Spacious saloon with large windows for optimal views.
Salon with entrance
Houseboat 844 Amsterdam photo 2
Dinette/dining table
Kitchen equipped with a 4-burner cooker, coffee machine, electric kettle, small fridge and crockery.
Double master bed in the rear of the boat with closet space.
At the front of the boat are 2 single beds.
At the front of the boat are 2 single beds.
Toilet and shower cabin
The boat is equipped with a terrace.
Motor yacht Amstelle has a length of 12.50m.
With the small motorboat C'est la vie, it is possible to take a cruise with your host as skipper.
The C’est la vie seats 4-5 people.
The C'est la vie is equipped with a toilet, small fridge and heating.
Cabin van from C'est la vie.
Owner and host Gros likes to welcome you on board.
View of the marina
View of the New Lake
For water sports enthusiasts, there are numerous possibilities. You can hire a surfboard, boat, canoe or supp board.
It is possible to rent a subboard at the marina.
An E-foil school is located at the marina.
At the marina, it is possible to rent an E-foil board.
You will find a restaurant a few minutes' walk from the boat.
The restaurant also offers a cosy waterside terrace.

Private Yacht 20min from Amsterdam center

Staying on your own private motor yacht close to the city centre of Amsterdam.

Good 4/5 (3 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. Spacious, atmospheric and comfortable yacht.
  2. Equipped with all basic facilities.
  3. Good public transport connection to the center.
  1. Situated on a lake with a beautiful view.
  2. Quiet area and 20 minutes from the heart of Amsterdam.
  3. On arrival you will receive snacks and drinks.

Houseboat summary

You may have never thought about this option, but staying on a genuine motor yacht in Amsterdam will certainly make your stay unforgettable. This wonderful vessel is no less than 12,50 meters in length and offers lots of charm and coziness. We can accommodate up to 4 guests comfortably. Of course you have the whole ship to yourself, so no need to share with anyone. And, we have strictly implemented all the measures needed concerning the Covid19 hygiene protocol, so you don't have to worry about that.

If this boat is not available, you can have a look at our other yachts called AlmazMotor yacht Amazone or the Cozy Amsterdam Motor Yacht. Same location and host.

Houseboat description

As soon as you set foot aboard you will feel like a true captain, especially when you get behind the steering wheel. And although the yacht will stay docked in her harbor - unless you choose to schedule a cruise with us during your stay, she will give you a real nautical experience. Not only because of the warm wooden interior, but also because of the many birds swimming by and the great view over the water.

The location is perfect for those who want to combine a trip to Amsterdam with a good night rest, away from the tourist masses. Good public transport connections take you into town easily. To give you an impression: the Vondelpark and Central Station are 25 minutes away, The Museum Square 30 minutes, and the Leidse Square and Artis Zoo 35 minutes.

The boat offers two bedrooms: the master bedroom with double bed (195x135 cm) in the back of the ship and a second bedroom in the front with a double V-shaped bed. The master bedroom offers an en-suite bathroom with shower, and hot and cold water. The toilet is located in the front of the ship.

You also have a kitchen aboard to prepare breakfast or a simple meal. Then again: who wants to cook in a city with so much great places to eat and drink. And know that in our marina you will find a wonderful restaurant with waterfront terrace and superb food and beverages as well. Everything for a convenient and unique stay in Amsterdam!

The surprisingly large living room has glass all around so you can enjoy the scenery around you: the panoramic view over the water, the famous and ever-changing Dutch clouds passing by, the reflection of the water dancing on the ceiling. No hotel room offers that for sure.

And last but not least we want to mention that the 'Amsterdamse Bos' or in English 'the forest of Amsterdam' is located only 10 minutes walking away. This is a large forest built by hand a century ago to offer the people of Amsterdam a nearby outdoor experience. So if you like wandering and hiking, this can be a great added value to your trip to our city!

Here is quick overview of the amenities aboard:

  • Free internet on board
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker (coffee and tea is on board)
  • Hairdryer
  • Water cooker
  • Cooking facilities
  • Mini bar (free drinks for the first day)
  • Heating

We also have a small motorboat with which we offer cruises on Amsterdam's canals at a reduced rate. We can send you the possibilities and rates.

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Property type

Moored yacht

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 21:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 1
  • Single bed: 2

The master bedroom is located in the back of the motor yacht and offers a comfortable double bed. At the front of the boat are 2 single beds. The bathroom is simple yet convenient with a shower, sink, mirror and toilet.

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Town / city

Lake / riverside


Fully equipped kitchen
Linen provided
Towels provided

Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs


WiFi / internet

Music system / CD player

Indoor facilities


Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Mooring sloop / boat possible

Heating / cooling

Electric fans

Oil heaters

We offer cruises with the small motorboat C'est la vie at reduced rates.


Panoramic views

Close to the ariport

General information

Free parking
No pets allowed

Smoking not allowed
Smoke alarm

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking




11 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

5 km


3 km

Night club

4 km


0.1 km

Super market

2 km

Train station

2.5 km

How to get there

You can take an Uber or regular taxi that will bring you to the marina in about 15 minutes from either Schiphol Airport or Central Station.

When traveling with public transport, you should keep the time mentioned below in mind to get a good impression of the travel time needed.

From Schiphol Airport it's a 27 minute trip by public transport: 4 minutes walking, 15 minutes by bus and about 8 minutes walking.

From Central Station it's a 28 minute trip by public transport: 1 minute walking, 16 minutes by metro and then about 11 minutes walking.

About the area

Our marina is situated on the beautiful lake called "Nieuwe Meer". A medium sized lake on the outskirts of town and on the other side you'll find the famous 'Amsterdamse Bos'. This man-made forest is a great place to wander around and enjoy nature, and on the other side of the forest you have the exciting and vibrant city center of Amsterdam. Many guests find this the perfect combination during their visit to Amsterdam.

At the lake there are several water sports facilities on offer, such as renting a sailboat or a Sub-board.

From 20 to 24 August 2025, Europe's biggest nautical event will take place; SAIL Amsterdam. During SAIL, Amsterdam will welcome more than 800 (inter)national (tall) ships. You can experience SAIL 2025 exclusively on aboard our small motor boat C'est la vie. We offer various sailing arrangements, you will have private use of the boat with your host as skipper. If you want to be sure of a special experience, book your cruise now. On 27

October 2025, Amsterdam will be 750 years old. And the city will celebrate this in grand style, for a year, from 27 October 2024 until the actual anniversary one year later. The goal: a city that buzzes like never before!

If you would like more additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Houseboat owner


My work is my passion, I sail my whole life and currently as a skipper in the canals of Amsterdam. How nice is it to share this passion with guests and let them experience the unique and beautiful city of Amsterdam. As your host I will welcome you on board of Almaz and provide you with all necessary information about the boat and of course about Amsterdam.

Response time
Normally within 2 hours
Language spoken
English, German, Dutch

3 Reviews - Private Yacht 20min from Amsterdam center

Good 4/5

  1. Géraldine G - France

    12 Apr

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    Perfect welcome, very friendly owner and good location even if out of the way; it takes little time to reach the center and the marina is very quiet.

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  2. Maria G - England

    09 Aug

    Amazing and relaxing stay in Amsterdam

    We stayed on the boat as a group of 4 for a long weekend and it was the best accomodation for the City Trip we wanted! Gros was a great host, very flexible with check in and great communication and we were greeted with cold beer and snacks on arrival which we could enjoy on the sunny deck of the boat. The location was great to reach from the airport and it was super easy to get to the City centre with metro/Tram or bus. It was the ideal mix of a quiet weekend on the boat and days of sightseeing in the city of Amsterdam. We could go for swims in the morning on the lake and we're sitting on the boat in the evenings. The boat is a good size for 4 people, with 2 sleeping cabins and loads of seating, a small kitchen and everything you need. You shouldn't mind sharing a very cozy bathroom with the other people on the boat, but since everything worked fine, we didn't mind. I can only recommend staying on one of Gros' boats!

  3. Manuela P - Germany

    13 Jun

    Actually nice if not... Show original

    The boat is on a pier with no direct view of the lake. Overall, the boat is in need of renovation. The sanitary facilities are absolutely inadequate. Old smelly toilet on board. No possibility to shower. Sanitary facilities are not finished. On one side there is noise from the very close motorway and above you the approach path from Amsterdam Schiphol. So not suitable for those who want a relaxed family holiday.

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