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

Captain Pippi

Amsterdam's finest Watervilla - Creative little village

Excellent! 5/5 (9 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

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. We only rent to: couples and families

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. Feel like a local.

Please note; Captain Pippi isn't a great match for very young children and disabled people (you have to step over 2 other boats to get to ours). Besides that 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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Registration number

0363 DF9D 63BC 07D5 F6F7

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 16:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

King size beds: 2


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

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Number of bathrooms: 1
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
Internet access


WiFi / internet
DVD player

Music system / CD player
Satellite / Cable tv

Indoor facilities



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

Outdoor facilities

Central heating

Heating / cooling

Free parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking

We are at the bottom of the famous Amsterdam Waterlands!




16 km


2.3 km


28 km


1 km

Night club

4.4 km


0.2 km

Super market

0.2 km

Train station

4.5 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 a unique houseboat. I have been working for over 15 years as an International Model and as we speak also working as a certified Integrative Counselor. I love the outdoors, reading books, good capucchino's and listening to quietness. 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. During summer she becomes a holiday-home.

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

9 Reviews - Captain Pippi

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Jason - the United States

    20 Jul

    We couldn’t have had a better stay

    Excellent and totally unique place to stay while in Amsterdam. It’s a quick transit ride to the center city and across from an excellent grocery store, this place gives you a much better flavor of Dutch living than a traditional hotel or even B&B. Add to this, that Captain Pipi is very clean, gorgeously decorated, and well hosted by its owner. We couldn’t have had a better stay.

  2. Suzanne L - the Netherlands

    20 Aug

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    We had a wonderful week on the ship. All facilities were top notch (kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, library, view!) and the owners were available for questions and tips. We also received a useful tour in advance, it is of course not a 'normal' holiday home. Highly recommended! gem!

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  3. Birgit P - Germany

    07 Aug

    Fantastic holiday

    Cosy boat at a great location between water, landscape and city. Very warm welcome and helpful tips. We felt comfortable all around. Top recommendation. Thank you Eveline!

  4. 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.

  5. Simone N - Switzerland

    07 May

    Wonderful houseboat Show original

    We spent 4 days on the Captain Pippi and really enjoyed it. The ship is a child's dream, and also for adults 😊- a unique experience!

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