Houseboat Authentic ship in Amsterdam

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

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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 woodstove contribute to the cosiness 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 bunkbeds. Since you will be staying an 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 centre 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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Houseboat highlights

  • Perfect houseboat for larger groups

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • This is actually a sailing ship!

  • Get to Amsterdam city centre in 15 minutes

  • Located in a rural area, yet close to Amsterdam

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