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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 (22 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 canal
  2. Both near the city & nature
  3. Free city bikes

Houseboat summary

Discover Amsterdam from our houseboat B&B Charming houseboat apartment for two near NDSM wharf with its own entrance. We offer free street parking, free bikes, the use of a canoe, superfast WIFi, small waterside terrace.

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).

Please be aware the bedroom is on a loft with a heigth of 1.50 to 1.70 meters. 

Houseboat description

Our houseboat

The bed & breakfast is an apartment of 35m2 in our houseboat. With a kitchenette (with fridge & microwave & 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. Outside the B&B there is a private waterside veranda for our guests. It is 1.40 meters wide and 5 meters long.

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.

The neighbours

The houseboat has two apartments. You will be staying in the B&B apartment. We live in the front apartment. So you will be sharing the houseboat. Both apartments have private outdoor spaces and the walls have sound insulation, but please be aware our our quiet hours and the house rules.

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.

Quiet hours 22.00 tot 08.00
No smoking inside
No smoking cannabis anywhere!
No music or any parties/events are allowed at his accommodation
No visitors are allowed during the stay at this accommodation


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Registration number

0363 7BF8 7CF7 4C28 9945

Property type

Moored houseboat

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 23:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

King size 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.


The use of our bikes is free. However, due to some bad experiences we have set a deposit. This deposit will be returned to you by bookahouseboat after your stay with us.

Quiet hours weekends 23.00 tot 08.00
Quiet hours weekdays 22.00 tot 07.00
No smoking inside
No smoking cannabis anywhere!
No loud music
Only the people on the reservation are allowed inside the B&B
Please take your shoes off
Treat the space well

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside

Our houseboat B&B is located in Amsterdam North between the city center and the greenery of Waterland. Both 15 minutes away.


Microwave / oven
Washing machine
Linen provided

Towels provided
Hair dryer
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.


WiFi / internet

Internet access

There is no TV in the houseboat. It does have a very fast 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 information

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


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.




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Ferry port

1 km

Golf course

15 km


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Night club

1 km


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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


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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Response time
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Language spoken
English, Dutch

22 Reviews - Charming houseboat apartment for two near NDSM wharf

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Antje G - Germany

    02 Apr

    Charming and cozy Show original

    Cozy houseboat furnished with charm and lots of love. A bed in which one sleeps heavenly. But you shouldn't be too tall, the ceiling in the bedroom is very low. The only thing we missed was a place to sit outside.

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  2. 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!

  3. 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)

  4. Heike B - Germany

    09 Apr

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    Dear Saskia, it was beneficial for us to have such a wonderful starting point for our excursions into the city. The houseboat is magical, we were warmly welcomed by you in the pouring rain and enjoyed the special flair. We'd love to come back! Heike and Hannes

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  5. Susanne S - Germany

    05 Apr

    Houseboat apartment NDSM wharf by Saskia

    The houseboat is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Saskia, the landlady, is a great landlady, super nice, they help immediately if you have a request and the days were fantastically beautiful. We are happy to recommend the houseboat, our dog Felix also felt at home, as there was a large dog park just around the corner! Kind regards, Susanne and Helmut and dog Felix

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