Modern Houseboat 5 minute walk to historic city center 'Jordaan'

Excellent! 5/5 (12 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. In the middle of a very hip and trendy neighbourhoud
  2. Walking distance of Jordaan
  3. Terrace overlooking the water
  1. Sauna and large bath
  2. Home cinema

Houseboat summary

Modern completely renovated houseboat 5 minute walk to historic city center of Amsterdam, the famous 'Jordaan' area. This is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for comfort, design and a unique place to stay. With lots of great things to do within walking distance!

Houseboat description

This comfortable houseboat is situated in a quiet street at a 5 minute walking distance of the "Jordaan'. You're surrounded by little lunchrooms, galeries, markets, restaurants, shops & bars. There is a very good connection to the central trainstation by tram.

But now first something more about the boat. As you can see on the photo's we have put all the love and effort in creating the ultimate houseboat experience. The interior is best described as contemporary eclectic with an eye for detail and small fun elements all through the houseboat. 

The spacious living room and open, fully equipped kitchen, give a great view over the water. You will enjoy many ducks, swans and geese swimming by while you sit back and relax with your beloved ones. We have used a lot of warm, natural materials in both the finishing as the furniture, in order to create a cozy yet classy atmosphere. From the living door you step onto the terrace, giving a true sense of freedom. 

The high-end kitchen with a rugged wooden touch and retro refrigerator will satisfy any foody, as well as the many restaurants in the neighborhood. 

The boat offers a master bedroom and a second bedroom, both with high quality and large double beds. Combined with the fact that the boat is located in a quiet living area away from the tourist masses, you can be assured to enjoy a great night rest. 

And last but not least: on the isle, with lovely rustic tiles, you will find a sauna and large bath for ultimate relaxation. 

Look forward sharing this houseboat experience with you!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2


Modern and stylish interior with a luxurious bathroom with sauna and huge bath. On the isle you will find a separate toilet.



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

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven
Washing Machine
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Beach Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Music System / CD Player
Satellite / Cable Tv

WiFi / Internet
Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Barbeque / Braai

Terrace / Balcony

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Electric Fans


Panoramic Views
City Views

Close To The Shops
Close To The Ariport

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Horse Riding

Cycling / Mountain Biking




10 km


0 km


23 km

Golf course

10 km

Motor way

1 km

Night club

0 km


0 km

Ski lift

330 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

3 km

How to get there

From Schiphol Airport the easiest and fastest way (25 minutes) is if you come by taxi. The taxis are waiting in front of the airport. Be sure to take an official taxi. It will cost around € 40,-. Or download the Uber app (you will have to give creditcard details), and order the taxi when you have collected your suitcases. Uber is very quick and cost just € 25,-. There is free wifi at Schiphol airport.
You can also travel by train. It will take you longer and is a bit more complicated. You buy a ticket at the entrancehall to the airport € 5, - p.p. You take the train to Amsterdam Central Station (6 x per hour). In front of the trainstation is a tourist information (VVV) office. Here you can buy a ticket for the tram. (information: Tram 13 goes to my house. The tram (6 x per hour) takes 10 minutes to go to the stop "Bilderdijkstraat". You get off at this stop on a crossroad. On the corner is a bookstore: "Bestseller", pass that shop towards the park. Take the street along the park: Bilderdijkpark. At the end of the street you will see my boat.

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Houseboat owner


Hello! Thanks for the interest in my houseboat!
I have been living in the world's most beautiful city for over 20 years now and for 12 years on a houseboat. I am very content with the outdoor space and freedom you get from living on a boat. When I do not need to work (in hospitality business) I'm off travelling as much as I can. In Amsterdam I enjoy strolling on markets and watching al kinds of movies. What's all within walking distance of my boat.
I hope that you as my guest, will enjoy my houseboat as I do myself!

Response time
Normally within less than one hour
Language spoken
Dutch, English

12 Reviews - Aquavillanova

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Esther A - France

    03 Nov

    Amazing Experience!! Highly recommended

    Exactly what I imagined and dreamed of for a truly Amsterdam experience!! Loved the unobstructed and open view of the canal.. just amazing!! Decor was really clean and modern. Brigitte was an incredible host, accommodating and gracious !! Highly Recommended!! 

  2. Amy H - the United States

    14 Mar

    Beautiful houseboat with a great view in an ideal location

    We greatly enjoyed our stay here! This houseboat is close to restaurants and main tram lines, as well as sites of interest in A’dam. The houseboat was comfortable and stylish, with great views of the canal from the living room. Our host was wonderful, very accommodating and welcoming. We hope to come back again sometime soon!

  3. Mark F - Germany

    13 Sep

    The houseboat felt like home right away

    A really laid back place to stay with friends. Cool terrace and garden, and nice and big bedroom. Very light houseboat - good vibes!

  4. Elizabeth S - Austria

    07 Nov


    Staying at Birgits houseboat was an exceptional experience! It is situated in a beautiful, quiet area in walking/cycling distance to the city center. There are a lot of nice restaurants and boutiques in the vicinity.

    The boat is beautiful, perfectly equipped and an ideal place for 4 persons. We loved sitting on the terrace, watching the swans and ducks float by! Birgit is a perfect and umcomplicated host - we really had a perfect stay in Amsterdam!!

  5. Ellen B - the United States

    28 Apr

    Fabulous Vacation

    My family and I spent a week on Aquavillanova, we could not have asked for anything more. After a very busy day sightseeing it was a pleasure to retune to the houseboat for relaxation on the canal. Would love to return.

  6. Patricia S - Brazil

    06 Aug

    Best place ever in Amsterdam!

    We loved the boathouse! It is perfect for a family. Near everything. Very well decorated and fully equipped! We recommend! 

  7. ellen m - Australia

    22 Dec


    Amazing location. Gracious host. Sensational boat, couldn't ask for more! Thank you so much.

  8. Cindy - England

    16 Aug

    Stunning Amsterdam houseboat and a brilliant host

    Birgitte, was a brilliant host, who knows how to look after her guests. The houseboat was absolutely stunning, with breathtaking scenery and beautiful decor inside and was walking distance to local restaurants, shops, bars & clubs. I would recommend her place to anyone who visits Amsterdam. Thank you so much for your a excellent hospitality.

  9. David B - England

    02 Apr

    Great Easter weekend

    Our host couldn’t of done more, we loved the boat & had a fantastic time, can’t recommend this enough.

  10. Ria S - Australia

    19 Nov

    Incredible Home, Wonderful Host

    Birgit's home is in a lively location with everything you need nearby, yet it is quiet and very relaxing.  It is beautifully decorated, and well equipped with everything that you'll need to make a home away from home.  The kitchen is fabulous to cook in, and we enjoyed the company from the water birds who visited daily. 

    It is easily accessible by tram, and only a few stops to Centraal train station.  Birgit took us on a private boat tour around the canals, and if you have this opportunity, you should take it up - she's an awesome Captain! :)

    The only downside was leaving...but we hope to return very soon. 

  11. Therese L - Switzerland

    22 Apr

    alles was super!

    We hadden een heel leuke tijd op de woonboot Aquavillanova. Alles was perfect ingericht en de locatie is schitterend.

    Bedankt voor deze mogelijkheid van logeren midden in Amsterdam.

  12. Jay

    30 Aug

    We would live on this houseboat in a second

    Great space for a family of four with two young kids. We would live here in a second. Super quiet for the most part. Very easy access to everything via bike or tram. Lovely view. Waterbed in master was...unexpected, but fun.

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