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
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!
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!
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!
13 Reviews - Houseboat with free Breakfast and Bikes
Sonja G - Germany
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We felt sooo good; the captain's cabin is super cozy, the breakfast was not only delicious, but also tailored to us; and the boat trip with Corienne over the canals was the highlight of the whole holiday. The landlord's family are old hands on the houseboat; they pay attention to climate protection and sustainability and are just really nice people. The stairs were typically Dutch steep, so maybe not suitable for very elderly people; but the whole boat is so pretty to look at! Thanks and have a good time! Groß / Freiburg family
Martine V - Belgium
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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.
Tib D - the Netherlands
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Gwenny - the Netherlands
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!
Karin H - Germany
Soooooo nice :-) Show originalShow original
Thank you for your kind and courteous manner. Coriene and Casper are great hosts and the houseboat is great. We slept very, very well and had a delicious breakfast. Everything was straightforward. For our next visit to Amsterdam we are very happy to come back to the houseboat.