Charming Tiny Loft Boat near Amsterdam
Cozy and tiny loft boat in the recreation area of Loosdrechtse Plassen, around the corner of Amsterdam
- It is able to float and sail on water (40 PS Motor)
- It has the comfort of a modern holiday bungalow
- It is situated in a calm area with a view on the Lake
- It is nicely located around the corner of Amsterdam
- Short distance to airport and train station
Welcome to our charming Tiny Loft Boat. It is located on the Loosdrechtse Plassen, a calm and exquisite recreation area, nicely located around the corner of Amsterdam.
Being a floating holiday bungalow with a size of 20 m2 on ground level; (excluding terrace and sun deck), it combines the comfort of a modern holiday apartment with a beautiful and exceptional surrounding. It has got a living room with an extendable couch (Size: 160 x 200 cm), a bedroom under the roof (Size: 2 x 90 x 200 cm), a kitchen and a bathroom. It is well insulated and equipped with a central heating which ensures warm and cosy accommodation throughout the year.
It offers both: a calm place where you can listen to the call of nature on water and the proximity to one of the hippest metropoles in the world (33 km/approx. 38 minutes driving distance to Amsterdam).
During this holiday experience you can enjoy nature as well as a special form of freedom and adventure on a terrace on ground level as well as on a sun deck on the roof.
You can hire the boat for weekends, a midweek and/or a whole week or longer. This Boat can be booked either floating or sailing with a captain.
On demand we can either offer you a cruise around the Lake and the Islands or we sail you to a nearby island for an overnight stay with pick-up and retransfer to our harbor for 80 EUR.
Extras: Parking and Wi-Fi are included in the price.
Sailable Boat without captain
Our second boat, the "Bigger LoftBoat", is sailable without captain after participation in a 3-hour-sailing-course at a price of 90 EUR to give you practical and theoretical training. At the end of the course you will undergo a test, which, if passed, gives you permission to navigate our Boat.
The boat's good sailing characteristics and performance guarantee easy and carefree navigation and make it an absolutely relaxing, unique and unforgettable experience.
For further information you may have a look at it on the bookahouseboat-website.
Number of single beds: 2
Number of sofa beds: 1
Heating / cooling
Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Cycling / mountain biking
Amusement park / water park
How to get there
The international airport of Amsterdam is just round the corner (33 km/approx. 38 minutes driving distance) with low cost flights from many European cities. From Schiphol you can easily continue your trip to Loosdrecht either by rental car or by train to Hilversum. From Hilversum you would take a taxi to Loosdrecht (8 km).
For those travelling all the way by train, your destination would either be Utrecht (23 km) or Hilversum (8 km).
As the motorway is only 15 km away easy travelling is also guaranteed by car.
About the area
The Loosdrechtse Plassen belong to the Gemeente Wijdemeren and are situated right in the middle of the Netherlands, between Amsterdam and Utrecht. The area consists of a series of lakes spotted with nice little uninhabited islands that are only accessible by boat. Sailing to one of those islands, staying there overnight and enjoying the pure and unadulterated nature make your holidays an unforgettable experience.
Apart from enjoying relaxing moments in silence and contemplation, the place offers a wide range of outdoor activities such as canoing, supping, wakeboarding, windsurfing, waterskiing, fishing and ice skating and has excellent trails for hiking and cycling too. There is a 25-kilometer cycle route leading you along the waterfront and past typical dike villages such as Breukelen and Loenen an de Vecht. The hospitable locals along with the huge choice of gastronomic and cultural offers, certainly contribute their part to a fulfilled holiday.
In the Vuntus, the Ster and the Zuidelijke Kievitsbuurt area nature lovers can discover an extraordinary variety of birds and flora and fauna. Therefore, The Loosdrechtse Plassen is quite rightly referred to as “Water Garden”.
All around the Loosdrechtse Plassen you find excellent restaurants and cafes with good food and the typical warm, inviting dutch atmosphere. Many of them are very close to the water or right at the water’s edge and often have a jetty to moor smaller boats like sloops etc.
The area also offers a wide variety of museums, such as Kasteel Sypesteyn where you can admire the famous collection of historical porcelain, glass and silver, have a nice stroll in its gardens and a good cup of coffee afterwards. A candle-light dinner in its attached restaurant makes your day perfect.
A visit to Boekesteyn park in the 's-Graveland area is also sure to provide life-long memories with its beautiful country residence and the beautifully designed historic park with huge ancient trees and an amazing Rhododendronpark. The park management offers guided twilight park tours on a regular basis to observe the many owls which call this park their home. And on top of it all, you are also invited to play a round of golf on its attached picturesquely situated golf course.
Last but not least there are of course cultural events you should not miss such as the 2-day Loosdrecht Jazz Festival covering Classic as well as Soul and Funky Jazz.
In a nutshell, we are happy to welcome you to this unique balanced zone where people, animals and plants coexist in harmony.
Jan Willem & Angelika
Our life motto is and will always be Freedom and the best way to create and preserve it.
With our tiny loft boat we created a vehicle to give our customers the opportunity to share this experience while listening to the call of nature.
In a nutshell: We wish you an unforgettable adventure.
Jan Willem & Angelika
7 Reviews - Charming Tiny Loft Boat near Amsterdam
Maria R - Singapore
Very pleasant stay with gorgeous views. Thank you for your kind hospitality and for bringing us out to the islands!
Katherine D - the United States
Perfect Start to Netherlands!
We booked the houseboat for three days as a once in a lifetime experience and it was exactly that! Our Amsterdam and Region transportation passes got us to Hilversun and a taxi got us the rest of the way to Loosdretch which is a small town made up of some delicious restaurants but no stores. Hilversun is a quick 15 minute trip with just about everything a person could need (and a station that gets you into Amsterdam). The houseboat is exactly as described, small and cozy with good use of the space. We slept on the sofa pull out bed (probably a full) due to heat and access to cuddling. We also took advantage of the night sleepover docked on an island! It was amazing!! Jan Willem set us up perfectly for viewing the sunset and there was an area we could access the water just 100 yards from where our boat was docked. Everything about the houseboat was amazing and definitely started our adventure out the right way. But the best part was Jan Willem! He is super friendly and helpful. It was like staying at your favorite uncle's place and the location gave the perfect amount of privacy.
Mariana - Spain
Freedom on a houseboat near Amsterdam
For our visit to the Netherlands we wanted a unique experience in a natural environment, yet being close to the city of Amsterdam. We visited this city 8 years ago and now it was time for a 'revisit'. We were very happy with our choice for the tiny loft boat. Living in Barcelona, we wanted an escape from the city. The houseboat is comfortable, modern and has all the amenities you want during a short holiday. Our one day visit to Amsterdam was as great as expected and at night we were happy to be back on our floating home in Nature. Thanks JW!
Vee K - Belgium
Spent a week is absolute tranquility, even while there are neighbours on both sides. Landlord is equally charming and helpful. If the weather had been as good, it would have been 10/10. So, pick a good time. We cooked a lot, so a min-bar fridge was a challenge. But others may opt for the variety of restaurants around. As you're supposed to unwind & 'disconnect', the only way to hook onto the w.w.w. is the piggy-back onto some nearby hot spots. Or have your own data, or skip your conference calls. Oh, if you dislike spiders, make sure you go with somebody who can handle them.
Marie B - Germany
Tiny loft boat in Loosdrecht
Unique houseboat. Perfectly situated with a friendly and helpful proprietor, Jan Willem.