Ben's Boat and Breakfast

Enjoy your stay in a modern and comfortable room at a breathtaking spot in Amsterdam.

Excellent! 5/5 (18 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Unique location
  2. Modern room
  1. Clean and bright room
  2. Served breakfast

Houseboat summary

Your day in Amsterdam couldn't start any better than watching over a beautiful canal while your breakfast gets served in your room. Ben's Boat and Breakfast offers it all. 

Houseboat description

The room has its own entrance and is very bright due the large sash-window. You got access to a private shower and toilet. After a nice shower, breakfast is served by the owner of the houseboat. Enjoy the view of the typical Dutch windmill on the outdoor terrace and expierence the ethos of Amsterdam. Maybe your gaze gets captured by sweet swans and ducks passing by.

The houseboat is located at a very quiet and peaceful canal, which is is surrounded by characteristic houses. It takes 20 minutes to get to the Central Station (by foot). The houseboat is also conventiently located near cultural and nightlife facilities, as well as Artis Zoo and the 'Dappermarkt'. 

( Breakfast and tourist tax included )

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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


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City



Microwave / Oven
Linen Provided

Towels Provided


Satellite / Cable Tv

WiFi / Internet

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Electric Fans


City Views

Activities Nearby

Cycling / Mountain Biking




20 km

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Houseboat owner


Friendly hospitable guy ,have been working in the hospitality industry in Canada (Vancouver) and in Amsterdam for a long time.

I have traveled all over north-america,mexico and europe

have a good knowledge of things to see and do in Amsterdam and my aim is to make your stay here as comfortable and interesting as possible

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

18 Reviews - Ben's Boat and Breakfast

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Lisa F - Switzerland

    08 Jul

    Unique experience

    My husband and I had the great pleasure of staying on Ben's house boat for a weekend. Ben contacted us before we arrived to help with directions etc. We arrived by taxi because it was quite late at night but it would have been easy to find if using public transport because there is a tram stop just 5 minutes walk away. The accommodation is charming, clean and cozy. The bed was comfortable and the shower very good. The breakfast was really filling and fresh. We enjoyed the breakfast very much. We also had some ducks and swans visit us at the window while having our breakfast. Ben is so friendly and accommodating, we would gladly stay here again.
  2. Christina - Germany

    08 Sep

    Ben was wonderful !

    Ben was wonderful! Super easy to communicate with. He gave us good directions and his place was very easy to find. We were able to bike or walk everywhere from his location. The room is very clean and he serves a delicious breakfast. We really enjoyed our morning coffees with the geese that come up to the houseboat. Ben was a wonderful host and very friendly. I would definitely stay here again 

  3. Jess - the United States

    28 Oct

    We loved staying at Ben's boat and breakfast

    We loved staying at Ben's boat and breakfast. Loved waking up to the water views and delicious breakfast. We hired bikes for our stay so nothing was too far away! Thanks Ben for your hospitality.

  4. Elif K - Turkey

    29 Mar

    Highlly recommended

    This houseboat has everything you need: the room is very clean and comfortable, the breakfast delicious and the atmosphere so cosy. I already miss waking up and seeing the canal and having breakfast with the ducks. The tram station is only a few minutes walking distance.

    If you’re thinking about stayingat this place don’t hesitate! 

    Thank you Ben!

  5. Peter B - Australia

    19 Oct

    Great spot, great host

    The houseboat accommodation was very good and Ben was an excellent host, the breakfast was beautiful and he was kind enough to get us breakfast even though we had to leave early on the last morning.  I would definitely go back.

  6. Laura - Belgium

    06 Sep

    A bit like home

    The stay was very nice and a little bit like home, especially the amazing view and Ben's lovely breakfast :) Ben is very friendly and if you have some questions, he helps you or solves the problems with you. We're loved our time in Amsterdam and will miss our special host at the water :). 

  7. Gary G - England

    22 Jan

    Ben's B+B

    What a lovely boat and host. Great stay, easy access to transport which gets you into the centre in minutes. Good local amenities and local restuarant.

  8. Selina - Spain

    16 Jul

    Very nice place to stay

    Very nice place to stay! The breakfast is fantastic and Ben is a lovely host! It's a special feeling to sleep in a houseboat. The room is clean and it's easy to find. The way to the central station takes 30 minutes by foot, but if you take a bus you have only a few minutes. Thank you for the good Amsterdam beer Ben :)

  9. Katie G - England

    04 Mar


    Ben was a great host. Clear instructions on how to get there, welcome beers on arrival and an amazing breakfast. The room has everything you would want including privacy and a great view. 

    Moments from two tram stops (7 and 14) which would take us to all the key things we wanted to visit. We actually walked to most things as it’s a great central location. We weren’t disturbed by any noise - a really good nights sleep! 

  10. John B - Australia

    17 Sep


    Like so many people before us, Ben's Houseboat was absolutely perfect. Cosy, Comfortable, Quiet and yes the breakfast is amazing (great way to start the day). Ben was also very helpful and lovely to talk to. Overall, a great experience. And isn't that what you want on holidays. Thanks Ben.

  11. Paul D - England

    17 Mar

    Excellent base for exploring Amsterdam

    I would highly recommend staying with Ben if you are visiting Amsterdam. The houseboat is warm and comfortable, with many kind and considerate touches that make you feel welcome. The breakfast is just right; enough to set you up for the day, but not too much that you do not feel like sampling the Dutch food at lunchtime. It is based in a quiet area of the city, but with excellent tram and bus connections into the city centre, or to the museums. Just under the windmill is a wonderful local brewery that serves excellent beer. The schnitzel restaurant at the end of the road is to be recommended, but beware the portion sizes, they are huge!

  12. Martin S - Sweden

    09 Jul

    A friendly place

    A calm place in a nice neighborhood. Having breakfast by the large open window in the room is like sitting on a balcony barely two feet above the water. Ben is a great host, the place is spotlessly clean and the included breakfast is close to perfection. Warmly recommended!
  13. Manuel K - Germany

    03 May

    great Stay

    Ben was a great host, the stay was perfect. Just close enough to jump into Kingsday and far enough for a quiet night!

    Great breakfast!

  14. Frank S - Norway

    07 Jul

    Great experience!

    Lovely houseboat in great surroundings. You quickly get anywhere with the nearby tram lines, but you also have anything you need right around the corner. Ben is a great host that makes a delicius breakfast and give you a felling of absolute privacy. 

  15. ANICK B - Belgium

    12 Sep


    Dit is een zeer fijne, kleine woonboot met alles wat men nodig heeft. Zeer goed bed en rustig gelegen. Makkelijke verbinding met openbaar vervoer naar de stad. Ben is een zeer vriendelijke man die steeds klaarstaat. Een zeer lekker ontbijt. Zeker aan te bevelen

  16. Carlos - England

    06 Oct

    The place is even nicer than the pictures

    The place is nicer than the pictures of the post. And it also has everything anyone could need during a short stay. The place was also very clean, all went well and above expectations, and the breakfast is a delight, combined with the ducks and geese that accompany you during the breakfast. The CitySightSeeing bus stop is few feet away We would recommend this listing. Thank you Ben.

  17. Nadia K - Germany

    07 Jan


    We stayed at ben's houseboat for a long weekend. He is such a nice and friendly person. The houseboat was beautiful, clean and made iur trip to something special. The breakfast was amazing. And we would love to come again.

    Thank you Ben for having us!! :)

  18. - the Netherlands

    08 Feb

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 6-night booking.
  19. Sandra V - the Netherlands

    23 May

    Super relaxed

    Nice location, delicious breakfast and a very nice host. We have had a wonderful ascension.

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