'Helene' - Customized Amsterdam Houseboat Holidays
With this newly renovated ship you can go sailing or stay moored in Amsterdam - Various options!
Sailing ship summary
To meet the rising demand of larger houseboat rentals in Amsterdam, we have renovated this wonderful former freight ship into a luxury boat with no less than 24 beds. Four bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom and toilet, while the other four bedrooms have a shared toilet and shower. This layout makes is very suitable for larger groups of friends and families who want to have an unforgettable houseboat holiday in Amsterdam.
The first night is spent on the water, a short distance from where the ship is docked. Here we will anchor and you are assured to have a great night with your friends or family. You can have a BBQ, party and if the weather permits you can, of course, go swimming. On request, we can also go sailing the IJsselmeer and/or moor in a city-center harbor. Please check the 'Extras' for the various options.
Note: the photos are taken during the end phase of the renovation, so it will actually look better than it does on the pics.
Sailing ship description
We are able to fulfill (almost) every wish when it comes to customized houseboat holidays in Amsterdam. If you want to visit our wonderful city and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere aboard a ship, within the proximity of the city center, you will like our standard package. You will get aboard and the first night of your stay will be spent anchored on the lake after we will moor the next morning so you can head for the city center of Amsterdam.
And if you are into a more active holiday, get ready for a genuine sailing experience, starting in Amsterdam.
Option A: Stay Docked in Amsterdam
Enjoy the rural and beautiful Northern part of Amsterdam, a wonderful area for relaxing, yet being close to the vibrant Amsterdam city centre. A unique part of Amsterdam with amazing wide views over both the water and the green fields behind you.
The ship is docked in our regular dock at Durgerdam/Amsterdam North. In our opinion close to Amsterdam City Centre, you have access to a complete private place with terrace, BBQ (note: we light it up for you, but you have to arrange the meat yourself), possibility to swim - all this for a very competitive rate.
You will also find a bike rental nearby. Amsterdam is a beautiful city to travel by bike, many locals and tourists use bikes for sightseeing and travel. We can help you to organize that and have the bicycles/scooters at the ship when you arrive.
Enter the dates and nr of guests to see the total price for this option
Option B: Enjoy one night on the lake to celebrate and party
When the group wants to organize a party (like hen or stag party) for one night, we can take the ship to the lake drop our anchor and the group can have a swim, we can start the BBQ and we will stay the whole night on the lake. The next day we could go to the harbor of Amsterdam and dock closer to the city, we stay there for one night. The next day the group can check-out close to the city or sail with the ship back to our regular dock at Durgerdam for the check-out.
Enter the dates, nr of guests + Option B to see the total price for this option
Option C: Go sailing with us
Enjoy sailing with the ship and discover the wonderful IJsselmeer and many fishing villages dotted around this large freshwater lake, the former Southern Sea. Together with the skipper and crew you will experience a unique sailing trip, while we show you the ropes. When the group wants to experience a sailing trip for the whole period we can organize a beautiful trip!
Enter the dates, nr of guests + Option C to see the total price for this option
Option D: Compile your own program (price on request)
If you have any special requests, we are absolutely open for a custom made houseboat holiday. Just let us know what your requirements are, and we will think along with you to ensure you have the best personalized sailing trip possible.
Welcome aboard, we look forward to meet you and welcome you on board our beautiful authentic sailing ship!
1 Review - 'Helene' - Customized Amsterdam Houseboat Holidays
Marcel S - Germany
bachelor party in Amsterdam
We were the first guests on the newly renovated ship. We were 12 persons and had enough space. We had sent Martijn a long shopping list for 2 days and he did everything as discussed. To our surprise he had even bought draught beer. We had booked the option B in addition. This included sailing the boat on the lake, barbecuing on the lake and mooring and spending the night near the center of Amsterdam on one day. Unfortunately we could not go to sea due to a defective generator, because we would not have had electricity at night. So the boat had to stay in one place for the whole weekend. The place itself was very quiet and idyllic. A grill was also made available to us there. But Martijn came to us financially. The double bedrooms are small but sufficiently equipped, partly even with own WC and shower. The living area with kitchen was very large, with a large sofa for at least 12 persons. The kitchen was well equipped with dishwasher, beer dispenser, large fridge and freezer as well as plates, cutlery etc..
Altogether one can only recommend the boat, at the one or other place must be still further renovated. Martijn is also very friendly and was available for us at any time. It is very suitable for a bachelor party, especially if the generator is working soon.
Many thanks Martijn!