Come sit at your private deck, overlooking the harbour.
Here's the ship Sachsen-Anhalt seen from the Verbindingsdam.
Our newly redone interior quirky Dutch design interior
Bath, shower, toilet, wash bassin and underfloor heating
The spacious galley with dishwasher, fridge, Nespresso etc.
Double bed and sofa that can be made into a 180x111cm bed
Hanging chair and hammock to relax. Imagine sitting here with a cosy fire and bbq, overlooking the harbour seeing ships pass by.
This is your new, clean and wel designed home
Public Transport is 100 meters away. The bus will take you to Central Station in 10 minutes, the tram to Museum District takes 15 minutes. Our street has restaurants and shops.
We like to see happy faces!
Your ship has been featured in several international interior design magazines, like InsideOut.
From the sofa you can get up close and personal with Vermeer's "Girl with a pearl earring”.
The speaker table plays your music via Bluetooth or cable
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Sit at the table overlooking life through our large windows
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Imagine sitting here with a cosy fire and bbq, overlooking the harbour seeing ships pass by.
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Sitting on the dock of the bay, watching the tide roll away...
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The ship was built in 1929 and has cruised the river Elbe.
The stern part is yours, we live in the front like neighbors
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Towels and bed linen available
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Large, light and hip ship with roofed terrace

Modern eco friendly houseboat apartment only 10 minutes from central station, in a quiet area

Excellent! 5/5 (47 reviews)

BOOKA CARE

  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.
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Houseboat highlights

  1. Light and large houseboat holiday home
  2. Nearby (take-away) restaurants, bars and shops
  3. Location just outside the buzz
  1. Dutch design and architecture
  2. Roofed terrace overlooking the marina

Houseboat summary

Central but tranquil, private and light home in the stern of the former cruise ship Sachsen-Anhalt. On this houseboat you'll have a living room with sofa sleeper and a separated bed studio. Plus a galley, bathroom with bathtub and a roofed terrace with fire place overlooking the pier. 

Houseboat description

Welcome aboard! We have a special apartment on our former passenger vessel available. Our newly redone interior is Dutch design and will show you the quirky yet functional culture of the Netherlands. Imagine yourself at the table overlooking the bridge through our large windows (unique for a houseboat!), having breakfast at your private roofed terrace, making plans to eat out at one of the nearby restaurants or going for an architecture walk in the neighbourhood or even a swim in the water that surrounds you!

 
We will be in the front part of the boat, like 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 cosy atmosphere. 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. You could stay the day for a trip through the old harbours and modern architecture.

 
Public transport is available within 100m from the ship. Tram 7 will take you to Leidseplein in 15 minutes, bus 43 will take you to Central Station in 10 minutes. Or try a bike? 

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 solution if you need to park for a day or more. You will not need a car when visiting Amsterdam.

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 fuel / 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.

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 drinking water, fridge, dishwasher and basics like coffee, tea, an egg cooker and milk foamer ready for you to use. You only need to bring your personal belongings.

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Details

Registration number

0363 18F9 6845 3FAA 1AFB

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

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

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

$214

Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 11:00.

Bedrooms

1 Bedroom, 3 Sleeps

  • Queen size beds: 1
  • Sofa bed: 1
 

In our 40 square meter holiday home, you'll find a separate bed that sleeps two and a sofa sleeper (180x111cm). We have different pillows and natural material duvets to choose from according to your need for warmth. The only thing you'll hear is the sleepy sound of waves against the hull. Baby bed is available upon request. You can sleep under Vermeer's "Girl with a pearl earring". An art piece from the Dutch master admired by millions, at your home.

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Bathrooms

Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city
Family
Lake / riverside

Romantic
Sporting activities
Dishwasher

Amenities

Toaster
Washing machine
Linen provided
Towels provided
Iron

Hair dryer
Beach towels provided
Dining table & chairs
Internet access

Local rules do not allow us to offer you a full kitchen. We offer you the best we can. There's plenty of take-away options around us.

Entertainment

WiFi / internet
Music system / CD player

Shower

Indoor facilities

Bathtub
Sofa bed

Child /baby cot
Barbeque / braai

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony
Shared swimming pool

Central heating

Heating / cooling

Open fireplace
Electric fans

Panoramic views

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 sources.

Location

City views
Close to the shops

Paid parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Child friendly
Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking
Fishing

Cycling / mountain biking

Location

Distances

Airport

15 km

Bar

0.2 km

Beach

30 km

Highway

4 km

Night club

1 km

Restaurant

0.2 km

Super market

0.5 km

Train station

2 km

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.

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Houseboat owner

Ingeborg

Hello traveller,

I am a freelancer writing about the newest and finest in architecture and design and jury member of the Dutch Design Awards. 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.

Best from Amsterdam, Ingeborg

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
English, Dutch, German, French

47 Reviews - Large, light and hip ship with roofed terrace

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Marcus R - the United States

    11 Aug

    Great place to begin discovering Amsterdam.

    The Sachsen- Anhalt ship is located a little bit from the noise and party atmosphere of the central district of Amsterdam.  The ship is large and a wonderful place to call home for our family visit to Amsterdam.  Ingeborg was a great hostess and showed us how to easily use the kitchenette and grocery facilities close by.  Amsterdam is a city with wonderful design on the water and on a bike.  The ship is also represented with these design details.  You will love your stay.

  2. Kyra T - the United States

    15 Mar

    Fun stay

    We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful houseboat.

  3. Simona D - Germany

    29 Apr

    Very nice! Show original

    A cozy houseboat, everything you need is available. Quietly located and the hosts, Ingeborg and Renze, are very nice, always available and give valuable tips.

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  4. Wendy N - the United States

    03 Nov

    Simply Serendipitous

    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.

  5. Sharon C - Canada

    20 May

    Wonderful experience. Good welcome. Would definitely rent again

    Kind and helpful English speaking hosts. Good location, close to transit, restaurants and shops in a nearby mall. Supplied us with a walking map and things to do. Clean, nice futon bed, large bathroom, linens and towels supplied. Coffee/tea supplied, along with a birthday wine and cookies (thank you). No water movement and quiet when we slept.

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