Brueghel - Super Central Houseboat

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

Excellent! 4.6/5 (17 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 -from-home. There is a comfortable double bed, as well as a lounge corner. 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, 2 Sleeps

Number of single beds: 2


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. 


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

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 km


25 km

Ferry port

1 km

Golf course

5 km

Motor way

2 km

Night club

0 km


0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

0 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


I live on one of the most wonderful location in Amsterdam, and love you to stay here too!

Response time
Normally within 6 hours
Language spoken

17 Reviews - Brueghel - Super Central Houseboat

Excellent! 4.6/5

  1. Thorsten S - Germany

    01 Sep

    Great Host, best location

    Thank you for a perfect stay in the center of amsterdam yet quiet area. Friendly neighbors and sunny skies- what goes better with this city?

  2. Nancy and George - the United States

    01 Feb

    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!!!

  3. 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!

  4. Stephen B - Scotland

    29 Apr

    Excellent Stay

    Brilliant little boat, quite small and basic but very clean and has everything you need for a short stay. Great location too.


  5. Gerhard S - Germany

    24 Apr

    sehr zentral

    Wir waren zu dritt Gast auf dem Vermeer Hausboot. Tolle Lage, immer gleich am Bahnhof und etliche Museen (Schifffahrtsmuseum und das super NEMO) zu Fuß. Auch ins Vergnügungsviertel leicht zu Fuß. Alles hat tadellos funktioniert, alles war sauber - prima. Lediglich das etwas vermüllte Nachbarboot stört etwas den Gesamteindruck. Die laufen über das Deck um zu ihrem Boot zu kommen, was meistens kein Problem ist, außer einmal nachts. Daher nur 4 Punkte. Ansonsten voll empfehlenswert !

  6. Sam T - Germany

    11 Apr

    Great stay

    Great stay, great location modern clean accommodations that where centrally located. Super owner that was helpful and friendly.

    Thank you.


  7. 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

  8. Volker W - Germany

    04 Jun

    Long Weekend Trip

    Everything was really perfect, nice cosy Apartment, all you Need is there, Captain Casper is a great host

  9. Shaun - Australia

    23 Aug

    Wonderful, clean and superb located studio

    Me and my wife stayed here during our visit to Amsterdam. We could not believe to find such a gem so close to the central station (it is really no more than a few minutes walking). Wonderful host, superb location and very easy to get around. It is not huge, but all the amenities for a convenient stay are there. Good shower, small kitchenette (no cooking, but who wants to cook whith so much great restaurants nearby?) and a comfortable couch to chill out after a long day in town. Loved the original details, such as the roof panels and the portholes - enjoyed every minute of our stay! The only downside is that you have to leave it one day ;-) 

  10. Jason R - England

    02 Jan

    Nice and secure

    Very nice place, close to all amenities, clean and tidy. It needs a booklet on boat ie: pharmacy, local supermarket, local numbers from police to cab. Needs a radio or television.

  11. 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!

  12. Sarah W - England

    27 Feb

    Unique stay in great location

    My 13 year old son and I loved staying here. The studio is compact but very comfortable and perfectly equipped. Best of all, the location is quiet but just a few minutes walk from all the action. Highly recommend!

  13. 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.

  14. Alexandra P - Russian Federation

    13 Mar

    A fantastic experience of staying in a houseboat

    We've just returned from our journey and can't stop remembering our great experience in Amsterdam. Mostly because of the perfect houseboat, which location was quite convenient as we could visit all we wanted just walking there or taking a tram. The houseboat is really cozy, warm and tidy. We had everything we needed. And I thank Casper for his hospitality and willing to help any time. Highly recommended! 

  15. Sharon - England

    13 Feb

    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!

  16. Klaus B - Germany

    13 Nov

    Cozy room at a central location

    The boat is a short walk from Amsterdam Centraal. The city center and also the area around Nemo Science Museum are all within short walking distance. The apartment is sufficient for 2-3 people, cozy and even offers a kitchen with coffee machine and fridge. We decided to have our breakfast on the boat.

    Last not least, thanks to Casper for the nice reception and the continuously very friendly and nice support! We will recommend the place!

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