Room 2 on Houseboat Dageraad is light and spacious.
We look forward to welcome you aboard!
The Dageraad is a former freight ship.
Entrance and sun deck. We do offer sun loungers.
The sun deck offers amazing panoramic views.
Detail of the kitchen.
Great suggestions for things-to-do.
View on the water from the porthole.
The breakfast room has two dining tables.
Detail of the communal breakfast room.
The stairs from the communal room leads to the sun deck.
The private en suite bathroom.
The space is decorated with eye for detail.
Detail of Room 2.

Eco friendly houseboat 'Daybreak' - Room 2

Lovely room with private bathroom on a lovely houseboat in Amsterdam East - great panoramic views - sleeps 2

Excellent! 5/5 (17 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Luxury and private room - perfect for couples
  2. Great sun deck with panoramic views
  3. Comfortable bed and luxury bathroom
  1. Very nice neighborhood, quiet at night
  2. free tea and coffee during your stay

Houseboat summary

if you're looking for a private and spacious room on a characteristic houseboat in Amsterdam, you have found it! With a comfortable double bed and floor heating, this is a wonderful love nest for couples who want to explore Amsterdam, yet enjoy the tranquility this neighborhood has to offer.

Houseboat description

Room 2 of Houseboat Daybreak offers an amazing view over the wide-open water of Amsterdam East. The space is decorated with eye for detail and has a high-end finishing. 

The double bed is very comfortable and can be separated in case two single beds are required. Furthermore, there is a private bathroom with toilet. 

The communal breakfast room on Houseboat Daybreak offers two breakfast tables and a small kitchen for your convenience. There is a fridge, a microwave oven and a toaster for your convenience.

The owners are true houseboat lovers themselves and have renovated this place with a close watch on their carbon footprint. The result is an eco-friendly houseboat, with superb insulation, sun power heated water and a pellet stoked furnace. 

Last but not least we like to mention that this houseboat is located on a unique location. The Eastern Docks have a rich naval history and is now famous for its great architecture. Just stroll through this area and enjoy the great views it has to offer. A very special world just outside the lively inner city of Amsterdam. The city center is easy to reach by public transport and bike.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in at 16:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


The private en suite bathroom is situated in the bedroom and offers a comfortable shower and toilet. The double bed can be separated in case two single beds are desired.


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

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside

A great place for couples! During sunny days you can relax at the sundeck and watch the boats go by and forget about the rest of the world.


Microwave / Oven
Linen Provided
Towels Provided

Dining Table & Chairs

The kitchen is located in the communal breakfast area and offers a fridge, micro wave oven and a toaster for your convenience.


Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Sun Loungers

The sundeck offers an amazing panoramic view over the IJ. Just sit back, relax and watch the boats, swans and ducks go by. You deserved it.

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

The room has floor heating, making it a very comfortable place - even during the coldest winter days.


Panoramic Views
City Views

Close To The Shops

This houseboat offers a great combination being relatively close to the Amsterdam city centre and the tranquility of a laid back family neighborhood.

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking


Houseboat owner


In January 2009, we bought the 'Dageraad' while it lay frozen in the neighborhood of Bremen. It took some weeks before the ice melted and a course could be set for the Netherlands.

The ship was delivered to the Talsma wharf in Heeg, where it lay still for a year. In this period, we spent enormous energy on the design and concept of its new form and obtaining the necessary permits. We busied ourselves that year with demolition as and when it was possible, but the real work began only after the permits came in. The ship was then cut down to the maximum allowed length for its current mooring of 35 meters and fully gutted. We started with an empty hull and rebuilt from there, with full respect for the ship's form. The new construction has kept the form of a roof, steering cabin and 'kitchen'. The access to the roof deck (entrance B&B) has been renovated but kept its original form. Much thought was put into to retaining the history of this ship while maximizing the space inside.

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

17 Reviews - Eco friendly houseboat 'Daybreak' - Room 2

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Sandrine P - France

    22 Mar

    Peaceful and relaxing houseboat

    Sylvia was very helpful in giving us all the details before arriving at the boat. We were warmly welcomed by Theo, his husband. The room was super clean, one of the cleanest I have experienced. The breakfast was amazingly good and well presented. I highly recommend you to stay at their houseboat, you won't be disappointed.

  2. Wolfgang K - Germany

    28 May

    Tolles Wochenende in Amsterdam

    Wir haben  ein tolles Wochenende erlebt. Sylvia und Theo sind super gastfreundlich und immer ansprechbar. Das Hausboot befindet sich in einem 1a Zustand, alles ist geschmackvoll eingerichtet und auch mit dem Frühstück (an Deck) wird man verhöhnt. Die Lage war für uns optimal, gut vom Bahnhof zu erreichen und schnell mit der Bahn oder Bus ins Zentrum. Wer Amsterdam abends am Wochenende erlebt weiß die Ruhe auf dem Boot zu schätzen. Wir waren bestimmt nicht zum letzten mal dort.

  3. Mel-Any F - France

    19 Nov

    Cosy, cute & warmful!

    Sylvia and Tom houseboat was our best decision for our first trip to Amsterdam!

    The accomodations and the loving details were just warmfull and their kindness made us feel as home. 

    The sport of the boat offers a wonderful view the borders of the city.

    We highly recommend this wonderful and cosy houseboat!

    Mel & Ben

  4. Katrin B - Germany

    03 Aug

    We had a super great time

    My best friend and I spent a weekend on the boat and loved it! The hosts are super kind, flexible, helpful and caring. We got every morning an extremely nice looking and delicious breakfast. We felt very comfortable in our luxurious room and enjoyed a lot the time on deck with the great view as the boat is located in first line.

    As well the way into the city was easy.

    We loved our time at the boat, would definitely recommend to go there and hope to get back next year.

  5. Fred P - Italy

    18 Jan

    The greatest holiday ever!

    An holiday at the Eco friendly houseboat Dageraad is as amazing as only a dream could be. Sylvia and Theo were so kind and welcoming, waiting for us till late in the night because of an unexpected flight delay. The houseboat, located in Zeeburg, was as described in the website, and the first impression, once "on-board", was taking our breathe away. A very loud "Wow!" was our first words. The boat has been completely renovated with the highest care for details and the environment. The room was spacious and very comfortable. We simply loved it. The view of the canal in the sunny morning while having breakfast was so romantic and picturesque. By the way, the breakfast was amazing too. Thank you so much for hosting us in your houseboat. We absolutely recommend it, and we will be definitely stay longer next time. Best regards, Federico

  6. Michelle V - Canada

    03 Sep

    Absolutely Amazing!

    I cannot say enough about these accommodations. Attention to detail...luxurious bedding, towels and decor. I have a bad back and this bed was perfect.  Sylvia and Theo provided breakfast with amazing presentation. We really appreciated the attention to our dietary needs (thank you soooo much!!!). The location was perfect! Country feels but in the city! Directions are spot on.

    I'd love to return with friends! 

    You won't be disappointed! Cheers ;)

  7. Enidan P - Germany

    06 Nov


    A word for a short break sensation: nice, friendly, to feel good .... anytime again

  8. Luiz N - England

    21 Mar

    Highly recommended!!

    Thanks Sylvia and Theo.. 

    We had a lovely time in Amsterdam. Your boat was just perfect in every way.. Clean, confortable, stylish, friendly, located in a very nice neigbourhood not very far from the city and with a lovely breakfast. Perfect for a couple...  We look forward to to see you guys again next time we go to Amsterdam.. Fantastic!!

    All the best.. Luiz and Charlotte 


  9. Alina B - Romania

    07 May


    Our trip to Amsterdam was amazing due to this lovely family and their boat. Everything is as described and even more! 

  10. Mindy R - the United States

    17 Oct

    fall stay

    The room was great for my friend and I.  Plenty of space and a beautiful view from our porthole.  Everything was very nice and it was great to have breakfast included!  The location is actually better than I thought as there are 2 trams that take you right into the central station or the museum district with only a 5-10 minute walk.  Very quiet and peaceful setting while still being close to the city!  

  11. Yuriy M - Ukraine

    08 May

    Amazing stay nearby Center

    We had stay on the boat for two nights - in a King's day!

    We were welcomed on the board by very openhearted people.

    We enjoyed our stay on boat especially when you recognised that you sleep beneath the water level :) the center is not far from the boat - about 30 min by walk through  picturesque cannal view.

    The supermarket is very close to the boat.

    It is very quiet and peaceful place just after the noisy and overcrowded streets in the centre .

    We highly recommended this boat!!

    Thank you very much for the hospitality and warm welcome on board  

  12. Rachel B - France

    12 Apr

    Lovely place to stay

    A friend and I stayed with Theo and Sylvia for 3 nights in April.  This is a really lovely place to stay - the boat is beautiful and Thwo and Sylvia are amazing guests.  They were very welcoming and kind, providing us with an amazing breakfast each morning.  We are vegetarian and they were very happy to adjust accordingly.

    The boat is really nice, you have your own private entrance down to a small kitchenette where breakfast is served with tea and coffee making facilities, sink, fridge and microwave.  Our room was a great size and well laid out with ensuite bathroom with full size shower and shower gel and shampoo.  The most amazing thing was the beds, they are SO comfortable.  We had the best sleep gently being rocked to sleep.

    The location is about 25 minutes from Central Amsterdam but its a lovely and peaceful location with great connection links and a couple of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and cafes just 5 minutes walk away.

    The only downside was the internet didn't really work during our stay - this wasn't really an issue for us but if you need reliable WiFi its something to consider - it may have just been an issue while we were there and we didn't bother to mention it as we really didn't need it.  

    Response from the owner: 

    Dear Rachel, let me first thank you for staying with us. I'm glad to hear that you had a great time. And I'm so sorry to read in your review that the WiFi didn't work properly for you. I checked it the same evening and then it worked fine. I don't no what went wrong. Regrettably that you didn't mentioned it right away so we good fix it for you. 

    Best regards,


  13. Matthew M - England

    01 Oct


    We had two lovely nights aboard the Dageraad, Sylvia and Theo were fantastic hosts and very accommodating. The boat is beautifully renovated and extremely comfortable, we would fully recommend anyone to stay there and we wouldn't hesitate to return, such a great spot. Thank you!

  14. Skotii

    02 Nov

    Fantastic houseboat on awesome location!

    We found this place by chance and it was a fantastic choice. The boat's location is awesome. On the one hand you can escape there from all hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, on the other hand, getting to the city center is very easy ( short walk to tram stop- 10 minutes and by tram -7 minutes).

  15. Jeff T - England

    24 Feb

    Fantastic stay

    Fantastic houseboat, very clean with nice breakfast, hosts were very welcoming without being intrusive. Very easy to get to the boat from the central station via the tram and ditto in and out of the city centre via the tram. Would recommend this houseboat for a stay you won't be disappointed. Thank you Sylvia and Theo
  16. Kira H - Germany

    14 Apr

    Special stay in an exciting city

    The boat and our room with ensuite bathroom met our expectations - the bed was really comfy. The hosts were super friendly and made our stay even more lovely with a superb breakfast each morning.

  17. Jola

    09 Nov

    Authentic Dutch houseboat experience

    As an expat in Amsterdam, I will send all my out-of-town guests to De Dageraad from now on. I recently had to find space for visiting family, who wanted to enjoy an "authentic" Dutch experience, but something a bit different from the standard options in the crowded city center. I thought a houseboat with private deck and views over open water could do the trick. As we booked both rooms, we had the whole guest area to ourselves, which made it the perfect home-away-from-home

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