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 (46 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

$217

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

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

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Katina O - the United States

    23 Apr

    Highlight of our trip!

    One of the highlights of our wedding anniversary trip!! What an amazing houseboat experience!! Ingeborg welcomed us in person and gave us a tour. We loved this quiet neighborhood and yet it's very convenient to public transportation, restaurants and grocery stores. We had such a wonderful time, we did not want to pack and go home the last day.

  2. Silje G - Norway

    13 May

    Wonderful and comfortable!

    We enjoyed our stay immensely! The interior is both stylish and comfortable. The kitchen is well supplied and the deck is a great space for outdoor meals. The location is peaceful, but with shops and restaurants within walking distance. Ingeborg was very helpful, nice, and easy to communicate with.

  3. Andreas R - Germany

    08 Oct

    supercool location

    We just spent 4 nights on this cool boat. It's very clean, stylish and fully equipped at the same time. For 3 persons there's plenty of space, even a 4th person would fit well. The hosts Ingeborg and Renze took good care of us, they live in the front side of the boat. We really liked the Eastern docklands where the boat is located, very hip area and not so crowded - but only good 10 minutes from downtown by tram. We will come back soon, but at warmer times so that we can use the nice terrace.

  4. 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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  5. Jeannine V - the Netherlands

    02 Jul

    Amazing atmosphere

    Hi! My daughters and I rented this beautiful boat. What an amazing way to visit Amsterdam! Even though it's only 10 minutes away from the city centre (by bus) you can totally relax in this accommodation and enjoy the laid back atmosphere whilst being in one of the busiest cities in Europe. The couple who rent out this boat are also really friendly!!!

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