Dokstroom - our hidden gem
On the edge of the city center, hidden in the green, you will find our authentic red houseboat. A great place to chill out after a busy day in town!
- Cozy houseboat on a quiet location close to city centre
- Unique and laid back nautical neighborhood
- Close to Central Station, Ferry and Cruise Terminal
- Lots of museums, restaurants and bars
- Very welcoming host
You will be surprised about the tranquility that our neighborhood has to offer: a true hidden gem just around the corner of Central Station and the Cruise Terminal. We warmly welcome you aboard on our cozy houseboat where you will have a private studio in the front of the ship. Enjoy all the comfort of a luxury hotel room, yet with the character that comes with a houseboat.
Our guests particularly appreciate the location. There are many great things to - no tourist traps, but genuine interesting highlights - within walking distance. Right across the water you see the National Maritime Museum, the amazingly designed science museum Nemo and within 1 km distance you find Central Station, the free Ferry to Amsterdam North and the Cruise Terminal.
Not to mention the wonderful places to eat and drink! The famous and laid back bar-restaurant Hannekes Book (with awesome terrace) is literally one minute walking away, and around the corner there is a great cafe 'Delerium' with over 750(!) beers, also with a water front terrace. When you cross the bridge you can enjoy one of the best Chinese restaurants in town - actually also located on a houseboat! And this is just to give you an impression - there is so much to see, drink, eat and to do!
Outside you can enjoy the sun all day long. Since we are located along a dead-end street, there is not much traffic and you can sit outside comfortably. This is actually quiet unique for Amsterdam. Even just walking along our canal is a lovely experience in itself: here you will see a great variety of traditional ships that are well preserved, often over a hundred years.
And now about the studio. You have a private entrance, so privacy is guaranteed. When you enter the boat, you will experience the unique and warm atmosphere that we have created to give you a real -from-home' feeling. The places has a red carpet, a comfortable double bed, a couch, a flatscreen tv, free wif, a dining table, water cooker and a small fridge. Be assured that the houseboat studio is comfortably warm all year round thanks to central heating.
Linen and towels are provided, as well as a hair dryer. Don't like to go out and fancy an afternoon cocooning? We have a nice selection of books, board games and puzzels too.
We speak English, German, French, Spanish and Dutch, so feel free to let us know if you have any questions and we will get back to you right away. Look forward to welcome you aboard on our charming houseboat!
Number of double beds: 1
Heating / Cooling
Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking
During the summer our canal is just perfect for swimming. Furthermore there is a climbing wall at the end of the street and the options for sport fishing are limitless. Not to mention the great cycling and walking routes.
How to get there
From Central Station it is just a few minutes walking, and the Cruise Terminal is literally around the corner.
About the area
Our area is best described as a nautical neighborhood with lots of unique vessels that are tendered by their owners. We care for our houseboats, as well for each other. You will feel at home right away, yet the 'big city' is just minutes walking away. Yes, it is a true hidden gem, right in the middle of Amsterdam.
Living for over 30 years on our boat on this beautiful spot in Amsterdam city, means there cannot be anything wrong about it.
Often people ask us if we want to tip them if we will ever move out, we are sorry but we what like to do is share the experience of anight sleeping on slightly moving water and the sun reflected through the portholes on the ceiling. We speak English, French, German, Spanish and of course Dutch. We are always close if you need some help and information for that is what we want, you to have a great stay in our beautiful city.
11 Reviews - Dokstroom - our hidden gem
Viv - England
Superb stay on a houseboat in Amsterdam
Great location, great space, great staff. Loved this houseboat!
Héloise - France
Great value for money
The owner is a very friendly and attentive person. The location is really nice, the value for money is simply super. Note that there is a train rail on the other side of the road and you might hear passing trains till around 1 AM. However, the owner offers ear plugs if you want ;-)
The room on the houseboat is large and very well heated, and you will find everything that you need during your stay.
The place is located just 10 minutes walk from the center, the way to reach it is very nice. there is a bar at the end of the road which is also very cool.
Over all we highly recommend this place.
Thomas - the Czech Republic
Everything was just perfect
Enrico R - Italy
Dearest Joanne, you were a very kind hostess, an attentive guide and an ever-present woman, even when the lock on my suitcase had decided not to open anymore :-). Thanks again and if I am in Amsterdam I will surely know where to go. A hug from me and my wife.
Alice H - England
Joanne was a great host, very accommodating! When we arrived she showed us the quickest route into the centre from the boat and gave us a few recommendations. We had been to Amsterdam many times before she she didn't need to spend too much time explaining where we needed to go as we already knew. It was my partner's birthday and she gave him a present which we both thought was very sweet. The only negative would be that there is not a stove so you do have to eat out majority of the time. I would definitely book this boat again! Thanks Joanne for a great stay :)