Cozy Floating Studio West 1

Perfectly situated houseboat studio on the verge of the Jordaan

Good 4.4/5 (25 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Cozy houseboat - perfect for couples
  2. Great location on the verge of the Jordaan area
  3. Comfortable double bed
  1. Private entrance and bathroom
  2. Quiet at night and no tourist traps

Houseboat summary

This is the perfect houseboat for those who want it all: a floating studio close to the buzzing city centre and a great night sleep without masses of noisy tourists passing by. The cozy compact studio, with a private entrance and bathroom, offers great views over the water, ensuring an unforgettable houseboat experience in Amsterdam.

Houseboat description

The studio has a large window, an amazing place to just sit back and relax. Watch the swans, geese and ducks swim by while having breakfast. What a way to start another exciting day in Amsterdam with your beloved one. But before you leave, just enjoy the reflections of the water surface dancing on the ceiling a bit longer. You won't have this back at home after all...

We recommend this place especially to couples who want to have a special experience on a great location. Enter the studio and you will find everything that makes your stay into an unforgettable experience. We have recently made some great improvements, such as a private entrance, nice wooden floor and a modern private bathroom with rain shower and toilet.

The studio, one of two aboard of this houseboat, offers a comfortable double bed, basic cooking facilities, a desk/table in front of the wide window, a microwave, a minibar fridge and free wifi. And just a few steps outside of the boat you will find so much more that contribute to a great stay. Just around the corner there are countless restaurants and bars, independents shops  and various famous markets. Want to see the rest of the town? Just hop on one of the many bus or tram connections and you get anywhere within 15 to 30 minutes driving, depending what part of Amsterdam you want to visit.

If there is anything you want to know, just contact us and we will share our knowledge of this great part of Amsterdam with you!

Warm Regards,


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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


The studio offers a private bathroom with rain shower and toilet.


Number of en-suite: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Microwave / Oven
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs

The studio has basic cooking facilities and a nice table/desk in front of the large window. A great place to start your day in Amsterdam!


WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

The boat is centrally heated, so perfectly suitable for a stay in the colder, cozy winter months.


City Views

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park


Houseboat owner


Hi, I'm Emma and I live aboard of this houseboat.
Look forward welcoming you aboard and share the true Amsterdam Houseboat experience with you!

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
English, Dutch, Portuguese

25 Reviews - Cozy Floating Studio West 1

Good 4.4/5

  1. David W - Canada

    15 Sep

    Great little studio - perfectly located

    its small but it is really cozy, clean, well appointed and within easy walking of all the major tourist sights. And don’t forget the relaxation of feeding the ducks right out of the windows!

  2. Frank - England

    01 Sep

    Cozy and comfortable houseboat studio

  3. Claudia M - the United States

    09 Oct


    Wonderful quiet location, charming waterfowl come right up to your windows. Incredibly comfortable bed. Nearby public transit makes getting around easy. The shower though is crazy small and soaks the bathroom floor.

  4. Mirabela A - England

    16 Sep

    Fantastic is little said :)

    Even I do not know with what to start, but absolutely everything was just perfect. It's an amazing place to stay, especially for couples. Very clean, quiet, close to center... and I found inside things that even in 5-star hotels you won't find it. The owners left for us a basket with absolutely everything you need: shampoo, shower gel, nail polish remover, make up remover, deodorant, toothpaste, shaving gel, and even razors. I and my husband were to the maximum impressed. There we found also umbrellas in case of rain. No worries if you need to iron something. There you can find everything you need.

    But first of all, it was so relaxing to stay in that small living room ... in the morning to drink the coffee or in the evening with a glass of words to describe... 

    We would definitely recommend and we would like to stay in the same place when we will visit Amsterdam again. 

    Thank you so much!

    (Mirabela - 14/09/2019)

  5. Claudia K - Germany

    03 Jan

    Nice and cosy place to stay

    We just stayed two days at Emma's and Billy's houseboat, but it was exactly as seen on the photos. It was really nice and cosy.

  6. Christina V - Germany

    09 Mar

    the perfect fit

    We had a wonderful time at Studio 1. We can only recommend every couple to book this studio, who like to look at the canal while cooking, eating and to cuddle on the little sofas. A highlight are the ducks and the swan, who passing by and watching you cook. We had everything we needed and loved every inch of the apartment. We were positively surprised about the provisioned cosmetic articles like Pads, Shampoo, etc. The Houseboat lies near at the Centrum and we could easily reach to foot the AnneFrankHouse and the central station with the bus.For us it was the perfect accommodation we could image at Amsterdam. Have a nice Stay! 

  7. Elisabeth V - Switzerland

    21 Oct

    staying at a houseboat is fascinating

    We had a wonderful time in Amsterdam. It is very great to stay at the houseboat. The place is small, nice, old fashioned and very cozy. It is very good situated outside of the busy City centre, in an interesting area.

  8. Katherine K - the United States

    16 Jul

    Cozy stay.

    We enjoyed staying on the houseboat. The only thing we weren't prepared for was how much we could hear the neighbors when they came home, especially after we finally fell asleep after a long international flight. Despite that we still enjoyed the experience of it. Sorry we didn't meet Emma. Thank you, Michele.

  9. Julien D - France

    29 Apr

    Great expérience

    Nice welcoming, quiet room, great location near a bus/tram stop. 

  10. Stefan - Austria

    27 Jul

    No hotel can compare with that

    +++ Looking through the big windows to the water is so beautiful and special. We stayed some evenings in the boat instead of going to the town just to enjoy it. No hotel could compare with that. The connection to the city central is very good (just 4 stations with the bus which starts near by) and there is a supermarket near by. 

    - A little more room for the clothes would have been nice. 

  11. Norina S - Germany

    18 Sep

    Great stay!

    We've had a great time on the houseboot. It is small but really cozy! The location is also great to explore the city. 15 minutes walk to the city center and 5 minutes walk to small streets with nice restaurants. 

    Thank you! 

  12. Hans W - Germany

    23 Apr

    Thanks so much

    Hello Michele,

    what a nice place to stay in Amsterdam! We loved it so much to be here. Everything was at it´s best.

    We will surely contact you if we sometimes visit Amsterdam again.


    Warm regards

    Sabine and Hans

  13. Jeremy F - the United States

    20 Mar

    Great Stay!

    Me and my wife stayed here for a few nights of our European honeymoon. It was a perfect cozy houseboat room on the canal. The room was updated and the space worked perfectly for us. It was our favorite spot to stay on our entire trip. Would highly recommend. Great location, easy to get around.  

  14. Marlies B - France

    09 Apr


    Nice and warm welcome, perfect situated to discover Amsterdam.

    Really nice studio, perfect clean and with all what you need for a comfortable stay.

  15. Lisa-Marie U - Germany

    17 Jun

    Genialer Urlaub!

    Es war ein sehr gemütlicher Empfang im Hausboot. Man hat angenehm geschlafen und es war sauber. Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder! - es gab ein paar Verbesserungsvorschläge, die sehr gut angenommen worden sind höchstwahrscheinlich umgesetzt werden. 


    Ich empfehle es dort Urlaub zu machen! Man ist sehr zentral und erreich alles mit Leichtigkeit.

  16. Andrea M - Germany

    26 Jul

    Lovely place, wonderful stay

    We enjoyed our stay in the cozy houseboat very much. Loved all the ducks coming by and the daily view over the water, just wonderful. Located in a "non-party" area, close to the Jordaan, just perfect. We'll come back!

  17. Jenna N - England

    27 Jun

    Beautiful house boat great location

    Waking up on water really adds to your stay in Amsterdam. Our check in was made super easy and Emma was always on hand if we had any questions. Perfect area of Amsterdam, not too close in but easy to walk around. Great size for a couple, I would definitely recommend this stay!  

  18. Jenifer - England

    30 Aug

    Perfectly situated houseboat in Amsterdam

    This property is perfectly situated near to many of the attractions and restaurants but just far enough from the centre that it is very peaceful in the evenings.

  19. - the Netherlands

    01 Sep

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 3-night booking.
  20. Debby E - the United States

    13 Apr

    Ducky Houseboat

    We enjoyed our stay in the cozy floating studio.  The location is ideal....walking distance to everything and the great Jordaan district. Feeding the ducks is a real  highlight.    The houseboat could be spiffied up a bit.  There's lots of trash in the canal in the entrance and the exteriorr looks rundown.  The walls inside are stained and could use fresh paint.  It's impossible to keep the bathroom dry when taking a shower.  The rubber strip provided doesn't do the trick.  That said , the house boat gave us the local experience we desired.

  21. Nina K - Germany

    15 Sep

    Cozy and in quiet

    We stayed for a weekend in Amsterdam and wanted to stay over somewhere special. The houseboat was perfect for us! It layed in between all the spots we wanted to see and was easy to get to. 

    Everything was perfectly clean and there was even a basket with bathroom stuff such as deodorant, lotion, bodywash, a hairdryer and so on. We didn‘t need the little kitchen area, but it looked like everything you could need was on board. We loved it and would rent it again!

  22. Ruth F - the United States

    23 May

    Great space and location

    The space was perfect for two people.  We didn't spend much time in the room, but it has everything you need to get ready in the morning, including coffee ;-) There is some space to sit and watch the ducks and swan in the morning, or to climb in the cozy nook and have a beer or a glass of wine.  The boat is super close to a tram/bus stop - very convenient. It was very clean and Michelle and Emma were accessible for questions and suggestions on where to eat. 

  23. Jedd C - the United States

    26 Aug

    Amsterdam via Boat

    We both truly loved staying two nights in this beautiful houseboat. I myself had been to Amsterdam many of times but my fiancée never had. Staying in a house boat has always been a bucket list item. The location was perfect, small walk through the beautiful area of Jordaan. The activity on the canal was very quiet through out the evening. The room itself was very humble and perfect for the two of us. When we go back again I will look into staying here again.

  24. Vincent B - France

    01 Oct

    Long WE in Amsterdam

    Nice houseboat, with everything you need in the room ; basket with beauty products, hairdryer... ; many equipments (for ironing, cooking, coffee machine...). Bathroom is a bit tiny, but all new and working well. Communication with host was smooth, and she was very kind. Would recommend!

  25. Alex W - England

    29 May

    Comfortable, cozy houseboat

    booked this houseboat for my girlfriends birthday and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We looked around the lovely city of Amsterdam by walking and boat. Would recommend this houseboat it’s in a nice location and close to the bus stop where you can get to the centre easily, otherwise its a short walk. 

    Some little things to mention about our stay; i would go a bit later than 12 o clock check-in because it wasn’t ready for us at 12.20 even though we were told we could come, we would have rather been told 12.30 and stayed in town. 

    The windows could do with latches as the sun got it quite hot but you can’t open the windows a bit without them swinging open allowing birds to try and jump in (maybe our fault for feeding them).

    All in all we still had a wonderful time, Michelle was a fantastic host and would definitely stay again!


  26. Dan M - England

    16 Jun

    Lovely stay!

    Cute and cosy little houseboat room. Really enjoyed our stay. Thanks Emma!

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