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Floating Castle with Garden and Sauna

High-end houseboat with lots of space, garden, and sauna!

Excellent! 4.8/5 (22 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Spacious houseboat with high ceilings
  2. Large garden with picknick table and sauna
  3. Away from tourist masses, yet close to the city
  1. Luxurious design, high-end amenities
  2. Very comfortable and large double beds

Houseboat summary

This is the place for people who like to travel in style. Your host renovated this spacious, fully private floating apartment on his houseboat in style. High ceilings, a warm and characteristic living room with open kitchen on the second floor, two large bedrooms and a luxurious bathroom with rain shower. Not to mention the great garden with sauna, BBQ and of course the option to swim in the canal. Perfect for two couples and families with kids.

Houseboat description

Your host Rob is a true 'waterman'. He has worked as a ship constructor for decades and put all his love into the dream that he just realized: building the perfect houseboat and welcome guests from all over the world. Rob lives on a separate part of the very well insulated houseboat, so you have all the privacy you can possibly ask for. The boat has central heating in every room so you are sure to be comfortably warm all year round, even on the coldest winter days.

You can feel the love for detail when you walk through the Floating Castle. It has a all the amenities and convenience of a high-end apartment, with the big difference that you will experience the excitement of staying on the water. Especially because all the rooms on both floors have water view, creating a very light and bright atmosphere. The Queen size beds are really comfortable, ensuring a great night rest.

A truly unique feature is the huge amount of outdoor space that this floating castle has to offer. In the garden you will find a cozy table to have a nice drink or smoke, or enjoy breakfast or diner (why not organize a nice BBQ?!) during the summer time. The sauna is available all year round - especially during the winter it is really awesome to dive into the cold water after a sauna session. Highly recommended! 

The location is perfect for guests who want to be away from the tourist masses, yet be close to the city centre. It takes you just a few minutes to get to the Amsterdam Tower (a must-visit), Film Museum Eye (amazing lunch served here, and what a view over the water!) and the free ferry that takes you to Amsterdam Central Station 24/7 for free. On request your host can take you on a guided tour by boat - yes, he is a true captain!

There are 2 free bikes available, on request the host can arrange more bikes for you so you can get around easily from the moment you arrive. And another good thing to know is that you are very close to the wide open fields North of Amsterdam, absolutely great to make a nice bike tour to natural park 'Het Twiske' or Zaanstad with the famous windmills.

About Amsterdam North, where the boat is located. This is may be less known then the inner city, but it is without a doubt the most buzzing part of Amsterdam. It offers a great variety of artistic places such as the NDSM Wharf, Pllek and Tolhuistuin with its countless festivals, markets, concerts and other great activities all year round. Furthermore  you have to visit the Amsterdam Tower (with the exciting swing on the roof - amazing views over the whole city) and lunch at the water side terrace of the Eye Film Museum. Take the free ferry and you are in the city centre within minutes. So we dare to say that we offer the best of both worlds: Amsterdam at its best!

Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions - always glad to help. Look forward to welcome you aboard!

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Details

Registration number

0363 6611 7E5A BEDA 6190

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 15:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 11:00.

Bedrooms

2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

King size beds: 2

 

The bathroom is located on the isle and has a luxury styling and offers a sink, rain shower and toilet. 

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Bathrooms

Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Nightlife
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city
Family

Lake / riverside
Romantic
Sporting activities

Amenities

Microwave / oven
Linen provided
Towels provided

Iron
Beach towels provided
Dining table & chairs

Entertainment

Satellite / Cable tv
WiFi / internet

DVD player
Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai
Garden

Terrace / balcony
Outside shower

We offer everything you need for a great outdoor experience: a garden with sauna, bbq, picknick table and swimming right from the houseboat!

Heating / cooling

Central heating

General information

Shower
TV
Steam room / sauna

Child friendly
Highchair availabele
Gated property

We welcome families with kids, yet we like to mention that there is a stair and of course water around the boat. So staying here with kids is at own risk.

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Horse riding
Fishing

Climbing
Tennis
Cycling / mountain biking

Services

Tour guide

On request the host can take you on a guided tour with his open boat.

Location

Distances

Airport

25 km

Bar

0.5 km

Beach

25 km

Ferry port

0.8 km

Golf course

7 km

Highway

1 km

Night club

0.8 km

Restaurant

0.5 km

Super market

0.5 km

Train station

1 km

How to get there

You can reach us easily by car and use the paid parking €13/day next to the boat. From Schiphol Airport it is a 15 min by train to Amsterdam Central Station or a 25 minute ride by taxi, which can be arranged when booking this houseboat on Bookahouseboat for a very reasonable price. From Central station you just take the free 24/7 ferry to 'Buiksloterweg' and within minutes you are on the other side. From here it is just a 10 min walk to our houseboat.

About the area

This is may be less known then the inner city, but it is without a doubt the most buzzing part of Amsterdam. It offers a great variety of artistic places such as the NDSM Wharf, Pllek and Tolhuistuin with its countless festivals, markets, concerts and other great activities all year round. Furthermore  you have to visit the Amsterdam Tower (with the exciting swing on the roof - amazing views over the whole city) and lunch at the water side terrace of the Eye Film Museum. Take the free ferry and you are in the city centre within minutes.

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Houseboat owner

Rob

Your host Rob is a true 'waterman'. He has worked as a ship constructor for decades and put all his love into the dream that he just realized: building the perfect houseboat and welcome guests from all over the world.
We look forward to meet you and welcome you on board our houseboat.

Response time
Normally within 6 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English, German, French

22 Reviews - Floating Castle with Garden and Sauna

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. Kellie P - Denmark

    01 Oct

    The Friendly Floating Castle

    This was our first trip to Amsterdam and we spent four nights in the Floating Castle.  The houseboat is on a quiet, peaceful street nestled among gardens in a unique neighborhood.  We enjoyed the spacious hideaway and the bedroom windows open to a nice view of the water. Our host Rob was extremely helpful and charming.  He greeted us with a smile and made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay - including cold Heineken in the refrigerator! I highly recommend choosing the Floating Castle for you Amsterdam adventures. 

  2. Francois - France

    08 Dec

    Great experience on a Amsterdam houseboat

    We have been so fortunate to be one of the first guests of Robs houseboat. It is truly a floating castle, with lots of space and light thanks to the high ceilings. We stayed here with two couples and loved the huge amount of privacy and outdoor space. Using the sauna on a cold December day was really special. The boat is located on a quiet canal in Amsterdam Noord, a fast changing area with interesting restaurants (cafe Modern! The best Dutch restaurant I ever visited!) and bars. The free ferry is about 4 minutes by bike away and takes you straight into town right away. It is not a downtown houseboat, but that is exactly what we liked: lots of privacy, great beds, lots of space and yet the city centre is within 10 minutes distance. Highly recommended for those who want to have a special experience. And before I forget: Rob is a great host with a good taste when it comes to interior design!

  3. Lukas P - Austria

    05 Apr

    Fine

    Quit and centrally located nice houseboat. 10-15 minutes walk to Central Station (free ferry to Central Station). Rob is very helpful in every way.

    Rob lives next to the door, but the privacy is full guaranteed. 

    We would like to book again.

    Thank you Rob 

    Lukas 

  4. Dagmar and Hannes - Germany

    18 Sep

    Simply amazing houseboat experience

    It was amazing.

    The Houseboat at Rob was very fine for us.

    Calm,delicious,very clean and comfortable….it was perfect.

    Also the hospitality of cellistine (collegue of rob) and his wife (we got to know her at the end of our stay)

    Thanks for all 

  5. Kevin O - Germany

    15 Aug

    Just awesome!

    We had a great time at Agnes' and Rob's Floating Castle! This houseboat is just awesome! With its beautiful garden, the sauna, the cozy terrace and the refreshing canal perfect for swimming all day, this houseboat has everything you need. The hosts are very nice, welcoming and they make you feel like at home. Thank you for the nice time and we're coming back in the future. Stay safe!

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