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Charming houseboat apartment for two near NDSM wharf

Charming houseboat apartment in creative & popular Amsterdam North.

Excellent! 4.5/5 (2 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Private apartment with fast internet
  2. Stay in a houseboat village
  3. Terrace on the water
  1. Take a canoe trip & a swim in our beautifull canal
  2. Both near the city & nature
  3. NDSM wharf within walking distance

Houseboat summary

Discover Amsterdam from our Corona-safe houseboat B&B with its own entrance. Welcome to 'De Zeehond'!

Our houseboat is moored in a perfect location: in beautiful Amsterdam North. From here it is very easy to visit the city and the beautiful green Wetlands (Waterland).

Houseboat description

Our houseboat

The bed & breakfast is an apartment of 35m2 in our houseboat. With a kitchenette (with fridge & microwave), bathroom, living room with dining table and a separate loft bedroom. The apartment also has a small private terrace where you can relax, have a drink and look over the water. You will be part of our unique houseboat village during your stay.


To do's

Visit Amsterdam city center. Take the ferry from the old NDSM wharf to the central station in 10 minutes.

In 10 minutes you are also bicycling through the green Wetlands (Waterland), where you can explore beautiful villages. And don't forget to visit the famous 'Zaanse Schans', it isn't more than a nice bike ride away.

When you come back from your day, step into the free available canoe and take a trip through our beautiful canal.


The area

Our houseboat is located at the beginning of Zijkanaal I, near the NDSM wharf. Huge sea ships were built there for decades. When the sea-going vessels were launched to water, the houseboats in the area were warned to untie the ropes because of a massive displacement.

Today, the slipways and halls are mainly used for various cultural activities. And the old yard also houses several tasty and cozy restaurants.


House rules

Our houseboat village is a close-knit community and we all take each other into consideration. This is also expected of you when you stay with us. No parties are allowed. Realize that sound carries far over the water. So if you enjoy a drink on your own terrace in the evening, please also take this into account as well.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


The bedroom is situated up stairs. In the middle, the height of the roof is 1.70m. Only small people can stand upright here. If you have back problems or other discomforts, this may not be the best place for you to sleep. If you do not have that, you will sleep in a lovely loft with a view over the other houseboats in the area.


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside
Historic / Sightseeing

Town / City
Lake / Riverside

Houseboat B&B 'De Zeehond' is located in Amsterdam North between the city center and the greenery of Waterland. Both 15 minutes away.


Microwave / Oven
Linen Provided

Towels Provided

The houseboat has a kitchenette with a refrigerator and microwave.


WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

There is no TV in the houseboat. It does have a good internet connection. You can watch everything you want on your own phone and tablet.

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Heating / Cooling

Air Conditioning

Central Heating

The loft bedroom has air conditioning. The other rooms have central heating.

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking


In our Zijkanaal the houseboat residents swim and play a lot. On a hot day, you can also take a dip at the end of the jetty.




22 km


1 km


33 km

Ferry port

1 km

Golf course

15 km

Motor way

1 km

Night club

1 km


1 km

Super market

1 km

Train station

2 km

How to get there

If you come by car it is best to use a navigation app. Please do not enter the address of the houseboat, but the address of the free parking space: Buiksloterdijk 403, postal code 1033 ZA, Amsterdam. When you arrive at the parking lot, you will see a path next to number 401. Enter that path and after 50 meters you will see the jetty where our houseboat is located.

If you come by public transport, take the ferry to the NDSM wharf. From there it is an 8 minute walk to our houseboat.

If you come by taxi, you can enter either of these two addresses.

Address 1: Klaprozenweg 60. You will come to a parking lot that is not paved. At the 2nd lamppost is a path that leads to the houseboat harbor. There is a wooden Indian on the corner. At the end of that short path, turn right and continue to the last jetty. You will quickly see our houseboat.

Address 2: Buiksloterdijk 403. Walk to the path next to the last houseboat. After 50 meters you will see the jetty where our houseboat is moored.

About the area

The houseboat village where our boat is located lies on the separation between the city and the countryside. Within 5 to 10 minutes walking you are at the hip NDSM wharf. Large seagoing ships used to be built there. Today there are nice restaurants and many cultural activities take place. From the wharf you can reach the Central Station in the city center in 7 minutes by ferry.

Also within a 5 minute walk from the ark is a nice park to visit. In 10 minutes cycling you are in the leafy Waterland with all its picturesque villages.

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Houseboat owner


Ik kan me mijn leven niet voorstellen zonder de nabijheid van water. Als kind ging ik vaak mee met mijn vader die in de haven werkte. En gingen we varen en zeilen. Ik heb me nog nooit ergens zo prettig gevoeld als op onze woonboot. Het vakantiegevoel in de zomer, de adrenaline als het stormt en de lampen heen en weer zwiepen. Het is zo bijzonder.
Het leven in onze woonbotengemeenschap heeft veel weg van het leven in een dorp zoals het vroeger was. We kennen elkaar allemaal, helpen elkaar als het nodig is, maar laten ieder in zijn waarde.
De ervaringen van het leven op het water in een woonbotengemeenschap deel ik graag met anderen.

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2 Reviews - Charming houseboat apartment for two near NDSM wharf

Excellent! 4.5/5

  1. David F - Belgium

    03 Jul


    The houseboat was located in a very quiet place to relax in bustling Amsterdam, yet not far from the center. We could also use the canoe to cool off during the hot days. Saskia is a very friendly lady. We will come back for sure!

  2. Simone S - Germany

    24 Jun


    We were the first guests on Saskia's houseboat and it was adorable.. Lovingly decorated, a great host - everything your heart desires when you need a break!!! The location is great, quiet and yet you can get anywhere quickly. We had bikes with us - it was just awesome! Thank you so much Saskia, we felt very comfortable with you!! And-we'll be back ♥ ️

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