Light and private room 'Dune'

Be welcome aboard our floating B&B with garden, private bathroom and great water views.

Excellent! 4.7/5 (12 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. We now rent out only one room at a time, or two rooms for a family. 

The Dune Room on our floating B&B in the Northern part of Amsterdam has a private entrance and an en suite bathroom, ensuring all the privacy you want during your stay. Thanks to the large window, the room is very light and bright. You will love the swans, ducks and geese passing by, 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 in 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. There is a comfortable double bed, that can be taken apart on request. Please inform us before your stay if you want two separate single beds so we can prepare this for you.  

Private garden and swimming

After coming back from the city you can either chill out on your private room, or enjoy the garden 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, meat 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

In the common breakfast area you can use the refrigerator. You can either enjoy breakfast here or in your room.


WiFi / Internet

Outdoor Facilities

Sun Loungers

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!

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking




25 km


25 km


0 km

Ferry port

1 km

Golf course

16 km

Motor way

2 km

Night club

2 km


0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

2 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

12 Reviews - Light and private room 'Dune'

Excellent! 4.7/5

  1. Hazel V - the United States

    28 Aug

    A Great Find!

    This little gem turned out to be the highlight of our European Trip! Elise is easy-going, informative, flexible and a delight. Her accommodations are as described with so much more. We arrived in the dark, slept soundly because her houseboat and the canal it is on is completely quiet and woke to an amazing view. The front French doors open directly onto the water of the canal where you can eat at her little table while hanging your feet over the side! Everything is compact and well laid out, including a couple of suggested bike rides to the surrounding sights. Do Them! Breakfast is stocked in the little kitchen daily and is serve yourself which worked perfectly-we could sleep in or eat early without worry. We had the best adventure taking her canoe down the canal toward the river and having lunch at a great spot. The free ferry is an easy and safe walking distance away and it was wonderful to leave the hustle and bustle of majestic Amsterdam and head to our calm and relaxing mecca in the north. It felt like the best of both worlds! At night we cozied up at a sweet fire pit right on her little beach and drank the wine she has by the bottle which was very good. Her yard is whimsical and fun, and don't forget your suits-you really can swim in her canal! We also took the train to the airport-it was easy, cheap and a great way to travel. We'll be back to this lovely spot!

  2. Sarah E - Australia

    02 Sep

    Fantastic stay

    The room is very nice, the beds are comfy and everything was clean. Location is good also, there's a supermarket in walking distance and the ferry that brings you to the city center is just a 20 min walk away. Parking is directly in front of the property. 

    We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it. 

  3. John J - Ireland

    16 Nov

    Perfect Retreat !

    Our thanks to Elise for letting us stay at her beautiful home. A perfect retreat in a calm backwater close to a wonderful city center. Welcoming and clean. A real treat was the visit of swans, ducks, coots, and gulls outside our door which opens out onto the water. A delight. Beautiful ambient garden, peace, and calm. I would love to return something. Thanks, Elise!

  4. Marisa K - Germany

    17 Sep

    Great Place to Stay in Amsterdam!

    The Houseboat of Elise is the perfect place for a stay in Amsterdam. We had a great time in the room Dune and enjoyed the nice ambiente of it. Elise is a nice host and is really supportive. The ferry to Central Station was 20 minutes walking distance away but we had good weather during our stay, so it was fine for us. The DIY breakfast was great - we could wake up whenever we wanted and have breakfast just next to the canal with the ducks - what a nice experience. Just can recommend this place!

  5. Sabine B - Germany

    17 Aug


    We enjoyed staying in a houseboat, swimming in the canal. Away from the city it was very calm, but with the ferry we reached the town very fast. Breakfast from Elise was great.

  6. Natasha E - England

    12 Mar

    Weekend To Remember

    Had an amazing weekend for my husbands 40th, we were truly looked after and Elise was so helpful and friendly. The room was clean and had everything we needed. Breakfast had a good selection to cater for all. We hired the bikes from them and were given advice on some great places and restaurants to visit. Thank you so much we really had an amazing time and definitely recommend!!

  7. Matthew S - England

    16 Oct

    Hidden gem

    Stayed for a long weekend, great place even better setting on the water, really relaxing, the room was nice and clean. it's outside of the center of Amsterdam but the free ferry made this no problem at all. The owners were really friendly, and we would love to go back in the summer to swim and canoe in the canal 

  8. Kathrin F - Germany

    11 Sep

    Great place to relax

    We had 4 lovely nights at Elise's place. The fridge will be filled every morning with breakfast supplies. We especially loved the Orange juice :)

    Also jumping from your room window directly into the water was great fun!

    It's not a hotel, so don't expect your room to be cleaned or tended to with room service. If you need something Elise will definitely try to help - just ask...

    Thanks again for the relaxed time together :)

  9. Lea K - Argentina

    18 Aug

    Beautiful B&B

    The stay in B&B de Albatros couldn't have been better! The room and facilities are very clean and decorated with love. We were warmly welcomed and felt very comfortable. The houseboat is situated in a very quiet zone. It was no problem at all that it takes a little bit to get to the city (by bike and ferry), because it just felt so good to come back to this quiet spot and to relax after discovering the busy and lively city center.

  10. Caroline D - Sweden

    29 Sep

    Very good!

    Very good, We loved Our stay at this cosy houseboat

  11. Tobias - Germany

    31 Jul

    Great houseboat and lovely hosts

    The B & B is located on a great location. The city is close and easy to reach, the beautiful nature as well.
    The houseboat is located on the water, which provides pleasant air and a nice atmosphere.
    We were able to explore the river by canoe and the area by bike. Everything was there and available.
    The service was great. We got tips for our stay, the breakfast was always well prepared and we got fresh fruit every day.

  12. Simone B - Germany

    29 Oct

    Nice stay

    We had a very nice stay at this pretty house boat. Even the weather was acceptable. We enjoyed the breakfast with the swans and the ride with the bikes to the Johan-Cruyff-Arena. It was a very good decision to stay at a quit place over the night after joining the crowded city at daylight.

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