Authentic ship in Amsterdam

Welcome aboard our authentic sailing ship - perfect for larger groups and families

Excellent! 4.9/5 (7 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Perfect houseboat for larger groups
  2. Located in a rural area, yet close to Amsterdam
  3. Get to Amsterdam city centre in 15 minutes
  1. Fully equipped kitchen
  2. This is actually a sailing ship!

Houseboat summary

Step aboard on our sailing ship, a Frisian vessel of the type 'tjalk', and you will breathe the atmosphere of over 110 years of history. Located close to Amsterdam this is the perfect location to spend a great time with friends or families close to an amazing city, yet enjoy the tranquility this area has to offer.

Houseboat description

The unique selling point of this ship, built in 1906, is without a doubt that it is actually really sailing. But even with the sails down it is still an unforgettable experience to stay here. You will feel like a true captain as soon as you get aboard. 

You will embark in 'Durgerdam', a unique part of Amsterdam with amazing wide views over both the water and the green fields behind you. Sleeping up to 12 guests, this boat is suitable for larger groups that want to have a one-of-a-kind experience. During the summer it is really great swimming around here, you can jump right into the water from the boat.

The living room is large and cozy, with a tv/dvd/audio installation. The open kitchen offers all the utensils you need to prepare a proper meal, also for larger groups, including a microwave, oven, fridge/freezer combination, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. 

The large windows in the ceiling let in lots of light, ensuring a bright atmosphere aboard. The authentic wooden floor and wood-stove contribute to the cosines of the ship, as well as the many nautical details such as the portholes and wooden walls and ceiling.

The bathroom has a shower, wash basin and a separate toilet.

The guests will sleep in beds divided over three huts. One hut offers three double beds, the second hut has two double (or large single) beds and the third hut has two single bunk-beds. Since you will be staying at an actual ship, these spaces are kind of limited, but we think this is largely compensated by the sense of freedom on the rest of this majestic vessel. 

The deck of the ship is a great place to relax and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. We also offer the option to rent bikes and canoes for reasonable prices. And of course we provide information about things to do in the neighborhood, hiking and cycling routes. 

Amsterdam city center can be reached by car and taxi in less than 15 minutes. If you use public transport or a bike, this ride will take you about 30 minutes. 

So if you fancy a unique experience in an amazing rural setting, sleep aboard of a spacious hundred-year old authentic ship and yet close to the vibrant Amsterdam city center, this is your perfect pick!

Note: prices given concern only the stay aboard of the ship, so sailing is not included in the price. For more information about sailing with us, contact us via the enquiry form. We also arrange day trips to Volendam.

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Property type

Driving houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


3 Bedrooms, 12 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 5
Number of single beds: 2


The bathroom has a shower, wash basin and a separate toilet.


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven

Washing machine
Linen provided
Towels provided
Dining table & chairs


DVD player

Heating / cooling

Central heating


Panoramic views

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking





25 km


1 km

Ferry port

2 km

Motor way

0.5 km

Night club

2 km


1 km

Super market

0.5 km

Train station

2 km

How to get there

From Central Station you can take a taxi that brings you to the boat in about 15 minutes. You can also take public transport. From the busstop 'Liergouw' it is a nice 10 minute walk.

About the area

Durgerdam is a rural area right next to the city of Amsterdam. It is famous for the wide views over the green fields and it has good connections to famous places like Volendam, Marken and of course the city centre of Amsterdam.

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Houseboat owner


Welcome aboard, we look forward to meet you and welcome you on board our beautiful authentic sailing ship!

Response time
Normally within 4 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English, German

7 Reviews - Authentic ship in Amsterdam

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Sebastian W - Germany

    09 Apr

    An awesome location

    An awesome location!!!

  2. Frederik E - Germany

    03 Jul

    Fancy location to stay with a larger group in Amsterdam

    Really cool place to stay at. We cruised with the boat to the harbor of Amsterdam and stayed there for three nights. Martijn was a great host and always there when needed. Just perfect to have fun stay with a larger group.

    Thanks Martijn!

  3. Kieu Oanh P - Switzerland

    17 Sep

    House boat

    I wasn't there because of an accident but my fiancé and his friends were there and they said it was an amazing experience. They had a lot of space and the owner was really nice. It was a little bit far away from the main center of Amsterdam but if you want silence after partying then this is the best option.

  4. Andrea K - Germany

    22 Jul


    We were a group of 7 friends and had chosen the boat. From reception to farewell, we were totally thrilled and had a fantastic time on the ship. Martijn and Reijn were great, uncomplicated and super communicative hosts. There was nothing missing and we will certainly rent a boat again when we travel back to Amsterdam. Many Thanks!!!

  5. Oliver - England

    23 Nov

    Perfect Amsterdam houseboat for larger groups

    A perfect space for group vacation. The boat was all we wanted and more. A generous seating and cooking area. Warm and comfortable. Martijn was a pleasure to deal with, very accommodating and helpful. There is an outdoor decking area on a boat next to the Johanna which was great for sitting and drinking with friends, even a small BBQ. The location was out of the main city, with a great view of the city lights from the deck, a 15minute taxi ride was easy to arrange with uber, and the local Taxi firms, just make sure you can pronounce the place first :)

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