Rob's Boathouse in a picturesque area

Spacious & romantic studio on a boathouse, newly renovated and in the proximity of the city centre.

Excellent! 4.9/5 (23 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Picturesque area of the city centre
  2. Fantastic views of Zeeburger Dyke
  3. Spacious and luxury studio
  1. Well located
  2. In the heart of Amsterdam

Houseboat summary

Amsterdam has never looked so good! This houseboat (both inside and outside non smoking), called Rob & Paul's Houseboat, will offer you an unique expierence. The boat is moored at one of Amsterdam most beautiful spots: in the heart of the city, but with an great view of the famous Zeeburger Dyke. Enjoy your holiday on the water in luxurious style.

The studio hosts a comfy double bed, complimentary coffee and tea facilities, as well as an en-suite bathroom and a private spot on the terrace at the waterside. Enjoy your breakfast in the sun, greeted by swans and geese alike.

With countless local restaurants, cafés and bars close by Rob’s studio offers luxurious style with fantastic views of the Zeeburger Dyke.

The boat is only minutes away from attractions such as the museum area, the Amsterdam Zoo Artis, the famous open-air Dapper Market and the daily flea market on Waterloo Square. Local hotspots such as the IJ Brewery and popular restaurants Studio K, the Badhuis and Langendijk are close by.

10 min Central Station
15 min Dam Square
15 min Rijksmuseum
10 min Red Light District

There are many places around to buy breakfast and to go. We are not serving breakfast.

Thank you so much!

Houseboat description

You will have your own spacious studio. The large double bed faces out on the Dyke. Wake up by the sounds of ducks, bicycle bells or a sloop passing by. Enjoy your breakfast or cup of coffee on the cozy terrace, while overlooking the canal.

After an exciting and busy day in the city, this houseboat is the perfect place to enjoy your afternoon or the late hours in the evening. The relaxing atmosphere of the boat and the magnificent location makes this place a perfect spot. Shut down the metropolis around you and enjoy eachothers compagny. But if you're planning to discover all the breathtaking spots of the city, rent a bike for 5 euros a day. Brave the biking trails and expierence the unique ambiance of the city!

The large window gives the studio a spacious feeling. Cosy up in the room during a typical Dutch autumn- or winter day, or open them in the summer and make the most of a hot day in the city.

Rob lives on the boat (in separated accommodation). Feel free to ask him any questions.

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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


The room is recently restructured and refurbished. You have your own bathroom, which is modern and very clean. 



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

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing

Town / City


WiFi / Internet

DVD Player

Heating / Cooling

Air Conditioning

Central Heating

Extra sofa bed available on request


City Views
Close To The Shops

Close To The Ariport


Long Term Rent Available


Tour Guide




20 km

About the area

Famous tourist attractions such as the Leidseplein, Dam Square and the Museumplein are within walking distance. The Dapper Market and the Ij Brewery are only two minutes walk away. 

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Houseboat owner


Live on the water and enjoy a different lifestyle in the heart of Amsterdam.

The studio hosts a comfy double bed, complimentary coffee and tea facilities, as well as an en-suite bathroom and a private spot on the terrace at the waterside. Enjoy your breakfast in the sun, greeted by swans and geese alike.

With countless local restaurants, cafés and bars close by Rob’s studio offers luxurious style with fantastic views of the Zeeburger Dyke.

The boat is only minutes away from attractions such as the museum area, the Amsterdam Zoo Artis, the famous open-air Dapper Market and the daily flea market on Waterloo Square. Local hotspots such as the IJ Brewery and popular restaurants Studio K, the Badhuis and Langendijk are close by.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
Dutch, English, German

23 Reviews - Rob's Boathouse in a picturesque area

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Margaret - England

    08 Sep

    Super break on an Amsterdam house boat

    Thank you for a super break in your houseboat and especially for the gift to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. What a nice surprise. We went to the In Stock restaurant that you recommended - love the recycling concept and the food was excellent. Many, many thanks to such lovely hosts.

  2. Gigi L - Hong Kong

    28 Dec

    Best bnb experience ever!

    Paul and Rob’s place is cozy and clean. Nicely decorated. Paul prepared some Christmas special pastry for us, very thoughtful of him. He also gave us tips to travel like a local. Their place is only 15-20 mins away from the main attractions. Bus stop is just 3 minutes away. The geese, birds and swans greeted us every morning. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who are travelling to Amsterdam.

  3. Susanne B - Germany

    09 Jan

    Unterkunft mit Flair

    Hübsche Unterkunft auf einem Hausboot in der Nähe einer Brauerei. Gute Anbindung, sehr netter Vermieter, gute Tipps, unkompliziert, perfekt für den kurzen oder etwas längeren Aufenthalt in Amsterdam.

  4. Candice G - England

    16 Jan

    Robs picturesque boathouse

    my friend and I stayed in the houseboat over the weekend for our birthdays the houseboat itself is beautifully decorated and has a homely feel and beds very comfortable, some nice touches that were appreciated eg a map teas and coffee, small terrace area is lovely to wake up to in the morning, the houseboat is situated slighlty out of town centre and would have been a 35/40 minute walk which we hadn’t realised upon booking but this was not a problem you can buy a bus/tram ticket €17 for 3 days and the buses are every 10 minutes or so, we returned too late for buses but taxi also only cost €10 from Centraal station, if you want to visit Amsterdam and stay somewhere personal and stylish and you don’t want the constant noise of people walking past outside I would recommend Robs houseboat this was my 5th time in Amsterdam and having tried all accommodation types this is by far my favourite 

  5. Laila P - Germany

    28 Oct

    weekend in Amsterdam

    We had such a nice stay. the boathouse and its hosts made the hole trip just perfect. 

  6. Jürgen K - Germany

    16 Sep

    Enjoyed to stay at houseboat

    We have been for a weekend in Amsterdam.  Was a very nice experiance to stay on a houseboat for us. All necessary eqipments available. Owner is very friendly an helpfull. 

  7. Sandra G - Germany

    05 Jun

    Empfehlenswerte Unterkunft, gern wieder!

    Wir hatten 4 Nächte gebucht, die Unterkunft ist gut vom Centraal zu erreichen - entweder mit der Straßenbahn oder auch zu Fuß. Die Kommunikation mit Paul war einfach über Whatsapp und komplikationslos. Fahrräder standen zur Verfügung, Paul hat uns beim Einchecken alles Wichtige über Amsterdam und die nähere Hausbootumgebung erklärt und Hotspots sowie auch seine Favoriten nahe gebracht - so hätten wir auch unvorbereitet anreisen können.
    Wir haben nahezu alles zu Fuß oder mit den Rädern erreicht, das fanden wir sehr praktisch.

    Das Hausboot ist sehr sauber, bietet für 2 Personen ausreichend Platz. Besonders schön ist natürlich die winzige Terrasse mit Blick auf Wasser und Windmühle ;-) Die in unmittelbarer Nähe vorbeiführende Bahnstrecke hat uns beide nicht gestört, wir waren abends viel zu müde als uns davon wecken zu lassen.

    Also wir empfehlen das Hausboot uneingeschränkt weiter. Vielen Dank für den wunderbaren Aufenthalt.

  8. Michael W - England

    26 Aug

    Amazing stay in Amsterdam!

    Rob's houseboat is perfect!  We had such a great stay.  The location is easily reached from Schipol Airport and on a really nice canal in a quiet location, and just down the road from the awesome windmill brewery!  The surrounding area is great to explore and near markets and shops.  We walked to central Amsterdam a variety of ways within 20 to 30 mins.

    Rob and Paul were flexible with check-in, and were really responsive with communication, and even left a bottle of wine and coffee for us which was great.  

    The boathouse was really comfortable and has a great deck area for breakfast in the morning on the water: really relaxing atmosphere!

    There are two free bikes available for use to explore the canals as well which was great.  

    We'll definitely stay again the next time we are in Amsterdam!

  9. Nicole D - Australia

    05 Jan

    Perfect Stay

    We absolutely adored our stay in the little houseboat! Everything was so clean and well kept. The location was ideal. Close to everything but nice and quite. 

    Rob and Paul are absolute legends. They had great communication and looked after us well. We will definitely take you out for a beer next time we’re in Amsterdam! 

    Nicole and Danny

  10. Rada M - England

    04 Jul

    Wonderful Houseboat and lovely host's.

    Brilliant location! Houseboat has very thing you need and is very clean. The bed is very comfortable and there is air conditioning. The canal is a beautiful setting. Paul and Rob were both lovely. Also very helpful with information. Would definley book again and be recommending to others. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable :) 

  11. Edie M - England

    27 Mar

    Lovely stay!

    Warm welcome from the host and helpful advice for directions and what transport we should get. Greeted with a really nice breakfast the next day and overall I really enjoyed my stay. 

  12. Rachel N - England

    20 Nov

    Amazing 30th Birthday

    I brought my partner to Amsterdam as a 30th birthday surprise! Robert and Paul were very accommodating! On our arrival Paul greeted us and gave us the load down on the great spots of Amsterdam, a warm welcome for us! Every night we looked forward to returning to the comfort of the boathouse! Hope we can return again soon. 

  13. Anni K - Germany

    27 Aug

    Fantastic Houseboat Experience!

    We planned to go for Amsterdam for a while and I always wanted to stay on a houseboat. Staying with Paul and Robert was the best decision we could have made. They looked very well after us. When we arrived in the evening we had fruit and drinks provided and explored the close-by bars. The first morning Paul brought us breakfast and provided tipps for our Amsterdam tour. And whenever needed we received restaurant recommendations. Very helpfull! Back home they even delivered us a shirt we forgot to pack. Really appreciated!

    The room had everything we needed and I loved to have breakfast at the open window with canal and duck view. The location is great as it is very easy to reach the city via tram or a walk and there are also bikes at the houseboat to explore town.

    Overall a really great stay! Many thanks for hosting us!!




  14. Isabel P - England

    13 Feb

    Brilliant holiday!

    Roberts houseboat was a highlight of our stay in Amsterdam!

    It was a beautiful room!

    Good location near a brewery and restaurants.

    The instructions for getting there were perfect and we always had someone on hand to text for some recommendadtions

  15. Melanie P - England

    15 Mar

    Wonderful boathouse experience in Amsterdam

    I have just returned from a weekend in Amsterdam staying on Rob' boathouse.

    I cannot express enough how well both Rob and Paul looked after us. From checking in to giving us handy tips to supplying us with a lovely breakfast on our last morning.

    the boat is slightly out of the town but it is only a few stops on the bus which is regular and run at all hours it was no problem.

    Located near a great brewery; I would definitely  recommend Rob's boathouse and will be going back.

  16. Elizabeth M - the United States

    10 Jul

    Perfect location!

    We just returned from our vacation in Amsterdam.  Rob's Boathouse was a wonderful place to stay.  The houseboat is located a short walk from the tram or bus.  The tram takes you to Dam Square in about 10-15 minutes.  It's nice to be in Amsterdam but not in the hectic touristy area.  Nearby the houseboat are several restaurants and grocery stores.  The area is safe and friendly.  The houseboat was spotless and very comfortable.  We throughly enjoyed sitting on the deck and having breakfast.  Our hosts were very welcoming and made us feel like family.  We've stayed in guesthouses all over the world and honestly this was one of our best experiences.

  17. Alexandra L - France

    26 Feb

    Very cosy

    Nous avons apprécié notre week end dans ce logement si original. Tout était pensé pour notre bien être, avec des petits cadeaux pour nous souhaiter la bienvenue. C'était vraiment agréable de voir les cygnes et les canards s'approcher de nos fenêtres. 

    Bémol : le bateau est situé près des voies, donc on entend beaucoup les trains passer. Cela ne nous a pas dérangé plus que ça, mais je préfère le préciser pour les personnes qui sont sensibles aux bruits.

  18. - the Netherlands

    31 Oct

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 3-night booking.
  19. Lars Willem v - Denmark

    02 Apr

    Small escape on the waterfront

    It was a great place - felt like home. Robert was a very friendly host. We enjoyed our stay on the waterfront.

  20. Anja M - Germany

    02 Nov

    Beautiful house boat close to the center

    We stayed for three days in Rob's house boat and it was wonderful! Very clean and beautifully decorated with a little porch where you can sit and enjoy your coffee in the morning. It's reasonably close to the city center, bus and tram stations to get there and to the main train station are close by and easily reached by foot. Also just down the road are very nice cafés under a typical dutch windmill where you can eat and drink good beers. Staying in a house boat is the best way to experience Amsterdam! Rob is also a very nice and helpful host. 

  21. Erdem T - Turkey

    16 Aug

    Best trip ever

    Such a lovely boat with perfect owner. We stayed with 4 months old baby and everything was perfect. You can see the river while you are in bed and have breakfast and drink beers just sitting close to the river. Paul and Robert are so kind and cooks perfect muffins :) Thank you for this experience.

  22. Maria B - Italy

    26 Oct

    Very nice place to stay

    We spent 3 wonderful days at Rob’s houseboat, rob have is free bicycles to go around Amsterdam and he has been very kind.

  23. Florence P - Germany

    25 Jul

    Super Urlaub

    Wir hatten eine wunderschöne Zeit auf dem Boot und haben ganz tolle Tipps für Aktivitäten in Amsterdam bekommen! Wir würden dort jederzeit wieder unseren Urlaub verbringen. Mit der Bahn in die Innenstadt sind es ca 15 Minuten. Um die Ecke ist eine super Brauerei und auch der nächste Supermarkt ist fix zu erreichen.

  24. - the Netherlands

    01 Mar

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 2-night booking.
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