Houseboat with free Breakfast and Bikes

Enjoy old fashioned hospitality aboard our ship. Breakfast, a sincere smile and bikes included!

Excellent! 5/5 (7 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Great beds, great breakfast, great start of the day!
  2. Free bikes
  3. Good public transport
  1. Old fashioned hospitality
  2. Cozy and comfortable houseboat apartment

Houseboat summary

Giving you the best houseboat experience possible and creating everlasting memories, that's our mission. We do so by showing old fashioned hospitality, serving a great European breakfast and offering free bikes to use during your stay. You have access to the great wheelhouse overlooking our harbor and the apartment in the back of the ship. Although my husband and I live aboard the same vessel, you probably won't even notice we are there during your stay. But if you have any questions, we are always there to help of course!

Houseboat description

When arriving at our quay, you will notice that we're 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 step aboard our ship, a former seaworthy vessel built in Hamburg to sail the Baltic Sea, and now serving as our floating home and bed and breakfast. 

We personally welcome you aboard and share useful information and answer any question you may have. Time to discover the ship, to start with the wheelhouse, decorated with vintage furniture and a super cool captains chair. Hard to resist not to sit down here and feel what it's like to be a real captain! 

Now we descend via the stairs (this one is steep, so not suitable for everyone) to the apartment. Here you will find the double bed on your right hand side, with portholes next to it. On the front of the ship there is a single bed in case you're traveling with three, or in case you wish to sleep apart. The bathroom is very ship-like: small but useful, with a sink, shower and toilet. 

There is a compact kitchenette with a sink, refrigerator, water cooker and coffee maker. The breakfast with croissants, meats, cheese, jam, yoghurt and fresh orange juice is included in the price and served to your front door every morning. Note that we do not offer cooking facilities, but who really has the desire to cook when there are so much great restaurants and bars nearby? Just walk onto the quay and you will find several wonderful places to eat and drink within minutes walking. 

You have good access into town, making our location attractive for guests who appreciate a good and quiet night rest, as well the proximity of the city centre. By bike you reach the old city within 10 to 15 minutes, and public transport connections are great too. The Eastern part of the old city is about 15 minutes away, and the Western part takes about 30 to 40 minutes, depending on where you want to be.

Our neighborhood has just that little bit extra, at least that what we feel every day: wide panoramic views over the water, no tourist masses and a real sense of connection with other people living here. And last but not least let me say that our waters are just perfect to swim during the summer months. It's clean and fresh for sure, so don't forget to bring your swim wear when honoring us with your visit!

I hope to have given you the best possible impression, but don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions - always glad to help!

PS perhaps needless to say, but we do not allow smoking or any kind of drugs or partying aboard. We have a good relationship with our neighbors and we love to keep it that way. Thanks for understanding!

 

 

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Details

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 11:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 11:00.

Bedrooms

1 Bedroom, 3 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 1

 

In the apartment we offer a double bed and a single bed. The bathroom is quite nautical: compact but useful, with a shower, sink and toilet. 

Bathrooms

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

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City
Family

Lake / Riverside
Romantic
Sporting Activities

Amenities

Dining Table & Chairs
Toaster

Linen Provided
Towels Provided

Entertainment

WiFi / Internet

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

You can enjoy the deck terrace, and great swimming during the summer time!

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Thanks to central heating you are assured to be comfortably warm all year round.

Location

Panoramic Views
City Views

Close To The Shops

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Golf
Fishing

Climbing
Tennis
Cycling / Mountain Biking

Location

Distances

Airport

25 km

Bar

0 km

Beach

25 km

Ferry port

3 km

Motor way

3 km

Night club

1 km

Restaurant

0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

3 km

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 

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Houseboat owner

Coriene

Hi there, we ara enthusiastic houseboat lovers and love to share the passion of living on the water!

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

7 Reviews - Houseboat with free Breakfast and Bikes

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Sven A - Germany

    22 Sep

    Super Gastgeber und tolles Hausboot

    Das Hausboot ist sehr schön. Man hat alles was man für einen schönen Urlaub benötigt. Das Frühstück ist auch sehr lecker und reichlich. Die Gastgeber Coriene und Casper sind super nett und freundlich. Coriene hat mit uns auch eine Bootsfahrt gemacht was wirklich super toll war.

  2. Cord-Alexander - Germany

    02 Jul

    Great houseboat on a superb location

    Nice, clean and charming accommodation with great hosts and a great breakfast. Thanks to the good bikes you reach the city centre in less than 10 minutes and from the ship there is plenty to enjoy too. Great houseboat in a great area!
  3. Thomas W - Australia

    23 Sep

    A perfect stay, wish we'd stayed longer.

    Our stay on Corinne's houseboat was an absolute delight. It's clean, charming and in a great location - the perfect bike ride distance into the city center or a very short ride to the Amsterdam Noord area via the free ferry. The community of houseboats there is genuine and it not very touristy so I felt like I was a real Amsterdammer! 

    The complimentary bikes were my favorite part and of course the amazing breakfasts.

    Thanks again Corinne for a wonderful stay. Tot Ziens!

     

  4. Trish P - the United States

    16 Oct

    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... 

  5. Martine V - Belgium

    28 Aug

    Thanks to Coriene

    Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour chez Coriene que je remercie pour son accueil chaleureux et ses bons conseils pratiques. Disposer des vélos est vraiment top. La cabine 'du capitaine" est vraiment bien aménagée et séjourner sur un péniche est une expérience que je recommande.  Mention spéciale pour les petits-déjeuners de Coriene, beaux et bons.  A bientôt. Martine.

  6. Anja - Germany

    15 Jul

    Very nice Amsterdam houseboat experience

    It was a very nice and new experience on the houseboat. The location was great, with the bike you can reach everything in a few minutes and in the evening you can get out of the whole hustle and bustle of Amsterdam in the beautiful quiet location.

  7. Gwenny - the Netherlands

    26 Oct

    Cozy houseboat apartment, great hospitality

    We had a great weekend thanks to this houseboat based b&b in Amsterdam. The ship is super cozy and the available space has been used in a great way. You get the hospitality, friendliness and helpfulness of these top hosts for free. Absolutely great!

    Thanks for having us!

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