Charming and private cabin on historic ship
- Historic and authentic boat experience
- Private space
- A quiet retreat and great view on IJmeer
- Sports and nature facilities nearby
- Just 15 min from the city center by public transport
- Breakfast is included
We would like to welcome you on board for a unique stay in the captain's cabin of our historic ship De Hoop. Once an active cargo boat that transported goods and supplies along the Dutch waterways, De Hoop is currently enjoying her well deserved retirement and one hundredth birthday this year, in IJburg, Amsterdam's newest neighbourhood.
De Hoop is perfectly located for those who wish to experience the best of both worlds. During your stay, you’ll wake up with the serenity of the water, whilst also being just a 15 min tram ride from Amsterdam city centre, with its windy canals and huge range of cultural activities. There are also plenty of nature walks to take within the neighbourhood, in case you prefer to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Whilst staying on De Hoop, breakfast is included with cappuccino or coffee/tea, juice and a choice of bread from the local bakery with butter and jam or fresh fruit, muesli and yoghurt.
Private, authentic and charming captain's cabin with a queen sized bed (140x200) and storage for luggage and clothes.
A new bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, shampoo, hairdryer & bath robes. A living room with dining table for 2, sofa, TV, Bose music speaker, board games and small kitchen area with fridge, coffee machine & kettle (no cooking station). Authentic captains hut with bench and beautiful view. Please note that the studio is 25m2 and ceiling about 2m high.
You can jump off the boat for a swim or take a walk along the water to IJburg beach which is just 2km away. The city centre is just a 15 min tram ride away from our ship.
Good to knows
Please note that the ship is not suitable for children of any age.
Please take into consideration that the boat needs to be entered via stairs and narrow gangway.
Depending on the weather and the wind situation, the boat can rock a little including the sound of some characteristic sounds.
We as owners live on the same boat, but in a separate space with separate entrance, staying at this bed and breakfast will be with complete privacy.
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Heating / cooling
Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Cycling / mountain biking
Personal training is possible on request.
There are many sports facilities including fitness gyms, yoga studios, sailing clubs, eFoil, crossfit and kickboxing within walking distance.
How to get there
Our boat is located in the safe and family friendly neighbourhood called IJburg. From Amsterdam Central Station you take tram 26 and you will be taken to IJburg in 15 minutes after which it is just a few minutes walk to our houseboat.
If you're travelling by car, IJburg is located a few minutes drive from the A10 Amsterdam ring road, which interconnects with a number of other major highways that can bring you to the boat from various directions across the Netherlands or beyond. You can park for €7.50 per day in a parking garage of the local supermarket, which is a five-minute walk from the boat. On the street you have to pay to park from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm. Parking costs € 3.50 per hour. On Sundays, street parking in the area is free. There are also charging stations for electric cars in the area.
From Schiphol Airport, it will takes 45-50 minutes to reach the boat by train and tram which costs €6.50 each way. By car it will take you depending on the traffic between 20-25 minutes.
About the area
IJburg is a charming, safe and mostly residential neighbourhood which is especially popular for those who enjoy modern architecture and urban design. It's also a perfect location for water sports enthusiasts with options for kayaking, hiking, cycling, windsurfing and paddle boarding amongst others. The area offers a range of cafes, restaurants and bars for those looking for somewhere to enjoy a quiet drink.
During the summer there are two small local beaches including a beach club to enjoy in the summer months, as well as several nature spots where you can walk or cycle and take in the scenery.
Lydia & Uhuru
Hi, we are Lydia and Uhuru a Dutch-UK couple who recently embarked on this exciting adventure of living on a ship.
We would be delighted to share this charming way of living with you and look forward to hopefully welcoming you on board soon!
12 Reviews - De Hoop
Rachael T - England
We stayed here for a week and had an absolutely fantastic time. The boat is great, owners are lovely and helpful. Very glad we stayed here and not a hotel
Anna H - Germany
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My mom and I had a wonderful stay on the houseboat. We particularly liked the delicious breakfast, the design and the location. Uhuru and Lydia are great hosts - very personable and courteous, but also discreet. The description on the website matches our experience - the tram takes you to the city in 15 minutes, the architecture of the residential area is super exciting and you can quickly reach the sea. Highly recommended!
Inge G - Norway
Lovely stay at a very nice boat
Loved staying at de Hoop! The captain’s quarters aren’t the biggest, but it was enough for my husband and I. Amsterdam was experiencing a heat wave during our stay, and with limited possibilities of opening windows the rooms got extremely hot. We were able to open two hatches in the roof, and with the help of the fan provided the temperature got bearable. Besides this, the boat is a gem, the area felt very safe and everything was as expected. Thank you!
Alexandra U - Germany
De Hoop is a cosy old ship with comfortable features in Ijburg and we enjoyed our stay very much. Daniela and Claas welcomed us very friendly and gave us good inspirations for our Amsterdam trip. We like to come again!
Annelen S - Germany
Wonderful alternativ to a hotel
My boyfriend and I had an unforgettable time on this beautiful houseboat. The boat is very cozy, clean and well decorated. The host is very friendly and helpful and gave us a lot of information about tours, restaurants, and things to see in Amsterdam.
The boat is the perfect place to relax and a wonderful alternative to a hotel in town!