Little Nelly - waterfront view and roof terrace!
Awesome light, bright and private apartment aboard our city centre houseboat
- 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.
- Private apartment with wheelhouse
- Only 5 minutes walking from Central Station
- Superb views over the water
- Quiet area, yet close to the buzz of the city
- Roof terrace
A houseboat experience in the city center of Amsterdam, with boats, swans and ducks swimming by. A private apartment with roof terrace overlooking the oldest harbor in the city. Right in the city centre, a few minutes walking from Central Station, yet away from the tourist masses. Yes, you have just found the perfect place to stay for your next visit to Amsterdam!
We are so lucky to live on a traditional Dutch cargo ship, built in 1911. A real grand steel lady that used to transport goods all through Europe and now found her final destination in the oldest harbor of Amsterdam. The ship is completely renovated and we have made a separate apartment aboard to host you as our appreciated guest.
We are docked on the outer side of a row of houseboats that are docked along each other. This means that you have to walk over other boats to reach your place, Amsterdam style.
The good news is that you have the most wonderful view over the water: on your far left you see the majestic Central Station, in front of you the iconic floating Chinese restaurant and amazing new architecture and on your right you see the magnificent Nemo Science Museum and the Maritime Museum. And while enjoying this view, swans, ducks and many boats will pass by. We personally think it's the best view in town - especially from the wheelhouse, that is the entrance to your apartment.
From the wheelhouse you descent to the apartment, with lots of nautical elements still preserved. The bathroom for example has to be entered through the original steel waterproof door. Also we have some nice portholes in the living room. You will be sleeping under the wheelhouse, with the chain of the steering wheel still visible above you: unique, cozy and secluded.
The many large windows let in lots of daylight and give you a perfect view over the harbor.
During your stay you can prepare a meal in your kitchen, fully equipped for your convenience. We offer a 5-stove burner, water cooker, coffee maker, microwave and fridge.
And last but not least you have access to the roof terrace. No better place to sit back and relax, making new plans for the day and experience what it's like to be a local houseboat owner!
The location is super central. From Central Station it's only a few minutes walking before you reach our harbor. This is a surprisingly quiet and relaxed area compared to the buzzing red light district, Waterloo Square and Dam Square that are just around the corner. So wherever you want to go: it's easy to get there and when getting back you are assured to find a safe haven.
Please let us know if you are arriving before or departing after the regular check-in and check-out time. In this case we will see how we can help you with this.
Look forward to welcome you aboard!
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Check in/out time
Check in between 15:00 and 23:00.
Check out before 11:00.
King size beds: 1
The double bed is located under the wheelhouse, giving it a very cozy and secluded atmosphere.
The bathroom is compact but convenient and has to be entered through the original waterproof steel door.
Note: we use a sewage pump, so never throw anything else in the toilet than toilet paper.
Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city
Microwave / oven
Dining table & chairs
Satellite / Cable tv
WiFi / internet
Terrace / balcony
Heating / cooling
We offer central heating so you are assured to be comfortably warm all year round - even on the coldest winter nights.
Close to the shops
Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Cycling / mountain biking
How to get there
It's only a 5-minute walk from Central Station to this houseboat. How easy can it be? Arriving by plane? Then it's only a 14 minute train ride from Schiphol Airport to the Central Station and a nice walk to the boat!
About the area
Our harbor is found right next to the Central Station and the buzzing Noordermarkt and the red light district. However, you will be surprised by the tranquility that our little safe haven has to offer. And for a good reason: we as houseboat owners really look after each other and the neighborhood. We love you to be part of our community, even if it's only for a few days.
Hi, I'm Stijn, a houseboater and love to share the experience of living on the water with you!
39 Reviews - Little Nelly - waterfront view and roof terrace!
Heidi B - Germany
A very special place to stay Show originalShow original
We were warmly welcomed at Little Nelly. Stijn is a great host and the accommodation is very special and made our Amsterdam holiday perfect. It was very clean and nothing was missing. We enjoyed our breakfast on deck in the sun with a magnificent view. It's also very cozy on deck in the evening with a wine (donated by Stijn). Alternatively, you can also sit in the cozy wheelhouse and enjoy the fantastic view.
Julie K - Switzerland
Barge stay Show originalShow original
Hello, We had a great time on the houseboat! With a little sunshine we took advantage of the terrace to have breakfast and aperitif. The welcome is warm and it is available. Great advice if you are new to Amsterdam.
Jessica M - the United States
Highly recommended maritime getaway
Little Nelly is adorable, well maintained/kept/furnished, is very comfortable, and is in a great location. Stijn is an excellent host, highly responsive, welcoming, and considerate. We will definitely be back and telling all of our friends about little Nelly.
Katie R - England
What a fabulous little boat spot. We were a little worried before arrival about the walking across other boats and the bed size. But we needn't have worried as it's a perfectly easy walk over, and the bed was really spacious. Quirky and cosy! Will absolutely only stay here when I go Amsterdam next.
Jan S - the Czech Republic
We had a great time on Little Nelly. The boat is just beautiful and Stijn is an amazing host.