Large, light and hip ship with roofed terrace
Modern eco friendly houseboat apartment only 10 minutes from central station, in a quiet area
- 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.
- Light and large houseboat holiday home
- Nearby (take-away) restaurants, bars 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 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.
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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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 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.
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41 Reviews - Large, light and hip ship with roofed terrace
Matthew C - England
We had a great time in this fantastic boat. The location was ideal - nice and quiet yet in easy reach of all the usual tourist spots by tram or bus. The boat itself was amazing - huge living area, really nicely furnished with a great kitchen and bathroom. Lots of homely features such as board games, CD/LP collection and a lovely sitting area at the back of the boat with wood burner and limitless fuel. Ingeborg was a great host - informative, there when we wanted her but but not in our faces otherwise. A great place to stay.
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.
David S - the Czech Republic
Fantastic place to stay in Am'dam
Great attentive host, spacious place given Am'dam standards. Kitchen and bathroom are modern, clean and functional comparable to 4stars hotel standards. Living room is hip with powerful stereo system and loads of CDs to enjoy. Fantastic views of canal. We used bikes to get around and you can be downtown in 10 minutes. Highly recommend to everyone looking for more adventurous side of travel.
Sean F - England
Unique place to stay for a few nights
Cool boat, cool area. Ingeborg was very accommodating and easy to communicate with. Water was a bit wavey on our last night but that comes with being on a boat. I'd stay there again.
Dale L - Canada
Accommodation was very comfortable, great bathroom with a tub and lots of storage!