The Amsterdam Swan

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

Excellent! 5/5 (2 reviews)

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

Live the houseboat life aboard our floating home, located in the city centre between Central Station and the Jordaan Area. You have access to a charming water front terrace, overlooking the wide canal. The houseboat is super comfortable and offers everything you would expect in a modern apartment, but with the benefits of living on the water. 

Houseboat description

The atmosphere on our canal - we live in a real houseboat community - is laid back and friendly. With a great market around the corner, and many restaurants and bars within a minute walking, you are assure to eat and drink like a king. This is the perfect place for couples who want to experience Amsterdam at it's best: on the water!

The buzzing Jordaan area starts just on the other side of the water, and many great points of interest are found really close. You can walk to the Anne Frank House, Dam Square and the wonderful Westerpark. 

In the spacious and light living room there is a comfortable couch and a large smart TV.

The houseboat is equipped with a simple but convenient open kitchen with microwave, oven, dishwasher and a gas stove. The large dining table is situated in front of the water side window, making it a great place to eat while watching the water life go by. 

The bathroom has both a bath and a separate shower, as well as a sink and toilet. 

In the bedroom we provide a large and comfortable king size double bed. 

If you like 'sport and spa', you have found the perfect spot: across the water you will find a gym with a squash court and sauna. 

And last but not least we are happy to say that we have a floating terrace, overlooking the water. Here you can watch the birds and boats go by - this is the moment when you know you made the right choice to spend your houseboat holiday with us!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

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

Number of double beds: 1


The cozy bedroom offers a large and comfortable king size bed. In the bathroom you will find both a bath and a shower, along with a sink and toilet. 


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside


Dining Table & Chairs
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven

Linen Provided
Towels Provided


Internet Access
Satellite / Cable Tv

WiFi / Internet

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Sun Loungers

We are happy to say we have a very comfortable and spacious floating terrace next to our boat.

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating


City Views

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking

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




25 km


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25 km

Ferry port

2 km

Golf course

5 km

Motor way

2 km

Night club

1 km


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Super market

5 km

Train station

1 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 on. 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

2 Reviews - The Amsterdam Swan

Excellent! 5/5

  1. 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!

  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.

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