Houseboat Hoop en Vrees - Centrally located

Charmingly renovated traditional freight ship near Central Station, museums, restaurants and bars. Best kept houseboat secret in Amsterdam

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Houseboat summary

Houseboat Hoop en Vrees is a lovely former freight ship that has been completely renovated, without loosing touch with its rich history. From the outside, she shows her character with all the original elements shining bright in this great neighborhood. This houseboat offers a total of four sleeps, but is also perfectly suitable for couples. The fire place, spacious living room and cozy kitchen will make you feel at home right away.

Houseboat description

The houseboat is located at the Dijksgracht, a pretty well hidden canal just minutes away from great restaurants, bars, museums and public transport. And despite of its great central location, you will experience of tranquility due to the fact that there are no masses of tourists passing by. Relaxed, that's the best way to describe the atmosphere around the 'Hoop en Vrees'. 


The boat is a steel beauty built in the early 1900's, yet transformed into a comfortable houseboat. On the deck you still find all the original elements, such as the winch, lever, mast anchor and air inlets. Yes, you will feel like a true captain during your next houseboat holiday. And the fact that the boat does not sail anymore, it does not mean it won't take you on a great journey. Just step aboard and you will enter a nautical world that you have never experienced before. The kitchen still has original timber work, and the shape of the rooms are shaped in the form of the hull. So it really still feels like a real ship. We love it, and we're sure that you will too!


The houseboat has central heating, but there is a great wood stove burner for the colder evenings as well.


The boat offers two bedrooms, each with a large and comfortable double bed. This makes the houseboat suitable both for friends, couples and families up to four. Please note that this is not a party ship. We have a good relationship with our neighbors, and we desire to keep it that way - sure you will understand. The 'Hoop en Vrees' is strictly non smoking. 


During the summer time, you can take a refreshing dive in the water - it's lovely!


Here is a list of great thing to do within walking distance:

* Restaurant Hannekes Boom (the best bar with terrace in town - no doubt!)

* Mediamatic - Art, Technologie and food (our neighbours - great inspiring place)

* Climbing hall Amsterdam

* Nemo Science Museum (great for kids: get ready to explore!)

* Amsterdam Libary (free entrance, great views and great food as well)

* Delerium Beer Café (for beer lovers only)

* Power Zone Disco Bowling and Laser Game

* Sea Palace (awesome Chinese houseboat restaurant)

* Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (Musical building with great views over the water, and a huge variety of live music, from classical and jazz, to rock and world music)

* Many many many more things to do!


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Houseboat highlights

  • Two bedrooms with comfortable double beds

  • Lots of great things to do and see nearby

  • Centrally located, yet away from the tourist masses

  • Chariming and characteristic houseboat

  • Best kept houseboat secret in Amsterdam

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