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The Amsterdam Swan

Houseboat in the center of Amsterdam, close to the Jordaan area and Central Station

Excellent! 5/5 (3 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

Houseboat highlights

  1. Comfortable and spacious city centre houseboat
  2. Floating private terrace
  3. Located wonderfully, next to the Jordaan
  1. Light and bright atmosphere
  2. Countless restaurants and bars nearby

Houseboat summary

This beautiful houseboat is the perfect way to have the authentic Amsterdam experience at its very best! Located in the historic Jordaan; a peaceful and friendly neighborhood, this recently renovated studio space is docked right in the middle of the city center! Just 15 minutes from Central Station on foot of the Anne Frank house, Dam Square, the Leidseplein and countless other points of interest are all within walking distance. Youll find plenty of local restaurants, bars and cafs in every direction, and a charming shopping street with both a regular and a biological supermarket are just around the corner. For those who like to stay in shape on vacation, an extensive health club is just across the street offering modern fitness machines, weights, a sauna, squash courts and more. If youre staying with us on a Saturday, make sure you stroll over to the local neighborhood market where youll find a selection of fresh products, plants, fabrics and more.

Houseboat description

When my co-host can not be there when you arrive you will find the key to the front door in the key-lock. The code will be provided the day you arrive or the day before that.

You'll instantly feel at home the moment you enter the surprisingly large space which was renovated in 2020. Youll immediately notice the modern open kitchen, complete with oven, induction stove, dishwasher and microwave oven.
The large dining room table by the window offers a fantastic and relaxing view of life on the water; and whether youre enjoying a meal here or having a coffee out on the deck, expect a daily visit from swans, ducks and other waterfowl hoping youll share some vegetables with them. Please do not feed them bread.
You can use the Wi-Fi or enjoy the digital tv as you sit on the comfortable couch.

In the back of the living area, you'll find a modern washroom complete with shower, sink, washer and dryer, with a separate entrance to the toilet (w.c.). Next to this washroom you'll find the separate bedroom. 

Within minutes youll know you made the right decision when you chose to spend your vacation on this home-away-from-home houseboat

The houseboat offers a separate bedroom. Smoking is prohibited inside the boat. It is not allowed to bring other guests onto the boat and it is available to rent for a maximum of two guests. This means no parties and we ask you to respect our neighbors.

I wish you an enjoyable and memorable stay!


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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

King size beds: 2


In the bathroom you will find a walk-in shower, along with a sink.

The wc is in a separate space.

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city
Lake / riverside

Sporting activities

Nearby you will find an extensive health club is just offering modern fitness machines, weights, a sauna, squash courts and more.


Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven
Washing machine

Linen provided
Towels provided
Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs


Satellite / Cable tv
WiFi / internet

DVD player
Internet access

Indoor facilities


Sofa bed

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Sun loungers

I am happy to say I have a very comfortable and spacious floating terrace next to our boat. With chairs and a table.

Heating / cooling

Central heating
Room fans

Gas heaters


City views
Close to the shops

Close to the ariport

From the airport take the train to Central Station, 20 minutes. From Central Station not even 15 minutes walk to the boat

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking

During the summer our canal is a popular swimming spot, so don't forget to bring your swim suit!




25 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

2 km

Golf course

5 km


2.5 km

Night club

1 km


0.1 km

Super market

5 km

Train station

1.8 km

How to get there

A short walk of around 8 - 10 minutes from Central Station takes you to the houseboat. Easy enough. We will provide the exact route after the booking has been confirmed.

About the area

The houseboat is located in a quiet area with lots of families living on houseboat. So you will be truly part of the local houseboat community. On one side of the water the buzzing Jordaan area starts, and on the back side of our street you will see the wide open water of the IJ-river. Just a wonderful area to stroll around and enjoy yourself watching the ships pass by. 

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Houseboat owner


I travel a lot myself, that's why you can stay on my boat, where I live I love the idea that somebody else can enjoy being on my boat. I love people who travel.
You are very welcome!!

Response time
Normally within 12 hours
Language spoken
English, Dutch

3 Reviews - The Amsterdam Swan

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Catarina F - Belgium

    25 Jul

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    Superb place, we felt right at home. The place is very quiet, and right next to the Jordaan district. Lilian and her friend Iris who greeted us were extremely gracious.

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  2. Jennifer - the United States

    30 Sep

    Great way to feel like a local - unique houseboat experience

    This is a great way to feel like a local. The boat watching from the deck was so enjoyable after a day of site seeing. The boat is a unique experience with everything you need. A step up from glamping. The local cheese shop and grocery store were quite interesting to visit. I think it’s a nice part of the city to stay in. It’s close to Amsterdam Centraal and near to the city center but far enough away for peace and quiet at night. There is also a good restaurant a half a block away.

  3. Alicia - England

    25 Oct

    Such a wonderful time aboard this Amsterdam houseboat!

    We had such a wonderful time on Lilian’s house boat. It is in the perfect location and we couldn’t have had a lovelier time. We would definitely return!

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