A Happy Boat Stay Amsterdam

Rent a whole houseboat for just the two of you - the perfect Amsterdam houseboat experience!

Excellent! 5/5 (2 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Very spacious private houseboat for two
  2. You rent the whole boat - no sharing!
  3. Superb location near Jordaan area
  1. Terrific public transport connections
  2. Nice, quiet and safe area

Houseboat summary

During our holiday we love to share our houseboat in Amsterdam with you. Our ship, a former freight ship transformed into a comfortable houseboat, is docked on the verge of the Jordaan. Close to lots of paramount landmarks, yet very quiet at night. We warmly welcome aboard couples who want to enjoy the ultimate Amsterdam houseboat experience. The houseboat offers around 80 sqm so you will have all the space you can possibly desire. And thanks to the great wall heating, you will be comfortably warm all year round - even on the coldest winter nights.

Houseboat description

What we love about our houseboat specifically is that it offers a very convenient combination of a 'historic ship experience' and the necessities you may expect from a modern apartment. And all that on a location that is just perfect if you want to be close to the city centre, yet away from tourist masses keeping you awake at night. There are various tram and bus stops within minutes walking, taking you to every corner of the city easily.

Some great highlights nearby

A few highlights that are within a few tram stops, or 10 - 15 minutes walking: the Jordaan Area with the Anne Frank House, Westerkerk, the famous 9-streets with boutique shops. Go eastward and you will hit the wonderful Vondelpark, Museum Square and the Leidse Square. But don't forget to discover the immediate proximity of our houseboat where you will find lots of great restaurants, bars and daily fresh markets. Various super markets are found in less than a few minutes walking.

Comfortably warm and super cozy

Our houseboat has a warm wooden floor and a comfortable heating system that is hidden in the plastered walls. This creates a very cozy and warm atmosphere, so no need to get cold feet about staying on our boat in the winter period. If you want to stay in and snuggle up to your better half, know that we have a tv with Chromecast so you can watch Netflix. 

The kitchen is fully equipped with a 5-stove burner and all the amenities you need to prepare a wonderful meal for your beloved one. After diner, and before going into town, it's time to take a long and warm bath in our love tub. Not a bad prospect, is it?

Lots of light

Although the days are quite short during the winter period, you are assured to get lots of light through the many windows both in the hull as well as the ceiling of our houseboat. 

A good night rest is assured thanks to the Queensize bed in the separate master bedroom. This is a lovely space with a charming window and portholes. 

Last but not least we do offer a nice outdoor terrace on the front of the ship to enjoy the fresh air, swans and ducks swimming by.

We hope to have given you the best possible impression, but don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions - always glad to help!

PS: Just to avoid disappointments: we welcome up to two guests, so please don't enquire if you're planning with over two persons or if you are traveling with kids. Thanks for understanding!

PS II: Our houseboat has a strict no smoking and no drugs policy. You are free to enjoy the liberties of our city, but not on our boat. 

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


The bathroom offers a comfortable love bath and both floor and wall heating: very comfortable. Here you will find the toilet and sink as well. 

The bedroom is also a convenient place with a large and comfortable double bed. A window and two portholes let in lots of light. 


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Linen Provided

Towels Provided


WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

We have a flatscreen TV with Chromecast, Netflix and of course high speed wifi.

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

The whole boat is equipped with a luxurious wall heating, creating a very comfortable atmosphere. The bathroom has both wall- and floor heating. So don't be afraid of cold feet aboard our Amsterdam houseboat rental!


City Views

Close To The Shops

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking




25 km


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25 km

Ferry port

2 km

Golf course

5 km

Motor way

2 km

Night club

1 km


0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

3 km

How to get there

From central station you can simply take a tram that takes you right to the boat. From the tram stop it is just a minute or two walking. You can also take a taxi or Uber from Schiphol Airport, that will cost you around 50 euro.

About the area

We love living in our neighborhood, called Oud West, because of the relaxed atmosphere and proximity of the buzzing Jordaan Area, Westerpark and the wonderful public transport connections. Although you are close to lots of cool things to do, you will enjoy a good night rest. You won't find any tourist masses making loud noise at all - this is where the locals live. And we love to share this very typical local houseboat experience with you!

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Houseboat owner


We are a very happy social couple together with our little daughter Doris. We both hosted in the past our own B&B and now we are living our dream on a houseboat. We both traveled a lot around the world and we love to meet people all over the world. It is nice to share stories and experiences and for sure we will share our knowledge about Amsterdam to give you a great and pleasant stay in Amsterdam and on the boat.


Response time
Normally within 2 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English

2 Reviews - A Happy Boat Stay Amsterdam

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Lauren - France

    18 Dec

    Hated to leave our love boat

    Thanks again for having us Peter. Our stay at your houseboat was simply superb! We especially loved the bath, the views over the water,  the kitchen - everything. All the best from Reins, France

  2. Fabian - Germany

    14 Dec

    What an amazing houseboat in Amsterdam!!!

    We have been in Amsterdam several times, but always stayed in a hotel. Now we were able to do a last-minute booking with Peter. We were the first guests and did not know what to expect since there were no reviews of this houseboat in Amsterdam 'Old West'. But looking back, we never regretted to rent this floating home a single moment. It is really spacious and comfortable. Although the outside temperature was really low (below zero at night) the place was very warm thanks to the heating in the walls. Never saw this before, but it is super comfortable. Me and my girl had all the space we wanted, its a really large boat! And the location is also very nice, close to the super market and an amazing delicatessen store called Sterk at a few minutes walking distance. Never saw such an amazing beer collection in my life! You walk into the Jordaan in less than 3 minutes walking. Loved every minute of it - thanks for having us Peter!

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