Houseboat with free Breakfast and Bikes
Enjoy old fashioned hospitality aboard our ship. Breakfast, a sincere smile and bikes included!
- 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 offering 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 sail 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 the double bed on your right with portholes next to it. 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, 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 to the city, which makes our location attractive for guests who appreciate a good and quiet night's sleep, as well as the proximity to 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 eastern part of the old town 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 more, at least that's what we feel 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 summer months. 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 don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions - always happy to help!
PS maybe needless to say, but smoking or any kind of drugs or partying 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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Heating / cooling
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!
34 Reviews - Houseboat with free Breakfast and Bikes
Thomas W - Australia
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!
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
Cord-Alexander - Germany
Great houseboat on a superb locationNice, 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!
Mara C - the Netherlands
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What a great experience. Super nice to be able to experience this life for a few days. Very nice stay and nicely decorated. Perfect sleeping places. Great breakfast and great to be able to go out with the bikes. You'll be in Amsterdam in no time.
Iris R - Germany
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Our stay on the houseboat with B&B&B was beautiful. Below deck and the wheelhouse are very comfortable and furnished with love and charm. The location is also very good and you can cycle to the center of Amsterdam in 15 minutes. Coriene and Caspar are excellent hosts, super nice and accommodating. The breakfast was also excellent and so rich that it lasted almost the whole day. End the evenings in the wheelhouse - surrounded by the lights of Amsterdam... What could be nicer! Thanks very much! We'll definitely be back.