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Houseboat Riverside Studio - 20 min from Amsterdam

Romantic self-contained studio, 20 car-minutes from Amsterdam. Local transport by train and bus.

View alongside houseboat.
  • View alongside houseboat.
  • Bed folded out, views from the windows
  • Designed to you never need to move anything out of the way
  • Bathroom
  • Summer view to the right of the studio
  • Winter views from the terrace
  • Sumer view from the hammock, looking left.
  • View alongside houseboat.
  • Bed folded out, views from the windows
  • Designed to you never need to move anything out of the way
  • Bathroom
  • Summer view to the right of the studio
  • Winter views from the terrace
  • Sumer view from the hammock, looking left.
  • Sit and drift off
  • Or work on a project
  • Inside kitchenette (Ikea)
  • Fridge
  • Breakfast
  • The neighbours come to say hi!
  • French, English, Swedish and Dutch spoken.
  • Layout of studio
  • Storks nesting on the island opposite
  • For the lucky few, taken from the terrace
  • Happy neighbours showing off their babies
  • Perfect river meditation
  • My favourite local restaurant: de Eend, in Loosdrecht.
  • Ferry over the Vecht to Nigtevecht across the water.
  • Bliss.
  • And we have real frogs too.
  • Situated in a riverbend makes for perfect views
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Houseboat summary

Situated in the rural outskirts of Amsterdam this unique Riverside Studio allows you to experience the best of both worlds. Spend the day in the bustling capital Amsterdam, and come home to the tranquillity of the wide open polders, with iconic farms, windmills, geese, herons and storks. 

Or add one or two nights to your city stay to come and relax and see the beautiful historical 'summer houses' (mansions!!) that were built along the river Vecht by the wealthy 17th century Amsterdam merchants who considered it their back garden!

Upon entering your Riverside Studio, you  literally leave the world behind and step into the placid rhythms of river life. Swans, geese, moorhens, jumping fish, storks, herons, ducks, of course, and many other river dwelling creatures rapidly become your new neighbours.

From May to August we share the river with small pleasure craft and day trippers, that make for a colourful summer pageant. But for the rest of the year, the river is ours. We're located on the riverbend between the picturesque historical village of Vreeland and the more practical village of Nederhorst den Berg. This offers sweeping river views south, east and west! 

Located 20 minutes by car from Amsterdam, 30 minutes from Utrecht. Free parking directly in front on the houseboat. The Riverside Studio can also be reached by public transport by taking a bus from our village to the town of Weesp, and then a train to Amsterdam (45 minutes). The bus does not run on Sundays or holidays. Use the NS journey planner to be found on the NS website, to make your own assessment of distances. (Local bus stop: Nederhorst den Berg - Overmeer)

If you want to travel further afield, then you can easily hire my car through Snappcar. 

Houseboat description

This 25sqm self contained studio apartment has its own entrance, kitchenette, bathroom, and outside terrace. There is proper sound isolation between the Riverside Studio and the Captain's Quarters to ensure total privacy. Your section of the outside terrace, includes a table, 2 chairs and a deliciously comfortable hammock. 

The high ceiling and the sliding door to your private terrace, as well as a large side window that gives you a unique 'breakfast in bed' view of the river, make the studio feel spacious and light. Imagine waking up to gentle birdsong and watching the gentle river flow by, right at your feet.

The smart studio has been cleverly designed with the popular tiny houses concept in mind. Everything folds, in, out or up, and the kitchenette is neatly tucked away in a cupboard. This allows you to make optimal use of the space. And you can leave your slippers at home, because there is floor heating throughout.

The kitchenette is equipped with a microwave and two electric cooking rings. The fridge is big enough for a three-day food shop. 

EXTRA: I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. So feel free to enquire about booking some counselling or creative coaching sessions during your stay. Residents of the studio enjoy a 10% discount on regular counselling fees. 

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Houseboat highlights

  • Wonderful views

  • Easy access to Amsterdam/Utrecht

  • Local shops within walking/cycling distance

  • Smart tiny houses design

  • Pittoresque and historical surroundings

 
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