Ibiza Style Water View Loft (build above water on poles)

For those who want to be sure not to get sea sick we offer a very stylish water-based build on poles studio with water view, luxury bathroom and kitchenette.

Excellent! 4.6/5 (5 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Land based loft next to our houseboat
  2. Perfect for those who are afraid to get seasick
  3. Ibiza style interior
  1. Comfortable double bed + sleeping sofa
  2. Access to cool shared terrace

Houseboat summary


Not a real houseboat, but close enough. Built on poles above water, next to our houseboat, we offer a stylish studio with a luxury bathroom and kitchenette. The place is connected to a big outside shared garden room with fireplace. Free access to the garden and waterfront where you can swim and relax. The room is not in our houseboat, but you have a good connection with the water. 

Houseboat description

When we saw our houseboat for the first time, it was love at first sight. And we feel very lucky to live here, and have a holiday feeling every day. We love to share our studio, next to our houseboat on the main land. So please note that this is not a houseboat!

What we have to offer is a place in the city and still enjoy the outdoors. Our houseboat lies in upcoming and 'hot' Amsterdam North, close to the NDSM shipyard. The loft is situated next to our houseboat in our garden area. You will have full access to the whole shared area including waterfront. During the summer you can enjoy the sun in our garden or terrace on the water and even swim. But also in the other seasons it is wonderful to just watch over the water. And of course it is always simply wonderful to just watch over the water. Please feel very welcome!

Our district is popular for the many cultural activities on the old NDSM-Park (within walking distance). The dynamic centre of Amsterdam is only 20 minutes away; take the bike and free ferry and you are there. You also have the option of a 12-minute walk to the ferry or take the bus (10 minutes drive). If you want to go cycling, take a ride through the beautiful city and/or go to the countryside. It only takes 10 minutes and you are in the countryside. You can even visit Volendam, Edam and Durgerdam. And another great thing: you can park your car for free. There is always parking space available in the neighborhood. Amsterdam Centre has many restaurants, bars and clubs. But also in Amsterdam North are many good restaurants within walking distance. We know them all, so feel free to ask for information.

If you want to cycle, take a ride through the beautiful city and / or go to the countryside. Within 10 minutes you're in the country. You can even visit Zaanse Schans, Volendam, Edam and Durgerdam. You can park for free. There is always enough parking space in our neighborhood. Amsterdam Center has many restaurants, bars and clubs. But also in North Amsterdam are within walking distance many good restaurants. We all know them, so feel free to ask for information Public transport is around the corner, frequent and affordable. The ferries to Central Station are free. There are night buses. In summer there is a night ferry from Central Station to NDSM on Fridays and Saturdays. On the bike to Central Station is about 15 min. Walking and Ferry ca. 20 min to Central Station We want to share with our guests, that what we enjoy every day. And you can also book a boat trip with Gerard in his own boat. The best way to see Amsterdam is by boat.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in possible for all day.

Check out before 12:00.


1 Bedroom, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of sofa beds: 1


The place is a loft, so in fact it's one open space. We offer a comfortable double bed, and the second bed is a sofa that can be turned into a double bed. The whole room is very stylish.


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

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven
Washing Machine

Linen Provided
Towels Provided


WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi!!

Outdoor Facilities

Barbeque / Braai
Sun Loungers

Private Swimming Pool
Outside Shower

Swimmingpool means the canal we live on.

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating


City Views
Close To The Beach

Close To The Shops
Close To The Ariport


Free Parking

Free parking!!!
Free ferry to central station!!

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Horse Riding

Cycling / Mountain Biking




24 km


1 km


34 km

Ferry port

1 km

Motor way

1 km

Night club

3 km


1 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

2 km

How to get there

Coming from central station to our home is very easy. It's a very nice (free!!) 12 minutes ferry ride and a 12 minutes walk.


There's also a (night)bus available.

About the area

A hearty welcome to Amsterdam, our capital and largest city and the financial and cultural centre of The Netherlands. Amsterdam has almost two million visitors a year and with reason! Amsterdam has so much to offer. There are the canals, full of character in every kind of weather. You can take a canal cruise boat and view the seventeenth century houses from the water, or just take a walk.

Then there are the museums. Amsterdam is the place to be for Rembrandts, Van Goghs and modern art. The theatres present shows mainly in Dutch off course, but opera and ballet are universal languages. The Spiegel- kwartier and P.C. Hooftstraat are rich shopping grounds for fashion, jewellery and antiques.

When it comes to food and drink, Amsterdam offers the wide range you would expect of a big city: from little fast food stalls to Michelin-star gourmet restaurants and bars and nightclubs in all sorts and sizes. Whatever your liking, Amsterdam is an exciting city for everyone. We give you some handy facts, figures and customs to make you enjoy your stay even more.

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Houseboat owner


Hello, we are Joke and Gerard. Both 50+
Since 2005 we live on this houseboat and it's fantastic.
The great feeling of freedom and luxury of living on the water is tue gift every day.
And this feeling we love to give to our guests and let them experience the same.
Joke works for KLM at schiphol, Amsterdam airport.
Gerard works in sales.
We both enjoy life to its utmost, travelling and socializing with friends.
Joke loves cooking, gardening, swimming.
Gerard loves music and being on his boat floating through the canals of Amsterdam.
We hope to meet you as our guest and give you what we enjoy every day living on this unique spot in Amsterdam Noord.

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

5 Reviews - Ibiza Style Water View Loft (build above water on poles)

Excellent! 4.6/5

  1. Desiree M - Germany

    18 Oct

    Like Home :-)

    We really enjoyed staying in the loft with the wonderful garden and outdoor area that we were allowed to use as well. Joke and Gerard are such nice hosts and we’ll surely visit them again! Their place is really an oasis in lively Amsterdam.

  2. Dennis - Germany

    24 Jan

    Superb experience on the water

    We stayed in the Ibiza Loft and can not recommend it enough. Although it was mid winter and freezing cold, we have been comfortably warm every minute of our stay. Not only because of the central heating but also because of the great hospitality. The place has good contact with the water, so even though you are not staying on a real houseboat you still have great 'water sense'. Hope to be back this summer so we can enjoy swimming and relaxing here. Thanks for being great hosts Joke and Gerard!

  3. Joel D - Switzerland

    10 Aug

    Highly recommended! Show original

    We were guests in this small, lovingly furnished accommodation for three days. Everything was there that you needed, including your own cooking facilities and your own bathroom. We really enjoyed our stay with Gerard and his wife.

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  4. Www.bookahouseboat.com - the Netherlands

    13 Feb

    Attention: the owner recently cancelled a 3-night booking.
  5. Shawn - England

    08 Feb

    Staying on the water in Amsterdam

    We could not have picked a better place than this wonderful loft, built on stilts. Joke and Gerard are the most friendly hosts and they put a lot of love in their cute little holiday home above the water. Very clean, lots of character and when weather permits you have the most wonderful outside area possible. Highly recommended!

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