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La Estrella - two floor wheelhouse apartment

Luxury 2 floor apartment in a former fishing boat. Located near Central Station, Nieuwmarkt area.

Excellent! 4.5/5 (18 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Two story houseboat apartment
  2. Superb location near Central Station
  3. Wonderful panoramic views
  1. Very cozy interior
  2. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby
  3. 2 bedrooms with large double beds +2 extra single beds

Houseboat summary

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 (one of which has 2 extra single beds as well) 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.

Houseboat description

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 : one with a double bed and two single beds, the other with a large double bed (also to be used by very tall people). 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.

From the big wheelhouse one has 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 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 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. Next to our boats there is a garden where you can sit at the wooden table and have your meal, a coffee or a drink.

* Free WiFi

* Central heating

* Hot water

* Drinking water

* Bed linen and towels

* Hairdryer

* Iron

* 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.

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Registration number

0363 7B6B 5BD0 16EE B850

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

King size beds: 2


The bathroom is located next to the bedroom in the former engine room. Here you will find a comfortable shower along with a sink and a separate toilet.

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

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven
Linen provided
Towels provided

Hair dryer
Beach towels provided
Dining table & chairs

We do have a washing machine and dryer and will do your laundry if needed upon request.


WiFi / internet

Internet access

Outdoor facilities


Terrace / balcony

You can sit outside, lay on deck, swim, sun bathe and use the SUP boards.....

Heating / cooling

Central heating
Room fans

Electric fans


Panoramic views
City views
Close to the beach

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport

Our houseboat is docked in a peaceful harbor just a few minutes walking from Amsterdam Central Station.

General information

Sofa bed

Pets allowed

Check In after 15:00
Check Out before 11:00
But, if there are no guests arriving / departing the same day we are flexible.
We charge 20 EUR for a late check in after 19:00 , and 30 EUR for a very late check in after 00:00 hours.

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking


Tour guide
Airport collection available

Maid service
Chauffers service

All VIP services available upon request.
There is a bike rental and guided tour service right across the street.




25 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

0.5 km


2 km

Night club

0.1 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.5 km

Train station

0.4 km

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. 

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Houseboat owner


We live on boats and we love boats. It makes us super happy to welcome you on board and share the pleasures of water living with you.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
English, Dutch

18 Reviews - La Estrella - two floor wheelhouse apartment

Excellent! 4.5/5

  1. Tatiana P - Russian Federation

    09 Apr


    Everything is great! Good location, beautiful boat, cozy and clean. 

  2. Pablo - Argentina

    11 Sep


    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!

  3. Philippe B - France

    06 Nov

    Super Houseboat near Nemo

    A houseboat very well located. Perfect reception and service. I recommend it

  4. Francisco A - the United States

    10 Aug

    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.

  5. Wolfgang - Germany

    29 Jun

    Superb houseboat holiday in Amsterdam

    We enjoyed the days with our friends on the boat. I'm sure we will come back on board...

    Warm regard from Wolfgang

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