River View Houseboat Apartment

Charming apartment on a traditional ship, right in the city centre

Good 4.4/5 (13 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Cozy and characteristic houseboat apartment
  2. Amazing location in Amsterdam city centre
  3. Wheelhouse with panoramic views
  1. Sleeps four in comfortable double beds
  2. Excellent host
  3. lots of bars and restaurants

Houseboat summary

Be the captain on your next houseboat holiday in Amsterdam. Enjoy the panoramic views from the wheelhouse of this traditional, yet renovated houseboat apartment. Sleeps four and offers a great terrace right in the city centre.

Houseboat description

The interior of the boat is cozy and authentic, with wooden painted walls that follow the shape of the ship. This contributes to the nautical feeling aboard. However, the most ship-like experience you will get in the wheelhouse, that offers amazing panoramic views over the Amstel river. This is an inspiring place to sit back, relax and make new plans for a brand new day in town while ships, ducks and swans swim by. 

Inside you will find one master bedroom with a large double bed. This room has an authentic roof and a window that contributes to the light and bright atmosphere. The central heating ensures a comfortable temperature all year round.  

A second large and super comfortable double bed is located in the hull of the ship. This is without a double not the highest sleeping area around, but it has lots of character for sure and actually a lot of people love sleeping here. You will sleep like the sailors that lived on this ship almost a century ago. A unique and authentic experience!

Next to the bed you will find a cozy dining area with four chairs and three charming cabinets. The open kitchen enables you to prepare a meal for those nights that you want to have a laid back night at home. Don't fancy cooking during your stay? Not the least of a problem! You will find loads of great bars and restaurants within walking distance. 

Previous guests really appreciate the unique location and the atmosphere this houseboat has to offer. Since the apartment is located on a houseboat, the space is kind of limited and the stair is quite steep, but this is largely compensated by the amazing views, the charming terrace and the fact that so many points of interest are found within a stone's throw distance.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 2


The bathroom is small but convenient with a shower and normal toilet. 


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Hair Dryer
Dining Table & Chairs


Music System / CD Player
WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

The terrace at the back of the ship, just behind the wheelhouse, offers a unique panoramic view on both the water and the streets. What a great place to sit back, relax and watch the world pass by.

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Room Fans


Panoramic Views
City Views

Close To The Shops



Pets Allowed

Note the steep stairs, narrow corridor and smaller doors: kids in general love it but for older people it might be a bit too steep.

Activities Nearby

Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking




10 km


0 km


20 km

Ferry port

20 km

Motor way

3 km

Night club

0 km


0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

1 km

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Houseboat owner


Look forward to welcome you aboard on my houseboat!

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

13 Reviews - River View Houseboat Apartment

Good 4.4/5

  1. Lisa S - England

    16 Aug

    Amazing short break

    First let’s start with captain Rob. This is the second time in one of his boats and he is ace! Check-in info was easy to follow and he’s always on hand if needed. He is a lovely friendly host. The boat next! This is the 3rd houseboat we have stayed on in the last few years and this is the smallest. We are 2 adults and 1 teenager. For a short break 2 or 3 nights it is fine but any longer and we would have struggled. There is no lounge area as such and no TV. The beds are big and very comfy and the overall boat was clean. Location is perfect as is easy walking distance from everywhere.

  2. BRIAN C - the United States

    26 Mar

    Holland Advevture. Show original

    Started our Holland adventure with staying in judith’s houseboat.  Great location and well equipped for our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids)   Thanks! 

  3. Mark - England

    18 Oct

    Fantastic houseboat holiday rental!

    We stayed here for three nights and really enjoyed the houseboat with its charming interior. Not huge, but just perfect for a short stay right in the middle of town. The city is basically your backyard, and you are privileged to enjoy the show from the wheelhouse or terrace. Will be back for sure!

  4. Kerrie J - Australia

    02 Aug

    Perfect location

    Perfect location that will leave you breathless every time you wake up and step outside. Close to everything but also quiet enough that it’s not too noisy. Host was very helpful and friendly. Boat is small but fine for myself and 3 friends and we spent a lot of time on the deck. The fridge is very small so probably better for short stays or if you plan to eat out more than in. 

  5. Cristina B - Italy

    24 Jun

    great stay!

    We had a great time! I surprised my grandchildren and they were thrilled!

    The only thing I can say is that perhaps it is appropriate to say that this boat is not for everyone .... the access ladder to the lower floor is very steep!

    For the rest .... beautiful !!!!

    I recommend everyone a holiday on a houseboat!

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