Captains hut deck
Queen size bed
Living area
View from the end of the boardwalk onto Markermeer.
Dining- and living area (shower)
Entrance private cabin
Living room and stairs towards the wheelhouse
Sunset from the deck
Deck terras in the evening
Bathroom - Living room
View wheelhouse
Kitchen area
Bedroom and living area
Queen size bed & storage room
De Hoop by night
Communal terras by night
Houseboat 576 Amsterdam photo 21
Communal terras
View wheelhouse
Terras on the deck
Location of the ship

De Hoop

Charming and private cabin on historic ship

Excellent! 5/5 (28 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

Houseboat highlights

  1. Historic and authentic boat experience
  2. Private space
  3. A quiet retreat and great view on IJmeer
  1. Sports and nature facilities nearby
  2. Just 15 min from the city center by public transport

Houseboat summary

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.

Houseboat description

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 (including Netflix), 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 accommodation will be with complete privacy. 

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Registration number

0363 F2EF CD3E 3879 C143

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

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

Queen size beds: 1


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities
Linen provided


Towels provided
Hair dryer

Dining table & chairs
Internet access


WiFi / internet
Music system / CD player

Satellite / Cable tv

Board games Bose music speaker

Indoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Long term rent is negotiable.

Outdoor facilities

Mooring sloop / boat possible

Central heating

Heating / cooling

Electric fans

Panoramic views

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.


Close to the beach
Close to the shops

Close to the ariport
Paid parking

Pellet oven, no air conditioning.

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed
Gated property

Long term rent available
Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking

Schiphol airport is a 20-25 minutes drive to the boat.




25 km


0.3 km


2 km

Golf course

10 km


1.8 km


0.5 km

Super market

0.3 km

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.

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Houseboat owner

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!

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
Dutch, English

28 Reviews - De Hoop

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Anna H - Germany

    19 May

    Wonderful Show original

    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!

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  2. Oliver S - Germany

    12 Jul

    Great stay, really enjoyed it!

    The owners were very polite and also showed us their private rooms they had on the boot which looked fantastic.

    The boat and our cabin itself also were in a great condition and well prepared for our arrival. Everything was clean and fantastic. We really enjoyed it and only can recommend staying here.

  3. Marie M - Australia

    27 Jun

    Maximum space in Best Location

    De Hoop is an easy tram-ride to a quiet suburb. Right next to grocery stores.

    On board, more space than a conventional hotel room!

  4. Oddur T - Iceland

    05 Sep

    Really beautiful accommodation.

    I really enjoyed my stay. Hosts where really helpful with information before my arrival. The boat is really cozy, well decorated and located in a quiet location. 

    I am really happy i did not stay at a hotel.

    Recommend it.

  5. Jeroen v - the Netherlands

    02 Mar

    Very good Show original

    Very nice nice boat in a beautiful place to explore Amsterdam (and Ijburg).

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