Light and bright room 'Beach'

We look forward to welcome you aboard and share the fun of living on the water with you.

Excellent! 4.6/5 (16 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Private entrance and en suite bathroom
  2. Enjoy our garden and go swimming
  3. Free ferry takes you to the centre 24/7
  1. Free parking
  2. Good night sleep and great breakfast

Houseboat summary

Welcome aboard. Stay safe and corona-proof in B&B de Albatros. 

The Beach Room on our floating B&B in the Northern part of Amsterdam has its own bathroom bathroom, ensuring all the privacy you need. You will enjoy the water views through the large windows for sure. The room is small but very light and bright and it a pleasure to watch the swans, ducks and geese passing by. Our guests appreciate the tranquility of our neighborhood, the garden and the hospitality that we offer. Breakfast is DIY style and can be enjoyed at your own time in your room or the garden.

Houseboat description

Our location

The houseboat is docked in a quiet and lovely canal with lots of other houseboats.  The free ferry NDSM Wharf is 20 minutes on foot or 5 on a bike. It takes you straight to central Station. Public transport is around the corner and you can reach the heart of the city in 20 minutes. 

If you like to explore the typical Dutch landscape with the wide green fields and charming waterways, our houseboat is the perfect pick for you too. By bike the small villages of Waterland are nice to explore.  The Zaanse Schans, world heritage with the iconic windmills, is also within reach. 

Great night sleep

Our guests appreciate our place for the fact that we're within easy reach of the centre, yet you won't find any loud tourist masses in our neighborhood. You will truly be a part of our community during your stay and enjoy the water life like a local. And you are assured to have a great night rest for sure in the comfortable double bed. 

Private garden and swimming

After coming back from the city you can either chill out on your private room, or enjoy the garden with a roofed terrace that we offer to our guests.

During the summer you can go swimming in our canal, like many locals do. 

Of course we offer all the luxury that you may expect from a comfortable room: good central heating, fast wifi and a private entrance. 


Our breakfast is DIY-style, served in the common hall  and to be enjoyed in your own room or the garden at your own time. This is included in the price, and has a nice Dutch touch to it with cheese, meats and fresh fruit.

Free parking

Yes, it is quite exceptional in Amsterdam, but we do offer free parking in our street!

We hope to have given you the best impression of our floating B&B possible, but don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. We're always glad to help!


PS one last thing: please note that we are not a party place, so no loud music, smoking of any kind or late loud discussions in our garden. We have a great relationship with our neighbors and we love to keep in that way. Thanks for understanding!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 21:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


In your room you have access to a small but convenient en suite bathroom with a sink, shower and toilet. 


Number of en-suite: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


WiFi / Internet

We offer a common garden for the guests of our two rooms. And know that you can go swimming in the summer, like many locals do!

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Sun Loungers

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking




20 km


0.5 km


25 km

Ferry port

1.5 km

Golf course

16 km

Motor way

2 km

Night club

2 km


0.5 km

Super market

0.7 km

Train station

2.5 km

How to get there

If you arrive by car, be assured that you can park it for free at our houseboat.

If you travel by public transport, just take the free ferry that takes you from Central Station to Amsterdam North. From there you can walk to our boat in 20 minutes. 

With heavy luggage you better take the metro 2 stops and from there the bus which stops just around the corner, This takes also 20 minutes

About the area

Amsterdam North is the next new thing, so to speak. Lots of culture, bars and restaurants along the shore of the IJ River (make sure to visit the NDSM wharf!), good connection with the city centre thanks to the free ferry, and not to forget the wonderful green fields and waterways nearby. 

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Houseboat owner


We are Richard and Elise. We like to meet people from all over the world and are happy to share our place on the water with you.

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken
English, Dutch, German

16 Reviews - Light and bright room 'Beach'

Excellent! 4.6/5

  1. Davide M - Italy

    13 Sep

    amazing place, special view, kindly owners

    big windows with the canal view just behind them, wonderful!

  2. Ritxi E - Spain

    03 Sep

    Nice and peacefull stay.

    Generally very nice place, although, may be improved: cleaning of private area or higher quality breakfast for example. The small terrace and free parking are very positive points together with the quiet and beautiful area. I do recommend it and next time possibly we will be back to check improvements ;-)

  3. Carla K - England

    28 Dec

    Fantastic houseboat

    We had a wonderful stay here. So relaxing and comfortable. Elise is a great host. Thank you for picking us up from the ferry. Loved the views of the canal and other houseboats. Nice walk to the ferry. We enjoyed sitting outside and the lovely food in the fridge. Thank you!

  4. Eva A - the Netherlands

    13 Jul

    Great place and stay!

    The stay on Elise's houseboat was really wonderful. A super nice room, with a lovely outdoor seat, even a heat lamp has been thought of so you can always sit there. We were well looked after by Elise with a delicious breakfast and always some goodies to take with you. Recommended!

  5. Judith S - Germany

    18 Aug

    Wonderful B&B

    I stayed 7 nights at Elise's B&B and enjoyed every day. The room is very nice: you have the canal on two sides, where the waterbirds can come and get their breakfast. From the nice little beach you can comfortably enter the water to have a swim or you can take the pedal-boat or the kayak. Elise was very kind and helpful. Almost every day we had a surprise of fruits. Breakfast goods were always there and I loved to have coffee all the time. I can warmly recommend Elise's place. :)

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