The Liberty Houseboat Amsterdam
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We offer two free canoes!
Original detail of the Liberty: air inlets.
Private toilet.
Shower with nice view.
Sleeping hut, not high but super cozy.
The Lounge with large glass ceiling.
The boat still has many original details.

City Centre Houseboat Liberty with free bikes!

Amsterdam Lounge Boat located at the heart of the city center

Excellent! 4.5/5 (42 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. City and wide water views
  2. Private location
  3. Private entrance
  1. Traditional interior
  2. Right in the middle of Amsterdam - superb location!

Houseboat summary

The Amsterdam Lounge Boat is located in the Amsterdam city center at just a stones throw distance from Central Station. On board of the ''Liberty'' you’ll find a peaceful and quiet accommodation. 

The Prins Hendrikkade is the traditional dock where ships entered Amsterdam. The lively red light district is just around the corner, just like many other famous attractions.  On the deck you have a private and sunny area where you can sit, relax, and enjoy the view of the Oosterdok.

Houseboat description

  1. The interior breathes the rich history of this former freight ship, built in 1930. Many original details are still visible and the many portholes give both a great view over the water and a superb nautical feeling. The boat is renovated with love and many used materials, with the cradle-to-cradle principle in mind. It sure gives the ship loads of character - no hotel that can beat this experience, that's for sure! 

The bedroom is located in the front of the ship. Not huge, but cozy for sure. As the bedroom is fitted in the shape of the hull, you can not stand here. Also the rest of the ship is about 1,80 high, so for tall people it might be a thing to consider. Please bare this in mind to avoid disappointment. On the other hand: you can see it as part of the traditional houseboat experience of course.

What may you expect aboard of the Liberty? First of all the entrance whit a small, yet useful kitchen. Besides the kitchen you find the shower and on the other side there is the toilet. Walk on, and you will enter the lounge area, a great place to chill out after a great day in town.

In the kitchen you will find a sink, a small fridge, coffee maker, water boiler and of course free high speed WiFi.

The owner lives on the other side of the boat, guaranteeing you full privacy, you won't probably notice him being around.

Bedding & towels will be provided. Self-catering.

The lounge is +- 180 high. It is spacious and has a light atmosphere.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 13:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of single beds: 2


The sleeping hut is 1.25 m high. There are two seperate beds.


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city



Fully equipped kitchen
Linen provided

Towels provided


WiFi / internet

Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Sun loungers

Heating / cooling

Electric fans


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport

Good public transportation to the airport

General information

Pets allowed

Smoking permitted




18 km


0.2 km


18 km

Golf course

0.5 km

Night club

0.5 km


0.5 km

Super market

0.5 km

Train station

0.6 km

How to get there


Amsterdam’s airport, Schiphol is located 18km (11min) southwest of the city. The airport includes a train station – right underneath the main hall. Every 10 minutes there are trains to Amsterdam Central station.


From Amsterdam Central is a 10 minute walk to the Amsterdam Lounge Boat. From the central exit of the station go to left, walk straight and cross the street. The Amsterdam Lounge Boat is on the first doc you will see. It is right across the Hilton and the Chinese floating restaurant.


Walking upon the doc you will find the Lounge Boat at the end on your right hand side.

About the area

The old Amsterdam city center is full with highlights and there is always something exciting going on! Museums, clubs, bars, sightseeing and many more.

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Houseboat owner


This boat has been a big project for many years and still ongoing.
With limited resources we made an authentic place that is unique in many ways. The front half of the ship has become a lounge.

Response time
Normally within 5 hours
Language spoken
English, Dutch

42 Reviews - City Centre Houseboat Liberty with free bikes!

Excellent! 4.5/5

  1. Hailey C - the United States

    16 Oct

    Loved it!

    Loved staying on the houseboat! Just as described and in a great central location!

  2. Morad S - England

    03 Aug

    The perfect place to explore Amsterdam from

    I have been to Amsterdam a number of times and I think this was my most enjoyable. Having such a serene and beautiful spot to retreat to after the hectic city centre has changed the way I look at visiting capital cities. The boat is beautiful, rustically reclaimed with a very cosy feel. My girlfriend and I have already recommended it to friends and I'm sure we will be back.

    Thank you Otis (and Hans)

    Mo and Vanessa

  3. Monika S - Germany

    22 Oct

    Perfect stay in Amsterdam

    We had a realy great time in on this cosi housboat in october! Everything was nice, clean and perfect!

    The owner, was very very friendly, our flight was late, we arrived at 2 h in the morning, 3 h later as expected and he was waiting gave us the keys and he took the time to show us everything.

    We where happy that we could use the bikes just next to the boat so we could cruise arround and discover this phenomenal city!!!

    We would come again!!! Thank you!

    Diana & Monika

  4. Tommer G - Israel

    06 Jul

    An excellent and unique experience!

    We had a short but wonderful time on the 'Liberty' lounge boat. Otis the Owner has done an amazing job transforming this 1930 cargo boat into a well designed and organized place. It is not luxurious but has everything you need. On top of that, Otis and Daphne (who is in charge of guests) are both very friendly and helpful. Although we booked the place for 2 people, we ended up being 3 which wasn't a problem with them and wasn't too crowded as well. Docked in a prime location, this stay is highly recommended! All the best Otis & Daphne!
  5. Nancy N - Canada

    16 Oct

    Interesting Stay

    This houseboat is in a fantastic location if you want access to the railway station and central Amsterdam.  When booking look at the photos carefully - what you see is what you get - so be sure you like what you see.   We found the houseboat clean if rustic.  You can make coffee/tea and there's a fridge - we didn't try to make meals but you could.   The large central room was bright and cheerful - has a fan for warm weather - the bedroom has a heater.  Note you can't stand up going in or when you're in the sleeping quarters - but it was comfortable.   I'd stay again.

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