The cosy saloon with two small armchairs, fridge and microwave. Equipped with large windows for optimal views.
Spacious dining table with benches.
An atmospheric lounge with small armchairs.
The boat's entrance.
A modest kitchen fully equipped with coffee machine, water cooker, small cooking facilities, etc.
The master bedroom with a double bed. () There is also a shower and a washbasin.
Shower and washbasin. Height of 1.70
Double bed (in a V-shape) in the front of the boat.
Terrace on rear deck.
With nice weather, you can sit on your own terrace.
Motor yacht Flint has a length of 12.50
Entrance motor yacht.
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The jetty at night.
Our offer of four motor yachts on the same loaction. You can park your car for free in the harbour area 30 metres from the boat.
A cruise on the small motorboat 'C'est la vie' is possible with your host Gros as skipper (based on availability). For further information contact Gros.
The C'est la vie is equipped with a toilet, small fridge and heating.
Cabin van from C'est la vie.
The C'est la vie seats 4 'a 5 people.
Owner and host Gros welcomes you on board.
The home port is on a small lake called 'Nieuwe Meer'.
The Amsterdamse Bos is a 15-minute walk away. The Amsterdamse Bos is 3x bigger than Central Park in New York.
You can also explore the Amsterdamse Bos from the water.
It is possible to rent subboards at the marina.
At the marina the possibility of taking e-foil lessons and/or renting a board.
It is possible to rent an E-foil board.
A few minutes' walk from the marina is the Bosch/waterfront restaurant.
Waterfront terrace.

The Cozy Amsterdam Motor Yacht

And now for completely different: why not rent a stylish motor yacht in Amsterdam!

Excellent! 5/5 (14 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 cozy motor yacht
  2. Located in a quiet and nice marina
  3. Good public transport connection to the centre
  1. Lots of nature nearby
  2. Wonderful restaurant next door
  3. Water sports activities in the marina

Houseboat summary

You may have never thought about this option, but staying in a genuine motor yacht in Amsterdam will certainly make your stay unforgettable. This wonderful vessel, a Romanza Cruiser built in 1982, is no less than 12,50 meters in length and offers lots of charm and coziness. We can accommodate up to 4 guests comfortably. Of course you have the whole ship to yourself, so no need to share with anyone. Of course, we have strictly implemented all the measures around the Covid19 hygiene protocol, so you don't have to worry about that. 

If this boat is not available, you can take a look at our other yachts called AlmazMotor yacht Amazone or the Private Yacht 20min from Amsterdam center. Same location and host.

Houseboat description

As soon as you set foot aboard you will feel like a true captain, especially when you get behind the steering wheel. And although the yacht will stay docked in her harbor - unless you choose to schedule a cruise with us during your stay, she will give you a real nautical experience. Not only because of the warm wooden interior, but also because of the many birds swimming by and the great views over the water.

The location is perfect for those who want to combine a trip to Amsterdam with a good night rest, away from the tourist masses. Good public transport connections however take you into town easily. To give you an impression: the Vondelpark and Central Station are 25 minutes away, The Museum Square 30 minutes, and the Leidse Square and Artis Zoo 35 minutes.

The boat offers two bedrooms: the master bedroom with double bed (195x135 cm) in the back of the ship and a second bedroom in the front with two smaller V-shaped single beds. The master bedroom offers an en-suite bathroom with shower, and hot and cold water. The toilet is located in the front of the ship.

You also have a kitchen aboard to prepare breakfast or a simple meal. Then again: who wants to cook in a city with so much great places to eat and drink. And know that inour marina you will find a wonderful restaurant with waterfront terrace and superb food and drinks as well. Everything for a convenient and unique stay in Amsterdam!

The surprisingly large living room has glass all around so you can enjoy the scenery around you: the panoramic views over the water, the famous and ever-changing Dutch clouds passing by, the reflection of the water dancing on the ceiling. No hotel room offers that for sure.

And last but not least we want to mention that the 'Amsterdamse Bos' or in English 'the forest of Amsterdam' is located only 10 minutes walking away. This is a large forest built by hand a century ago to offer the people of Amsterdam a nearby outdoor experience. So if you like wandering and hiking, this can be a great added value to your trip to our city!

Here is quick overview of the amenities aboard:

-Free internet on board
-Coffeemaker (coffee and tea is on board)
- Hairdryer
-Water cooker
-Microwave oven
-Cooking facilities
-Mini bar (free drinks for the first day)

We also have a small motorboat with which we offer cruises on Amsterdam's canals at a reduced rate. We can send you the possibilities and rates.


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Property type

Moored yacht

Payment policy

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

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 21:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

  • Twin beds (2 linked single beds): 1
  • Single bed: 2

The master bedroom is located in the back of the yacht of the motor jacht and offers a comfortable double bed. The second bedroom has a double bed as well. The bathroom is simple yet convenient with a shower, sink, mirror and toilet.

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of en-suite bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities
Fully equipped kitchen


Linen provided
Towels provided

Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs
WiFi / internet

We offer a small kitchenette with simple cooking facilities. It's convenient for preparing breakfast and a simple meal.



Indoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Outdoor facilities

Electric fans

On request we provide a chartered tour to the city centre, the Zaanse Schans, the Island of Pampus, The Vecht River, the IJ, Markermeer and IJmeer. Please inform about the options and price.

Heating / cooling

Oil heaters

Panoramic views


Close to the beach
Close to the ariport

Free parking

We offer cruises with the small motorboat C'est la vie at rescued rates.

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed
Long term rent available

Smoke alarm
Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking
Tour guide

The motor jacht is docked in a Marina on the verge of Amsterdam, between the city centre and the forest of Amsterdam.


You can enjoy the deck terrace, a wonderful place to sit back and relax!




11 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

5 km


5.5 km

Night club

4 km


0.1 km

Train station

2.5 km

How to get there

Of course you can take a Uber or regular taxi that will take you to the marina in about 15 minutes from either Schiphol Airport or Central Station.

When traveling with public transport, you should take the following times to get a good impression.

From Schiphol Airport it's a 27 minute trip by public transport: 4 minutes walking, 15 minutes by bus and about 8 minutes walking 

If you arrive at Central Station it's a 28 minute trip by public transport: 1 minute walking, 16 minutes by metro and then about 11 minutes walking. 

About the area

Our marina is located on the wonderful Nieuwe Meer, a large lake on the verge of the city and on the other side the famous 'Amsterdamse Bos'. This man made forest is a great place to wander around and enjoy nature, while on the other hand you have the energizing and buzzing inner city of Amsterdam. Lots of guest find this the perfect combination during their visit to Amsterdam. 

From 20 to 24 August 2025, Europe's biggest nautical event will take place; SAIL Amsterdam. During SAIL, Amsterdam will welcome more than 800 (inter)national (tall) ships. You can experience SAIL 2025 exclusively on aboard our small motor boat C'est la vie. We offer various sailing arrangements, you will have private use of the boat with your host as skipper. If you want to be sure of a special experience, book your cruise now.

On 27 October 2025, Amsterdam will be 750 years old. And the city will celebrate this in grand style, for a year, from 27 October 2024 until the actual anniversary one year later. The goal: a city that buzzes like never before!

If you would like more additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Houseboat owner


My work is my passion, I sail my whole life and currently as a skipper in the canals of Amsterdam. How nice is it to share this passion with guests and let them experience the unique and beautiful city of Amsterdam. As your host I will welcome you on board of Almaz and provide you with all necessary information about the boat and of course about Amsterdam.

Response time
Normally within 2 hours
Language spoken
English, German, Dutch

14 Reviews - The Cozy Amsterdam Motor Yacht

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Daniel K - Germany

    13 Jul

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    Definitive recommendation! The host is very nice and is available for advice and support. Very nice boat with a cozy flair!

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  2. Emily - England

    21 Mar

    Wonderful yacht and great host

    Our stay with Gros was just perfect! The host went way out of his way to ensure we were well looked after. This Amsterdam yacht rental is very comfortable. What a great place to stay when visiting Amsterdam. Short walk to bus and tram routes. Highly recommended houseboat!

  3. Anya M - Spain

    31 Aug

    Quaint boat in a calm and charming marina

    Gros' boat is moored in a charming and quiet marina near the ASV Arsenal football club. It's only a 25-minute bike ride from Amsterdam city center and at the same time, it's conveniently connected with the A4 highway. Gros is an extremely hospitable host who made sure we felt on his boat like at home. He kindly made available a bike to us. If you need more, there is a very nice bike rental place in the neighbourhood. Also, it's possible to park the car nearby free of charge. The kitchen is fully equipped, allowing one to have a great breakfast in the living room or on the deck. Taking a shower in the en suite bathroom is a challenge as the shower is located in the bow of the boat, which is not its highest point. However, I consider it a part of the adventure and experience of a stay on one of the Amsterdam's boats.

  4. Leon A - Australia

    23 Sep


    Beautiful stay! Gros was very helpful made sure we knew how to get to everything and that we settled okay. The location although a bit further out from the city centre well worth it for the peace on the harbour in the amazing houseboat! The station isn’t very far at all easy walking distance and really made our nights special in Amsterdam!

  5. Anastasia L - Germany

    06 Jan

    Something really different

    We stayed for 4 nights at this very charming and beautiful houseboat. The boat itself was very clean, nicely decorated and also very functional. We enjoyed our staying very much. Gros is very friendly and was also very helpful.

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