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
Tot 1 juni is mijn studio voor 2 personen tegen kostprijs te huur voor zorgpersoneel en andere professionals die helpen de Corona-crisis te bestrijden. Er is een privé ingang, dus contact is niet nodig. De ruimte heeft een kitchenette met wasbak, waterkoker, koffieapparaat en kleine koelkast. Vanwege regelgeving is er helaas geen kookgelegenheid. Bij de aanvraag graag vermelden voor welke instantie u werkt. Indien er budget is om overnachtingen te declareren, zou ik graag een bescheiden tarief van 30 euro/nacht in rekening brengen. Zo niet, dan kunt u tegen kostprijs verblijven (schoonmaakkosten).
Until June 1, my studio for 2 persons can be rented at cost for healthcare staff and other professionals who help to fight the Corona crisis. There is a private entrance, so no contact is needed. The space has a kitchenette with sink, kettle, coffee maker and small refrigerator. Due to regulations, there is unfortunately no cooking facilities. If there is a budget to declare overnight stays, I would like to charge a modest rate of 30 euros / night. If not, you can stay at cost (cleaning costs).
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 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.
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. A heat pump harvests energy from the outdoor temperature and warms the ship and your shower. Solar panels provide electricity. We do not use any gas or other fossil or 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
Marlon - England
Charming informative host. Beautiful boat!
Charming informative host. Beautiful boat!
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!
Esther & Maurice M - the Netherlands
Quite possibly the best houseboat I ever stayed
The short version: a beautiful spacious modern and comfortable houseboat in one of the upcoming trendy but still very residential and quiet areas of Amsterdam, with good connectivity to the bustling city centre and wonderful and helpful hosts. We absolutely loved our stay here! The longer version: This houseboat is really large and roomy. Regular houseboats can feel a bit cramped due to their limited space, but this former passenger-ship was built to carry dozens of passengers. With windows on both sides of its entire length it has gorgeous views and provides an even more spacious atmosphere. It's been modernly decorated with lots of retro quirks all around. The living room is large enough for a group of friends or family to relax without being on top of each other all the time. The little terrace with hammock is a great place to have breakfast or have drinks watching the leisure work on the boats in the small passenger-harbour next to it. You can go for a swim around the boat from the pier or visit one of the many nearby informal 'city-beaches'. (The water was a lovely 24C in July.) The kitchen has everything you'll need and have you ever experienced bathing in a bath tub on board of a slightly rocking boat? (The boat is really stable because of its size, but it does float on water itself, so it'll slightly move every now and then.) With enough restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets nearby you might even be tempted to forget about the rest of Amsterdam and just enjoy the venue. However if you do want to visit the city centre, the nearby bus/tram-stop will directly take you everywhere you need to go: a tram goes all around the city centre, providing easy access to all the tourist hot-spots and there's a bus that will drop you off at central station in 12 minutes. (From where you can take the free ferries across to even more interesting new Amsterdam areas.) Ingeborg is an excellent source for tailored destinations - whether it's the main attractions or going off the beaten track, she has lists of tips for everyone's taste!
We had a great stay at Sachsen-Anhalt. A very spacious houseboat which did not disappoint at any point. We were welcomed by the owner, who lives in the other half of the boat, and who made it feel like we were crashing for a couple of days at a friends place (and more importantly: it still felt like that when we left). A well stocked kitchen, comfy furniture, the hammock outside on our private deck, table top games to play, a CD collection, a vinyl collection that hit a nostalgic sweet spot (and of course a turntable to play them on), loads of interesting books, wifi internet, digital television and also little life savers like the mobile phone adapter (I forgot my own), it all added to the great experience that we had. Public transport is very good too. Near the boat there's a stop at which two buses and a tram halt. Central station and the inner city are equally easy to reach using this transport. If you like running, I did a few runs and it was fun! Almost no traffic and since you're on an island, it's possible to run along and across the water of the IJ. Even though you're in a big city, it didn't feel like it on these runs. Thanks Ingeborg!
Martin S - England
What a houseboat, what a host
Once you have stayed at the Sachsen Anhalt, you know what love is. Love for interior design, love for hosting, love for life. Thanks Ingeborg for making our holiday unforgettable!
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.