Interview in Elle Magazine Netherlands 2019
Interview in Elle Magazine Netherlands 2019

Captain Pippi

Amsterdam's finest Watervilla - Creative little village - 2 free bikes

Excellent! 5/5 (3 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Jump straight of the boat into the water
  2. Romantic stunning design
  3. At the south of the famous Amsterdam Waterlands
  1. Right opposite of freshmarket 'De Landmarkt'
  2. Free parking
  3. A real unique experience

Houseboat summary

Captain Pippi is a 120m2 houseboat, a true Amsterdam watervilla.

Docked in Schellingwoude, a creative peaceful village in Amsterdam-North. Part of the famous Waterlands, and only a little while away from the Amsterdam city center (see exact details in 'More about the location', below).


Houseboat description

Get your organic food from our neighbor: the Landmarkt. Wake-up with a fresh dip in the natural water pool - The IJ -, see the sun set over the water. You will have 2 free bicycles at your service! Feel like a local.

Please note; Captain Pippi isn't a great match for very young infants and we'd like to only rent out our beloved ship to couples and families.

As experienced travellers and hosts: we are more than welcome to guide you throughout your stay.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 16:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2


The main bedroom has a king sized bed, the second bedroom has a small double bed. 


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven

Linen Provided
Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Music System / CD Player
Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

DVD Player
Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Barbeque / Braai


Natural pool the Ij! Jump off the boat straight into the water.

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating



Free Parking
Long Term Rent Available

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking

We are at the bottom of the famous Amsterdam Waterlands!




16 km


2 km


28 km

Motor way

1 km

Night club

4 km


0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

4 km

How to get there

Captain Pippi is easily reachable.

Enter ‘Captain Pippi’ into a maps-app: this will guide you to the right address.

- It is 20 minutes by bicycle from the Amsterdam Central Station.
- And its 2 minutes by car from the Amsterdam Highway A10. Free parking!
- Or take Tram 26 direction Ijburg, get off at exit called ‘Zuiderzeeweg’ (this will take 10 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station) and walk 10 minutes over the Schellingwouderbrug (with view of the boats). Basically said: it will take you about 30 minutes to get from the boat to the Amsterdam Central Station by public transport. A 10-15 minute tram-ride and a 10-15 minute walk.

About the area

The ship is docked near the IJ in Schellingwoude, a lovely peaceful creative setting in the upcoming Amsterdam-North. The Landmarkt, the bespoke organic fresh-market, is only footsteps away. Same as the famous picturesque small town Durgerdam. The typical green Dutch landscapes are our backyard and are perfect for a little stroll or bike-ride. Captain Pippi is only a 20 minute bike-ride away from the Central Station. 

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Houseboat owner


Hi all, My name is Eveline, Dutch. Together with my man, we are fortunate owners of an unique houseboat. I have been working for over 15 years as an International Model. Been living all over the world, but since a few years nestled myself again in Amsterdam. The houseboat named Captain Pippi is rented out as a Creative Rental Space, for photo-shoots, film-location, as a boardroom for meetings and creative brainstorm sessions. I am studying to become a psycho-therapist. My hobbies are playing in nature. Surfing, riding a motorbike, cycling, ice-skating, snowboarding. Reading books and listening to quietness.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
German, Dutch, English

3 Reviews - Captain Pippi

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Sabine S - Germany

    10 Aug

    Relaxed days in the north of Amsterdam Show original

    Cozy houseboat in an ideal location for bike tours in the area and also to the center. Hosts are very helpful.

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  2. Family M - England

    06 Sep

    Truly beautiful houseboat

    This is a truly beautiful houseboat and we had the most wonderful time. The water helped to cool of during this hot period. Thanks so much for having us!

  3. Thomas - the Netherlands

    26 Jul

    Truly unforgettable and magical place to stay

    This is a truly unforgettable and magical place to stay. Unlike any other hospitality experience I’ve had anywhere in the world, a stay on this stunningly well curated barge boat is more akin to a change in lifestyle than accommodation. A perfect launchpad for cycle trips to the nearby Dutch fishing villages and just a stones throw away from Amsterdam, yet the location manages to feel a world away from the nearby civilization - an oasis on the doorstep of the city. If you’re lucky enough to find this location available, I would urge you to book instantly.

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