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Historic Dutch Barge near Central Station

Unique houseboat experience aboard an original historic ship in - perfect for couples

Excellent! 5/5 (3 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

Houseboat highlights

  1. Characteristic historical ship with modern comfort
  2. Located in a city centre residential area
  3. Close to Central Station, Jordaan, Dam Square etc.
  1. Unique houseboat experience
  2. Good old fashioned hospitality

Houseboat summary

For centuries Amsterdam has been an important harbor city, and now you can be part of that rich history. Step aboard this wonderful well preserved Dutch barge and get ready for an unforgettable experience with your beloved one. 

Houseboat description

We have tried to keep the soul of this over 100-year old ship alive. Not only by preserving the original layout and warm wooden timber work, but also by putting lots of love and care into the interior of the space.

We live on the front of the ship, but this part is separated from the guest home - so you will have all the privacy in the world. Good old fashioned hospitality is of paramount importance to us and we truly wish to offer a total experience to our guests.

This experience starts with the ship itself. You enter in the large wheelhouse, a magnificent place with panoramic views all over our beloved harbor. Position yourself behind the wheel, watch the other traditional ships around you and you will feel like a true captain right away. This is also a wonderful place to enjoy your first cup of coffee while the city awakens or have a drink after a day in the buzzing city centre- moments never to forget.

Go down using the stairs and you will enter the living space with a dining table, chairs and a small but convenient kitchenette where you can prepare coffee and tea. We do not offer cooking facilities, but with so many bars and restaurants within a few minutes walking (foodies will love it here!) we're pretty sure that you won't miss this at all. 

Adjacent to the living area you will find the sleeping area, a charming and cozy bedstead that really adds something special to the nautical experience. The high quality mattress and tranquility at night ensure a great night rest. Also when sitting in the wheelhouse or outside on the deck you will enjoy the quietness of our harbor. Yet you are literally around the corner from lots of major hotspots. 

So let's have a closer look at the location. Of course there is the Jordaan Area right across the wonderful canal houses, the Anne Frank House, Westertoren, the wonderful Westerpark and plentiful superb restaurants, bars and boutique shops.

Walk to the East and you find Central Station, Dam Square, the Amstel and the red light district within walking distance. 

And last but not least there are the free ferries that take you to the rapidly developing Northern part of Amsterdam, with its already famous A'dam Tower, the filmmuseum (great place for wining and dining while enjoying the views over the IJ River!) and the NDSM-Wharf, a cultural hotbed with many festivals, markets and other events.

Good public transport takes you to every other corner of the city within 30 minutes, so the Museum Square, Artis Zoo etc are never far away.

Therefore we think it is safe to say that our houseboat is the perfect starting point to discover the city - and maybe an even better place to return to.

We hope to have given you the best possible impression of our houseboat. We look forward to welcome you aboard and share our floating dream with you!

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Registration number

0363 78BD 6254 6770 DEBD

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 14:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

King size beds: 1


There is a separate bathroom with shower, toilet and sink, all in the original style of the ship.

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city
Lake / riverside

Sporting activities
Linen provided

No matter if you look for a laid back break to get away from it all, a cultural city trip or a active holiday - our ship is the perfect starting point for you!


Towels provided
Dining table & chairs

WiFi / internet

There is a small kitchenette with coffee and tea facilities, so we do not offer cooking facilities. Then again: who wants to cook with so many great restaurants and bars around the corner?




Indoor facilities


Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony
Shared swimming pool

Central heating

Swimming is possible in the canal where the boat is moored

Heating / cooling

Room fans

Panoramic views

We offer central heating all through the place, so you are assured to be comfortably warm all year round - even on the coldest winter nights.


City views
Close to the shops

Paid parking

The ship is located in a wonderful harbor just 1,2 km from Central Station and on the verge of the Jordaan Area. Yet you are assure to have a great night rest without tourist masses passing by. It is a residential area in the city centre.

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking




25 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

0.5 km


3 km

Night club

0.5 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.8 km

Train station

1.2 km

How to get there

From Central Station there is a bus that takes you to our harbor every 13 minutes but you can also take a walk and explore the neighborhood already. This takes a few minutes longer, but it is a nice walk along the water of the River IJ. 

About the area

Our harbor is located between the buzzing Jordaan Area, Central Station and the wide and wonderful IJ River. Close to lots of main attractions, yet with the tranquility of a residential area. So no tourist masses passing by for sure. Instead you will enjoy the city and live like a true local in the most typical way possible: on a traditional houseboat.

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Houseboat owner


Love to share the houseboat experience with you!

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
Dutch, English, German, French

3 Reviews - Historic Dutch Barge near Central Station

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Renate S - Germany

    05 Oct

    Easy stay

    We went for a long weekend. The cabin was well and lovingly furnished. The city is close. We felt very comfortable.

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  2. Katja - the Netherlands

    28 Jun

    Very nice stay on a traditional historical ship

    We stayed at this historical ship with the original interior still intact. You will be staying in the old skippers hut and this a really great experience.  And the host is a very friendly guy. The area is nice and quiet, also at night, yet the ship is located in the city centre. Very special!

  3. Lisanne T - the Netherlands

    08 Apr

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    Very nice place for an overnight stay. It is cozy, well cared for and everything is there. Hank provides a warm welcome and communication is good. Would definitely recommend!

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