Houseboat La Estrella - two floor wheelhouse apartment

Luxury 2 floor apartment in a former fishing boat. Located near Central Station, NieuwMarkt Area.

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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 kitchen and dining area. The forecastle, the lower part of the ship, offers a very warm and cozy sleeping area, 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 warmly decorated bedroom 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 fully equipped kitchen is situated conveniently on one side of the wheelhouse, with the dining area and lounge corner on the other side. Although the kitchen is modern and quite luxurious, 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. 

On request we can arrange private parking. Furthermore we offer:

* Free wifi

* Central heating

* Hot water

* Drinking water

* Bed linen and towels

* Hairdryer

* Docking station for iPhone, iPad and MP3

* Safe neighborhood with kind neighbors

* Top location

* Swans and ducks passing by on a daily basis 

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Houseboat highlights

  • Lots of bars and restaurants nearby

  • Very cozy interior

  • Wonderful panoramic views

  • Superb location near Central Station

  • Two story houseboat apartment

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