Dokstroom, welcome!
Hannekes Boom, only 100 meters from the houseboat, one of the most popular places to meet people and have a drink.
Your private terrace.
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Toilet and shower
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On the edge of the city center, our hidden green spot.

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!

Excellent! 4.7/5 (53 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. Cozy studio on a houseboat
  2. Unique and laid back nautical neighborhood
  3. Close to Central Station, Ferry and Cruise Terminal
  1. Lots of museums, restaurants and bars nearby
  2. Very welcoming host
  3. Quiet location close to city center

Houseboat summary

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 with separate entrance in the front of the ship. Enjoy all the comfort of a luxury hotel room, yet with the character that comes with a houseboat. 

Houseboat description

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 home-away-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!

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Registration number

0363 DK0B 8K6E 63B0 7F65

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 13:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

King size beds: 1


The studio has a comfortable double bed for a great night rest. The bathroom offers a toilet and shower. 

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of en-suite bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city
Lake / riverside

Sporting activities
Microwave / oven

Our houseboat is the perfect location for those who want to combine a true Amsterdam experience with the tranquility of a nautical neighborhood - away from the tourist masses.


Linen provided
Towels provided

Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs
Satellite / Cable tv

We offer a fridge, kitchen sink, microwave and water cooker so you can make a nice breakfast with coffee and tea.


WiFi / internet
Internet access

Terrace / balcony

Outdoor facilities

Central heating

Our houseboat is located on a dead end street, so it is very calm with traffic.

Heating / cooling

Electric fans

Panoramic views

The boat is very comfortably heated with central heating. This ensures a nice temperature even on the coldest winter days.


City views

Paid parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

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.




25 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

0.8 km


2 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.4 km

Train station

0.8 km

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.

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Houseboat owner

Joanne & Ramiro

Looking forward to welcoming you on board!

Response time
Normally within 4 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English, French, Spanish, German

53 Reviews - Dokstroom - our hidden gem

Excellent! 4.7/5

  1. Amélie B - France

    20 Apr

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    A very pleasant experience for the first time. Both with the booking site and for accommodation. We parked our vehicle in the P+R Zeeburg2 car park, then took the tram. After 3 stops and 5 minutes of walking, we were able to discover the accommodation of our stay. (A discount on the price of parking is made if you use a tram ticket. Find out, it is very advantageous compared to the price of parking in the city).

    Joanne had asked us the day before what time we thought we would arrive and were able to organize ourselves for the reception. The houseboat is only a 15 minute walk from the central station where almost all the trams go. We had taken an unlimited transport ticket for the duration of our stay, perfect for quickly crossing the city to get to the different places we wanted to visit (and rest our little feet).

    The train line passes not far from the barge, but it didn't bother us at all. We are not light sleepers, and earplugs are kindly provided if needed. For people who need complete black to sleep, consider getting a sleep mask. The light filters through the small portholes and the curtains. Personally, it didn't bother us, but if you're sensitive to it, think about it.

    We took advantage of the coffee and tea provided for the morning. A small refrigerator is even available, practical for cold drinks. Several restaurants are nearby, as well as several bars. Although we are not in the city center, there is everything you need nearby. A small binder contains some addresses, but there is so much to do. We will not hesitate to return for a future stay!

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  2. Stefanie C - Germany

    12 May

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    The boat is a bit older but it is very clean. Joanne tries incredibly hard. Very uncomplicated. Contact is easy via whatsapp or SMS. She gives tips for breakfast or dinner. The boot is about 10-15 minutes walk from downtown. Not too far, not too close. I was excited. Any time!! Thanks

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  3. Rosan G - the Netherlands

    30 Oct

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    We enjoyed Joanne's houseboat! A fantastic quiet place in a beautiful setting. Joanne is very friendly and gave us a lot of nice tips. Everything FINE!

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  4. Rosie M - England

    15 Dec

    Best trip ever

    The perfect houseboat to stay in Amsterdam! Close to the centre, so easy to get around. So cute and cosy, and Joanne is a lovely host!! She gave us some great recommendations for things to see and do :) Really really enjoyed our stay and would definitely be back!

  5. Monique D - Belgium

    16 Sep


    Everything ok, nice

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