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Houseboat / yacht Almaz close to the city center of Amsterdam

Excellent! 5/5 (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. 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 this boat is not available, check out our other yachts - Private Yacht 20min from Amsterdam centerMotor yacht Amazone or the The Cozy Amsterdam Motor Yacht. 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 (197cm x 135cm) at the back of the boat and a second bedroom at the front with a V-shaped double bed (200x140). The master bedroom has its own washbasin with hot and cold water. Of course the boat is equipped with a shower and a toilet, and also 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
  • Cooking facilities
  • Mini-bar (free drinks for the first day)
  • Heating

We also have a small motorboat with which we offer cruises on Amsterdam's canals at a reduced rate. We can send you the possibilities and rates.


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Property type

Moored yacht

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 21:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Twin beds (2 linked single beds): 2


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

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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


Indoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Outdoor facilities

Electric fans

Heating / cooling

Oil heaters

Panoramic views

Safe available


Close to the ariport

Free parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed
Child friendly

Long term rent available
Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

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

18 Reviews - Almaz

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Tom - Germany

    17 Oct

    Beautiful boat

    Beautiful boat in a place with a great view, also kept in top condition and equipped with everything you need. Also rented by a friendly and well informed host :) I can really recommend it!

  2. Gabi K - Germany

    29 Aug

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    We thank Gros for his warm welcome and his constant willingness to help. He gave us the opportunity to experience and enjoy an eventful and extraordinary holiday. The Almaz is very welcoming and we felt very comfortable!

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  3. Nora W - Luxembourg

    17 May

    Special & cosy

    We had a great stay on the boat, very authentic, super clean, comfortable with lots of attention. The area is calm and relaxing. The owner is very welcoming, helpfull and always responsive. A nice refreshing experience in Amsterdam!

  4. 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!

  5. 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

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