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Tjalk HIllegonda

Houseboat-apartement in city centre, 5 minutes walk form central train station

Excellent! 4.9/5 (13 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. A complete apartment on a houseboat
  2. 5 Minutes walk from the central train station
  3. In the middle of the city centre
  1. The most beautiful canal in Amsterdam
  2. Oasis of peace in the middle of the city

Houseboat summary

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.

Houseboat description

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.

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Registration number

0363 C2E3 7489 75F9 7DDF

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

King size beds: 2


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city



Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven
Washing machine
Linen provided

Towels provided
Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs


WiFi / internet

Indoor facilities


Heating / cooling

Central heating


City views

Close to the shops




12 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

45 km


4 km

Night club

0.9 km


0.1 km

Ski lift

17 km

Super market

0.6 km

Train station

0.6 km

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

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Houseboat owner


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.

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

13 Reviews - Tjalk HIllegonda

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Marc D - Belgium

    18 Jul

    Family stay with bike Show original

    Owl Peniche. Neighborhood close to the center and very quiet. Good bakery nearby.

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  2. B M - England

    06 Jul

    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!

  3. Sheila M - Canada

    13 Sep

    Fantastic Stay on this houseboat

    My sister and I stayed in Amsterdam at the beginning of our 2 week travels around the Netherlands and Belgium. We could not have asked for a better place to hang our hats for a couple of nights. Don't let the small size of the place scare you it is plenty large enough to be very comfortable. The location could not be better. The train station is a short walk away and it is an easy stroll to most attractions. Jochem is a great host, his place is very clean and very well appointed. He was generous with his advise. As it turned out my husband and I had stayed on a previous boat of Jochem's in the same slip. I would highly recommend staying on the Hillegonda.

  4. Clare L - England

    23 May

    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.

  5. Tony M - Australia

    09 Aug

    Feeling like a local!

    We loved this experience and it lived up to expectations after a two year delayed visit due to Covid. So happy we chose to stay with Jochem, who was very friendly and has set up the boat for a very comfortable stay for guests. We definitely would love to stay here again and will return home with many happy memories.

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