The sundeck of Houseboat Dageraad offers great views.
The B
Room 1 is located in the bow of the boat.
Lots of suggestions for things to do.
The stairs from the communual room lead to the entrance.
View from the porthole.
Private en suite bathroom of Room 2 with shower and toilet.
Detail of the communual breakfast room.
The kitchen offers a fridge, micro wave oven and toaster.
The beds of room 2 can be separated if required.
Room 2 is slightly more spacious than Room 1
The en suite bathroom of Room 1.
Detail of Room 1.
View on the entrance and sun deck.
View on Room 1 from the en suite bathroom.
Room 1 is located in the bow of the boat.
Room 1 with en suite bathroom and floor heating.

Eco friendly houseboat 'Daybreak' - Sleeps 4

Two luxury rooms on a converted barge with amazing wide views over the water

Excellent! 5/5 (21 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Romantic houseboat in Amsterdam
  2. Great wide views
  3. Close to the highlghts
  1. Quiet and peaceful area
  2. Hospitality

Houseboat summary

Welcome on board our fully renovated houseboat where we offer two luxury, 100% smoke-free rooms, both featuring amenities such as floor warming, en suite bathroom, LCD-television, and free Wifi. There is a shared kitchen that you can use throughout your stay to warm a meal, make a cup of tea, or open a bottle of wine and make yourself at home.

Your stay includes the use of a private deck, where you can enjoy your breakfast at daybreak or relax at sundown after a day of sightseeing in the city. 

Throughout your visit, we'll be at your disposal for advice and solutions to help make your trip to Amsterdam a memorable, pampered occasion.

Houseboat description

Our houseboat is situated on the Sporenburg island, one of the 'Eastern Islands' of Amsterdam. It's part of the transformation of a former industrial harbor into a modern residential area. Many renowned architects have left their mark on this unique and diverse residential zone. Water on all sides and many houseboats keep the feeling of an active harbor alive.

Our place is near many attractions within the city and has shops, restaurants and nightlife options nearby.

Since we offer two separate bedrooms, we offer a great solution for couples traveling together, yet who appreciate their privacy. Also, families are welcome of course.

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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.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2


Both rooms feature a en-suite bathroom, towels,hairdryer.  LCD television, and free Wifi.

 The communal breakfast room features two separate breakfast tables and a small kitchen where you can make coffee or tea throughout your stay. The kitchen also includes a microwave / grill oven for warming a meal at your convenience.


Room 1 is situated in the bow of the ship and mirrors the shape of the hull. With its nautical skylights, it features a luxury two-persons bed and is our most characteristic room.


Room 2 is slightly roomier than Room 1 and features a double bed that can be separated into two singles to accommodate your needs.



Number of en-suite: 2
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Dining Table & Chairs
Microwave / Oven

Linen Provided
Towels Provided


Internet Access
Satellite / Cable Tv

WiFi / Internet

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Sun Loungers

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating



Panoramic Views
City Views

Close To The Ariport

20 minutes by train from the airport to Amsterdam

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking


How to get there


From the Central Station with tram line 26 stop at the Rietlandpark and walk for 10 minutes to the boat.

About the area

The Boat&Breakfast is situated on the Sporenburg island, one of the 'Eastern Islands' of Amsterdam. It's part of the transformation of a former industrial harbor into a modern residential area. Many renowned architects have left their mark on this unique and diverse residential zone. Water on all sides and many houseboats keep the feeling of an active harbor alive.

Our Boat&Breakfast is near many attractions within the city and has shops, restaurants and nightlife options nearby.

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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

21 Reviews - Eco friendly houseboat 'Daybreak' - Sleeps 4

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Mario S - the United States

    16 Jul

    We Couldn’t Have Loved It More

    We stayed here two nights last week and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Amsterdam. It was SO MUCH FUN. Tim and Sylvia were warm and friendly, making us feel very welcome and yet giving us lots of privacy. The entire unit was beautifully decorated and the kitchen was well-appointed. We were 2 couples traveling together and each had our own Bedroom and ensuite. Sylvia’s breakfasts were wonderful and generous. We especially enjoyed breakfast on the warm, sunny morning that she served it on top of the deck. We really wish we could’ve stayed longer and enjoyed it so very, very much. We highly recommend and if the opportunity ever arises, we hope to stay here again some day. 

  2. Julia K - Germany

    24 Oct


    Sylvia was super nice, the houseboat amazing, her breakfast really yummy and the location is close to a P&R as well as the center of Amsterdam. Would absolutely go there again and more than happy we had decided to stay at the Daybreak for our vacation.

  3. - the Netherlands

    30 Dec

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 2-night booking.
  4. Andrew W - Australia

    28 Aug

    Great stay.

    Sylvia and Theo were wonderful host and their house boat was an amazing experience.  Beautiful rooms and bathrooms well designed and very comfortable.  The top deck was amazing to just set the mood for being in one of the most beautiful cities in the world . Breakfast was incredible and close to the trams buses and supermarket.  Would highly recommend this to anyone else wanting a memorable stay.  Absolutely brilliant,  thanks for letting us stay Sylvia and Theo .

  5. Martha D - Ireland

    30 Apr

    Would rent this houseboat in Amsterdam again anytime

    Sylvia and Theo were were both friendly and professional. The accommodation was spotless!! It was peaceful and tranquil. Perfect for a couple or a small family. It is only three very shot stops on the tram. Close enough to the city and far enough from the madness at the same time. Both hosts were extremely helpful and the breakfast each morning was to die for! Oh, and the waffels! Thanks Sylvia Martina and Gerard - Dublin
  6. Katja M - Germany

    31 Oct

    Herzliche Gastgeber, ein tolles Boot & ein liebevolles Frühstück

    Liebe Sylvia & lieber Theo,

    wir haben die Zeit auf Eurem Hausboot sehr genossen. Die Räumlichkeiten waren in einem tadellosen Zustand, sauber und mit viel Herz & Geschmack eingerichtet.

    Die Tage konnten wir mit einem wunderbaren Frühstück starten.

    Wie empfehlen die Dageraad gerne weiter und bedanken uns ganz herzlich bei Euch

    Alles Liebe 

    Julia, Jacky, Monique und Katja

  7. Simon W - Austria

    12 Jan

    Super Aufenthalt

    Das Boot is super schön und sehr gut durchdacht. Das Oberdeck ist ein schöner Ort zum Entspannen. Sylvia & Theo sind sehr nette und hilfsbereite Gastgeber.

  8. Margarethe P - Germany

    28 Jun

    Wie bei guten Freunden

    Selten so einen perfekten Aufenthalt gehabt. Das Hausboot liegt nicht nur in einer ruhigen Lage sondern auch optimal, nach einen kleinen Fußweg ist die Innenstadt mit der Tram in 20 Minuten erreichbar.Es ist sehr geschmackvoll mit allem was man braucht eingerichtet.Betten super bequem.Sylvia und Theo sind hervorragende Gastgeber.Von der Kommunikation per Email im Voraus über die Begrüßung bis hin zum Abschied.Das Fruhstück war perfekt, egal ob unter oder über Deck, an alles wurde gedacht:Eier, frische Brötche und Croissants, Wurst und Käse, etwas Obst und Gemüse und jeden Tag eine andere süße Überraschung(Poffertjes, Joghurt mit fr.Obst usw) Sylvia und Theo stehen immer mit Rat und Tat zur Seite.Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und werden auf jeden Fall wieder kommen.




  9. Y N - Canada

    02 Jul

    This houseboat is a hidden treasure

    This boat and breakfast is fantastic. The rooms are clean, comfortable and the price is comparable with hotels in town. The hosts are friendly and go out of their way to make your visit a very pleasant one. The boat is located in a nice quiet safe residential area and a 10 minute walk from the tram which zips you into the heart of Amsterdam. There is a cozy sitting area on the deck which you can use to relax and enjoy a drink and soak in the view! Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to stay in a boat and breakfast. One word of caution: there are steep stairs to climb in and out of the boat with narrow steps.
  10. Paolo B - Italy

    12 Dec

    Fantastic house boat

    fantastic location and fantastic host!


  11. Jo B - England

    26 Mar

    Amazing stay.

    We were all so impressed from start to finish with our stay. Sylvia and Theo were excellent hosts, the house boat was just gorgeous so clean and well equipped. The breakfast which was discreetly delivered to our table in the morning was absolutely delicious. The area was peaceful and the view you would never tire of. I can’t find a single fault. Thank you we had a brilliant time. Will be recommending and hopefully revisiting. 

  12. Jola 1 - the Netherlands

    16 Jul

    Amazing level of hospitality and genuine friendliness

    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 and a much better alternative than my tiny flat. Not only my family, but also I got to enjoy the amenities here. Each evening, we had pre-dinner cocktails (which we had the freedom to be able to make ourselves, thanks to a separate kitchen at the guests' disposal) on our own little terrace before heading off for dinner. The tram connection to the center was just a short walk away, but we opted for a quick taxi. My family loved being able to scoot into the city within minutes for sightseeing or dinner, while still being able to retreat to the boat for an undisturbed night's sleep. The breakfast was also quite a spread, much better than anything you'd find in a local cafe. Theo and Sylvia, the hosts, have also got to be about the nicest people in Holland and absolutely bent over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed. Truly a level of hospitality and genuine friendliness you don't often encounter in Amsterdam. This B&B is one for the list - it's a gem!
  13. Jeannette B - Germany

    30 Oct

    Everything was fine

    - Nice location - beautiful rooms - well equipped. Can absolutely recommend!

  14. Matthias L - Germany

    10 Jun

    Beste Unterkunft in Amsterdam

    Super Lage,

    Super Gastgeber,

    Außergwöhnlich leckeres Frühstück,

    Beste Ausstattung und Qualität 


    Rundum gelungen- gerne schnellstmöglich wieder 

  15. Denis F - Australia

    29 Jun

    great stay

    What a fabulous stay , everything was perfect! Thank you.

  16. Ayesha E - the Czech Republic

    30 Mar

    Awesome houseboat in Amsterdam

    My friends an I had a wonderful time at the Boat & Breakfast. Theo and Sylvia are wonderful hosts! Breakfast was our favourite part, it was delicious. Theo even received and dropped us off at the train station which helped us out a whole lot. We would definitely stay here again :)
  17. Christian G - Austria

    18 Sep

    wonderful amsterdam, wonderful houseboat, wonderful hosts!

    Dear Syliva & Family, it was a real pleasure, getting to know you and being your guests at your fantastic houseboat! what a wonderful setting. we enjoyed our trip to your hometown so much and even more as we know that we could come back to your/our home for the time being. thanks for your lovely breakfast - we enjoyed so much, that your are taking care of your guests in such a way. would recommend you any time! and hopefully we are back some time! 

  18. Stefan S - Germany

    26 Nov

    Top! Toller Service

    Super Wochenende, toller Service und mega Frühstück

  19. Wilma C - the United States

    23 May

    Wonderful experience, lovely houseboat rental

    A wonderful experience being on the water with top notch accommodations and beautiful hosts (thank you Sylvia and Theo). Tranquil water views yet just a short tram ride to the hustle and bustle of the city center. A 5 minute walk along the water to a great little tapas restaurant.
  20. Dana L - the United States

    08 Jan

    Very enjoyable stay, lovely houseboat!

    Had a wonderful stay at Sylvia and Theo's place. The houseboat is very clean, nicely decorated, comfortable and cozy. All the major attractions are easily reachable by tram. There are two tram stations within a 5-10 min easy stroll. Breakfast was delicious and you will surely appreciate the elegant presentation. Sylvia and Theo were very gracious host. Would love to stay here again during the summer and take advantage of what living on the water has to offer! Only one minor drawback: the wifi connection was sometimes spotty.

  21. Clifford I - England

    26 Sep


    Beautiful boat with high spec finish. Breakfast superb. Sylvia & Theo are wonderful hosts.

  22. Steven L - Australia

    18 Oct


    We stayed on the boat with myself my partner and our 2 teenage children .

    Absolutely Fantastic loved it so much .

    Breakfast was so yummy , they where very lovely people the boat was very flash and work every cent .

    Thanks for an Awesome stay .

    The bed was sooooo comfy.

    From Louellen Jessica Mitchell and Steven 

    Australia. Xxx

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