Houseboat Ark van Amstel
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Lounche with the best view over the water.
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Amstelriver Sunrise
Amstelriver Sunrise
AmstelRiver Rainbow
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Amstelriver by FullMoon
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Floating Amstel Villa

Truly amazing houseboat villa on a superb location on the Amstel

Excellent! 4.8/5 (4 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. Best place on the Amstel River
  2. Contemporary designed houseboat
  3. Very light and bright atmosphere
  1. Close to lots of good hotspots
  2. Perfect for families and friends

Houseboat summary

Heavenly, that is how the houseboat is being experienced by guests. The amazing view over the Amstel - the most famous river of Amsterdam - brings an instant holiday feeling of relaxation. Peace & nature in the middle of the city. The amount of sun and light coming in through the large windows creates a bright atmosphere. Just watching the ducks, swans and little boats - you dont have to go anywhere. But if you want, you are in the middle of the popular part of Amsterdam - De Pijp. Terraces, bars, restaurants, markets, culture and parks. This is a unique experience living like a local on a houseboat and feel how amazing it is.

Houseboat description

Our contemporary designed houseboat has two levels and is best described as light and bright. On the top level you will find a fully equipped open kitchen that offers a great view over the water of the Amstel River.  Picture yourself sitting at the bar with a fresh brewed cup of coffee, making plans for the day while watching the swans, geese and ducks swim by. Without a doubt the perfect location to get started for another inspiring day in town.

The open kitchen is located next to the living room, spacious and a true lounge area. All the materials used when building our dreamboat are high-end wood, concrete and metal. This results in a typical rugged, yet warm atmosphere all through the boat.

And it gets even better: step outside and you will enter the vast floating private terrace of 48 square meters. Here you will find a large dining table, two sun loungers and a big hammock. Everything to make you comfortable during the many sunny hours that this place has to offer (facing the south, this is actually the most sunny place possible).

The lower floor is home to the bedrooms and bathroom. In the beautifully designed bathroom, you will find a great mosaic bath and a separate shower. All beds are high end quality, so a good night rest is assured.

The unique selling point of our houseboat is without a doubt the location. The Amstel River is very wide, giving a great view over the water - quite different from a houseboat located on the many canals of Amsterdam. You will stay right between the buzzing Pijp and Oost - two parts of the city that are known for their many cool bars, restaurants (foodies welcome!), shops and museums. 

As you will see on the photo's the houseboat offers lots of space, making it perfectly suitable for families and friends. Let us know if you have any questions - look forward to welcome you aboard soon!

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Registration number

0363 3FE4 07B5 85AA 55F8

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 10:00.


3 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 1
  • Single bed: 2

The bathroom is spacious and has both a large bath and a shower, and large design bathroom furniture.

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities
Fully equipped kitchen


Microwave / oven
Washing machine
Linen provided

Towels provided
Beach towels provided
Dining table & chairs
Internet access


WiFi / internet
DVD player
Music system / CD player

Satellite / Cable tv
Highchair availabele

Indoor facilities

Barbeque / braai

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony
Sun loungers

Central heating

Heating / cooling

Panoramic views


City views
Close to the shops

Paid parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Child friendly
Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking
Amusement park / water park


Houseboat owner


Ark van Amstel is a very special place where you can experience silence in the middle of the city. Living on the water means connection to nature. That is what I want to share with guests. Exploring the city but feel at home an experience living on the water like a local. Feel happy on the water.

Response time
Normally within 30 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English

4 Reviews - Floating Amstel Villa

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. Eva G - Denmark

    21 Oct

    Great houseboat

    This houseboat is actually a house on water, located on the Amstel with great views. The atmosphere is "chilled" and with an Asian inspiration - lots of Buddha's !!It is spacey and with a lot of space for a Family. We had 3 teenage children and they had to stay in rooms for children < 10 years but we used for many hours the "lounge area " with a huge sofa , free wifi and direct access to the water. The kitchen is also very nice and very well equipped.

    The owner Masha did not respond very quickly to some of our initial questions , but everything turned out nicely and she checked in on us while staying on the boat and we had a fantastic stay.

  2. Sabine W - Germany

    02 Nov

    Nice houseboat in a good location Show original

    We liked it. There is a “garden boat” on the boat, which should probably be especially nice in summer. There are many nice cafes and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Metro and hop-on hop-of bus / boat stops are quite close. Handover and processing went smoothly.

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  3. Muffy P - the United States

    10 May

    Fabulous Houseboat

    This houseboat is fabulous! Lots of room, clean sunny and all in the perfect location! The owner is very friendly and easy to deal with! I would book this again for sure.

  4. Chris C - Seychelles

    13 Jul

    Spectacular River Experience

    We had such a nice time sitting and relaxing on the waters edge with ducks and swans as our companions.

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