Spera II - Amsterdam East
Charming 35 sqm apartment with great views in Amsterdam East
- Charming and spacious apartment - sleeps 4
- Great panoramic views
- Bikes and breakfast available
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Bathroom with shower and bath
The Spera II is an elegant lady, built as a cement transportation ship in 1954 and now the home of your loving hosts. They have created a charming apartment under the wheelhouse, designed to give you the best time possible. The location is quite unique: although you can reach the city centre in about 15 minutes, you will be amazed by the tranquility and the wide views all around you. Suitable for 2 to 4 guests. On request we provide breakfast and bikes.
The houseboat apartment offers surprisingly much space, around 35 sqm in total. The owner lives in the front of the ship, but you are ensured to have all the privacy you can possibly ask for since you have a private entrance.
Via the entrance in the wheelhouse (shared space) you enter the former captains' house. This area is formed in the shpe of the boat and the hight is limited to 190 cm (consider this when you are tall). In the captains' house you will find the living room with a tv and small stereo set, a sofa bed (120 x 200 cm) and the open kitchen. The fully equiped kitchen is designed for your convenience and offers a dishwasher, stove and a microwave-oven combination.
Continue and you enter the bedroom with a double bed (130 x 200 cm) and the second bedroom with a single bed (90 x 200 cm).
In the bathroom you will find a small bath (quite exceptional on a houseboat) and a shower. All the water is heated by a modern heater so the whole family can shower without hot water running out.
The whole boat has good free wifi connection.
An absolute highlight is the great sundeck on top of the ridge, a great place to watch the ships go by en enjoy the panoramic views over the water. And last but not least: know that the ship is located in one of the most famous parts of Amsterdam when it comes to architecture. These former dockes were used to dock steam ships in the 19th century. Nowadays the steam ships and the docks have disappeard, but the nautical atmosphere s still there. Just like the many references to these long-gone days in the great bars and restaurants you will find here. And many great new buildings attract architecturalists from all all over the world.
On request bikes and breakfast can be arranged for you. Bus 48 takes you into the city centre in about 10 minutes.
And one more thing for those who like to swim: know that this area offers great, fresh water during the summer. Just 100 meters away is a large jetty where you can swim safely and enjoy the sun.
Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 2
Heating / Cooling
Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park
Water birds...are the best.
We live on the water ourselves and love to share this experience with you as our neighbours on board!
Special to us are the soft movements and the always incredible light that floating on water provides.
The SperaII team makes it possible for you to enjoy the former Captains quarters as a B&B.
32 Reviews - Spera II - Amsterdam East
Gabriele H - Germany
Ein wunderschöner Urlaub in Amsterdam
....die beste Art in Amsterdam zu übernachten! Wir haben es sehr genossen! Die Lage ist genial - das Zentrum ist gut erreichbar und trotzdem wohnt man sehr ruhig! Die Stimmung ist hier eine ganz besondere! Für uns war es genau das Richtige! Vielen Dank liebe Ira!!!
Daniela C - Brazil
Nice and confortable place to stay
We found Ira’s houseboat very comfortable and it had everything we needed for our stay. The location is nice and easy to move on bike around Amsterdam. We accidentally locked the keys inside the boat and Ira was very helpful even not being there. We certainly recommend Spera II! I would say that only the cleaning could be better.
Hailey T - the United States
Wonderful stay. Host was very kind and the accommodations were very clean. They have bikes you can use to get around OR it is about a 10 minute walk to the tram that can take you anywhere in the city. There is also wifi on the boat.
Sabine H - Germany
Great boat, wonderful hosts, a spectacular adventure that we will never forget!!!
Would recommend it to everybody.
David H - England
Nice houseboat studio
Spera II is in a quiet location away from the busy city centre. We were not disturbed at all during the night. Getting into town and back is easy because the bus runs from Centraal to a stop 4 mins walk from the boat. You can also borrow bikes from the owner. It's 35 mins if you walk. The accommodation is basically one room with two small berths (one a double, one a single). If there are 4 of you then you'll need to use the sofa bed which is not very comfortable. Be aware that the room is much smaller than it looks in the photos which is a bit disappointing when you see the huge length of the boat. The owners live in the rest of the boat although we did not meet them during our stay. You are basically renting the old crew cabin behind the wheelhouse so it is quite small. TV and wifi good. Very clean and tidy. Nothing in fridge so bring milk etc when you arrive. Overall, a good choice if you want a houseboat away from the busy centre of Amsterdam.