Brueghel - Super Central Houseboat
Picture yourself aboard a houseboat, just 3 minutes walking from Central Station...
- Lovely 2-person houseboat studio
- Just 3 minutes walking from central station
- Close to the Red Light District, Dam Square etc
- Cool nautical elements + terrace
- Private entrance
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!
The studio is a wonderful getaway for couples who are looking for a charming, clean and cozy -from-home. There is a comfortable double bed, as well as a lounge corner. Here you will find a sofa that can be turned into a sleeping couch, in case you are traveling with a friend and prefer to sleep apart. 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. On request I can arrange VIP Services to make your stay even more unforgettable.
Hope to have given you the best possible impression, but don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions - always glad to help!
Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 1
Heating / Cooling
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!
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
I live on one of the most wonderful location in Amsterdam, and love you to stay here too!
14 Reviews - Brueghel - Super Central Houseboat
Stephen B - Scotland
Brilliant little boat, quite small and basic but very clean and has everything you need for a short stay. Great location too.
Sharon - England
Highly recommended houseboat near the station
There is basically only one downside to this little love nest, and that is that you will have to leave at one point. We - that is my boyfriend and I - felt at home as soon as we set foot aboard, warmly welcomed by the owner who lives in the same ship. But that will be the only time you aware of this. During your stay you have all the privacy in the world and you will soon feel like a real sailor. The original ceiling, I believe over a hundred years old, and the porthole give this ship real character. And the location is just astonishing. Only minutes away from the station, yet super quiet at night. We could not believe that this was possible right in the city centre of Amsterdam - what a find, good value for money! Thanks a million and lots of love from Birmingham!
Nancy and George - the United States
Highlight of our tour through Europe
During our two week tour through Europe, our stay in this charming houseboat was an absolute highlight. We have never stayed on a ship before, and did not know what to expect, and we never regretted choosing this Amsterdam houseboat renal for a second. Although it is quite compact, we had everything we needed. Both inside this well renovated houseboat apartment, as well as in the immediate surroundings. Lots of superb local restaurants (no Mc Donalds to be seen, but genuine local places with local prices, loved it) and great bars. Make sure to visit cafe Pollux: great people and amazing atmosphere - prepare for a proper hanger and great memories ;-)
We hope to back one day and wish you all the best of love - And know that you have beaten Paris, Barcelona and Bruges!!!
Sam T - Germany
Great stay, great location modern clean accommodations that where centrally located. Super owner that was helpful and friendly.
Michael - England
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