La Perla - Luxurious houseboat apartment

Be welcome aboard your private luxury floating apartment. Just 4 min. walking from Central Station

Excellent! 4.8/5 (10 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Romantic studio near Central Station floorheating
  2. Two floors of comfort and luxury
  3. Contemporary design with eye for detail
  1. Safe and relaxed neighborhood
  2. Perfect for couples in love

Houseboat summary

Like a pearl hidden in an oyster, this luxurious apartment is well hidden aboard our modern barge. As soon as you walk through your private entrance, you enter a very comfortable world of love and luxury. Although we live on the same boat, you have all the privacy you can possibly want. You do not share facilities; the whole two story floating apartment is all yours. 

Houseboat description

Just a few minutes after arriving at Central Station you arrive at our houseboat. A lovely short walk along the water to get a first impression of our beloved city. On arrival we warmly welcome you aboard 'La Perla'. On the top floor you have access to your comfortable and light living room  with a double (sleeping) sofa, kitchenette and dining table. This part of the boat gives you an impression already of the feeling that we want to share with you: comfort, style and tranquility. Please remember that kids below 6 years old are not allowed.

The lower floor has more in store for you. Ever wanted to feel like what it is like to be a movie star? Well, the design stairs and Hollywood style bed will certainly help!

The bathroom is very comfortable as well, not in the least thanks to the eccentric shower and floor heating. 

In the walls of this large bedroom there are charming portholes to let in the daylight and fresh air. 

Outside you have access to a floating terrace to enjoy the famous Amsterdam sun. As the sun goes up on the other side of the boat, you are also welcome to sit in the private little garden in the front of the boat. This way you can sun bathe from morning till the evening. 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. But of course you have not only come to our city to enjoy our houseboat apartment. Let's go into town!

You don't have to walk far to hit the first hot spots. Within walking distance you will find the Maritime Museum, Dam Square, Red Light District, Nieuwmarkt, Chinatown and a wide variety of bars and restaurants. Of course we love to share our personal favorites with you on arrival. 

We hope to have given you a good impression of what we have to offer and look forward to welcome you aboard! And don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions - always glad to help!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 3 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 1


The bathroom is located in the lower part of our houseboat and offers a high level of comfort. There is floored heating and a shower for your convenience.


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

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs

The kitchen is small yet convenient to prepare breakfast and simple meals. Upon request we will do your laundry.


Music System / CD Player
WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Our waters are very clean you can jump in and swim when ever you like.

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Electric Fans

Thanks to the floor heating you are assured to be comfortably warm all year round. Even on the coldest winter days.


Panoramic Views
City Views

Close To The Shops
Close To The Ariport

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking


Airport Collection Available

Maid Service

If you want to explore the city and surroundings by bike, we're glad to say that there is a bike rental around the corner. They offer guided tours as well. All other VIP services can be arranged for you upon request.




25 km


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25 km

Ferry port

0 km

Golf course

5 km

Motor way

2 km

Night club

1 km


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Super market

0 km

Train station

0 km

How to get there

From the moment you arrive at Central Station it is just a few minutes walking to reach our houseboat. Of course we will share the exact details after your booking is confirmed. 

About the area

Our neighborhood is defined by one of the oldest harbors of Amsterdam. Not only the harbor, but also the old buildings and of course the red light district are typical locations that belong to a naval hotspot. 


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.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken

10 Reviews - La Perla - Luxurious houseboat apartment

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. Esther B - Germany

    09 Oct

    La Perla!

    My boyfriend and me really enjoyed our 5 nights stay at this cute houseboat and felt very comfortable. It was clean and well stocked. The Check in was easy and the communication with Nina and Lisa was friendly and uncomplicated. The position of the boat is very central - 5 minutes walk to the train station and about 10 minutes walk to the Nieuwmarkt. Great location if you want to explore Amsterdam by feet or tram. Thanks for having us!

  2. Sharlene - England

    11 Jul

    Luxury split level houseboat apartment

    We have been so lucky to stay at the La Perla Houseboat in Amsterdam. The level of luxury is just great, not to mention the location: only a few minutes walking from central station. I organized this trip for my fiancee who deserved a good surprise and I can say I could not have made a better choice. On the top level you have a great view over the water and you can even see the station , and lots of amazing ships in the harbor. On the lower level you will find a true love nest with an amazing bed, portholes and a comfortable bathroom. Although the inner city is less than a minute away, you are staying in a laid back and quiet neighborhood. Highly recommended for everyone who likes to get just a bit more out of a holiday in Amsterdam!

  3. Robert W - Canada

    08 Nov

    La Perla in Amsterdam

    Overall we enjoyed our 4 day stay on the houseboat.  It was incredibly easy to get to, about a 10 minute walk from Central Station.  The cobblestones along the east dock are a bit rough on luggage wheels, but we just threw our luggage up onto the sidewalk for the return journey.  Facilities were good onboard, very comfortable.  My only suggestion would be to get a microwave oven.  Close to everything in central Amsterdam, we walked at least 10 km a day!  We did encounter a bit of noise from the adjoining suite(s), and it appeared like the cleaning staff/neighbours liked to stand outside our unit and talk.  But this was only on a couple of occasions.  
    We would stay here again.

  4. Antoine P - France

    26 Sep

    Nice place

    Everything was perfect. 2 things could have been better: room not ready on time Friday. And the floating terrace on which there was a BBQ on Saturday with less intimity (and making off for toilets ...)

  5. Jean-Marc - France

    23 Jul

    Such an amazing place

    The only downside I can tell is that you can stay here forever. What a great place the owners have made here, making us feeling very welcome and at home. The place has two levels, both very special. On the top level there is lots of light and a superb view over the harbor and below you have a very unique bedroom and bathroom. The location is indeed very central, just as advertised - and actually even better. We loved to have a drink in the super nice bar called Pollux across the street, and lots of other cool places are all within walking distance. Thanks for having us and thumbs up for your great service!

    With love from Paris - Jean-Marc

  6. Colby K - Mexico

    30 Sep

    Amazing location, Unique, A Must

    La Perla HouseBoat was a great place to stay in the city center.  Centrally located, 5 min walk from the main train station, it couldn’t have been easier to get to from the airport (even with luggage the walk is easy.)  Being on the water was a perfect way to embrace the canals and see all the action happen.  It’s close to many bars and restaurants including the RLD.  

    The apartment itself was very clean, modern which isn’t something you tend to see on many of the float homes.  This allowed for lots of space and modern conveniences.  Would definitely suggest this place to anyone who wants a unique but not compromising stay in Amsterdam.  

    Only downfall was the awkwardly low bed and random bedframe, just a bit hard to get up and down if you are tall or have bad knees.

  7. Leonarda - Italy

    23 Jul

    Highly recommended houseboat in Amsterdam

    Super location, super hosts, super stay on this houseboat in Amsterdam. I really hope it is available the next time we hit Amsterdam. Thanks for everything!

  8. Alan J - England

    22 Sep

    Lovely accommodation, great location.

    my wife and I enjoyed a very good 5 day break at this lovely houseboat (the late summer sunshine made it all the better). From a straightforward booking process, excellent pre-stay communication and information and an available and knowledgeable onsite hostess everything was catered for.

    The accommodation itself is exactly as advertised, it is well equipped, clean and fresh and very comfortable with good access to a private pontoon seating area, it’s location, literally 5 minutes from central station was perfect for ease of access to this wonderful city and all its main transport hubs, trains, metro, trams are all just there. I would stay here again without hesitation.

  9. Lizzie R - England

    15 May

    La Perla

    Had a lovely stay in Amsterdam. Apartment is clean and adequately furnished with most things you would need, perhaps a mini oven/microwave might be useful. TV was not available but owner gave a discount on rent to compensate which was much appreciated. The late check in fee(20 euro) should be published on website, so know about before booking. The hostess Lisa was very friendly and helpful, also cleaner(sorry don't know name) was friendly. The main benefit of apartment is location - walkable from station so save on taxi/tram fares and easy to get tram/metro from there and/or walk to a lot of destinations. The floating terrace is a great feature too. Expensive for self catering but seems that Amsterdam is more expensive than most European cities, so just the way it is. Because of location I would give 5 stars, without this the apartment itself would probably only warrant four stars.Thank you also for returning deposit so quickly. Overall recommended.



  10. Sue W - England

    16 May

    Fab Long Weekend

    My partner and I recently stayed on the La Perla for a long weekend and it was a great change from a hotel room.

    The boat is well maintained, it was clean and has everything you need for a lovely break.

    It is located near to all the main attractions, but far enough away for peace and quiet as well.

    We were greeted by Lisa on our arrival, who showed us around the boat and she was really helpful with recommendations for meals, all of which turned out to be great places with fab food.

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