Houseboat-apartement in city centre, 5 minutes walk form central train station
- A complete apartment on a houseboat
- 5 Minutes walk from the central train station
- In the middle of the city centre
- The most beautiful canal in Amsterdam
- Oasis of peace in the middle of the city
Houseboat apartment on a traditional houseboat in the center of Amsterdam. The Hillegonda was built in 1897 and arrived in the center of Amsterdam in 2020 after a thorough renovation and is now located in the most beautiful canal in Amsterdam. Come and enjoy this beautiful ship in a great and central location.
You enter the houseboat via a steep staircase. Under the stairs is a washing machine and tumble dryer.
The cozy and colorful living room has a sitting area, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, microwave and induction hob.
The bathroom has everything you need, a shower, toilet and sink.
At the very front of the ship are two sleeping cabins each with a queen-size bed (160 x 220 cm / 63" x 86.6" inch). The cabins each have two drawers where a hand luggage trolley fits perfectly so you don't have to unpack.
The front of the boat is available for rental, the owner lives in the aft part of the ship.
How to get there
The boat is very easy to reach by public transport. The central station of Amsterdam is at the end of the street. From Schiphol Airport there are 8 trains per hour to Central Station. Many international trains also have Amsterdam Central Station as their destination. Do you prefer to come by car? Then park in one of the Park & Ride parking spaces on the outskirts of the city.
About the area
The boat is located on the Waalseiland, which is old Dutch for harbor island. This island was built in 1634 for the wealthy bourgeoisie who had a link with shipping. Michiel de Ruyter, one of our greatest naval heroes, known for the Raid on the Medway in 1667, had a house built on the Buitenkant (outside). Later the name Buitenkant was changed to Prins Hendrikkade. The Hillegonda is located on the Binnenkant (inside). This neighborhood belongs to the oldest and most special part of the city rich in nautical history
My name is Jochem and I have been living on a houseboat for over 20 years. I have also been hosting guests on my houseboat for over 10 years. I love Amsterdam and I love living on the water and I think it's an honor that I can share that with visitors.
6 Reviews - Tjalk HIllegonda
Carmen V - the Netherlands
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What a nice place in the heart of Amsterdam! Also plenty of room on the boat… even with 4 women!! Lovely spacious beds and bathroom, a full-length mirror and everything nice and clean. You can enjoy a glass of wine on the deck with a fantastic view of the canal. There is also a lot of fun. Nice touristy. I love it! All I can say is: PERFECT!
Rudolf P - England
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We had a lovely stay on the houseboat. Jochem is a great host and explained how everything works and gave us hints and tips as to the surrounding areas. The boat is decorated to a high standard with all the conveniences you need for a holiday. Well done Jochem and all the best with the future. Ruud and Lin
Marc D - Belgium
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Clare L - England
Lovely boat, great location
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Amsterdam. Jochem was a very helpful host and the boat had everything we needed and was of a high standard with a lot of attention to detail. It was in a relatively quiet canal but very accessible to central Amsterdam. It was only 5-10 mins walk from central station too so extremely convenient for everything. Very comfortable cabins with lots of space. Highly recommended.
B M - England
Bliss on a barge
The barge is located close to the center of Amsterdam and all that it has to offer. It is in a quiet but friendly neighborhood with cafes and shops within 5 minutes walk. All the facilities are very modern, up to date and the barge is tastefully decorated. If you have never been on a barge before it is solid as a rock and doesn't move about ensuring a quiet night's sleep. The host, Jochem, is on hand to welcome you, offer helpful hints and suggestions. Overall a little adventure in Amsterdam!