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Unique Boat Experience in the Eastern Docklands

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. Authentic cabin from 1915
  2. Authentic bunk
  3. Modern bathroom
  1. Located in a very popular neighborhood
  2. 30 minutes by foot to the centre

Houseboat summary

Have a unique holiday in Amsterdam by staying on a traditional motor-ship from 1915.

Houseboat description

Our ship is located in the popular old harbour of Amsterdam, 30 minutes by foot to the centre of the city. It will take you around 10-15 min to go to the city centre by bus 43 or tram 7.
It's situated in a quiet and relaxed location with a few restaurants, cafe's, two supermarkets and some shops nearby. There is no weed-shop close by!
You will have many possibilities to explore the city of Amsterdam and beyond. Our ship lies in a charming and peaceful area, therefore it's the perfect place to retreat and to recover!

You will stay in the authentic cabin (1915), the rear of the ship, the owner stays in the former cargo space of the ship. You will sleep in the authentic bunk, but also enjoy the modern bathroom with a shower. There is WiFi, TV and a coffee machine. You enter the ship via the wheelhouse and reach the studio (17m²) on the left site by stairs. In the wheelhouse there is a washing machine and a dryer for eventually use.

In the summer you can enjoy of a swim right here outside the ship. Just jump over board, the water is clean.

I'm sure you will enjoy your stay at my place.

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Registration number

0363 EB64 791D C9D0 A7F9

Property type

Moored houseboat

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 10:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Queen size beds: 1


You will sleep in the authentic bunk (140mx210m).
Please notice that the ceiling is low. If you are taller than 1,76m you cannot stand in the room without touching the ceiling. The standing height shower is 1,85m.
This authentic studio is not suitable for disabled persons or guest with with walking problems (the stairway is steep). There is no kitchen, only a water-cooker and a coffee-machine (Nespresso). No stove or microwave but a cooling-box.

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Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city



Washing machine
Linen provided
Towels provided

Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs

€5.- use for use washing and drying machine. Cooling box.


Satellite / Cable tv
WiFi / internet

Internet access

Indoor facilities


Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

You can just jump into the water right here.

Heating / cooling

Central heating

Underfloor heating

CO2-neutral heating en koeling with solar panels and a heat pump.


City views

Close to the shops

It is one hour with public transport to Zandvoort Beach from here

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports

Walking / hiking




31 km


0.2 km


33 km

Ferry port

0.4 km


5 km

Night club

1 km


0.2 km

Super market

0.6 km

Train station

3 km

How to get there

If you come by plane take the train to Central Station and then the bus number 43 direction Borneo-Eiland. Get out at Azartplein. Just walk to Levantkade in 3 minutes. Walking on Levantkade take the jetty on your right side. You will see the number 42 of our ship in the wheelhouse.

If you come by train just follow the description above from Central Station.

If you take the car you can park on public spots right on the street. Please notice that parking is €4,50 per hour (€40,50 per day) in Amsterdam. You can better take the P&R Zeeburg and take the tram 26 from there to Rietlanden (1 station) and step over to tram 10 (two stations to Azartplein).

About the area

Our houseboat is located in a historic part of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Docklands, from where in ancient days the cargo-ships used to sail to the East. Nowadays, this area has been transformed into a picturesque architectonic quarter where the living is easy, with all the facilities you may need like: pubs, restaurants and a shopping centre.

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Houseboat owner


I am Oliver and live here on board for more than 20 year. My son is 15 year old and grown up here on Alpha.
I work as project manager in the sustainable sector with solar.
From origin I am German but my German is getting worse after all this years ;). We really enjoy living here and like to share this experience.

Response time
Normally within 3 hours
Language spoken
English, Dutch, German

28 Reviews - Alpha

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Roxanne S - Canada

    21 Nov

    Different and relaxing

    My husband and I had a peaceful, relaxing time with great sleeps on this boat. Oliver and his son are great hosts. The boat is an easy walk to the bus/tram stop. Grocery store, pharmacy and restaurants nearby/

  2. Viktor S - Germany

    06 Nov

    Only to be recommended! Show original

    Cozy accommodation in a top location. From the bus/tram station around the corner you can get everywhere easily. Oliver and his son are extremely nice and helpful. A dream!

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  3. Melanie Z - Germany

    16 Apr


    We had a great time on the Alpha. The location is convenient and quiet and the accommodation is clean and cozy. We'd love to come back :)

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  4. Georges D - France

    31 Oct


    I recommend!

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  5. Heike P - Germany

    26 Jun

    Great boat accommodation Show original

    The night on the boat was great. We found everything immediately, way, boat, keys... It was really great to spend the night like that. Recommended!

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