Houseboat with free Breakfast and Bikes
Enjoy old fashioned hospitality aboard our ship. Breakfast, a sincere smile and bikes included!
- 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.
- Great beds, great breakfast, great start of the day!
- Free bikes
- Good public transport
- Old fashioned hospitality
- Cozy and comfortable houseboat apartment
- Silent neighborhood
Our mission is to provide you with the best possible houseboat experience and create everlasting memories. We do this by showing old-fashioned hospitality, serving a delicious European breakfast and providing free bicycles for you to use during your stay. You have access to the large wheelhouse with a view of our harbor and the apartment in the back of the ship. Although my husband and I live aboard the same ship, you probably won't even notice we're there during your stay. But if you have any questions, we are of course always there for you!
When you arrive at our wharf you will notice that we are a real houseboat community. A wide variety of ships are docked here, and one of them will be your floating home. From the jetty, you will board our ship, a former seaworthy vessel built in Hamburg to build the Baltic Sea and which now serves as our floating home and bed & breakfast.
We personally welcome you on board and share useful information and answer all your questions. Time to discover the ship, starting with the wheelhouse, furnished with vintage furniture and a super cool captain's chair. Hard to resist not sitting here and feeling what it's like to be a real captain!
Now we descend via the stairs (which are steep, so not suitable for everyone) to the apartment. Here you will find gates on your right hand. In the front of the ship is a single bed in case you are traveling with three or want to sleep separately. The bathroom is very ship-like: small but handy, with sink, shower and toilet.
There is a compact kitchenette with a sink, refrigerator, kettle and coffee maker. Breakfast of croissants, cold cuts, cheese, jam, yogurt and fresh orange juice is included in the price and served to your front door every morning. Please note that we do not provide cooking facilities but who really has the desire to cook when there are so many great restaurants and bars around? You just walk onto the quay and within a few minutes'walk you will find various delicious food and beverage outlets.
You have good access to the city, which makes our location attractive to receive good and quiet guests, a good habit of the city center. You can reach the old town within 10 to 15 minutes by bike and the connections with public transport are also excellent. The old town part is about 15 minutes away and the part about 30 to 40 minutes depending on where you want to be.
Our neighborhood has that little bit more, we feel that every day: wide views over the water, no tourist crowds and a real sense of connection with other people who live here. And last but not least I want to say that our waters are just perfect for swimming during the summers. It's definitely clean and fresh, so don't forget to bring your swimsuit if you're honoring us with your visit!
I hope to have given you the best possible impression, but not to ask if you have any questions - always happy to help!
PS maybe needless to say, but smoking of any kind of drugs from parties on board is not allowed. We have a good relationship with our neighbors and we want to keep it that way. Thanks for understanding!
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Check in/out time
Check in between 11:00 and 23:00.
Check out before 11:00.
King size beds: 1
Single bed: 1
In the apartment we offer a double bed and a single bed. The bathroom is quite nautical: compact but handy, with a shower, sink and toilet.
Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of en-suite bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city
Lake / riverside
Dining table & chairs
WiFi / internet
Terrace / balcony
You can enjoy the deck terrace, and great swimming during the summer time!
Heating / cooling
Thanks to central heating you are assured to be comfortably warm all year round.
Close to the shops
Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Cycling / mountain biking
How to get there
From Schiphol Airport a taxi or Uber will take you to our boat in about 25 - 35 minutes, depending on the traffic situation.
From Central Station a taxi or Uber will take you to our boat in about 10 - 15 minutes, depending on the traffic situation.
From Central Station it's a 22 - 25 minute trip using public transport, depending on the connection you take.
From Schiphol airport it's a 40 - 50 minute trip using public transport, depending on the connection you take.
If you are traveling by car, we have a parking garage across the street available for 12,50 euro/night.
About the area
Modern architecture, old ships, wide views and the sense of freedom. That's what characterizes our neighborhood. You will not be staying in the hustle and bustle of the city centre, yet they are within easy reach. You will be staying in a residential area where neighbors still know each other, and we love you to be a part of that community.
As said, the inner city is never far away. To give you an impression, these are the travel times by public transport from door to door:
* The Maritime Museum is 17 min. away
* Central Station, Red Light District and Artis Zoo are 21 min. away
* The Waterloo and Rembrandt Square are 30 minutes away
Hi there, we are enthusiastic houseboat lovers and love to share the passion of living on the water!
45 Reviews - Houseboat with free Breakfast and Bikes
Martine V - Belgium
Thanks to CorieneShow original
We had a very pleasant stay at Coriene's, whom I thank for her warm welcome and her good practical advice. Having bicycles is really great. The captain's cabin is really well appointed and staying on a barge is an experience that I recommend. Special mention for Coriene's breakfasts, beautiful and good. See you soon. Martine.
Trish P - the United States
Best stay ever!
What better stay in Amsterdam then feeling the "Dutch" touch! Enjoying the experience of sitting in the helm of a houseboat on a canal in Amsterdam was so awesome. My perfect choice was with Coriene in an excellent location, comfortable, roomy, clean, complete sleeping quarters. Steps from 3 great restaurants and minutes from Amsterdam center.
Coriene and husband served a huge breakfast tray each morning with valuable info concerning the area and getting around and interesting places to see.
I plan on coming back for at least a week as nothing could surpass this experience, signed seasoned traveler...
Mark C - England
Amsterdam in the sunshine
A great long weekend. Lovely and comfortable accommodation with friendly and attentive hosts. Great location in a convenient and peaceful area. We were very lucky with the weather and will definitely return to Amsterdam and this houseboat!
Christoph L - Switzerland
So nice and friendly!!
We enjoyed the 4 days on the Alhena so much. Coriene and Casper were very friendly to us, we had a lot of interesting talks together! The 'fietsen' are genius, and the 'appartement' on the boat is so nice and charming. And the breakfast...mmmh! Thank you very much and tot ziens!! Christoph & Valentin
Darya V - the Netherlands
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Had a nice stay with very friendly owners. The breakfast was well arranged and very tasty! The bikes were also very nice, everything was easily accessible by bike. We would definitely come back again.