A lovely light love nest in Amsterdam East.
The bathroom is equipped with a large bath and shower.
Detail of the steel door in the living room.
Queen size bed, can be put apart on request.
The high ceilings give a spacious feeling.
View on dining area with fully equipped kitchen.
Comfortable (sleeping) couch to chill out.
Nice detail on the left: original heavy steel door.

Spacious houseboat apartment 'Avontuur'

Stunning apartment on a houseboat nearby hot spots of Amsterdam

Excellent! 4.9/5 (37 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. High ceilings, lots of light, lovely portholes
  2. Quiet, yet interesting part of Amsterdam
  3. High-end apartment on a traditional freight ship
  1. Good public transport, bike rental around the corner
  2. Luxurious yet cosy atmosphere

Houseboat summary

Enter this spacious and private apartment on our traditional freight ship - built in 1914 - on the Eastern Docks and indulge yourself in a world of nautical luxury. The perfect place to relax after another great day in the buzzing city of Amsterdam. Utilized with a bathtub, floor heating, huge flat screen tv and a kitchen in case you don't want to eat out. Not to mention the wonderful surroundings of this houseboat, with astonishing architecture, wide water views and many lovely restaurants at walking distance. This is Amsterdam like you have never seen before.

Houseboat description

A brand new apartment, we hope you like the result. The high ceilings will give you a feeling that you cannot experience in many other houseboats. The windows above the gangway provide great light into the approximately 30 sqm room, while the two portholes give a view directly on the water. Don't be surprised to be welcomed by a swan or duck - to name just a few of the many friendly animals swimming here.

The bedroom

The sleeping area is fitted with a comfortable queen sized bed (which can be put apart so you have two single beds if you prefer) and luxury linen. During summer the boat is actually quite cool, and the fan on the ceiling will bring a nice breeze if required. During the colder months you will be nice and warm thanks to the comfortable floor heating. 

The kitchen

Centered in the middle of the apartment you will find a small, yet fully equipped kitchen with two burners, a large fridge, a dishwasher, a quooker tap, a coffee maker and all the basics you need to do some cooking. 

The living room

The living room has a comfortable couch that can be used as a sleeping couch in case of need. The far end of the living room shows the coolest eye catcher you can imagine: the original heavy steel door that lead to the original forecastle of the ship. What a place to relax after a great day in Amsterdam, have a good glass of wine or just watch some tv. 

The bathroom

The bathroom is something we really find important. Therefore we have chosen to place a (whirlpool) bathtub shower combo. Of course there is a sink, toilet and boards to place your toiletries. This room is also nice and bright. 

General information

The houseboat is completely private, so you don't have to share any space with other people. We live on the same boat and use the same entrance, but thanks to great insulation you will most likely not even notice other people living on the boat. We get asked a lot if you get sea sick while staying on the boat. We have never heard of someone gotten seasick, however, it is a boat of course and in case of heavy winds the boat will move a bit and you might hear the wind blowing (we provide ear plugs, just in case). This is part of the houseboat experience, and we're pretty sure you will truly love it!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 16:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of single beds: 2


The bathroom is equipped with a comfortable - whirlpool - bathtub shower combo, sink, and toilet. The bathroom has a large sliding door for your privacy.


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City


We welcome business people and have very good wifi.


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven

Linen Provided
Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Electric Fans

Electric heater


Panoramic Views

Close To The Shops


Long Term Rent Available

on request

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking

During summer time it's a great place to go swimming. Things we love to do here: shopping and dining.


Houseboat owner


We are Simone, Rene & Annemarie! Don't worry this is just a holiday photo. You wont need these safety vests when staying on our boat in Amsterdam.

As you can see we love an adventure on water. Thus since one and a half year we are the proud owners of our houseboat 'Avontuur' (Adventure). We'd love to welcome you and hope you enjoy life on water just as much as we do!

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken
English, Dutch

37 Reviews - Spacious houseboat apartment 'Avontuur'

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Lucie and Jon S - Australia

    29 Sep

    Just a lovely houseboat of lovely people

    We finished our 4 week Europe trip and could not have chosen a better place to stay. We enjoyed Amsterdam with everything it has to offer, but we even enjoyed the quitness of this special neighborhood. The appartment was just as described in the ad and offered everything we could ask for. Very good value for money. Hope to be back here one day and highly recommend it!

  2. Sabine H - the United States

    30 Sep

    A wonderful vacation

    The name Avontuur definitely came true for us. It was an adventure in a very relaxing calming and peaceful atmosphere.  The houseboat itself was very charming we had everything we needed ... including a hairdryer !!!   The neighborhood was quiet and it was very easy to get to anywhere we needed to go by bus tram   Bike or using our own 2 feet    We always felt very  safe and  everybody we asked for information was extremely helpful. The two grocery stores nearby were awesome. Lots of cheese. Renee was there to  welcome us  and we were invited for coffee but we are sorry to say we never made it because we were going from the time we got up till the time we fall into bad which by the way was a very comfortable bed    Annemarie we met when we left.  We really hope to be back in June and knock on their door for that cup of coffee !!!   It was an incredible experience    Thank you Sabine and Jeff. 

  3. Sarah E - Canada

    13 Sep

    Great stay!

    Great apartment! Good location and friendly hosts.

    A nice getaway from the touristy  city centre. 

  4. Oliver R - Germany

    11 Jun

    Great houseboat experience

    We had a pleasant stay in Annemarie´s houseboat. It is really clean, well equipped and with lovely arrangements in a silent but beautiful area of the canal. It´s pretty simple to get into the city or get some food around the corner. The communication with Annemarie was clear and very friendly. She is a great host and it is impressive what they did with the housboat. Thank you for the tour through your private part as well.

    Absolutely recommendable!

  5. Linda S - Germany

    06 Nov

    The "cherry on the cake" of our Amsterdam - trip

    My best friend and I stayed 5 days on the houseboat Avontuur. The small domicile has given our stay a little extra -  "the cherry on a cake"!! The apartment is lovingly and modernly furnished and contains everything you need. The environment is very quiet, so you can relax well. Greetings from Germany  and thanks to Annemarie and René for this nice time!!  Linda 

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