Living with sofa
Bathroom 2
Master bathroom
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 3
Third bedroom with king size double bed
Second bedroom with two singles
Master bedroom with king size double bed
Dining with large table

Houseboat experience with hotel comfort

GP Amstel River offers 3 bedrooms with 3 luxurious bathrooms, sundeck and spacious living

Excellent! 4.9/5 (8 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Location on Amstel River
  2. Spacious atmosphere, plenty of natural light
  3. True Amsterdam experience in De Pijp
  1. Kids love it
  2. Private sundeck with beautiful view

Houseboat summary

High-end modern fashionable design houseboat apartment with lovely sundeck on the Amstel River. This spacious apartment in the front section of a 50m long former cargo boat has a bright spacious atmosphere with high ceilings and roof glazing. Private sundeck with your own front door offers a nice view on the Amstel River. 

With your private living & dining, three bedrooms and three private luxury bathrooms this is the perfect place for a longer stay for families or a small group of friends or colleagues. 

Please note: we don't allow groups of young travelers. The minimum age of our guests has to be 21 years. 

Houseboat description

The comfortable living room has a couch and smart TV (international channels like BBC, CNN & Netflix). Free high-speed Wi-Fi with private router is available. Stereo has a connector for smart phones. Guide books, board and card games.

All 3 bedrooms have a nicely finished private bathroom.

Shared laundry room (with washer & dryer & iron/ironing board).

The boat is very comfortable because of her excellent isolation, double glazing and floral/central heating in all rooms. Thermostat can be adjusted to your personal preferences.
As is the case for almost all barges on the river Amstel, we do have a neighbour boat on the river. You can still see the river from the topside but not out of the portholes in the river side.


The boat is moored at the Amstel River, the main canal of Amsterdam, on the edge of the Pijp neighborhood, one of the most cosmopolitan and vibrant districts of Amsterdam. You will find bars, restaurants, shops and public transport around you at walking distance.

A nice 15 to 20 minute walk along the Amstel River brings you to the central canal area and the major nightlife area Rembrandtplein, Hermitage Museum  or Waterlooplein Fleemarket.

Public transport

Location is close to Amstel Railway/Subway station, bus 65 (excellent connection to Rai congress centre) and tram 4 (Central Station).

Rental bicycles available on the site.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


3 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2


Bedroom 1 is built in the bow of the ship, richly finished with mahogany wood. This master bedroom has a double king size bed with a manually adjustable slatted bed base (head and foot). Next to this bedroom: bathroom with shower, bath and toilet.

Bedroom 2 contains two single beds that can be placed separately or together, as double bed 
Next to this bedroom: bathroom with shower and toilet.

Bedroom 3 has a super large double king size bed as well and a bathroom with shower and toilet.

All bathrooms are nicely finished with slate tiles, modern fittings, thermostatic taps, rain and hand shower, hairdryer, towels and hand soap. Unlimited hot water available.


Number of bathrooms: 3
Number of en-suite bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 3

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside


Linen provided
Towels provided

Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs


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

DVD player
Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Heating / cooling

Central heating

Electric fans


City views
Close to the shops

Close to the ariport

General information

Child friendly




15 km


0.5 km


30 km

Ferry port

4 km

Night club

2 km


0.5 km

Super market

0.6 km

Train station

1.1 km

How to get there

The boat is easy to reach from the airport (about 15 minutes by taxi). 
The boat is close to Amstel Railway station, tram 4 (to city center) and bus 65 (to RAI)

About the area

The ship is moored at the Amstel River, close to De Pijp district.
This area has a vibrant and not too touristic atmosphere with many shops, bars and restaurants around. 
Supermarkets and liquor/wine shops are at walking distance, at the Van Woustraat. For fresh groceries Albert Cuijp market is also closeby .

A nice 15 to 20 minute walk along the Amstel River brings you to the central canal area and the major nightlife area around Rembrandtplein, Hermitage Museum or Waterlooplein Fleemarket.

We have lots of nice restaurant suggestions at our website. 

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Houseboat owner


It was always a dream to live on a houseboat.
My dreams came true and I like to share this wonderful experience with you.

Response time
Normally within 4 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English

8 Reviews - Houseboat experience with hotel comfort

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Verena S - Germany

    05 Jul


    Our Group enjoyed the stay very much-everything you need is available on the houseboat. Every bedroom has it‘s own bathroom. Short walking distance (20 Minutes) into Town. I Love to come again. 

  2. Anne-Marie - the Netherlands

    05 Dec

    Spacious, comfortable and great service

    From the original enquiry to the reservation and eventual arrival, the service and advice was great. I appreciated the detailed directions offered for our arrival and the opportunity to leave our luggage on the boat before check-in time. The boat itself is spacious and comfortable - we were two couples and never felt as if we were in each others' way. The bathrooms are large and comfortable and the kitchen was fitted with the necessary appliances to enable a self-catered visit. Supermarkets are within walking distance and the location is central, but not too busy area with too many tourists.

  3. Léonard N - Switzerland

    10 Aug

    It was perfect

    We really appreciated this houseboat ! Everything was present for cook, chill and sleep very well.

    Also the host who welcomed us has been very careful and efficient.

    I recommend this rental.

    Warm thanks,

    Léonard Nguyen

  4. John B - the United States

    01 Mar

    Wonderful time on the General Praag

    The houseboat was everything we expected. Fantastic spot on the Amstel River, very large open spaces, and comfortable beds. The bathrooms were awesome, and in particular the showers were powerful and relaxing. We had a tremendous time in Amsterdam. 

  5. Jose Ignacio H - Spain

    05 Dec

    Holidays in Amsterdam

    Our holidays in Amsterdam have been wonderful. Marietta's houseboat has room enough for our family (parent and three children) and even for larger families. It has everything you need. Marietta was very kind and helped us to rent some bikes somewhere close to the houseboat.

    The houseboat is not in the city center, but it is not far (less than half an hour walking), and it is located in a quiet neighborhood.

    I recommend Marietta's houseboat to everyone.

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