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Two burner induction stove. On Request only!
Free bikes for our guests

Charming houseboat apartment for two near NDSM wharf

Charming houseboat apartment with private terrace on the water with free bikes & canoe

Excellent! 4.9/5 (7 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. Free city bikes

Houseboat summary

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).

Houseboat description

Our houseboat

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.

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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Details

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 16:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 11:00.

Bedrooms

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.

Bathrooms

Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Romantic

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

Amenities

Microwave / Oven
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs

The houseboat has a kitchenette with a refrigerator and microwave. On request we can provide a 2burner induction stove and some pots and pans to cook a simple meal.

Entertainment

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

Next to the B&B guests have their own waterfront terrace.

Heating / Cooling

Air Conditioning

Central Heating

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

General

Shower
Free Parking

Pets Allowed

If you want to bring a dog please contact us. We have a dog ourselves so we are flexible, but we want to know a little bit about you and the dog before we give a 'go'

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Fishing

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.

Location

Distances

Airport

22 km

Bar

1 km

Beach

33 km

Ferry port

1 km

Golf course

15 km

Motor way

1 km

Night club

1 km

Restaurant

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

Saskia

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.

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Language spoken
English

7 Reviews - Charming houseboat apartment for two near NDSM wharf

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. David F - Belgium

    03 Jul

    Fantastic

    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. Corinna S - Germany

    24 Aug

    Nice boat and great location Show 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!

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  3. Sara K - Germany

    04 Aug

    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! ❤️

  4. Anne F - Germany

    13 Aug

    Exceptional, beautiful and cozy accommodation Show original

    Thank you dear Saskia for the warm welcome in the beautifully furnished boathouse. The bikes and the kayak guaranteed variety and we had a great time in Amsterdam!

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  5. Philipp B - Germany

    27 Jul

    Beautiful apartment

    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)

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