 Jul

    7 days of Amsterdam vacation

    Very nice steel yacht, everything in good condition, great beds in which you can sleep well! The landlord "Gros" is a very nice guy and always helpful with all questions! I can only rate the stay positively and would always recommend it. Greetings Jens

  5. Harry D - the Netherlands

    19 Aug

    Great sunny days in Amsterdam Show original

    We have had wonderful days on the Almaz. Nice in Amsterdam, a day at the beach in Zandvoort and a day with the Almaz sailed towards Aalsmeer. Nice swimming on the Westereinder lakes by diving off the boat. What a luxury to be sailed around like this by Gros, who can also have a good time for fun. Despite the very warm weather, especially in the harbor, we had a good time. You can park practically in front of the boat and there was also a bicycle available.

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