Bed and Breakfast
Living area
Breakfast impression. We offer this service between 8 and 11 am. Breakfast consist of: coffee/tea or a cappuccino and juice d'orange with: a bread or yoghurt option.
Dining- and living area (shower)
Queen size bed
Houseboat 576 Amsterdam photo 10
View from the end of the boardwalk onto Markermeer.
Houseboat 576 Amsterdam photo 12
Houseboat 576 Amsterdam photo 13
Living area
Bedroom and living area
De Hoop by night
Bedroom & storage
View wheelhouse
Sunset from the deck
Terras on the deck
Breakfast impression.
Communal terras
Entrance private cabin
Communal terras by night
Location of the ship
View wheelhouse
Hoisting the flag. Curious?

De Hoop

Charming and private cabin on historic ship

Excellent! 4.9/5 (18 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
  3. Breakfast is included

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.


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. 

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, 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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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 00:00 and 23:00.

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


Music system / CD player
Satellite / Cable tv
WiFi / internet

Internet access

Board games
Bose music speaker

Indoor facilities


Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Mooring sloop / boat possible

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 air conditioning.


Panoramic views
Close to the beach

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport

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

General information

Gated property

Long term rent is negotiable

Activities nearby

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.




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

18 Reviews - De Hoop

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Pamela J - the United States

    03 Jun

    Highly Recommended!

    Uhuru and Lydia were charming hosts, they made an already amazing stay even better. The accomodations were beautiful and clean, unique and comfortable. Close to the tram and bus lines, close to a grocery store and a few restaurants. Most comfortable bed ever-we slept so well. 💤

  2. 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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  3. Paul M - England

    28 Sep

    Mammones' Stay

    What a beautiful place to stay! Comfortable with amazing hosts. Will definitely recommend Houseboat 'De Hoop' to anyone wanting to visit Amsterdam.

  4. 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!

  5. 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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