Riverside Studio - 20 min from Amsterdam
Romantic self-contained studio, 20 car-minutes from Amsterdam. Local transport by train and bus.
- Wonderful views
- Smart tiny houses design
- Easy access to Amsterdam/Utrecht
- Pittoresque and historical surroundings
- Local shops within walking/cycling distance
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.
This 21sqm 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.
Number of double beds: 1
Heating / Cooling
Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park
How to get there
The houseboat is located about fifteen minutes by taxi from Weesp and/or Hilversum railway stations. Bus 106 has an hourly service from both stations to Nederhorst den Berg, with the local bus stop about 5 minutes away.
Access by car from the A2 motorway (exit Vinkeveen), or the A1 motorway (exit Weesp), or the A27 (exit Hilversum). From each exit a final 15-20 minute drive through the beautiful watery polder landscape.
The owner's car is registered with Snappcar and can be booked through them. Ask owner for details.
I'm a global nomad that finally found my feet right back where I started, in the watery wetlands of my birth. Coming 'home' to the water has been deeply rewarding, fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming a water dweller. Right from the start, I wanted to create a professional space on the houseboat that enables others to share this unique experience. I designed the Riverside Studio myself, optimising the space using all the clever concepts from the Tiny Houses movement. Since 2018 it has been offering people a small slice of their own paradise here on the water. I even road tested it myself for three months while the rest of the houseboat was renovated. We share the space, but with excellent soundproofing between our sections of the boat, you need never know I am around once you've received the keys and entered your own riverside mood. As a counsellor and psychotherapist I know all about respecting your boundaries as much as I know you will respect mine. You can read more about a complete, all inclusive coaching/accommodation package on That said, when invited, I will be more than happy to tell you about this wonderful part of Holland, the best restaurants in the neighbourhood, organise rental bikes, or help you in any other way possible to make your stay in our wonderful Riverside Studio the best ever! I speak fluent English, Swedish and Dutch, and can get by well enough in spoken French.
26 Reviews - Riverside Studio - 20 min from Amsterdam
Alberta A - Italy
we spent two nights in the beautiful Lysenne houseboute. She is simply fantastic, very helpful, kind and discreet ... she even offer us two beers produced locally, that we enjoyed on the small terrace in absolute peace ... very romantic! The small room on the water is simply fantastic for the canal location, with wonderful nature. It is equipped with everything .. nothing is missing, just like in the description. All very clean. The foldaway bed is very comfortable. It was a shame to stay there so little time ... I'd like to come back.!!
Superb experienceLysanne is a pleasure to interact and work with. She is deeply insightful and committed to her work of empowering others to choose and live the life they desire. Lysanee has educated herself with both knowledge and experiences and is deeply compassionately. You will feel her compassionate touch at first meeting. Her gentle yet firm support offers others an amazing opportunity to meet themselves from the inside out, at the beautiful sanctuary she has created with love, alongside nature on her newly renovated house boat. This oasis was intentionally designed to offer peace and solitude as one struggles to find ease within. I left this time with Lysanne feeling calmly connected with myself with a renewed sense of confidence and clarity.
Loredana M - Italy
Absolutely lovely place
Lysanne is an amazing person, very prone to help her guests and let them enjoy her stunning place.
The location is a little far from Amsterdam and it is easier to achieve by car then by public transportation, but it absolutely deserves a visit! I appeciated stay in a greeny area not in the busy city to have a big rest and see beautiful nature!
The houseboat inside is cozy and romantic, perfect for a couple, you can have a good breakfast outside along the canal with the company of birds, ducks and the other boats passing by. If you want to cook by yourselves is also possible as the kitchen is fully furnished.
Raphael W - Germany
The Riverside Studio is a perfect place to feel good and especially to slow down and relax after a busy work week. Beautifully located on a lake a bit outside of the city Amsterdam you can enjoy the life on the houseboat especially on sunny days like we had the last weekend.
Lysanne is a great host. She prepared everything nicely and was very kind.
We recommend the place and would come back at any time to enjoy the lake, the city and the possibility to relax and have time for ourselves and each other!
Thank you Lysanne for the nice stay!
Oguzhan C - Germany
It was Wunderful
It was a wonderful experience to spend the night on your houseboat. I would only book here when I come to Amsterdam next time. Thank you for your hospitality and the nice introduction