Charming houseboat apartment for two near NDSM wharf
Charming houseboat apartment with private terrace on the water with free bikes & canoe
- Private apartment with fast internet
- Stay in a houseboat village
- Terrace on the water
- Take a canoe trip & a swim in our beautifull canal
- Both near the city & nature
- Free city bikes
Discover Amsterdam from our Corona-safe houseboat B&B with its own entrance. Welcome to 'De Zeehond'! We offer a free canoe and free bikes.
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).
The bed & breakfast is an apartment of 35m2 in our houseboat. With a kitchenette (with fridge & microwave. On request we can offer a small induction stove to cook a simple meal), bathroom, living room with dining table and a separate loft bedroom with a maximum standing height of 1.70 meters. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Number of double beds: 1
Heating / Cooling
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.
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.
I cannot imagine my life without the proximity of water. As a child I often went with my father who worked in the harbor. And we went sailing and sailing. I have never felt more comfortable anywhere than on our houseboat. The holiday feeling in the summer, the adrenaline when it storms and the lights swing back and forth. It's so special. Life in our houseboat community is very similar to life in a village as it used to be. We all know each other, help each other when necessary, but let everyone in their own way. I like to share the experiences of living on the water in a houseboat community with others.Show original
7 Reviews - Charming houseboat apartment for two near NDSM wharf
David F - Belgium
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!
Corinna S - Germany
Nice boat and great location Show originalShow original
We stayed with Saskia for 4 days. It was a great time and the boat is really great, nice features and very cozy. Saskia was super nice and helpful. The location is great. You can get to Amsterdam quickly by bike and everything you need is available on site! We would book the boat again at any time!
Sara K - Germany
Great houseboat in Amsterdam
Saskia's houseboat is super cozy and just like in the description and in the pictures. We felt very comfortable and had everything we need. The location is quiet, idyllic and green. A perfect contrast to the full center. One of the best things were the bikes we had at our disposal. In about 10 minutes you are at the old NDSM shipyard with numerous nice restaurants. From here, the free ferry takes you directly to Amsterdam Central Station in a few minutes. Just take the bikes with you on the ferry and then continue cycling in the center and discover so much. That was just great! There are also some other points nearby where the ferry leaves from. We also used the canoe and explored the really beautiful houseboat area along the canal. The water in the canal itself gave us a relaxing cool down on the hot days. Saskia herself is a very, very nice woman and was always available, friendly and super helpful. We would always stay in your houseboat again, for us it was the perfect mix of everything. Thank you and see you soon! ❤️
Anne F - Germany
Exceptional, beautiful and cozy accommodation Show original
Philipp B - Germany
The houseboat is in a very quiet, idyllic place. Very friendly helpful neighbors. The apartment is clean, beautiful and comfortably furnished and has a wonderful terrace. It is only a short distance to the center of Amsterdam (10min by bike)