Large, light and hip ship with roofed terrace
Modern eco friendly houseboat apartment only 10 minutes from central station, in a quiet area
- Light and large houseboat holiday home
- Nearby restaurants and shops
- Location just outside the buzz
- Dutch design and architecture
- Roofed terrace overlooking the marina
Central but tranquil, private and light home in the the former passenger ship Sachsen-Anhalt 10 minutes from Central Station. On this houseboat you'll have a roofed terrace overlooking the pier, galley plus bedroom, bathroom and living room for a luxury stay in Amsterdam. You can even dive off the pier and swim around your ship.
Central but tranquil, private and light home in the stern half of the former passenger vessel Sachsen-Anhalt. You'll have 60 m2 to yourself with roofed terrace overlooking the pier, galley plus bedroom, bathroom and living room.
Welcome aboard! We have a special apartment on our former passenger ship available. You can call the rear part of that looong row of 13 windows yours. There's one bedroom with a double bed. There's plenty of room for an extra single bed, double bed or a children's bed which we have available.
In total your apartment measures up to 60 m2. You don't have to share anything with us, it's all yours.
We will be in the front part of the boat, sort of like close neighbours. Just let us know if you want some inside info on the Docklands or a secret design or restaurant tip.
Here in the Eastern Docklands you'll find a combination of space and cosiness. The area was laid out at a scale for the enormous ships traveling to the Dutch East Indies, so you'll feel the most space possible in Amsterdam. Since the docklands were rebuilt as a housing area there's a caf in both directions on the south facing quay within 200 meters, next to a bakery, some restaurants, interior- and bookshops, supermarkets and a park. Enough facilities for breakfast, you could even stay the day for a trip through the old harbours and modern architecture.
Public transport is available within 100m from the ship. Tram 10 will take you to Leidseplein in 15 minutes, bus 48 will take you to Central Station in 10 minutes. Or try a bike? From Schiphol Airport you'll need 20 minutes by taxi, or 45 minutes by train via Central Station and tram or bus to arrive at the Sachsen-Anhalt.
Party: If hanging out with your friends on our ship, alcohol and/or soft drugs are your main reason to visit, we advise you to book another house. On our pier you live in between children and our neighbours are sleeping right next to you.
WiFi: We have fast wireless internet.
Smoking: Smoking is allowed on the roofed terrace
Parking: spots are available but pricy. We have a cheap creative solution if you need to park for a day or more.
Sustainable energy: We make all the energy we use ourselves. Aheat pumpharvests energy from the outdoor temperature and warms the ship and your shower. Solar panels provide electricity. We do not use any gas or other fossilor carbon based energy sources.
Boatlife: yes you are on a boat. In windy situations you will feel some movement. Most people find this pleasurable.
Boatlife 2: Our waste disposal to the sewage system cannot take wet wipes or anything else than toilet paper.
Boatlife 3: In the morning, look where the wind is blowing from and open windows on the other side to prevent rain water from entering the ship.
Amenities: Your bed is made, towels are fresh. We have a blow dryer, iron, shampoo and a toothbrush if you might have forgotten them. The kitchenette has basics like coffee, tea ready for you to use. You only need to bring a small bag with your personal belongings.
Number of double beds: 2
Heating / Cooling
Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking
How to get there
From Schiphol Airport you'll need 20 minutes by taxi, or 45 minutes by train via Central Station and tram or bus to arrive at the Sachsen-Anhalt. From Central station it's a 10 minute bus ride that stops 100 meters away from our ship.
If you arrive by car, we have a special parking solution since you will most probably not use your car in Amsterdam.
About the area
Here in the Eastern Docklands you'll find a combination of space and cosyness. The area was laid out at a scale for the enormous ships traveling to the Dutch East Indies, so you'll feel the most space possible in Amsterdam. Since the docklands were rebuilt as a housing area there's a café in both directions on the south facing quay within 200 meters, next to a bakery, some restaurants, interior- and bookshops, supermarkets and a park. Enough facilities for breakfast, you could even stay the day for a trip through the old harbours and modern architecture.
I am a freelancer writing about the newest and finest in architecture and design in magazines and on websites. My husband Renze is a pilot, although his heart goes out to a his former job, navigating the seas. Our houseboat unites our fascinations: the passenger ship Sachsen-Anhalt that used to make day trips from the german town Magdeburg is renovated into a modern house on the water.
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23 Reviews - Large, light and hip ship with roofed terrace
Exactly like in the pictures
Ingeborg's place is exactly like in the pictures. Her place is clean and very nice. Ingeborg also is very helpful and informative host. She gave us a lot of suggestions of to places that are not too touristy. The fact that she is living in another side of the boat makes it very easy to check-in/out and contact her. I surely will recommend her houseboat to a friend.
Brigitte S - Germany
...es war so schön! Grandios! Wo fange ich an ??
Ingeborg begrüsste uns sehr herzlich zur verabredeten Zeit und gab uns eine nette Führung durchs Schiff mit vielen Infos dazu und zur Umgebung. Ihre Tipps waren detailliert und absolute Volltreffer.
Wir haben das Hausboot nur zu Zweit für nur 2 Übernachtungen bewohnt und haben uns auf Anhieb wohlgefühlt. Es war sehr sauber (Bad top und geräumig! Das ist mir halt wichtig ;-) und es war alles da, was wir brauchten. Die Betten waren liebevoll gerichtet, Couch, Decken, nette Beleuchtung, große Musikauswahl, TV, alles picko-bello. Abends haben wir es uns im überdachten Bereich vor dem Schwedenofen gemütlich gemacht. Frühstücksmöglichkeit um die Ecke, Supermarkt und Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel sind sehr gut erreichbar und man kann in der Nähe gute Räder zu moderaten Preisen mieten.
Wir haben ruhig geschlafen, das Hausboot liegt in einer Wohngegend.
Vielen Dank für Deine großartige Gastfreundschaft Ingeborg!
Wendy N - the United States
From the moment that Ingeborg graciously accepted our last minute request, we knew we would enjoy our stay. However, no pictures or kind words could really express how perfect the houseboat was.
We received a warm and cheerful welcome from Ingeborg, whose exceptional organizational skills were evident in her detailed lists and emails on fun things to do in the area. Sachsen-Anhalt's lively exterior and tasteful decor was extremely inviting and inside was a designer's paradise with just the right amount of style and color.
We enjoyed making our meals in the large galley and then settling down to dine and listen to some of Ingeborg's and Renze's diverse music collection while looking at the sky through the large windows. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We especially enjoyed walking around the dockside, relaxing on deck by the fire and meeting Ingeborg and Renze.
We can't wait to revisit Sachsen-Anhalt and recommend to anyone seeking a wonderful mix of fun and relaxation on a large houseboat in a beautiful and quiet setting.
Russell - the United States
Fantastic host with great suggestions
Ingeborg is a fantastic host with great suggestions and knowledge of the area. The boat is a perfect place to call home while visiting the city, it is well located and really offers a nice setting. I hope to stay here again next time I am in Amsterdam!
sergio g - England
We stayed at Ingeborg's supper nice boat for Kingsday and it was brilliant.
Ingeborg was extremely helpful with directions, tips and very friendly. Communication before the trip was very good.
The boat has everything you need for a short visit to Amsterdam. It's central yet not in the middle, which is great. It's bright, comfy and the wood burner outside is fantastic.
Great stay. Recommended!