Brueghel - Super Central Houseboat

Picture yourself aboard a houseboat, just 3 minutes walking from Central Station...

Excellent! 4.6/5 (18 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Lovely 2-person houseboat studio
  2. Just 3 minutes walking from central station
  3. Close to the Red Light District, Dam Square etc
  1. Cool nautical elements + terrace
  2. Private entrance

Houseboat summary

I welcome you aboard this charming private studio on my houseboat, built in 1907 and docked just 3 minutes walking from Central Station. Lots of interesting places are found around the corner, such as the Red Light District, Dam Square, Nieuwmarkt and the Maritime Museum. Still, our harbor is surprisingly quiet and easy going. No tourist masses, just locals living their happy lives. Be one of them!

Houseboat description

The studio is a wonderful getaway for couples who are looking for a charming, clean and cozy home-away-from-home. There is a comfortable double bed, as well as a lounge corner. The couch can be converted to a bed in case you come with 3 persons. The studio is newly decorated but still has some nice original details, such as the portholes and the wooden 100 year old roof panels.

Furthermore there is a kitchenette with a sink and coffee maker. You won’t miss the cooking facilities because of the many great and affordable restaurants within walking distance of the houseboat. A great place to have your first coffee in the morning is the terrace in front of the boat. Here you can enjoy the scenery around the boat, with the wonderful historic houses on one side and the old harbor on the other side.

Last but not least there is also a bathroom with shower and sink.

Now something about the location. The houseboat is docked in a very nice laid back city centre harbor, close to the Central Station. You will find the Jordaan Area on the West side, and the Waterloo Square and Rembrand Square to the South. All the other parts of town are very easy to reach with public transport, and of course by bike. There is a bike rental just around the corner. 

Note that the boat is fully equipped with central heating, so you are assured to be comfortably warm all year round. Your apartment has a private entrance and you don't need to share anything with anyone. 

Hope to have given you the best possible impression, but don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions - always glad to help!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 19:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 3 Sleeps

Number of single beds: 3


The bathroom has a shower cabin, toilet and sink for your convenience. In the studio we offer a very comfortable double bed. This double bed can be put apart as two single beds if you want. 

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities

Our houseboat is perfect for those who want to get everything out of their visit to Amsterdam.


Linen provided
Towels provided

Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs


WiFi / internet

Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

The ship has a shared terrace in the front of the ship where you can relax an watch the city life pass by.

Heating / cooling

Central heating

Electric fans

The boat has central heating so you will be comfortably warm - even on the coldest winter days.


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops

The boat is docked super central, yet you are assured to have a good night rest thanks to the quiet location. A unique combination!




25 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

1 km

Golf course

5 km

Motor way

2 km

Night club

0.5 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.6 km

Train station

0.3 km

How to get there

Just walk 3 minutes to the East and you will see our harbor right away. Could not be easier.

About the area

Our harbor is one of the oldest in Amsterdam and you can still feel the rich history thanks to the many old ships and the wonderful houses across the street. Although we live pretty much in the middle of town, you will be surprised by the quietness our quay has to offer. The reason it is a dead end where only people who live here come. 


The following places are located within a few minutes walking:

* Central Station

* Zeedijk and Red Light District

* Nieuwmarkt (great bars, restaurants and terraces)

* Hannekes Boom (unique bar with amazing outside terrace, great bears and good food)

* Pollux (really laid back bar, right across the street)

* Nemo Science Museum

* Maritime Museum with a replica of the VOC Ship 'Amsterdam'

* Dam Square

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Houseboat owner


Response time
Normally within 6 hours
Language spoken

18 Reviews - Brueghel - Super Central Houseboat

Excellent! 4.6/5

  1. Chelsea M - England

    01 Jan

    New Year’s Eve stay

    The houseboat was lovely and in a great location. The shared hallway doors made it a little noisy in the night, but that cannot be helped. Great stay and we would definitely stay here again!

  2. Catherine T - England

    26 Jun

    Very nice boat

    Really nice trip in your apartment. Very comfortable and well placed in the center of Amsterdam. However, due to the temperature, the boat were very hot!

  3. Katharine A - Australia

    26 Jun


    A great location but difficult to find as neither the number or the name given on BookaHouseboat is displayed anywhere.

    Clean and tidy inside. Very stuffy in hot weather with no through ventilation.

  4. Michael - England

    05 Sep

    Would stay here again

    Our stay at the Vermeer Houseboat studio was a surprise for my fiancee and she totally loved the place - so we're still getting married ;-) The place is very clean and comfortable. Although the ship is docked very close to main attractions such as the red light district and the station, the location is very quiet and peaceful. The host was very welcoming and friendly and showed us where the best places to eat and drink were (make sure to visit bar Pollux, very unique and easy going!) So when you're looking for a cosy, centrally located and clean place, this is a safe bet for sure. Thanks for having us!

    Michael and Sheila, Surrey

  5. Ashunta T - Germany

    05 Jul

    Perfect location! Great stay

    We loved our 1st visit to a boathouse. This one is the way to go for couples seeking a quite resting location yet within minutes of the Red Light district and many many restaurants and bars. The only reason I didn’t give it a 5 star rating was there were a few cosmetic issues that could improve the ambiance such as fresh paint, a few pictures on the wall, minor things. But hey, who comes to Amsterdam to stay in the room?! I will stay here again without a doubt.

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