Modern design houseboat on superb location

Welcome aboard our modern DESIGN houseboat - a true HIDDEN GEM in in City Center

Excellent! 5/5 (9 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Private sun deck with a brilliant view
  2. Small but very spacious and modern designed studio
  3. One of the best beds & showers you've ever experienced
  1. Ultimate location for relaxation in Amsterdam Center
  2. Private entrance bridge and private entrance

Houseboat summary

Our spacious INDEPENDENT studio in our new and modern designed houseboat will provide you an amazing time in Amsterdam. The boat is located in the most romantic neighborhood in the city center. We believe it’s THE ultimate location to experience Amsterdam city, just outside the touristic area. The studio meets your needs more than expected with a cozy living, a double bed, a private bathroom and a private sunny deck terrace. The ideal retreat when looking for something out of the ordinary. Recommended by VOGUE!

Houseboat description

Have you ever been on a houseboat before? Come and visit ours! Our modern and spacious studio is a great way to stay on a boat. We've been developing this brand new houseboat and it was finished in 2018. So everything seriously is completely new, the ship was constructed out of steel plates and everything in the design is well-thought of.

NO head-bumping as all heights are high enough, NO moisture and NO cold nights as all isolation is thick and there is floor heating and CV everywhere. We guarantee an absolutely PRIVATE stay on the sharing, NO disturbances. We ourselves live on the same ship, so we'll notice each other on our deck terraces. Also, do keep in mind -while the adjacent walls are thick- we might be able to hear each other move about. So let's both respect our relaxation.

The area for sure is the best place to experience Amsterdam, it's a hidden gem just outside the hustle and bustle of the mass tourism in Amsterdam.

We seriously do appreciate our neighbors and their privacy. So please no loud talking or endless parties on our boat. You can stay out all night and watch the stars (we ourselves also like a drink or two), but please whisper when you notice the neighbors go to bed; they do need to work. So when looking for crazy nights, please book another location. We for sure need to live her peacefully FOREVER.


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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


Spacious living with a comfortable double bed with an enormous rooftop window. Ideal for people looking for an unforgettable EXPERIENCE. You probably don't want to leave.
We do need to alarm you a boat needs special house rules; you get in through a hatch and the sewage system is running on special pumps. So do take these things into account. Of course, we love to inform you about the do's and the don'ts.

TAKE CARE: a boat is not a house, please be responsible with our boat systems and its vulnerabilities. If you do throw any wetties or other things like feminine products in the toilet, we will have to charge you for the costs to repair, which easily is € 200. Please remind: the boat can rock a bit in strong winds as it's a boat. We don't notice it ourselves though, so we can promise: you won't get seasick.


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

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside


Towels Provided

Coffee and tea is provided. There is fridge, cutlery and some cups and bowls available.


Satellite / Cable Tv

WiFi / Internet

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Room Fans


City Views
Close To The Shops

Close To The Ariport

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports

swimming in the canal




19 km


0 km


23 km


1 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

1 km

How to get there

It's a 15 minutes walk from Central Station and a 5 minutes walk to the nearest bus stop (Haarlemmerplein).  After booking I will share more details so you can find the most suitable public transport for your situation. 

About the area

The boat is located in the most romantic neighborhood in the city center. We believe it’s THE ultimate location to experience Amsterdam city, just outside the touristic area.

The area for sure is the best place to experience Amsterdam... that's if you're not chasing parties 24/7 or hunger for packed touristic streets. The houses in our neighborhood are most wanted and people who live around here... don't ever want to leave. A village in the center of Amsterdam, with lovely ROMANTIC bridges creating that ultimate holiday feeling, also for the ones living here.

On an island in between beautiful warehouses we are situated in a lee which makes your stay pleasant for sure. Thereby we are in the ultimate sun angle, so we are always the first ones enjoying our sunny deck terrace in a t-shirt while a passerby still wears his winter coat.

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Houseboat owner


We are a family of 4, Edwin and Nadine and Gyom 5 and Izza 3. We love travelling ourselves and are interested in countries beauties and cultures and we love to show you how we live here in Amsterdam. We are living on the canals of Prinseneiland for several years now and we never want to move, that's for sure. Two years ago we have constructed this complete new houseboat, a historical boat-model but with all MODERN luxury such as floor heating and endless hot showers. We guarantee an absolutely PRIVATE stay. No sharing, no disturbances. You even have your private walkway and private deck terrace. We ourselves live on the same boat on the other side, so we'll notice each other move around.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
English, Dutch, Spanish, German

9 Reviews - Modern design houseboat on superb location

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Isabelle M - England

    12 Nov

    Beautiful Lucy Lou

    Everything was so special about Lucy Lou and Nadine made that possible! We had an amazing night sleep and woke up to the sight of the ducks swimming on the canal from our window! Lovely trip to Amsterdam, I would love to return to this houseboat! 5 star

  2. Simon - the Philippines

    27 Mar

    To be repeated!

    We had a wonderful stay aboard the Lucy Lou while exploring Amsterdam. It was the perfect place to be our home base, tucked away in a nice quiet neighborhood not far from the Amsterdam Centraal train station. The wonderful hosts provided a clean and comfortable space, with great amenities, a simple flexible check-in/out process, and great communication. If you’re looking for an unique experience with a great hosts, don’t hesitate to book!

  3. Julia Z - Germany

    20 Jan

    Wonderful houseboat

    We were guests at Lucy Lou last weekend and are absolutely thrilled. Nadine was absolutely friendly, helpful and the night on the houseboat was a great experience! Everything was very clean and lovingly designed. Even though it was January it was pleasantly warm inside. The Amsterdam city center can be reached in a good quarter of an hour. On the boat you don't notice the hustle and bustle of the big city, instead the swans and ducks visited us. We'd love to come back :-)

  4. Richard - Sweden

    12 Feb

    Relax on the water!

    I didn’t quite know what to expect from this stay, having not stayed on a houseboat before. It was a beautiful little space, perfect to get away from the busy streets of the main city and it’s very sturdy. With only a 10-15 minute walk into town, or a couple of minutes on a bike, it’s perfect. Nadine was very friendly, offering advice on places to visit and letting us drop off our bags early. The personal touch with a note thanking us for staying and a little glass of fizz was sweet. Couldn’t ask for more for a long weekend.

  5. Natasha B - England

    16 Mar


    We had a lovely weekend stay and were made to feel very welcome and looked-after. The houseboat experience is exactly as pictured, and everything was clean and tidy. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and it's only a short walk to some livelier spots. It was also a very convenient 15 min walk to Amsterdam Central. Would highly recommend for convenience and special experience.

  6. Irina - Montenegro

    19 Jul

    Excellent stay

    Beautiful boat that is close to excellent restaurants and shops. Stylish space, comfortable bed, and an excellent deck to relax on. Very peaceful way to enjoy the last feed days of a trip!

  7. Kelly - Austria

    03 Jun

    Perfect experience

    This is truly a wonderful place for those who want to stay on a house boat away from the hustle and bustle of Central Amsterdam, but also be in walking distance to the culture and vibrancy of this great city.

  8. Erik - the Netherlands

    27 May

    Boys time!

    We stayed at Nadine place the 3 of us, the 2 boys and myself. This was our boys weekend out in the big city. It was great. Mick went swimming in the canals, we experienced Amsterdam which was on a short stroll away and also the area where the boat is, is like a little town in Amsterdam. The room was also very nice, with nice extras from the hosts. We felt very welcome! Thanks Nadine and Edwin!

  9. Joy - Australia

    26 Apr

    My favorite houseboat!

    It was such a lovely experience to stay on this houseboat! It was so beautiful and clean, and the bed is SO comfortable! We only wish we could have spent more time there! My husband and I really want to live on a houseboat after staying here!

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