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.