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Boathouse Studio with waterfront terrace

Romantic and quiet studio on the water, close to many cool things to do

Excellent! 4.8/5 (9 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

Houseboat highlights

  1. Charming waterfront studio
  2. Perfect for couples
  3. Cozy and warm atmosphere
  1. Great location, superb public transport connections
  2. Close to the famous windmill, city zoo and Dappermarkt

Houseboat summary

This private and recently renovated studio is located next to our houseboat and has a charming terrace right at the waterside. It is fully detached and will feel like a home away from home right away. And the location? Just perfect! You will be staying close to the famous Windmill with the Amsterdam Brewery 'Het IJ' in it, just minutes away from Artis Zoo, and many great bars and restaurants at walking distance. Yes, you will feel like a local for sure!

Houseboat description

The self catering studio is 25 sqm and has a private entrance, ensuring all the privacy you possibly want. We have recently renovated the place, keeping in mind that we wanted a light and bright place at the water for our guests. The wooden floor panels add to this cozy atmosphere. Furthermore we offer a small but complete kitchenette*, luxurious shower cabin, toilet, 2-seat dining table and a flatscreen tv. We also have central heating in the studio, making sure a very comfortable climate all year round - even on the coldest winter days.

Another great plus is the water side terrace, a fantastic place to start your day with breakfast and feed the ducks, swans and geese. Although our studio is technically not a houseboat (it is built on poles, so not actually floating) you will have a true 'nautical feeling' when staying here. Also, be assured to have a good night rest thanks to the high quality double bed, and the fact that our place is located away from the noisy tourist masses. 

Many previous guests have let us know to particularly like the location of our place: buzzing Amsterdam East. You will find a wide variety of great restaurants and pubs. One of the most popular is without a doubt the bar/brewery ''t IJ' that is located in the majestic windmill on the other side of our canal. Furthermore we have the city zoo Artis around the corner, as well as the daily market 'Dappermarkt' (officially declared as the best market in the Netherlands). Thanks to the great public transport connections, you can easily reach any other side of town within 30 minutes. The Dam Square, Waterloo Square and Museum Square are all within 10 - 20 minutes range, either by bike or public transport. 

On request we can arrange breakfast and bike rentals.

We hope to have given you the best possible impression, but don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. Look forward to welcome you aboard!

*The kitchenette is equipped with a small oven, double cooking plate, fridge, juice press, Nespresso coffee maker, toaster, cooker, pans, plates, cups, glasses and cutlery.

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Registration number

0363 9B0D 73FF B5F6 CAA5

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 12:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

King size beds: 1


The shower cabin is located in the studio. The toilet is separate.

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

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Fully equipped kitchen
Linen provided

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs


Satellite / Cable tv
WiFi / internet

Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

We have a charming water side terrace where you can enjoy breakfast and feed the ducks, swans and geese. The perfect place to enjoy the morning sun!

Heating / cooling

Central heating


City views

Close to the shops

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking




13 km


0.1 km

Ferry port

2.6 km


2.9 km

Night club

1 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.3 km

Train station

2.5 km

How to get there

From Central Station just take bus 22. 

About the area

The area around our waterfront studio is very diverse!

You will find nature, canals and parks.

There are lots of cozy bars and restaurants in the neighborhood.

Culture; the Tropical Museum, Artis the Amsterdam Zoo.

Shopping at the Dappermarkt.

All is very close to the ring road

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Houseboat owner


Our studio on the waterfront used to be my soundstudio. Some years ago we grew out of this and we decided to alter the place for B&B purpose.
This worked out very well. It's a great joy to receive guests, make them feel at home and offer them a comfortable and nice holiday.

Response time
Normally within 2 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English

9 Reviews - Boathouse Studio with waterfront terrace

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. Efi S - Germany

    26 Jul

    Great houseboat Show original

    The time in Rob's houseboat was really nice. We were able to really enjoy the time (especially on the small terrace). The location was perfect for us too. The very soft bed has one small point of criticism. Apart from that, everything was great.

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  2. Dorothee G - France

    03 Nov

    Perfect ! Show original

    We had a great stay, the studio is well located and very clean. Rob is very nice and discreet. We recommend his accommodation.

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  3. Toon V - Belgium

    14 Nov

    Lovely spot Show original

    Cozy and quiet, in a very nice neighborhood and a super friendly host.

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  4. Alberto - Spain

    03 Nov

    Very nice boathouse in Amsterdam!

    It was great to stay in a houseboat, and it is great to be close to the canal. The area is very good and it is close to public transport, but if you want to take a stroll through the center enjoying the canals and the city, it is also a good option.

    The host is very friendly, is close to anything you need and is very attentive. For me it's the best city trip I have ever been on; I definitely recommend everyone to visit Amsterdam and stay at Rob's houseboat!

  5. Michael - Germany

    14 Sep

    Charming houseboat, great host, perfect Amsterdam experience

    Something different... very nice on the canal ... in the morning you can enjoy the sun with the first coffee on the small terrace of the houseboat. What a great start of the the day!
    It was really nice... everything worked out perfectly. Communication with Rob was easy and the welcome at the key handover was very sympathetic and warm.
    Ideal for a stay for a long weekend or a little longer ;-)
    If you want to have a quiet and relaxed evening in the evening after a long day in Amsterdam's inner city hustle and bustle, this is the place for you ...
    Can I absolutely recommend it!

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