our ship with sundeck where you can sit and enjoy the sunset
our ship with staircase to enter the boat/captains cabin
bench in captains cabin
captains cabin
view from the bench of the wheelhouse
living room
bed 140x200
step up to the bed
bathroom with shower
tea corner
coffee corner
view of the harbour from the bridge
view from the end of the boardwalk onto Markermeer

De Hoop

charming & private cabin on historic ship

Excellent! 4.9/5 (10 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Historic and authentic boat experience
  2. Private space
  3. just 15 min from city center
  1. Great view on IJmeer
  2. Private community

Houseboat summary

We would like to welcome you in the captain's hut on our historic ship De Hoop. Best of both worlds. Do you wanna experience Amsterdam in an authentic dutch way, wake up in serenity with a view on the IJmeer and still being just a 15 min tram ride away from the city center? Come and visit us!

Houseboat description

Private, authentic and charming captain's cabin with a double bed (140x200) and storage for luggage and clothes. A new bathroom with shower, toilette, sink, shampoo & hairdryer. A living room with dining table for 2, sofa, tv 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 center is just a 15 min tram ride away from our ship.

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 and you might here some characteristic sounds.

We (family of 3) also live on the same boat, but in a separate space with separate entrance. 

If you rent our studio you have complete privacy. 

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 10:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside
Historic / Sightseeing

Town / City


Linen Provided
Towels Provided

Dining Table & Chairs


Satellite / Cable Tv

WiFi / Internet

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

you can take a dive from the boat or hang out in our lounge chairs on deck

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Electric Fans

pellet oven, no airconditioning


Sea Views
Panoramic Views

Close To The Beach
Close To The Shops


Gated Property

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports


If you are interested in taking a golf class or want to play 18 holes please let us know upfront. Klaas is golf-professional and teacher at Waterland golf course and can arrange that for you.




25 km

How to get there

Our boat is located in the safe and family friendly neighborhood called IJburg. From 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. 

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Houseboat owner


We are a family of 3.
Daan (designer), Klaas (golf professional & teacher) and baby Cathelijne. In 2017 we became owner of the historic ship De Hoop (from 1922). After a complete renovation we are excited to share our passion with our guest and let them experience the beauty of living on water.

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

10 Reviews - De Hoop

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Dennis S - Germany

    05 Jun

    Wonderful houseboat

    We stayed for four nights at the houseboat „de hoop“ and it was wonderful. The boat was very very clean and nicely decorated. Ijburg is a quiet and beautiful place to stay and relax.

    I highly recommend it. We‘ll be back.


  2. Alexandra U - Germany

    29 Oct

    Captains hut

    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!

  3. Annelen S - Germany

    17 Sep

    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!


  4. 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!



  5. Lena G - Germany

    19 Apr

    Amazing place to stay and just relax

    We had unforgettable 4 nights on this beautiful boat in a peaceful area just 15 minutes from Amsterdam Centraal. We can highly recommend 'De Hoop' as one of the best alternatives compared to a hotel in town. 

    Thanks again to Daniela and Klaas for having us!!!


  6. Www.bookahouseboat.com - the Netherlands

    25 Mar

    Attention: the owner recently cancelled a 3-night booking.
  7. Rachael T - England

    30 Sep

    Fantastic place

    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 

  8. Inge G - Norway

    29 Jul

    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!

  9. Firle F - Germany

    20 Aug

    Awesome stay

    first of all we had an awesome stay, so thank you for that!!!

    everything was very clean and the boat was very cosy. There were lots of informations about tours, restaurants and things to see and to do on the boat.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.


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