Amazing Waterfront Studio on the Amstel

Super comfortable studio with wide Amstel views and lovely terrace

Excellent! 4.8/5 (14 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Superb waterfront studio on the Amstel River
  2. Large and comfortable double bed
  3. Personal approach of our guests
  1. Good public transport
  2. Great surroundings

Houseboat summary

This wonderful houseboat studio is located on a marvelous part of the River Amstel. Close to Amstel Station, so very easy to reach, and with great public transport connections around the corner. Some more good reasons to stay with us: wonderful views over the river, full privacy, charming interior, great terrace and last but not least our famous breakfast. Perfect for couples who are looking for something special!

Houseboat description

The studio has a large sliding window that can be opened to reach the terrace. From here you will experience something quite unique in Amsterdam: the sense of space and tranquility. This is one of the reasons why we love it so much to live here. Sit back and relax while water birds swim by and the city slowly awakens while you enjoy a first cup of coffee. A great way to start another day in our beloved city.

In the studio you will find a bathroom, and a large and very comfortable double bed, from where you can also enjoy the waterfront views. The round portholes give just that little extra nautical feeling to the place. Furthermore you will find a lot of red in the studio, the color of love and liveliness. Aboard we offer free wifi and a large flatscreen cable tv.

We believe in a personal approach, and we show this in a personal touch both on arrival and through your stay. Let us know if you have any questions - always there to help. 

About the neighborhood: this southern part of the Amstel has a good connection with the inner city, as well as the green backlands of Amsterdam. We highly recommend to take a nice walk along the mighty Amstel! Furthermore you will find the famous Albert Cuyp Market within walking distance, located in the lively Pijp Area.

Our guests especially appreciate the option to book a ride with our boat on request - this is without a doubt an experience in itself. The best way to discover Amsterdam. Breakfast can be ordered separately.

And last but not least: you can park your car on our private parking space, free of charge. Please let us know if you want to use the parking in advance. 

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


The studio has a large double bed and a comfortable bathroom with shower and toilet. This is all part of the studio, so no need to share with anyone. You have all the privacy you want. 


Number of en-suite: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside


Linen Provided
Towels Provided

Dining Table & Chairs


Music System / CD Player
Satellite / Cable Tv

WiFi / Internet
Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony
Sun Loungers

Outside Shower

Heating / Cooling

Air Conditioning

Central Heating


Panoramic Views

City Views


Child /baby Cot

Wheelchair Friendly
Child Friendly

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking


Tour Guide

* Boat ride on request (25 euro per person)




15 km


0 km


20 km

Ferry port

3 km

Motor way

0 km

Night club

0 km


0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

0 km

How to get there

From Amstel Station you can take a tram or just walk to the houseboat in about 10 minutes. Amstel Station is the first stop from Schiphol Airport.

About the area

About the neighborhood: this southern part of the Amstel has a good connection with the inner city, as well as the green backlands of Amsterdam. We highly recommend to take a nice walk along the mighty Amstel! Furthermore you will find the famous Albert Cuyp Market within walking distance, located in the lively Pijp Area.

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Houseboat owner


I think I am a very social and caring host. I love to tell you how it is to live on a houseboat. I have lived my entire life in Amsterdam. So ask me for any info when you arrive.

Response time
Normally within 2 hours
Language spoken
French, English, German

14 Reviews - Amazing Waterfront Studio on the Amstel

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. Nancy W - the United States

    08 Jun


    The houseboat was exactly as pictured.  The extra touches added to the charm. It is in a perfect location, close to everything yet quiet and relaxing.  Fred's breakfasts were delicious and more than you could ask for.  Thanks you so much for making our stay in Amsterdam very special

  2. Nicole B - Germany

    04 Jan

    Great Place to stay

    We had a wanderful time at the houseboat of Ellen and Fred. The Room was big and clean. We also enjoyed the view by the water.

  3. Bartholomew K - Canada

    05 Oct

    Wonderful host!

    Ellen is wonderful and very consider host. Her hospitality and kindness made us feel like we were staying with a good friend but giving us privacy to enjoy our vacation! The location and room is perfect as we saw in photos. Away from the tourist crowd but easy to get to central by tram.


  4. Joe B - England

    12 Sep

    Lovely place, lovely host

    Considering how easy and close the tram links are, the position is more than ideal. The hosts were lovely, very welcoming and very helpful!

    I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a weekend getaway in Amsterdam!

    Thanks Ellen! 

  5. Katie B - Canada

    16 Sep

    An unforgettable experience

    Staying on this houseboat was a dream come true for my fiancé and I. The decor and view were stunning, and the hosts made us feel like we were family. I only wish we asked for breakfast for our entire stay rather than just the last day - it was better then we could have asked for. The bar has been set pretty high for our future vacation plans! 

  6. Ramy N - Egypt

    23 Nov

    Excellent choice

    I have stayed at this fantastic house boat , really quite and warm with excellent atmosphere .Ellen's the host was very welcome and helping and I felt like home . 

  7. Joy T - Singapore

    27 Apr

    Cosy suite with thoughtful owner

    The stay was wonderful in the cosy yet spacious one-room suite which is self-contained with plenty amenities like wifi, tv (with multiple channels), fridge. Ellen is accommodating to us checking in early. The location is within a short walking distance to tram stop and it only takes 30 mins to get to airport from there. More exciting is that we spotted a swan nest and a mother swan with her eggs! It was relaxing and wonderful to wake up to the canals and sporty Amsterdamers rowing early in the morning. 

  8. Kimberly G - the United States

    16 Mar

    A Great Place to Stay

    We had a lovely time staying in this houseboat. It was very clean and we had great service from the hosts. It's close to town by metro or train. We found some very nice restaurants and groceries nearby. We highly recommend this for your stay in Amsterdam.

  9. Dolton A - Malta

    15 Jan

    Wonderful stay

    Our stay was short but we rrally enjoyed staying her boathouse. Was very helpful and amazing hospitality 

  10. Karin M - Germany

    19 Aug

    Wunschlos glücklich!

    In diesem wundervollen Hausboot kann man sich nur wohlfühlen. Die höchst gastfreundlichen Vermieter Ellen und Fred sorgen dafür, dass keine Wünsche offen bleiben. Man wacht auf und blickt aufs Wasser. Von außen kann man nicht hineinsehen, da eine Blickdicht-Folie die gesamte Fensterfront abdichtet. Es gibt einen mit gängigen Getränken gefüllten Kühlschrank, einen Wasserkocher, eine Kaffeemaschine und sämtliches Zubehör, um sich am Morgen gleich mit Kaffee oder Tee zu versorgen. Man bekommt auf Nachfrage aber auch ein opulentes Frühstück mit allem, was der Magen und das Herz begehrt und kann es direkt auf der Hausboot-Terrasse genießen. Eine Markise schützt vor Sonne oder Regen. Die Betten sind ultrabequem. Das Bad ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man so braucht. Sogar Wattepads und Ohrenstäbchen! Mit Fred war ich auf einer privaten Bootstour durch ganz Amsterdam unterwegs und er hat mir sehr viel Interessantes erzählt. Man steigt direkt von der Hausboot-Terrasse ins Boot! Wunderbar! Ich habe mich sehr wohl gefühlt! Alle wichtigen Sehenswürdigkeiten sind mit dem Fahrrad in kurzer Zeit erreichbar. Vielen lieben Dank an die beiden lieben Gastgeber Ellen und Fred! Und auch für das kleine Gastgeschenk! Ich komme sehr gerne wieder! 

  11. Niklas G - Germany

    07 Aug

    Fantastic Location

    It was a fantastic stay in the houseboat. The family is very very nice and helpful. The room was clean and the bed very comfortable and the little terrace is wonderful. There was nothing wrong with us and we can highly recommend it. Thank you for the great time! =)

  12. Liza P - the United States

    08 Oct

    Wonderful stay!

    I had a wonderful stay at this Amazing Waterfront Studio. Although it says it's a studio, I think it will amply fit two people and their luggage. The setting was clean, artsy, welcoming, and definitely homey. I added the breakfast option, which was very substantial. I was even able to save some of by breakfast for later as mid-day snack or light lunch/dinner. Hosts were so pleasant and promptly responded to my emails. The location is safe and a 7-10 minute walk to train and bus lines. So it served as a perfect home base location for when I travelled to the neighboring cities. Would definitely stay there again and again.

  13. Sharon - the United States

    03 Jul

    Super nice and comfortable houseboat

    We have stayed here with great pleasure and grew very fond of both the boat and the area. It is located in Amsterdam East and although we did not know this part of Amsterdam, we decided to give it a chance. And we're glad we did. The canal is nice and quiet so no loud tourist masses passing by. We really enjoyed the luxurious interior - it is just like a home but then with swans and ducks passing by. I'll never forget the reflection of the water dancing on the ceiling while enjoying our time together. Very special and highly recommended!

  14. - the Netherlands

    03 Feb

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 4-night booking.
  15. Frank B - Germany

    02 Jan


    It was a great place and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. The houseboat was clean and absolutely homelike. It was an incredible experience staying on a houseboat and the next time we will stay definitely longer. 

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