Swimming in Summer!
Wintertime
Wintertime
Wintertime
Garden
Canoe!
Swimming!
Gardendoor
The Aquarius
Beautiful skies
Canal   terrace
Canal
Terrace
Garden
Swam   baby
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 1
Shower   Bath
Bathroom
Livingroom   bed
Living room
Living room   Bed
Kitchen
Garden
Kitchen
Frontdoor
The garden
Our canal
Rainbow!

Family houseboat with terrace and canoe

During our holiday we love to share our cozy, comfortable and spacious family houseboat with you!

Excellent! 5/5 (2 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Family houseboat with waterside terrace and garden
  2. Lots of space both inside and outside
  3. Easy access to the city centre
  1. Quiet and safe area, child friendly (if they can swim)
  2. Playground around the corner

Houseboat summary

Picture yourself living in Amsterdam, the city centre nearby, yet with the comfort of a lovely garden, a waterside terrace and the tranquility that you would expect on the country side. Well, that is our life - and during our holiday we love to share this wonderful experience with you. You can use all the cool things that makes this place so special: from the hammock to the canoe and life jackets (also baby/child sizes). Get ready to take the plunge and have an unforgettable Amsterdam houseboat holiday!

With free parking!

Note: we warmly welcome families and couples traveling together. Since it is the house where we live, we are very caring and we do not allow guests under 30, unless when they are couples traveling together. Our boat is not a party place, and smoking is not allowed. We live in a residential area, so we kindly ask not to make any noise between 22.00 and 9.00. Thanks for understanding!

Houseboat description

Our stationary houseboat is part of a typical houseboat community in Amsterdam Noord, on the North side of the river IJ. The free ferry takes you right to the inner city centre and is an experience in itself. A few minutes to enjoy the amazing views over the water, with the wind in your hair, getting ready for another exciting day in Amsterdam. And the way back is always a joy as well, we just love to go back home and enjoy the peace and quietness of our floating home, with a good glass of wine and a cold beer waiting to be served in the garden.

Lots of space, both inside and outside

Our split-level houseboat has lots of large windows, creating a very bright and light atmosphere inside. But also outside there is lots of space to enjoy, especially during the summer. On the water front you can chill out on the floating terrace, dive into the canal and get a nice summer tan. On the other side there is the garden with enough shade to be comfortably protected from the sun on the warmer days. This is where you find the hammock, the ultimate chill out place for sure.

Sleeping aboard the houseboat

There are two bedrooms, each with single beds - perfect for the kids. A large double bed is found in the living room. We use our own bedroom to store all our personal stuff when we're away, but be assured that sleeping in the living room is a wonderful thing and actually really ads to the experience. The two bedrooms are perfect for kids, so they can sleep comfortably every night while you sit back and relax upstairs or outside. 

Things to do nearby

If you leave the premises, you will see that there is a cool playground around the corner. Kids love to play football, table tennis and basketball here. But also for the smaller kids this is a wonderful place. 

Just around the corner of our place you can discover the NDSM-wharf, a typical hipster hotspot with countless independent companies, restaurants, bars, exciting start-ups, workshops, festivals and expositions. 

And the whole shore of our Northern part of Amsterdam is a buzzing area, with lots of cool things to do. Visit the A'dam Tower (take the swing on the roof for some excitement and amazing views), have lunch in Eye Amsterdam or enjoy yourselves at the really relaxed Tolhuistuin. From here you take the free ferry to Central Station.

To get around there is good public transport, but we always recommend to travel 'Amsterdam style': by bike. There are many bike rentals nearby and you can park your bike on our premises very safe. In our houseboat we do have burglar alarm with clear instructions. 

Hope to have given you the best possible impression of our houseboat, but don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. We're always there to help! 

 

 

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Details

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 11:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 15:00.

Bedrooms

2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 2

 

We have two bedrooms, each with a single bed. Our own bedroom is used to store our personal stuff during our holidays, but the large and comfortable bed in the living room is actually very well appreciated by our guests. 

The bathroom has both a shower and a corner bath, a sink and a toilet and is well equipped for a family. Linen and towels are provided. 

Bathrooms

Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City
Family

Lake / Riverside
Romantic
Sporting Activities

Our houseboat offers the best of both worlds: close to the city centre but with the tranquility of the country side.

Amenities

Dining Table & Chairs
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Dishwasher
Microwave / Oven
Toaster

Washing Machine
Linen Provided
Towels Provided
Beach Towels Provided
Iron

Entertainment

DVD Player
Internet Access
Music System / CD Player

Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

Outdoor Facilities

Barbeque / Braai
Garden

Terrace / Balcony
Sun Loungers

We offer both a water side floating terrace and a cool garden to enjoy.

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Like most houseboats in Amsterdam there is no AC aboard But if you open the windows on each side, there will be a very comfortable draft for fresh air on the hottest summer days.

Location

Panoramic Views

General

Child Friendly

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Horse Riding
Golf

Fishing
Climbing
Tennis
Cycling / Mountain Biking

Location

Distances

Airport

25 km

Bar

0 km

Beach

40 km

Ferry port

1 km

Golf course

4 km

Motor way

4 km

Restaurant

0 km

Super market

1 km

Train station

4 km

How to get there

From the Central Station in Amsterdam, you can take the free ferry to NDSM. From there it is a 12 minute walk to the Aquarius. 

About the area

Amsterdam is totally 'hip and happening', yet nice and quiet at night. Let's have a look at the things to see and do nearby.

If you leave the premises, you will see that there is a cool playground around the corner. Kids love to play football, table tennis and basketball here. But also for the smaller kids this is a wonderful place. 

Just around the corner of our place you can discover the NDSM-wharf, a typical hipster hotspot with countless independent companies, restaurants, bars, exciting start-ups, workshops, festivals and expositions. 

And the whole shore of our Northern part of Amsterdam is a buzzing area, with lots of cool things to do. Visit the A'dam Tower (take the swing on the roof for some excitement and amazing views), have lunch in Eye Amsterdam or enjoy yourselves at the really relaxed Tolhuistuin. From here you take the free ferry to Central Station.

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Houseboat owner

Nicole

Hi, my name is Nicole. I work as a director for Dutch TV. I like to meet different people with different backgrounds. Guests are always very enthusiastic about their stay on our houseboat. Come and experience for yourself what it is like to stay here. You will not regret it!

Response time
Normally within 10 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English, Spanish, Russian

2 Reviews - Family houseboat with terrace and canoe

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Daniel - Germany

    26 Oct

    We did not want to go home...

    We liked Nicole very much. The houseboat is really great and we did not want to go home after a few days. Highly recommended from our point of view.

  2. Feli - Germany

    31 Jul

    Wonderful houseboat - perfect location in Amsterdam Noord

    We have spent our vacation on Nicole's beautiful houseboat in Amsterdam Noord. The houseboat is a very special place and absolutely no comparison to a hotel. Everything has a very exceptional character, sleeping without street noise, the minimum fluctuation of the boat and the connection to the nice garden have beautified our stay. However, the location of the houseboat is the best, it is far enough away from the city, but within 10 minutes with the free ferry you can be directly in the Centre of Amsterdam! We are very thankful that we got the possibility to enjoy our trip to Amsterdam in this amazing houseboat and would really like to come back again! :)

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