living room
little place to store your luggage
little terrace
nice view
living room

Peaceful, cozy houseboat in central Amsterdam

My houseboat offers a wonderful, quiet and peaceful place in one of the finest canals. It is very central and at the same time, you will enjoy local Amsterdam. Sitting calm on the canal, there are lots of windows that let in a lot of light.

Excellent! 4.9/5 (17 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. great location
  2. peaceful, warm, relaxed
  3. comfortable and cozy
  1. central amsterdam
  2. close to Anne Frank's house

Houseboat summary

My houseboat is very comfortable, cosy and centrally located. It's an easy walking distance to many nice places. It's just a short and nice walk to Anne Frank (10min), Rijks / Van Gogh museum (20 min), and the Jordan area (2min).

At the same time, it is a very peaceful location next to a very quiet street. I find it very calming to just watch the ducks and swans go by either from my favourite spot on the beanbag in front of the living room windows or from the little terrace. The place is well furnished and very convenient. Feel free to use my kitchen if you can resist the many lovely restaurants and breakfast places just around the corner. 

Houseboat description

It's a perfect base to explore Amsterdam or to just stay home and enjoy the view over the canal.

The houseboat fits a couple or two close friends. There is one bedroom, a well-equipped kitchen, a bathroom, a little place to store your luggage, and a terrace outside. Wifi, central heating, tv is available. Unfortunately, the houseboat is not suitable for children.

Smoking is not permitted.

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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


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City



Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven
Washing Machine

Linen Provided
Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

DVD Player
Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating


City Views

Close To The Shops




15 km


0 km


25 km

Night club

1 km


0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

2 km

How to get there

It's a 20 minutes drive from Schiphol. It's 4 stops away from Amsterdam Central train station when travelling with public transport. I'll send you a detailed description later on. 

About the area

It's a very nice and peaceful area. It's walking distance to many interesting places. There are many great bars, lunch and dining locations in the neighbourhood. Let me know if interested, then I can give you some recommendations. 

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Houseboat owner


I love my place and I hope you will like it as well!

Response time
Normally within 4 hours
Language spoken
English, German, Spanish, Dutch

17 Reviews - Peaceful, cozy houseboat in central Amsterdam

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Elaine K - England

    22 Sep

    First time in Dam

    My first time in Amsterdam,it's so busy and exciting but great to return to the tranquillity of the houseboat location each evening...waking in the morning to watch the variety of birds on the canal.

    The houseboat is brilliant with everything required to provide a comfortable stay and a 15 minute stroll into the city centre.I would definitely recommend.

  2. Gustav - Denmark

    18 Jan

    Lovely houseboat in a cozy neighbourhood

    Extremely lovely houseboat in a cozy neighbourhood! Everything from check-in to communication was good! You Can Walk to the Anne Frank House and the 9 Streets in 10 minutes, and the City center in 20 minutes! A really nice and beautiful walk! Would definitely recommend you staying here!

  3. Sybille R - Namibia

    09 May

    little home on the water

    absolute great location, nearby to everything! we felt very comfortable and the owner was very helpful and assisted us with all our needs. The perfect place for a couple to stay!

  4. paula - Germany

    26 Nov

    Spotless boathouse on the perfect location

    Wanne's houseboat was lovely and spotlessly clean! The location was perfect... we walked everywhere. There are some terrific restaurants nearby! Relaxing on the terrace was also a real treat! I think the ducks and swans got a bit fatter after our stay. Wanne provided us with all the information we needed and more. Checking in and out were easy and we were given a complementary bottle of wine! She responded promptly to every email we sent. Thanks for everything! We'll be back for sure!

  5. Sinah L - Switzerland

    03 Jul

    very nice

    dear wanne

    thank you  it was very nice at your houseboat we really enjoy it

  6. Doug C - the United States

    06 Jun


    Very clean on arrival. Full kitchen but no microwave. Good location to shops and restaurants. A true BNB feel living in someone else's house. Fun experience to be on the canal, we would do it again.

  7. - the Netherlands

    09 Mar

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 2-night booking.
  8. Frank T - Germany

    12 Sep

    Perfect location for a stay in Amsterdam

    Nice an clean, perfect located.

  9. Tsubasa T - the United States

    01 Jun

    Very nice

    Really nice experience staying on a canal of Amsterdam. Clean and well equipped room, walking distance from a many tourist spots, and trams were close. The atmosphere of the room was peaceful and relaxing. It wasn't just a place to stay for me, I enjoyed being in the room relaxing with the view.
  10. James - the United States

    24 Apr

    Such a cozy houseboat in Amsterdam!

    Everything about this place was charming. The location, the inside, and the hosts were extremely accommodating and responded to messages in a very timely manner. Such a cozy spot right on the water. I'll definitely be back!

  11. Amanda B - the United States

    21 Sep

    Cute houseboat

    Cute little houseboat in a great location. We had a great vacation here.

  12. Neve T - England

    05 Jun

    amazing house boat!!

    Wanne’s houseboat was absolutely amazing!! About 15/20 minutes walk from everything you’d possibly want to do in Amsterdam. Nothing was complicated about the booking, she gave us various information and was always quick to reply whenever I needed help. Staying on the canal was fabulous! We had ducklings come right up to the boat on several occasions. Just an amazing place to stay! Thank you Wanne 

  13. YVONNE K - Canada

    05 Aug

    An Amazing Accommodation!

    We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day stay.  The accommodation was exactly as advertised - modern and clean with a wonderful deck to spend time watching the comings and goings on the canal.  It was well withing walking distance of tourist sites and great restaurants. The owner was very helpful and responded withing 2 days (and often earlier) to our emails.  We highly recommend this houseboat and we are very pleased with  Would do it again in the future!

  14. - the Netherlands

    29 May

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 8-night booking.
  15. Beebs B - the United States

    21 May

    A lovely place!

    What a lovely place to stay to experience Amsterdam! Waking in the early morning was beautiful and peaceful. Wanne’s houseboat is very clean, warm, and homey.  It was wonderful to come home each night! Communication was very good and we were greeted upon our arrival which was a nice touch and comforting.  I look forward to visiting the charming Amsterdam again!

  16. Carmen M - Germany

    04 Aug

    Great stay

    We had a great time in the houseboat. All was clean, tidy and there was everything you need. It was closed the center, but it was so quiet. It is a good place to enjoy and to relax.

    The contact to the owner was so friendly and she answered soon.

    If you have the opportunity, book this wonderful houseboat.

    We will come back one day!

  17. Arthur E - the United States

    19 Aug

    Cozy Houseboat

    We found the houseboat to be cozy for two people and in a great location.  Several tram stops were in walking distance, as well as places to eat.  Bagels & Beans is a short walk and great breakfast place.  The houseboat was clean.  We enjoyed are stay. 

  18. Thomas L - Germany

    13 Oct

    Fantastic location and perfect service - highly recommended

    This place is for you, if you want a quiet and comfortable place  as a basis for your Amsterdam visit. Look at the pictures - there are real and there's nothing you would miss. 

  19. Rebecca - Mexico

    30 Mar

    The best houseboat experience possible

    Staying in this houseboat was the best experience we could give ourselves. The views were priceless and the place itself was magical. Everything here was extremely easy even those tad bits of knowledge your should have once you stay there. The house boat is tidy, simple but every bit of homy and cozy you need. If you get the chance of going to book this houseboat, stay here! We have nothing but great things to say about this place!

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