our home.
De Zaanse Schans 10 minutes from our home.
our swans
captain Gerard.
view into our canal and best swimming pool ever.
Our cats Nina and Nena
Enjoying your morning coffee at the waterfront terrace
waterfront terrace
Fully equipped kitchen, which is a shared space.
Dining and conversation area.
The living room offers lots of space.
the bathroom.
your bedroom view
your bedroom

Sunny Room on a Floating Villa


Excellent! 4.9/5 (36 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Private sunny room close to nature, close to the city.
  2. Free ferries to the city centre
  3. Water front view from your bedroom
  1. Free parking!!!
  2. Close to the NDSM Wharf

Houseboat summary

This bedroom is located on the ground floor of our houseboat with fantastic views over the water.

We live in the city, but also close to the wide open fields that the Netherlands are famous for.

Within walking distance from the NDSM WHARF, good restaurants, a supermarket and just 15 minutes to city center by free Ferry.

You can also come with your own boat.

And in summertime you can swim around the house.

We have two cats Nina and Nena and they love the attention.

Houseboat description

A place in the city of Amsterdam, yet you will be able to enjoy the great outdoor life. That's what our houseboat apartment has to offer. It is located in 'hot and happening' Amsterdam North, close to the buzz of the NDSM Wharf with lots of cultural activities and great places to eat.

The room has full water front view - you will love the water views, with ducks, swans and geese swimming by. Can't think of a better way to wake up with the sun shining bright in your room.

During the summer you can sunbathe in our garden, or from the water side terrace. A perfect place to go swimming and cool off during hot summer days.

But also during the rest of the year it's just lovely to be on and around the water. Every day is different, and we feel like this is a very intense and pure way to experience nature and the changing seasons.

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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 bedroom is in our spacious houseboat. Next to it is the bathroom and toilet.

We live there as well so you will share the communal space with us.

Our bedroom is upstairs!

Also we have one cat, her name is Nena.


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing

Town / city
Lake / riverside


Fully equipped kitchen
Linen provided

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs


Satellite / Cable tv
WiFi / internet

Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai
Terrace / balcony

Sun loungers
Shared swimming pool
Outside shower

By The swimmingpool we mean the Canal.

Heating / cooling

Central heating


Panoramic views
City views
Close to the beach

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport

General information


Free parking

There are pets in the house, just in case you have an allergy.

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Horse riding

Cycling / mountain biking


Tour guide




25 km


1 km


35 km

Ferry port

1 km

Motor way

2 km


1 km

Super market

0.4 km

Train station

2 km

Golf course

5 km

Night club

2 km

How to get there

Arriving by train: From Central Station,take the Free ferry to the NDSM Wharf. From there it's a 10 min walk to our house.

If you come by car, we have free parking space nearby.

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Houseboat owner


Hello, we are Joke and Gerard. Both 50+
Since 2005 we live on this houseboat and it's fantastic.
The great feeling of freedom and luxury of living on the water is tue gift every day.
And this feeling we love to give to our guests and let them experience the same.
Joke works for KLM at schiphol, Amsterdam airport.
Gerard works in sales.
We both enjoy life to its utmost, travelling and socializing with friends.
Joke loves cooking, gardening, swimming.
Gerard loves music and being on his boat floating through the canals of Amsterdam.
We hope to meet you as our guest and give you what we enjoy every day living on this unique spot in Amsterdam Noord.

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

36 Reviews - Sunny Room on a Floating Villa

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Valjean B - Australia

    30 May

    The perfect houseboat experience - a must stay!

    We were welcomed aboard Geralrd and Joke's houseboat like family and greeted a very warm welcome. We enjoyed our time exchanging stories and learning about the history of the city and the canal life. They were very generous with their time which made a boat cruise and fishing off the houseboat deck possible and very enjoyable! Thank you, we hope to come back to visit again, cheers Valjean & Katherine
  2. Angus P - Scotland

    01 Nov

    Autumn weekend

    Gerard and Joke were great hosts and made us feel very welcome in their home. They were extremely helpful and gave us good advice on the best things to do in Amsterdam. 

    The houseboat was also very nice and comfortable, and still convenient for sightseeing in the city centre, whilst being peaceful at night. 

    I would definitely recommend!

  3. Lauren S - the United States

    14 Feb

    Stay here!!!

    This was the most wonderful home away from home experience I have ever had! Gerard and Joke made us feel so welcome and comfortable and their home is just beautiful. After 3 days they feel like family! Their home is easy to get to from the ferry and the bedroom was very comfortable and quiet. We are already looking forward to returning one day to visit our new friends!
  4. Rachael J - England

    30 Jul

    Great welcome

    We had a great time with Gerard and Joke. They made us feel super welcome in there house boat. Can't recommend enough! 

  5. Rose P - England

    19 Feb

    Fantastic stay

    We had a fantastic stay at Sloepdogg with Gerard and Joke. The location is good if you wish to be a bit further from the busy city centre but is only 10 minutes walk from the water taxi into the main central station. The area is very quiet but has really fantastic restaurants close by, which Gerard and Joke were very helpful to recommend/direct us to. The houseboat is beautiful, very warm, clean and spacious and the breakfast provided is superb! Gerard and Joke are fantastic, laidback and friendly hosts who seem to love having guests in their home. I would really recommend this houseboat as a great place to stay when visiting Amsterdam and is a fun experience in itself!

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