'From Sunrise to Sunset'

Fully private and cosy skippers home with two bedrooms and two private balconies

Excellent! 4.9/5 (7 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Newly renovated 2 bedroom houseboat apartment
  2. Two private terraces
  3. Panoramic views from the kitchen
  1. Great public transport connection
  2. Free wifi and Netflix

Houseboat summary

We warmly welcome you aboard on our former freight ship where you can feel like a true captain. The recently renovated and fully private apartment is located in the original skippers home and sleeps four comfortably in two separate bedrooms. 

Houseboat description

As the name suggests you can enjoy both the sunrise and sunset, thanks to the unique location of our ship. 

You have your own entrance, ensuring full privacy. Your houseboat apartment offers a compact but conveniently equipped kitchen, a living room, bathroom and two separate bedrooms. 

The former wheelhouse is now the kitchen with a two stove burner, microwave/oven, water cooker, fridge with freezer, coffee maker and washing machine. A place where you will be cooking, having breakfast and making plans for another great day in Amsterdam. Thanks to the windows all around the kitchen, you have a wonderful panoramic view. 

Another interesting feature of this place is the fact that it offers two separate and private balconies on each side of the apartment to enjoy both the sunrise and sunset. 

Inside you find all the amenities you may expect on a modern home, yet with a view over the water that is simply unmatched. When renovating the place, we ensured to keep as much light coming in as possible. This resulted in a very light and bright atmosphere. 

The master bedrooms follows the shape of the hull, creating a unique space with a very nautical character. The wonderful timber work adds up to the result for sure.

Both beds are queen sized and of high quality. 

Since the apartment is located in the traditional skippers home of the ship, the height in the living room, bathroom and bedrooms is limited. For most people this is experienced as charming and characteristic, but some tall people (over 1.90 m) may find this unpractical. 

Note that you will have the whole apartment with private front door to yourself, but a laundry room, shared with the owner, is available if required. 

The houseboat is located on the Eastern Dock, famous for its rich architecture, wide views and laid back atmosphere. Yet you have good connection with the city centre thanks to the trams and busses that drive by every few minutes.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 14:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

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


There are two bedrooms, each with a high quality queen size double bed (160 x 200 cm).

One bedroom can also be made a 2 single. The bathroom offers a shower, sink and toilet.


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven
Washing machine

Linen provided
Towels provided
Dining table & chairs


Music system / CD player
Satellite / Cable tv
WiFi / internet

DVD player
Internet access

We offer free wifi and Netflix

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

You have two small private terraces, one on the sunrise side and one on the sunset side of the ship.

Heating / cooling

Central heating

The apartment has central heating in every room so you are assured to be comfortably warm all through the year. Even on the coldest winter nights.


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking




25 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

2.5 km

Motor way

2.5 km

Night club

0.5 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.1 km

Train station

2.5 km

How to get there

The popular Eastern Docklands neighborhood is located about 10 minutes by bicycle or bus from the old centre (2.5 km) / central station. Public transport connections are excellent. Busses run every 10 minutes, one block from the boat, directly to central station and directly to the museum quarter.

About the area

Supermarkets and other shops are within a few minutes walking. Bars and restaurants are on practically every corner around the boat. In this safe and child friendly neighborhood, you will be surrounded by water, bridges, cosy boats, amazing architecture, splendid views and nice people.


It's the perfect place to relax, just outside the crowded old centre. Busses and trams are one block away. Busride to Central Station is 10 minutes. Easy public transport to van Gogh Museum, Leidse Plein night-life area, Rai Congress centre without stop-over. Any hotspot in Amsterdam is within 20 minutes reach. During the night, there is a night bus, 10 minutes ride, also just one block from the boat.

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Houseboat owner


We have been refurbishing houseboats in Amsterdam since 1995. We love boats and nice design and sharing that with you

Response time
Normally within 6 hours
Language spoken

7 Reviews - 'From Sunrise to Sunset'

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Patrick - the United States

    20 May

    We will miss the amazing views

    The wheelhouse was our home for just a short period but we'll never forget the wonderful views, the warm interior and warm welcome. Thanks for having us Carmen, we will recommend you to our friends and family when they are planning to visit Amsterdam. Hope to see you again!

  2. Bill D - the United States

    18 Jul

    A Fabulous Find

    My daughter Gail and I travel quite extensively since her mom passed ten years ago. Shortly after our family trip to Shanghai, MaryAnn had a massive heart attack leaving us just months after my retirement.  Looking for a place to stay, for a pre-cruise visit,I happened upon the Bookahouseboat site and jumped at the chance.  We find hotels to be the same all over the world and will often opt for something a little different.  Here we found a two bedroom houseboat with kitchen, bath as well as sitting room with cable TV for just a little bit more than a standard hotel.  We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves shopping at the nearby market and finding the bus/tram stop just down the road. Our hosts, Ed and Carmen lived in the larger side of the vessel and came by to ensure we had all we needed.  A wonderful five day visit to Amsterdam, I would highly recommend Ed and Carmen’s place should you find yourself in Amsterdam.

  3. Anja K - Germany

    19 Oct

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    We spent wonderful days here with our two daughters. We all loved this houseboat. Above all, we found the location and the bright room to sit down to be great. By bike you can get to all kinds of sights in a maximum of 10 minutes. Carmen also gave us great tips.

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  4. Joerg B - Germany

    08 Aug


    We got this sunup sunset experience. Fantastic. Even swimming was possible. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Organized very convenient parking.


  5. Lucy W - England

    20 Aug

    Beautiful houseboat!

    We had a fantastic time in Amsterdam, the boat was really fun, well equipped and in a great location. Thanks for having us!

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