La Estrella - two floor wheelhouse apartment
Luxury 2 floor apartment in a former fishing boat. Located near Central Station, Nieuwmarkt area.
- Two story houseboat apartment
- Superb location near Central Station
- Wonderful panoramic views
- Very cozy interior
- Lots of bars and restaurants nearby
- 2 double bedrooms with large beds
This houseboat apartment has two faces, both beautiful. On the top level you can enjoy wonderful panoramic views from the large wheelhouse with large open living with a kitchenette. The forecastle, the lower part of the ship, offers a very warm and cozy sleeping area, with 2 double bedrooms a bathroom with a shower and a separate toilet. A wonderful combination that will surely help creating everlasting memories. And the location? Could not be better: literally just minutes walking away from Amsterdam Central Station, opposite OBA, Nemo, Nieuwmarkt.
This massive steel fishing boat was built just a few months after WW2 ended. After decades of sailing the waves of the North Sea, the ship ended up in Amsterdam, making it one of the few real seaworthy ships in town. Many nautical elements aboard still remind of the time when she used to conquer the fierce winds and high waves. The wheelhouse once was the headquarters of the skipper and the bedroom used to be the place where massive diesel engines were pounding away. Quite a difference with the calm atmosphere we have created here now. If you peek through the portholes in the bedroom you can still see the original skin of the boat, all hand made.
Downstairs you will find the 2 warmly decorated bedrooms with two double beds and two single beds. This makes the Estrella suitable for both couples and friends traveling together, as well as families who want to have an unforgettable houseboat experience in Amsterdam. Although we could technically host 6 persons, we only allow a maximum of 4 guests due to local legislation. Note that we only welcome children of 6 years and older.
From the big wheelhouse you have a great panoramic view over the water and many ships and barges that are docked in our harbor. Just look at the warehouses on the quay and you will sense the rich history of our harbor. This harbor is where the VOC ships docked during the golden age, unloading spices and other valuables from 'The East'. We hope that during your stay with us you will enjoy one another and the pleasures our neighborhood and our city offers. This is why we do not have televisions or radio's on board. But for the ones who can not live without (social) media, we do offer excellence fast WiFi. The only thing you have to do is bring your own mobile(smart)phone or tablet/computer with you.
The kitchenette is situated conveniently on one side of the wheelhouse, with the dining area and lounge corner on the other side. There is still a nautical atmosphere in this part of the ship.
The bathroom has a shower, sink and separate toilet and works just like in any other apartment (except we kindly ask never to throw anything else in the toilet except toilet paper to avoid damage to the pump).
And to finish off: just sit back and relax on the terrace, while the city life passes by in the distance. You can also swim in the clean waters or use one of the sup-boards for a little journey trough town.
* Free WiFi
* Central heating
* Hot water
* Drinking water
* Bed linen and towels
* Docking station for iPhone, iPad and MP3
* Safe neighborhood with kind neighbors
* Top location
* Swimming, sunbathing, water sports
Before you book, please note: kids below 6 years old are not allowed on board - babies are.
Number of double beds: 2
Heating / Cooling
Airport Collection Available
All VIP services available upon request. There is a bike rental and guided tour service right across the street.
How to get there
Getting to the houseboat from the Central Station is super easy. After booking you will receive a MAP with the exact description how to find the boat.
About the area
Our area is defined by one of the oldest harbors in Amsterdam. For centuries sailing ships have docked here, leaving a lasting footprint. Not only the harbor itself, but also the warehouses and of course the red light district are typical locations that belong to a naval hot spot.
Although the ship is located super central, you will be impressed by the tranquility that is found here. No tourist masses passing by, but a laid back and almost rural atmosphere.
We live on boats and we love boats.
16 Reviews - La Estrella - two floor wheelhouse apartment
Peter V - Belgium
Beautiful boat in central location
La Estrella is a boat with two apartments. The one we rented was the one with the cabin and thus had two floors. On the top floor is the kitchen and living room which is perfect for at least 4 people. Downstairs are 2 double beds and 2 single, a shower and a toilet. The interior is cozy and what you would expect for a refurbished boat. The service was correct. The location of the boat is really top, very close to the central station, the NEMO Science museum, the Artis zoo, etc. We enjoyed the experience!
Barbara - Canada
Thanks for everything!
We loved the boat and had a lovely time in Amsterdam. We will definitely stay there again if we ever come back.
Francisco A - the United States
Great House Boat
La Estrella Houseboat is an excellent choice, if you are taking family or by yourself. Everyone around is very nice and the boats are pretty well kept. We really enkoyed our stay and are looking forward to returning soon. Thank you Lisa for your time and effort invested in our reservation.
Zoey - Australia
Best choice I made in years
During our visit to Amsterdam we were so lucky to stay at La Estrella. This modern houseboat apartment, fully private, offers everything you need for an unforgettable and romantic holiday. It is the second time we visited Amsterdam, and the houseboat was a true big plus compared to the first time. THe place is light, modern and very comfortable. A one of a kind love nest!
Pablo - Argentina
Our time in your boat was wonderful. The boat was perfect and very clean. Thank you very much. I told it to al my friends!