Swimming pond and beach along Coaster Mado
Terras on quay with river view
Bathroom view
Coaster Mado's history
Kitchen view
Coffee and tea kettle
Ship clocks
Entrance with staircase
Birdseye dining and seating area
Dining table
Details on surrounding
Plates and cutlery
Blueprint Coaster Mado
Dining table view
TV and audio
Seating area
View from bed
Folder rack
Coaster Mado from the air
Mastview from bed
Baby cot
Private entrance to Sailor Suite
Coaster Mado's entrance
Coaster Mado
Swimming pond and beach along Coaster Mado
Terras on deck and quay
Terras with deckchairs
Sailors Suite on Coaster Mado
Coaster Mado on the left
Skinny bridge
Walking along canals in spring
Oosterpark in Summer
Melting pot Java Street
Terras on Java Square in East
Python Bridge in Eastern Docks
Ferry to Amsterdam North
Zaanse Schans Amsterdam North
Tulips in Keukenhof
Windmill Keukenhof
Zuiderzee Regatta Amsterdam

Boutique Houseboat Cabin - cozy and private

Cosy and comfortable suite on our coaster, close to centre - sleeps 2 adults and 2 children

Excellent! 4.9/5 (12 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Private entrance
  2. Living room with kitchenette
  3. Next to the local swimming pond
  1. Magnificent view over the harbor
  2. Fully equipped for 2 adults + 2 kids

Houseboat summary

We love to welcome you aboard our newly renovated boutique houseboat cabin. When designing this apartment in the front of our houseboat, we kept in mind that where you sleep, should be a part of the ‘Amsterdam experience’. The result is a spacious yet cosy, private and comfortable place you may call your home for a few days. Our ship is docked directly on the local swimming pond in the wonderful Eastern Docks, famous for it’s wide views, modern architecture and great swimming in summer. The city is just a few minutes away thanks to good public transport connections. We warmly welcome families with up to two kids. 

Houseboat description

Now let us tell you something about the boutique cabin. You have access to a bright 3-room apartment, measuring 35 sqm. The place has high ceilings and includes a living room with kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom. 

We offer high speed wi-fi, and in the living room there is a Chrome cast 42” digital TV and sound system for streaming your Netflix and Spotify. Thanks to the floor heating and good ventilation you are assured to enjoy a comfortable climate all year round. Furthermore there is a sofa bed for two kids to sleep.

In the kitchenette you will find a micro wave, tea kettle, a Nespresso machine and refrigerator with freezer for preparing light meals (note: no cooking). The bathroom is nicely finished with modern fittings, thermostatic taps, shower with unlimited hot water, hairdryer, towels and hand soap. In the bedroom we offer a comfortable double bed, a cupboard and suitcase rack.

Our ship is moored on KNSM island that is part of the Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam. Merchants and world travellers used to depart from here to the East Indies, the United States and Surinam. Today KNSM island is known for its modern architecture, interior design shops and waterside cafes. Take your breakfast with commuters in Bakkerswinkel Neeltje, drink a beer with locals in Cafe De Zuid or dine with Dutch celebrities at the Harbour Club.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 21:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


The bedroom has a double bed (140x200 cm), cupboard and suitcase rack. The bathroom is nicely finished with modern fittings, thermostatic taps, shower with unlimited hot water, hairdryer, towels and hand soap. 


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Microwave / Oven
Washing Machine
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Music System / CD Player
WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony
Sun Loungers

Beach / Sport Equipment
Outside Shower

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating


Panoramic Views
City Views
Close To The Beach

Close To The Shops
Close To The Ariport


Child Friendly

Gated Property

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Horse Riding

Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park




22 km


0 km


40 km

Ferry port

2 km

Golf course

2 km

Motor way

2 km

Night club

3 km


0 km

Super market

1 km

Train station

2 km

How to get there

Getting here by plane/train: we recommend taking the train into Amsterdam Central Station. Walk to the busdeck north of the station and take bus 48 toward Borneo Eiland at platform C. Get off at Azartplein (5th stop) and walk 5m (400m) eastward along the Levantkade. 

Getting here by by car: we recommend to first drop your bags and then to park cheap at Park and Ride Zeeburg. Of course we will share more elaborate details once you have made the booking.

About the area

Our houseboat is moored on KNSM island that is part of the Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam. Merchants and world travellers used to depart from here to the East Indies, the United States and Surinam. Today KNSM island is known for its modern architecture, interior design shops and waterside cafes. It offers a perfect combination of relaxation, character and the liveliness of the city. We recommend to take your breakfast with commuters in Bakkerswinkel Neeltje, drink a beer with locals in Cafe De Zuid or dine with Dutch celebrities at the Harbor Club.

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Houseboat owner


It is a pleasure inviting you on our Coaster Mado. Living on a boat gives us a holiday feeling year round, which we would like to share with you. During the day we are busy with work and our kids are at school, but we are happy to answer any question before and during your stay.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
Dutch, English, German, French

12 Reviews - Boutique Houseboat Cabin - cozy and private

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Rashidah R - Singapore

    29 Apr

    Fantastic and Unique stay at Sanders & Marieke's Boathouse.

    Me and my boyfriend Mattias had an absolutely fantastic stay in this boathouse. It was a very unique experience of a lifetime spending time in the boat..enjoying fresh morning breeze on the boathouse and admiring stars on the deck at night The hosts Sanders and Marieke were both very warm, accommodating and attentive to our needs and so is their housekeeper Laura.. all of them gave lots of useful suggestions on things to do in Amsterdam and the nearby neighbourhood I was very pleasantly surprised that the host went to extend of flying the Singapore flag on the houseboat!! And last but not least..I was blessed to witness both sunrise and see moon at same time on the last morning of my stay!! Highly recommended hosts, you wont regret the stay.


  2. Markus A - Germany

    26 Jun

    Great stay - everything was perfect!

    We - my wife and i - stayed for two nights at the houseboat. It was a great time. The apartment is not very big, but very nice and cozy, we enjoyed the whole time at this lovely place. The boat is located close to the city center (two stops with the tram). You can found nice restaurants and shops in the neighborhood!

    Thanks to Marieke and Sander for the warm welcome and your great recommendations. Everything was perfect!
    Best regards
    Markus & Maike

  3. Corey D - the United States

    21 Jul

    Very nice suite on family house boat

    The two room are very stylish and well kept. The family that owns the boat was very friendly and helpful. The neighborhood is nice, has easy access to the trolley, and there are two nice restaurants and a grocery store down the block. 

  4. Eva S - Germany

    16 Dec

    Wir kommen gerne wieder

    We stayed with Sander and his family for 3 days and had a wonderful time. The houseboat is very nice and the connection is also very good. We got tips before arrival that we used well. We definitely want to come back!

  5. Michaela und Tom L - Germany

    11 Oct

    Fantastic time in Amsterdam

    Wir waren Gäste auf dem Hausboot vom 19.-22.09.19!

    Es war unsere erste Hausboot-/Boot-Übernachtungserfahrung und es war grossartig.

    Der Empfang der beiden Eigentümer war aufrichtig herzlich!

    Die Lage des Bootes ist hervorragend. Schnelle Wege mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln und absolute Ruhe in den Abendstunden. Wir hatten grosses Glück mit dem Wetter und sind vom Steg ins Wasser gesprungen. Grösse und Ausstattung der eigenen Kajüte lassen keinen Wunsch offen. Der Kühlschrank war mit netten Willkommens- Getränken gefüllt, frische Blumen auf dem Tisch.

    Absolut gepflegt und sauber!

    Hell und freundlich!

    Nette Gastgeber-trotzdem absolute Privatsphäre!

    Wir kommen sicherlich wieder und haben die Adresse im Freundeskreis gerne weiter gegeben.

    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland!  Weiter so!


  6. Aria B - the United States

    21 Mar

    Wonderful stay!

    Sander made us feel right at home in this guest suite on his family's houseboat. The listing is very accurate and the pictures are representative of the space and furnishings. The neighborhood is quiet at night, just on the outskirts of the city with easy access via public transport (tram or bus) to the city center. This is a perfect location for a family or couple looking to relax after a day of exploring Amsterdam. Would definitely recommend and hope to stay again in the future.

  7. Hayden W - England

    31 Oct

    Perfect hosts and a perfect space

    Sander and family were great hosts and it was an absolute pleasure, right from booking to stay in the lovely spacious suite we made to feel welcome. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a warm and welcoming manner. Sander was a great host and was happy to help with any questions we had, and even gave us some really good recommendations. Everything was well thought of and sander was a great host. Location was perfect, really easy short ride to city centre and airport. I would highly recommend this suite and Sander. If I didn’t want to see the rest of the world I would definitely stay again.

  8. Russell S - Canada

    05 Jun


    My family (me, my wife and my 4 year old) loved every moment that we were staying at the houseboat. The location is quiet and really easy to find. We stayed for 3 nights and utilized public transit - there is a bus stop within 500m from the houseboat (super convenient). Sander and Marieke were perfect hosts and Sander's son even let our son use some of his toys. The houseboat was equipped as described and meet all our needs. We would stay again and again.

  9. Consuelo F - Ireland

    02 Jul

    “Coaster Mado”

    I Had a fantastic stay, beautifully presented accommodation by owners who clearly care about their floating home and their guests comfort. The fact that you can climb out of bed in the morning and jump straight into the swimming pond.... no better way to start the day.

    Quiet yet central location, with local amenities and good transport links. We will be staying here again on our next time in Amsterdam C&S

  10. Perry - England

    06 Mar

    Perfectly renovated houseboat - great eye for detail

    As an architect I must say I'm impressed with the work that Sander has put in renovating this houseboat apartment. Thumbs up, not in the least because of the great choices he made when it comes to the details. Very comfortable place, with warm and welcoming colors, lots of natural materials that create a warm atmosphere. And how much I like the Van Gogh anonymous 'painting' in the living room - very funny! The location is very convenient, just outside the city centre but close to the city because of good public transport. You will find various cool bars and restaurants (Kanis and Meiland is a super place with a water side terrace!). During the summer this must be close to heaven for those who like to swim in open water! Thanks for having us and all the best with your great houseboat rental in Amsterdam!

  11. Tim S - Germany

    21 Jul

    The stay was fantastic

    The owners are really kind and helpful people. They gave us all kind of tips for shops, e.g. bike rental, and lists with the best restaurants and activities to do in Amsterdam.

    Our own (steep) entrance gave us all the privacy we needed and allowed us to enter and leave the boat whenever we wanted. 

    The boat itself was in a good shape, the cabin is perfect for two people and smoking in the boat was allowed too. Close to the boat is a concrete football field so you can bring a ball if you want. Unfortunately we didn’t managed to swim but we saw a few people swim and the water looked really good and clear.  

    All in all I can just recommend the boat and if you visit Amsterdam I can recommend to rent a bike. It’s the best way to get anywhere in the city and driving to the city will give you a beautiful view over the canal. 

  12. Anurag P - the Netherlands

    22 Jul

    Stay at Boutique Houseboat Cabin

    It was a great pleasure to spend a couple of days at the Boutique Houseboat Cabin. Our host Sander was the most courteous and warm. The cabin itself was lively and well equipped. It was at a comfortable walking distance to restaurants, supermarkets, tram stops etc. Stay at this venue is thoroughly recommended.

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