Spacious houseboat apartment 'Avontuur'
Stunning apartment on a houseboat nearby hot spots of Amsterdam
- High ceilings, lots of light, lovely portholes
- Quiet, yet interesting part of Amsterdam
- High-end apartment on a traditional freight ship
- Good public transport, bike rental around the corner
- Luxurious yet cosy atmosphere
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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!
Number of single beds: 2
Heating / Cooling
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.
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!
37 Reviews - Spacious houseboat apartment 'Avontuur'
Daniel R - Germany
We enjoyed 3 great days on the Houseboat Avontuur in Amsterdam! Everything was exactly like the description. It's easy to find and just lovely. Really recommended!
Lisa C - Australia
Had a wonderful stay on houseboat Avontuur, hosted by Annemarie. The location was perfect, lovely area with easy transport into central Amsterdam. Great amenities close by and the houseboat itself was great. All we could ask for, only wish we could have stayed longer.
Many Thanks and hope to be back some day.
Lisa & John
Mark S - the United States
Never expected a houseboat to be so cool
We had a lovely 4-day stay in September and were absolutely surprised by the space that this place has to offer. The entrance of the ship - an amazing 40 meter long ship over 100 years old - leads you to the hallway where you have your own private entrance. Once in the appartment you have everything you need: a comfortable living room, kitchen and sleeping area. This is not separate, but since the place is basically for two persons max this not a problem at all. And the best of all was the bathroom with super nice bath with shower (very nice after a late summer swim we enjoyed so much!)- And last but not least: loved the hosts. Anne-Marie and René were there to answer all our questions. god I hated to leave this place.
J S - England
Just a lovely houseboat and friendly hosts!
Sid d - Canada
Great Stay in a Great SpaceWe stayed onboard the Avontuur for 10 days and absolutely loved our time there. We were amazed how spacious, quiet and comfortable our accommodations were, and we enjoyed the area where it is located very much. Easy access to transit, shopping, and wonderful restaurants/cafes made it the ideal home away from home.