outside boat look
Bedroom 1
bedroom 2
kitchen area
hall way to bathroom and bedroom 1
bedroom 2 view
bathroom with bath and shower
bedroom 2
seperate toilet
kitchen area
kitchen area
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bedroom 2 view
bedroom 2 view
outside boat look
bedroom 2 view
kitchen area
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nespresso coffee
work space great wifi
bedroom 2
over sight view
making coffee
boat view
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Floating Villa near Central Station

Just minutes away from Central Station, docked in a unique and cozy harbor.

Excellent! 4.9/5 (8 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Luxurious houseboat in Amsterdam Centre
  2. Close to main attractions
  3. Awesome harbor views
  1. Light and bright interior
  2. Lots of restaurants and bars nearby

Houseboat summary

Enjoy Amsterdam like a local and stay at this wonderful floating villa. Although the location is super central, you will be amazed by the laid back atmosphere in our harbor - the oldest in Amsterdam.

The view from the top bedroom is simply amazing and you can really sense the centuries of rich naval history all around you. Our houseboat sleeps 4 in total and offers the level of luxury you would expect of a high-end apartment, but then floating on one of the most amazing spots in Amsterdam!

Houseboat description

The houseboat, just five minutes walking from Central Station, has central heating so you are assured to be comfortably warm all year round. From the boat you will enjoy the harbor views, with many ancient ships docked on one side, and the Maritime Museum and a VOC-ship on the other. 

The rooms are spacious, super clean and tidy. You are our honored guest and hospitality is our middle name. On the boat we offer everything to make your houseboat holiday as relaxed as possible. There is a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your own meal and the bathroom with large bath is also very convenient.

Within a few minutes walking you will find many point of interest already. Along the harbor you will find the NEMO Science museum (great for kids!), the Maritime Museum and some of the finest places to eat and drink. Think of the super laid back bar/restaurant Hannekes Book and the Sea Palace, a superb floating Chinese restaurant. 

On the city side you will find the red light district juts minutes away, the Nieuwmarkt and lots of historical sights such as the Dam Square and the Jordaan Area. There are just too many things to do and see in our part of town to mention, but you get the idea: you won't be bored.

You will have one part of the boat to yourself completely, so you don't have to share it with anyone. The host lives on the other part of the boat, but we can assure that you won't even notice this. 

Just around the corner there is a good bike rental shop, organizing guided tours as well.

What our guests appreciate the most about our houseboat:

* The superb location

* The boat is very clean and tidy

* Nice and comfortable interior

* Well equipped kitchen

* The ever changing views over the water

* The large and comfortable bathroom with bath and shower

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Registration number

0363 8311 E4AA F0B2 000E

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 23:00.

Check out before 12:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2


The bathroom has both a bath and a shower and is nicely tiled. There is a separate toilet. From the upper bedroom you have a view over the water that is hard to match. From here you see the wonderful Nemo Museum, Central Station and the Maritime Museum!

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities

We welcome guests who want to explore Amsterdam, appreciate a unique location and want to have a unique experience on a houseboat.


Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven
Linen provided

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs


Satellite / Cable tv
WiFi / internet

Internet access

Heating / cooling

Central heating


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport

The boat is located in the oldest harbor of Amsterdam, where the VOC ships used to dock. Nowadays the harbor is home to many wonderful ships and barges, creating a unique atmosphere that really adds to your holiday.

General information

Pets allowed

Smoking permitted
Child friendly


Tour guide




25 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

1 km


1 km

Night club

0.5 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.5 km

Train station

0.5 km

How to get there

From the Central Station it is just a 5 minute walk to get to our houseboat.

About the area

The Oosterdok is the oldest harbor in town and offers a fine combination of city views and a truly maritime experience. Although the boat is located near a road and close to the many must-sees of Amsterdam, you will enjoy a good night rest. From the boat it is just a few minutes walking to the NEMO Science Museum, Maritime Museum, the red light district and the Nieuwmarkt. 

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Houseboat owner



I was a professional sports man for over 20 years after that I decided I didn’t want to do your every day life work. So I started my own houseboat B&B. Together with my dad we are hosting and making sure our guests feel welcome. The boat is always clean and you feel at home away from home. And it’s such a unique experience staying on a houseboat With still all the luxury of an apartment!

Jeffrey and Theo

Response time
Normally within less than one hour
Language spoken
Dutch, English

8 Reviews - Floating Villa near Central Station

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Karin S - England

    29 Sep

    Loved it

    Lovely houseboat, clean and very central location

    Great communication with owner too, would come back 

  2. Joseph - England

    03 May

    Quaint houseboat in Amsterdam city centre

    The houseboat was quaint and the perfect place to stay after a full day of exploring. Near to the red light district for some eye opening site-seeing and very close to Amsterdam Centraal. I would recommend Jeremy's place to everyone.

  3. Www.bookahouseboat.com - the Netherlands

    16 Jan

    Attention: the owner recently cancelled a 2-night booking.
  4. Bruce W - Australia

    10 Oct

    Fabulous Amsterdam Stay

    We stayed as a family with two children here and it was perfect. Our girls were thrilled with the room upstairs and loved the novelty of staying on a boat. The boat is beautifully appointed and we had a fantastic stay. Perfect location to the train and we walked everywhere we visited in Amsterdam. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others, thanks for a wonderful stay. 

  5. Daniel - Israel

    31 Mar

    Very suitable houseboat for families and couples

    Very good location - 10 minutes by foot from Dam Square and Central Station. Excellent hospitality, well equipped kitchen, shower room with shower and bath. Central heating throughout the house. Suitable for a family with children or two couples.

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