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City Centre Houseboat Schark - sleeps 4

City Center Houseboat on the Prinsengracht, with Sweet View!

Excellent! 5/5 (10 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Triple A-location on the city centre
  2. Stunning views over the Prinsengracht
  3. 2 Comfy queen size beds, lockable rooms
  1. Perfect for a family or couples traveling together
  2. Moored in the heart of the City, yet quiet at night

Houseboat summary

Available this summer: a super cozy, warm and comfortable family houseboat on the world famous Prinsengracht. You could be staying here with your beloved ones, overlooking the famous Prinsengracht right in the heart of the Jordaan area. And yes, it's the whole boat, so not just a room. The boat offers two bedrooms, each with a comfortable double bed and a unique en-suite bathroom.

Houseboat description

When visiting Amsterdam this probably is just the place for you. Wether you are traveling with your familie or friends, our ship will be welcoming you warmly. Not only because of the cozy and personal interior. Also because you are assured to be comfortably warm - even during the coldest winter nights - thanks to the central heating all through the boat. 

And the location? For those who know Amsterdam, it's not a secret that the Prinsengracht is one of the most wonderful canals in the city. As soon as you walk out the door you have a wide range of great bars and restaurants within eye-sight. Walk a bit further and you're wandering through the magical winter wonderland (if lucky with snow or even frozen canals) that our city is turned into every January. 

Now something more about the boat. The boat is renovated recently with eye for detail and character. We have chosen for lots of wooden elements, timeless furniture and fresh colors throughout the ship.

In the first bedroom you will find a charming classic bathtub and, just like the rest of the spaces, wonderful canal views. So don't be surprised when you are greeted by a swan or duck just after waking up. 

The second bedroom is located at the other side of the boat and is adjacent to the living room with kitchenette. Note that this is an open space, but what a space! Here you find a gas burner that creates a very cozy, comfortable and warm atmosphere during the cold winter nights. Snuggle up, have a drink and you know it: life is good!

Between the second bedroom and living room with kitchenette you will find a shower. The kitchenette is simple, but enables you to make a wonderful breakfast or simple meal. With two burners it might be not the best place to cook a 8-course diner, but then again: who wants to cook when you have so many wonderful restaurants around the corner?

Just to give you an impression of what you may expect from our beloved neighborhood, let me tell you what you see when you step off the boat. On your left hand you will see the Westertoren, on your right is the Noordermarkt with its famous flea market on Monday mornings. It is just a 1-minute walk from The Anne Frank House. Shops, restaurants and bars everywhere. Ducks, swans, boats and really everything that floats passes-by.

All this in the middle of the area that's loved most by 'Amsterdammers' and people all over the world. In the city heart of all the fun. Compact and all you need within a few minutes walking.

Located at the border between the famous Amsterdam canals and the lively Jordaan. All facilities at walking distance, like supermarkets, laundry, bars, restaurants, hop on hop off boat, culture, really everything. 

We hope to have given you the best possible impression, but don't hesitate to as 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 00:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2


Once you enter the houseboat there are three doors. One left to the main studio with double bed, one to one of the toilets and one to the right; the entrance to the master bedroom. From all windows you have full view over the famous Prinsengracht. There's small cooking facility. Water cooker, microwave, two pit stove, just perfect for simple dishes.

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing

Town / city

Arts&Culture trip


Microwave / oven
Linen provided

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs

Water cooker
Wine glasses
Coffee & tea
Wine cooler fridge
Shampoo & shower gel


WiFi / internet

Internet access

Bluetooth speaker

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Small outdoor seating
Views over canal
Anything that floats passes-by

Heating / cooling

Central heating

Gas heaters


City views

Close to the shops

Close to Anne Frank House, in city center yet quiet area at night

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking

Anne Frank House
Dam Square
Central Station
9 Streets




22 km


0.2 km


35 km


3 km

Night club

0.5 km


0.2 km

Ski lift

1200 km

Super market

0.5 km

Train station

1 km

How to get there

Just 10 minutes walk from Central Station or Dam Square, if you don't get lost on the canals. Tram 17 stops close-by. Many options to go to Museum District and other parts of town. You're really in the city center. From the airport Uber is about 25 (depending on traffic), regular taxi around 60 euro (if lucky), best option is just come by train : )

About the area

The houseboat is on Prinsengracht, the border between popular Jordaan with its hundreds of bars and restaurants, and the famous canals. You're middle in the action, yet quiet at night. Not too miss: Anne Frank House and Westertoren, Noordermarkt (great flea market on Monday mornings), Museum District, Red Light District and off course a boat trip along your own houseboat! 

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Houseboat owner


Creative, water gipsy, sporty, traveller...

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken

10 Reviews - City Centre Houseboat Schark - sleeps 4

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Bjorn Ivar - Denmark

    01 Aug

    Great location and lovely hosts

    Great location and great communication by hosts, we would definitely stay here again. Recommend this one!
  2. Gabriel - Spain

    17 Jan

    Warm and comfortable houseboat

    We stayed at the houseboat of Anita and Edward during a wonderful, cold January weekend and totally fell in love with the place. Not only the location is amazing (right in the middle of the Jordaan area) but also the boat itself is wonderful. We had a bit cold feet about staying on a houseboat in the winter, but there was no need to be hesitant. The boat has comfortable floor heating and proved to be the perfect haven during our stay. See you next winter!

  3. Flavia - England

    09 Oct

    Really enjoyed staying here

    The houseboat was amazing! Perfect location in the heart of Amsterdam, very clean, everything in walking/biking distance and most of all: Anita was incredibly helpful, communication with her very easy, always quick to answer every question (kind of a tour guide and host at the same time ;)). I would definitely stay here again next time! And any way: What better place to stay in Amsterdam than in a houseboat? Thanks a thousand!
  4. Silke G - France

    01 Jan

    Simply Amazing !

    We just spent 4 days on this beautiful house boat: extremely available & welcoming hosts, beautiful decoration, best location in Amsterdam... being on the water really made our stay in Amsterdam a fun experience... & not only for our children :) 

  5. Germaine - the United States

    12 Sep

    Perfect Amsterdam houseboat for couples traveling together

    Our visit to Amsterdam was just unforgettable. Traveling with a befriended couple we stumbled upon this charming houseboat in the Jordaan, one of the most charming places in Amsterdam. The personal interior (loved the bath!) and cool colors made this place really one of a kind. The amount of restaurants and bars within a few minutes walking is astonishing, and makes the kitchen pretty much obsolete ;-) Thanks for having us and see you this winter again ;-)

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