Comfortable Studio with Windmill View

Great houseboat in the Centre of Amsterdam. With beautiful views on the cities' skyline.

Excellent! 4.9/5 (8 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Superb houseboat studio in Amsterdam Centre
  2. Close to Artis Zoo, Dappermarkt and IJ Brewery
  3. Great views on both land and water
  1. Green surroundings
  2. All amenities for a pleasant stay

Houseboat summary

We love to welcome you aboard the private studio on board of our lovely houseboat in the Eastern part of Amsterdam city centre. Arriving here feels pretty much like entering paradise - at least that is how we feel every day. With the green surroundings and views on the famous windmill right outside you are assured to stay on a very special place. Experience what it's like to stay on our houseboat and make it memorable!

Houseboat description

Staying on this 100 year old former freight ship is like nothing else. Experience the houseboat life in your private studio with everything one could wish for. Enjoy the wonderful views of the city skyline from your private sundeck and watch the swans, ducks and small ships pass by.

Whilst being in a quiet part of the city centre, there are many popular destinations within walking distance. Think of the Dappermarket, Artis Zoo, IJ beer brewery, and lots of great bars and restaurants. 

Enjoy your own private space in this studio with all the amenities to have a comfortable and pleasant stay. You will sleep like a baby in the comfortable double bed, far away from tourist masses so you won't be bothered by them at all. Furthermore we offer a nice bathroom with a wonderful rain shower, sink and toilet. Soft towels, big and small, are included.

There is also a kitchenette, with a fridge, water boiler and coffee machine. It's not huge but very suitable to prepare a simple meal. Basic needs like tea, coffee, milk, sugar and more are provided.

We, the owner, lives on the boat so if you have any questions or wishes, we're there. We know Amsterdam and love to give you tips about where to go and what to do when you visit Hollands capital.

During the hot summer days you can go swimming in the canal, like many locals do. And during the winter you are assured to be comfortably warm since the studio is very well insulated and equipped with central heating. 

Last but not least we want you to know that we have great public transport connections. So you can get to any corner of the city easily. We also have two rental bikes available in case you want to travel 'Amsterdam style'. 

PS Please note: We will not be liable to you or to any other person for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential loss, damage, cost or expense of any kind whatsoever and howsoever caused by staying on our boat and surroundings.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 13:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


The studio is very light and spacious and offers a comfortable high-end double bed. In the studio there is a bathroom with heavenly rain shower, sink and toilet. 

If you leave it  clean, we will no charge cleaning costs .


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Town / city



Fully equipped kitchen
Linen provided

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs


WiFi / internet

Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Shared swimming pool

front deck is all yours

Heating / cooling

Central heating


City views
Close to the shops

Close to the ariport




25 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

2 km

Golf course

5 km

Motor way

1.5 km

Night club

0.5 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.2 km

Train station

2 km

How to get there

Busses and trams 2 mins away

From central station; take bus no 22 towards "Indische buurt" and get out at Oostenburgergracht (5 minutes) and across the canal you see the boat already...

Parking: there is a parking garage nearby €15,- for 24 hrs.
Parking in the street nearby the boat is also possible, 24hrs ticket costs €27

About the area

We live in a quiet part of town. Wide water, close to city center. The view of Hollands largest wooden windmill and amongst our neighbors is Amsterdam's most popular brewery "het IJ", a daily market (Dappermarkt) and the Artis Zoo.

There are also many ethnic shops and ' hip' restaurants& gin & tonic bars nearby. "Indische Buurt" which is known for it's turkish and maroccan markets and shops. 
Tropenmuseum , Verzetsmuseum & Scheepvaart museum, Botanic garden

More information

The nights are quiet here and when you are having your morning coffee/breakfast, you might get unexpected visits from a local swan family or a flock of ducks looking for some hand-outs.

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Houseboat owner


Ahoy, we are Bop & Eef, the open minded crew on the Motor Vessel Ship ' Moed Overwint Alles'. We have a little boy called Sil Sailor.
Bop is the captain of this ship since 2008.
He puts lots of time, energy and love in his ship and rebuilt it with his own hands into a modern, luxurious houseboat with authentic details. We love to share our experience of living the good life on the water with you.
Bop is a photographer and Eef is a teacher former stewardess. We both travelled a lot and made many friends all over the world who often come to visit. So we are used to having guests and sharing.
We know Amsterdam and we love to give you tips about where to go and what to do when you visit Hollands capital.
We are looking forward to welcome you on board.

Response time
Normally within 30 hours
Language spoken
English, Dutch, German

8 Reviews - Comfortable Studio with Windmill View

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Rich - the United States

    03 Sep

    We had a great stay at Bop & Eves place. How can you beat staying on a houseboat in Amsterdam. The location was excellent and we really enjoyed trying out Bops suggestions in the neighborhood.

  2. Juliane N - Germany

    04 Jul


    We stayed at the Studio from 21 to 24 of June 2019. It was our first time in Amsterdam. It was gorgeous! The place of the boat, the boat, the owner - really fantastic. Very stress-free and lovely! We had a great time in this awesome city and a great time in this very very nice and extraordinary accommodation!!

  3. Sabine H - Germany

    06 Aug

    The perfect accommodation in a wonderful city

    At the end of July we spent 14 days in the beautiful apartment on the houseboat of Eve and Bop and felt at home. The apartment has everything you need, even for a longer stay. The kitchen block contains everything for a breakfast and with an induction plate you can cook small meals. Jam, chocolate sprinkles, coffee capsules and tea are available. To welcome we found beer and sparkling wine in the fridge.
    The over 100 years old freighter is located away from the center in a quiet area. We spent many evenings on deck watching the sunset and the passing ships. The center can be reached by bike in 10 minutes.
    Eve and Bop are very warm and friendly hosts who always had good tips for us (restaurants nearby, excursions).

  4. Bobby T - the United States

    27 Feb

    Relaxing charming perfect...

    This cozy houseboat room is perfect. Incredibly relaxing sleep as the boat rocks almost imperatively. A little light rain also made it perfect. Mini kitchen outfitted for most things you might need, everything clean and quiet. Bop is a perfect host giving me a locals view to set up for exploring the city. It's a fantastic neighborhood to walk and explore and close to the museums and major touristy destinations. But getting lost in Amsterdam is the best. I highly recommend staying here in this comfy little houseboat room.

  5. Janet B - England

    27 Sep

    Anniversary trip

    Wonderful boathouse.  Comfortable living space ....everything you need in a compact surrounding . Helpful hosts . Quieter waterway than city centre . Great to be able to hire the bikes too . 

    Great little city break and authentic houseboat stay !

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