Mar - Whole Houseboat - Sleeps 4

Beautiful Houseboat in the Center of the City

Excellent! 4.8/5 (12 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Just 10 minutes walking from Central Station
  2. Super location with great public transport connections
  3. Quiet and safe neighborhood
  1. 200 meters from Waterloo plein and Nieuwmarkt
  2. Water side terrace

Houseboat summary

A wooden cottage in the middle of the center, yet in a quiet neighborhood, just 10 minutes walk from Central Station!

Houseboat description

This is a picturesque houseboat of 55 m2, very cozy and bright, completely renovated and with all the comforts. It is located in one of the oldest and widest canals in Amsterdam, in the very center of the city, although in a quiet area.

It has large windows overlooking the canal where you can enjoy a wonderful view. There is also a floating terrace of about 4m x 1,50 m. It has a bedroom with double bed, bathroom with shower and bidet, large living room with open kitchen and a large sofa for 2 people in the living room.

The house is equipped with everything you need: Smart Flat TV with more than 100 cable channels, stereo system, DVD player, Wi-Fi and ADSL Internet connection. We live in this house and from time to time, we share it with you, so you will find all the comforts of a real home!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 21:00.

Check out before 12:00.


1 Bedroom, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2


The bedroom offers a warm and cozy atmosphere thanks to the wooden timber. The sleeping couch in the living room can be used for guests nr 3 and 4. The bathroom offers a comfortable shower, sink, toilet and bidet and a washing machine. 


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City



Dining Table & Chairs
Fully Equipped Kitchen

Washing Machine
Linen Provided
Towels Provided


DVD Player
Internet Access

Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

There is a floating terrace in front of the boat.

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating


City Views


Pets Allowed




25 km


0 km


25 km

Ferry port

1 km

Golf course

5 km

Motor way

2 km

Night club

1 km


0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

1 km

How to get there

From Central Station you can walk (about 10 minutes) or just take the metro and walk another few minutes (this takes you about 6 minutes in total). Super easy!

About the area

It is located around the corner of the Waterloo Square, the red light district and the wonderful Binnen-IJ area with the Maritime Museum, Nemo Science Museum and lots of wonderful old and new architecture. 


Since it's one of the oldest areas of Amsterdam, you can really sense the historical value of this location. Lots of points of interest are within walking distance, yet it is a quiet and relaxed area without tourist masses. 

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Houseboat owner


We would like to share our houseboat with you while we are away. It's a beautiful place, and we are 100% sure you will enjoy it!

Response time
Normally within 60 hours
Language spoken
English, Spanish

12 Reviews - Mar - Whole Houseboat - Sleeps 4

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. Pierre-Olivier D - Luxembourg

    18 Apr

    Mar - Whole houseboat

    Nice houseboat, Close from Central Station.


  2. Herbert B - Germany

    23 Oct

    very nice stay

    very nice stay in an optimal region close to the city and the most important sights. Very nice and quiet accommodation. Supermarket very near. We like to come back again.

  3. Lara - Canada

    21 Sep

    What a beautiful houseboat in Amsterdam!

    Wow! What a beautiful houseboat in the perfect location in Amsterdam. The houseboat surpassed our expectations, was clean and well-maintained and provided us with everything we needed for a wonderful holiday. The owner was very helpful and welcoming. Walking distance to everything including an excellent super market (2mins) and all the amenities you need to enjoy yourself. Thank you very much!

  4. Thomas B - the United States

    24 May

    Always awesome.

    this is the second time we have stayed on this houseboat and we loved it again. The location is perfect and the boat is well maintained and comfortable. Thank you for another great visit.

  5. Maggie Q - the United States

    22 Apr

    Nice boat, excellent way to experience Amsterdam

    we had a wonderful time in this houseboat! It’s clean, spacious and tastefully decorated. This time of the year, everything in Amsterdam is expensive and this houseboat has the best value of money! Much more spacious and centrally located than many apartments on land. Every morning we feed goose and ducks from the floating terrace, in the day we watch tour boats passing by and wave hi to those people and in the evening we enjoy the quiet river that just looks like those famous paintings. Cooked several meals on the boat too. Would definitely come back! 

  6. Olivera K - Germany

    02 Jan

    Tolle Unterkunft

    Sauber und gemütlich. Es fehlte an nichts. Tolle Lage. Wir sind sehr begeistert. Absolut empfehlenswert.

  7. Lisa H - England

    30 Apr

    Fantastic house boat, very centrally located!

    Mariela & Marco could not have been nicer upon our arrival, and the boat is exactly as described. Two of us stayed there for King's Day weekend - very comfortable, modern, easily accessible. It had everything we needed for a short weekend away. Would definitely stay there again.

  8. Erin G - England

    07 May

    Gorgeous and classy floating home

    The Mar Houseboat was perfect and we greatly enjoyed staying there.  The space was warm and comfortable and on a quiet and beautiful canal very close to the center of Amsterdam.  The hosts were wonderful and very accommodating.  We felt extremely fortunate to be able to stay in such a special home.

  9. Eva M - Ireland

    03 Nov

    Dream boat!

    This is a fabulous spot to stay while in Amsterdam. The boat has such beautiful relaxed vibes and a gorgeous view to sit and watch the world go by. It is clean and quiet yet close to go exploring the city. Would highly recommend it. 

  10. Charlene - Canada

    04 Sep

    Had a wonderful stay on this floating home

    We enjoyed staying on the houseboat very much. The owners were wonderful greeting us when we arrived and helped us with our luggage. The bed and the couch were very comfortable to sleep on and the shower was really nice. Being on the water was a treat and we were amused by the canal tour boats that pass by frequently. It was very close to a great grocery store and some nice restaurants. The house was very clean and I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends.

  11. Daniel K - the United States

    20 Sep

    Only in Amsterdam

    A wonderful way to experience Amsterdam. The houseboat is spacious and comfortable. It is conveniently located in the heart of the city. Having a full kitchen made for convenient and relaxing breakfast. Drinking wine and watching the tour boats go by is a unique experience. loved listening to the church bells. 

  12. Valentina - Italy

    15 Sep

    A house as the Dutch like to have themselves - Love it!

    This houseboat is a REAL house as the Dutch love to create themselves. I enjoyed watching the tourists passing by while I was on the houseboat to have breakfast surrounded by water and ducks. A dynamic and relaxing place. The house is spacious, bright, spotless and "gezellig" (full of welcoming atmosphere). The location is the best you could wish for: behind the Flea Market, the area of "Zeedijk" restaurants, all kinds of premises, the ortho-botanic, 15 'walk from the central station.

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