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 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 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


Pets Allowed
Smoking Permitted

Long Term Rent Available




18 km


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Golf course

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Night club

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Super market

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Train station

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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. Francesco C - Tunisia

    26 Aug

    Charm Show original

    Liberty is truly the ultimate in charm and for two people who have no need to cook it is perfect. Low heights do not disturb. I recommend it to singles and couples who love this kind of accommodation.

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  2. Hailey C - the United States

    16 Oct

    Loved it!

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

  3. Miriam D - Germany

    21 Apr

    perfect & special stay

    I always wanted to visit Amsterdam and live on a house boat. Well, that was awesome!! We stayed for 3 nights and loved the stay. Perfect located, right in the center, you just cross the street and enter old town area of Amsterdam. All you need is on the boat.
    If you are a couple it is good to know that the beds are seperated ;-) but for a few nights it might be OK, too.

  4. Christina K - Denmark

    05 Oct

    Lovely boat in Amsterdam - close to central station

    My daughter and I had a very nice stay at the houseboat. The boat was exactly “what you see is what you get”. Very close to the train station and very close to the center but without the fuss - actually very quiet. Getting up in the morning to sit on the bench on the front of the boat drinking coffee is just perfect!

  5. Jessica G - Australia

    16 May

    Excellent houseboat - Great Location

    The houseboat was excellent! Both couch and beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was well stocked with everything you need to cook meals and the location was very convenient, Less than 10 minutes walk from Central Station. The host was very welcoming and pointed out some good places too eat and sightsee. 

    Thank you again! 

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