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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On the edge of the city center, our hidden green spot.
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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! 4.8/5 (17 reviews)

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

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.


Microwave / oven
Linen provided
Towels provided

Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs

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


Satellite / Cable tv
WiFi / internet

Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

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

Heating / cooling

Central heating

Electric fans

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


Panoramic views

City views

Activities nearby

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.




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


Not available anymore

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

17 Reviews - Dokstroom - our hidden gem

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. Mohamed K - Belgium

    20 Aug

    Boot house

    Hostess was very friendly and very helpful, very good location. Recommended!

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  2. Ronald G - Canada

    23 Apr

    Grand time in Amsterdam

    Our stay in Houseboat Dokstrom was a perfect way to recover from 10 days with our grandchildren in Sweden. In spite of the mainline a road away, the noise of the trains was barely noticeable when inside our room. I'm a very light sleeper, but the trains were not a problem. The space was quite adequate, the "kitchen" enabled to have coffee, cereal, and fruit for breakfast. The location was great - a short walk to Tram 26 to get to Central Station, a short walk to restaurants and peace and quiet. And our host, Joanne, were very helpful, buying food for us on her daily bike trips to the supermarket. And to cap off our stay, she drove us to the airport when the taxi failed to show. A wonderful way to visit Amsterdam.

  3. Rainer H - Germany

    18 Apr

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    We felt very comfortable on the houseboat. With her friendliness and openness, Joanne is a very accommodating host who you can always turn to with questions. We would rent the houseboat again at any time. The nearby train line didn't really bother us.

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  4. Martin d - Switzerland

    03 Apr

    Houseboat hollyday

    All was good

  5. Héloise - France

    14 Nov

    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.

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