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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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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42 Reviews - Large, light and hip ship with roofed terrace
Brigitte S - Germany
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Ingeborg welcomed us very warmly at the agreed time and gave us a nice tour of the ship with lots of information about it and the area. Her tips were detailed and an absolute hit.
We only lived in the houseboat for two nights for only two nights and immediately felt comfortable. It was very clean (great bathroom and spacious! That's just important to me ;-) and everything we needed was there. The beds were lovingly made, couch, blankets, nice lighting, large selection of music, TV, everything picko-bello. In the evening we made ourselves comfortable in the covered area in front of the Swedish stove. Breakfast options around the corner, supermarket and public transport are very easy to reach and you can rent good bikes nearby at moderate prices.
We slept soundly, the houseboat is in a residential area.
Thank you for your great hospitality Ingeborg!
Ryan S - South Africa
Well located, quiet neighbourhood, very clean and comfortable. Everything we needed and more. The open terrace with wood burner was standout. Lovely hosts who were very eager to help. Would thoroughly recommend!
Catherine S - England
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Ingeborg and Renza were lovely hosts - so helpful - they were there when you needed them. Their boat was great, in a lovely quiet, non-touristy area giving you a taste of real Dutch life. We loved our stay.
Jules - England
Fantastic location and peaceful
Fantastic location, peaceful and within minutes of a lovely bakery/cafe and bar/restaurant. The boat is extremely comfortable and very stylish. Comfortable sitting room and an outdoor terrace with table and chairs, perfect for relaxing with a book. You can catch a bus into the centre very close by. Ingeborg and Renze are very friendly and made us feel so welcome with lots of advice about what to see and where to go. I can highly recommend this lovely converted 1920s passenger boat.
Sasha H - England
A slice of house boat paradise
Ingeborg and Renze’s house boat is a delight. We had four days staying here with our 9 year old daughter. It was quiet and very comfortable. The interior is stylishly decorated and a light, lovely space. It’s got everything you need for a short break. In terms of outdoors, we used the SUP and went swimming in the canal, right off the boat, which was amazing. The little fire place outdoors kept us warm on chilly evenings sitting outside on the swing seat, too. The cafes nearby are all great, the bakery and Indonesian restaurants were AMAZING, and the shopping centre across the bridge was really useful. We used bikes to get around from the boat, which was simple - great cycle paths and just a 10 minute ride to the centre of town. Morning walks/runs around the island were just beautiful. Renze and Ingeborg were also kind and generous hosts - easygoing, so helpful and informative. We had the loveliest few days and we very much hope and plan to go back. It was wonderful and we’d highly recommend.