Broek in Waterland village
Broek in Waterland village
Broek in Waterland
It takes about five minutes to get to the bus stop. From there you can travel to the north (Broek in Waterland, Monnickendam, Edam, Volendam and Hoorn) or to the city of Amsterdam
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 1
Master Bathroom
Master Bathroom
Master Bedroom
Cable pont
Cable pont

Heart of Glass

Brand new and exclusive houseboat situated just above Amsterdam.

Excellent! 5/5 (3 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. A brand new modern houseboat
  2. Large folding glass windows
  3. Located near the waterway
  1. A stone throw from the city of Amsterdam
  2. In a rural environment

Houseboat summary

We live nearby Amsterdam, just 20 minutes by public transport, in a beautiful rural setting at the picturesque Broek in Waterland. This new houseboat has an area of 200 m2 and is equipped with every luxury. Includes a mooring / bathing jetty and a rowing boat. The houseboat is located on the meadow across the dike and is only accessible with the help of a private pont or a rowing boat.

Houseboat description

Very modern houseboat provided with large folding glass windows, so that you have a direct interaction with the beautiful rustic environment.

The houseboat has two stories. At the first floor you will find the entrance, the living room and a large kitchen. The beautifully designed staircase brings you downstairs to the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.

Furthermore there are two children's bedrooms, a guest bathroom with shower and a spare room with a sofa bed. In front of the houseboat is a jetty.

 Please note that this houseboat is our home. Therefore the availability is limited to the dates that we are on vacation.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 21:00.

Check out before 12:00.


4 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps

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


One of the beds is a sofa bed.


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of en-suite bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside


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

Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai

Terrace / balcony

The jetty in front of the houseboat is used as a terrace.

Heating / cooling

Central heating
Open fireplace

Room fans


Panoramic views

Close to the ariport

Possibility of swimming and rowing in the canal in summer.

General information

Car is recommended

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking




30 km


2 km


45 km

Golf course

5 km


2 km

Super market

2 km

Train station

10 km

How to get there

Broek in Waterland can be reached by bus from Amsterdam. From the Kruisweg bus stop it is a five minutes walk to the mooring.

About the area

Broek in Waterland is a village in the municipality of Waterland and has a protected cityscape. The village is just above Amsterdam just west of Monnickendam.

One of the oldest buildings in the village is the Sint-Nicolaaskerk that overlooks' t Havenrak. In this harbor one of the most beautiful buildings in Broek is the Swanenburgh teahouse. This tea house was visited by Napoleon Bonaparte in the beginning of the nineteenth century. The old core of Broek in Waterland consists mainly of wooden houses painted in various pastel shades. Many of these houses are decorated with a door calf that is typical for this region.

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Houseboat owner


We welcome you to our beautiful floating home and invite you to have an unforgettable holiday in the Netherlands. We will not be available during your stay, but we will provide a host for handing the keys and answering all the questions you may have.

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English, German

3 Reviews - Heart of Glass

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Sandhya W - the Netherlands

    02 Jan

    Most memorable stay!

    A home away from home, for 4 nights and during NewYearsEve!! Unforgettably special. Thank you for lending your wonderful houseboat to us and the very sweet hospitality. The whole setting was perfect. The view, the fireworks, the cozy interior, burning wood in the fireplace, cooking food in your awesome kitchen. Comfortable beds and Bath! It was a perfect choice for reuniting with my dearest friends who traveled a long way to arrive at your home. Grateful. Thank You!

  2. Mark B - England

    29 Feb

    Fun, family winter break for a family of five

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Heart of Glass. It is often difficult to find enough bedrooms to accommodate our family with three teenagers all wanting their own room, so this was perfect. Despite visiting during storm Denis, the houseboat was very cosy and we looked forward to returning here at the end of the day. The "ferry" to get across the river was great fun and it would be good to return in the summer to be able to row up to Broek in Waterland for the amazing pancakes at the White Swan. Mr Hamburger was extremely helpful throughout and quick to respond when we managed to lock ourselves out! We used the park and ride 'Noord' from where we could use our GVB tickets - its only two stops on the metro to Central Station. The houseboat is really well equipped and beautifully designed - we took a few ideas home with us. We would definitely recommend Heart of Glass and would like to stay here again when we return to Amsterdam one day.

  3. Tobias W - Germany

    25 Aug

    Wonderful Boat

    This Houseboat is just awesome.

    Sadly we were just there for a few days, because we enjoyed it so much, we wanted to stay forever.

    The location around the boat is just beautiful an you can rest there in an idyllic village outside amsterdam.

    When you want to visit the city it's just about 15 minutes with the bus but you are also able to sit outside and forget all of your stress.

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