Niki - Your floating home away from home

Wake up with a sunny view on the canal, in this modern houseboat in Amsterdam. Walk or bike to the Jordaan, Museum District or City Center. Just around the corner you find much to do, shop and eat at fantastic places!

Excellent! 4.9/5 (7 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Great great location
  2. Modern, open and very spacious houseboat
  3. Fully equipped
  1. Amazing views over the canals
  2. High speed wifi

Houseboat summary

This houseboat will definitely more feel like a home than a holiday rental. It is personal, it is edgy, warm and fantastically located. It is the perfect getaway for couples who want to be close to the buzz of the city centre, yet enjoy a quiet night away from the tourist masses. Close to the Jordaan area and the tram takes you to the museum square in just a few minutes. 

Houseboat description

When waking up here you will most likely be welcomed by some elegant swans swimming by. After a good night rest in the high quality double bed it is time for another inspiring day in town, but first it is time for a nice breakfast at the large table in the open kitchen with a great view over the canal. Several coffee places and an amazing croissanterie can be found within minutes walking, as well as some of the best restaurants in town. 

But first something more about the houseboat itself. This 50 sqm barge has large windows and is best to be compared with a well equipped apartment. The owner loves the tranquility and spaciousness of the space. The central heating ensures a comfortable temperature all year round, even on the coldest winter nights. The interior design is modern and contemporary, a perfect match for both singles and couples who appreciate a home away from home. 

This floating house offers everything you may expect from a modern home: high speed internet, a large rain shower, fully equipped kitchen with Nespresso machine and dishwasher, a washer and dryer and a large lounge area. Here you can relax after a day in town and enjoy the water life passing by. We offer flatscreens that can be connected to your own portable devices (so no cable tv). Be assured that the houseboat is very stable and hardly moves, even with strong winds. 

About the location: the boat is located on the verge of the Jordaan area and within close range of great public transport connections to all corners of the city. The Anne Frank House is about 10 minutes walking distance, the Museum Square (Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Museum of Contemporary Art) is easy to reach by tram or a nice 15 - 20 minute walk. A few other cool things to do and see within walking distance: the Ten Katemarkt (daily market with fresh fish, vegetables etc), Food Hallen (food halls), Westerpark and lots of great restaurants and bars.

Overall: everything you need for an inspiring, relaxing, energizing stay in Amsterdam!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


Toilet and shower are separated from each other. Works like any other house.


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

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Sporting Activities

Great location to explore the amazing city of Amsterdam. Walking distance to the main attractions, but if you really want to do it the local way, rent some bikes! I am happy to help you with that!


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven
Washing Machine

Linen Provided
Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs

Everything you need will be there!


Music System / CD Player
WiFi / Internet

DVD Player
Internet Access

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Room Fans


City Views

Close To The Shops

Great quite canal, at the corner of all the hassle of the city.

Activities Nearby

Cycling / Mountain Biking

Amusement Park / Water Park


Tour Guide

Unfortunately I won't be able to welcome you, but my good friend will be. She knows the city really well, and can help you to make the best personalised itinerary.




15 km


1 km


27 km

Night club

1 km


0.5 km

Super market

0.5 km

Train station

2.2 km

About the area

The city center is on walking distance: Jordaan District (5 min), Vondelpark (7 min), Dam Square (10 min) and Museum Square (10 min). A lot of trams stop just around the corner and can bring you everywhere you need to go. Unfortunately parking is quite expensive in our neighborhood, but if you don't need your car during your stay I can recommend cheaper places on the border of town. If you are interested in renting a bicycle during your stay let me know. I can have them delivered to the houseboat for you.

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Houseboat owner


Hi, I am Nils, from Amsterdam. I run my own computercompany, which gives me the change to work abroad, which is perfect, since I love to travel the world. Just as you are about to do! Anyway, I hope you will enjoy my lovely houseboat just as much as I do.

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English

7 Reviews - Niki - Your floating home away from home

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Gren

    23 Mar

    Wonderful place

    Great stay! Easy booking, great communication.. wonderful place, quiet, tranquil. Will be back for sure.

  2. Joseph

    25 Apr

    Such a cool and unique houseboat!

  3. Gennaro M - Italy

    04 Dec

    Fantastic houseboat experience in Amsterdam

    Fantastic boat amazing location great experience very good host see you soon thank you

  4. Josca - the Netherlands

    01 Mar

    Nice and clean houseboat on superb location

    We had a great stay on this houseboat. It was clean, well located and the bed was really comfortable. We enjoyed it a lot!

  5. Spencer - the United States

    24 Oct

    Highly recommended houseboat

    We had an amazing stay on this charming houseboat in a real Amsterdam neighborhood - far away from the drums of tourists that you might find in other places. The host is very welcoming and the place really feels like a home. Not surprisingly since it is an actual house of the owner ;-) It is personal and warm - could not recommend this place enough!

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