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Tjalk HIllegonda

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

Excellent! 4.9/5 (28 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

Central heating

Heating / cooling

City views


Close to the shops

Paid parking

General information

No pets allowed

Smoking not allowed




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

28 Reviews - Tjalk HIllegonda

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Kornelia S - Germany

    31 Mar

    Beautiful houseboat in Toplsge Show original

    Thank you to the host. He greeted us very nicely and gave us good stops. The boat is very comfortable and has everything you need and more. We can highly recommend the accommodation. The location is ideal. You are in the middle of the action and still quiet.

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  2. 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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  3. Timothy S - England

    04 Mar

    Houseboat Amsterdam

    We found the boat comfortable and clean and well situated. Jochem was on hand to advise and to assist when necessary.

  4. Mareike S - Germany

    06 Sep

    Very recommendable... Show original

    This lovingly designed houseboat is located in the heart of the city. Jochem is a great host who really takes great care of his guests. From coffee to tea everything was ready. We slept wonderfully in the comfortable bunks and made ourselves afloat in the lovingly designed bathroom for trips into the city. We enjoyed a cold drink on the deck in the sun (not part of the rating😉) and prepared delicious food in the well-equipped kitchenette. The link for this houseboat has already been widely shared among friends 👍

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  5. Rudolf P - England

    06 Jun

    Talk Hilleegonda stay Show original

    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

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