The Heart Of The Amsterdam Canals

Charming studio aboard a rustic houseboat on a quiet canal in the city centre.

Excellent! 4.8/5 (10 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Cozy private houseboat studio
  2. Super location in the city centre
  3. Close to main attractions, quiet at night
  1. No tourist masses passing our ship
  2. Floor heating and large ceiling windows

Houseboat summary

Living on the water right in the middle of the city centre has been a dream of myself for a long time. And now that this dream has come true, I love to share this wonderful experience with you. Enjoy full privacy with your own apartment, located in the city centre, yet on a very quiet and laid back location. Walk just one minute and you'll be in the buzzing part part of the city centre. Yes, this really feels like a hidden gem in Amsterdam!



In case we notice that this rule is not respected, we kindly but urgently ask you to leave, without any refund.

Houseboat description

The studio aboard the houseboat is fully private, so no need to share anything with anyone. The living room with kitchenette is very light and bright, thanks to the large windows in the ceiling.

Light and bright 

Although you will actually be staying in the hull of a former ancient freight ship, built in 1890(!), you will have the level of luxury you would expect in a modern apartment. The houseboat studio offers about 30 sqm of space and has floor heating all through the place, there is also good insulation and a nice finishing all through the boat. Yet, we have maintained the character of the ship by showing the original steel beams supporting the deck. So you still will have a genuine nautical experience, despite the thorough renovation and upgrade of the vessel.

Bedroom and bathroom

The bedroom is located around the corner of the living space, in a really cool and rustic space in the bow of the ship. You will enjoy a great night sleep on the comfortable double bed - not disturbed by masses of drunk tourist like in many other canals might happen. Sleeping here will make you feel like a true sailor for sure!

The separate bathroom is modern and comfortable, again with nice ceiling windows to ensure a light and bright atmosphere. There is a large rain shower, sink and toilet. Also this space offers floor heating for your convenience.

Things to do within walking distance

Our ship is docked on probably the longest and one of the oldest canals of Amsterdam, and actually on a very peaceful and quiet part. Walk to the left once you get off the boat and you will hit the Vijzelgracht with many cool breakfast places, restaurants and bars. Around the corner you'll see the famous Heineken Brewery. This is as well the beginning of the Pijp-area: well known for the countless great bars and restaurants. Walk the other side to find the Leidse Square, Museum Square and the Vondelpark. 

But you don't even need to go this far. Just step out of the studio, onto the deck terrace and enjoy the typical Amsterdam houses around you.

Hope to have given you the best possible impression - but don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. Love to give you the best Amsterdam houseboat experience possible!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 3 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 1


The bedroom is locked in the bow of the ship, a very special and cozy place with a comfortable double bed and directly one single bed next to it.

The bathroom has floor heating, a rain shower, sink and toilet.


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

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Washing Machine
Linen Provided
Towels Provided

Hair Dryer
Dining Table & Chairs


WiFi / Internet
DVD Player

Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

You have a private charming terrace on the front deck of the ship.

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

The studio offers very comfortable floor heating so you will be nice and warm even on the coldest winter nights.


Panoramic Views
City Views

Close To The Shops



Long Term Rent Available

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking




25 km


0 km


25 km

Ferry port

4 km

Motor way

3 km

Night club

0 km


0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

4 km

How to get there

It could not be easier to reach our houseboat. Just hop on the tram from Central Station and within 10 minutes you are less than 1 minute walking from your private houseboat studio!

About the area

Your houseboat is docked right between the Pijp Area and the city centre. Although the ship is docked on a very nice and quiet piece of the Lijnbaansgracht, you will be in the buzzing area within minutes walking. Not only the Heineken Experience and the Pijp Area are around the corner, but also the Vondelpark, Museum Square (Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Museum of Contemporary Arts) and the Sarphatipark are within walking distance.  Over-all I think it's hard to find a better place to start your discovery of Amsterdam!

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Houseboat owner


Finally my dream has come true: being a houseboater in Amsterdam. Living here feels like a real privilege and I love to share this experience with you!

Response time
Normally within 4 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English

10 Reviews - The Heart Of The Amsterdam Canals

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. Roswitha J - Germany

    01 Nov

    A dream came true

    Amsterdam..... a dream came true for both of us on Daniels's lovely houseboat.

    The latest next year in autumn we will see you again Daniel because Amsterdam is a dream you can't dream out in 2 nights or 3 days.

    Our host Daniel: very friendly, helpful and perfectly organized.

    Our boat: perfectly stuffed and charmingly decorated.

    The location: very well connected, close to the center, quiet and so beautiful.

    Amsterdam: a dream.

    And thank you very much
    Roswitha & Thorsten

  2. Selina H - France

    20 Dec


    My son and I loved this sweet rustic houseboat that was a walk to everything. Daniel gave us great ideas and tips. Very comfortable with heavenly heated floors, movies on large tv, washing machine, fridge... what more do you need! I would definitely stay here again. Thanks Daniel!

  3. Marianne - France

    14 May

    Hate to leave this little floating heaven

    Having lived in the studio of Daniel has been a wonderful event - even if it was only for two nights. You walk right into the buzzing city centre and there are lots of cool things just around the corner. But getting back home was always the best part of the trip. We loved our little love nest, charming, convenient and characteristic. It is not huge, but that was not a problem at all since there were so many cool aspects that made up for that. The studio is clean, comfortable and sitting outside on the front deck with a good glass of wine resulted in memories never to forget. Thanks for having us Daniel - appreciate your hospitality!

    Marianne and Cédric

  4. Chloe I - Australia

    07 Aug

    I never wanted to leave!

    This houseboat was lovely! 

    My partner and I came to Amsterdam for our anniversary, and stayed on this beautiful house boat. 

    Daniel was a fantastic host, even when we turned up late due to the confusing canals! I never wanted to leave Amsterdam or such a pretty location, and will definitely be staying here again when I come here in the future. 

  5. Marcy - England

    16 Jan

    Bohemian dream

    We have been so fortunate to stay with Daniel for a short period this winter, and we truly loved it. The houseboat is like a little bohemian dream, a true safe haven in a busy city as Amsterdam. We loved the little woodstove burner, the little quirky details and the use of so much different materials all through the boat. This gives the place a very personal character and warmth. Loved staying here, hated to leave, love to be back one day!

  6. Federico C - England

    05 Aug

    Great stay at the boathouse

    We just wanted to take a break from the city and enjoy a couple of days in Amsterdam. When we arrived the place looked amazing and Landlord went over his ways to make us feel welcomed and happy. We will definitely come back, totally worth it! P.s. I recommend having a dinner in the Little terrace on the boat, just extraordinary. 


  7. Noah - England

    02 May

    Charming little houseboat in the city centre

    We have been so fortunate to stay with Daniel for a few days and got to know how it is to be a real 'Amsterdammer'. Living on the water is truly a unique experience. With swans and ducks swimming by, enjoying the reflections of the water and the many old warehouses nearby. The studio offers everything you need for a comfortable stay. And the location is just perfect: close to the Heineken Plein, Leidseplein and the famous Prinsengracht. Loved every minute and we hope to be back one day. 

    Love from London!

  8. Jeff and Marcy - the United States

    01 Apr

    Amsterdam Houseboat review

    Me and my wife decided to stay on a houseboat and never regretted it for a second. The host Daniel is very friendly and helpful and was more than happy to show us around. The location of the boat is truly amazing, on a quiet canal yet close to the inner city. Like really close. Thanks again and all the best to you and your lovely wife!

  9. - the Netherlands

    14 Feb

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 2-night booking.
  10. Shauna T - Ireland

    12 Mar

    Gorgeous houseboat!

    5 day’s break in Amsterdam, the houseboat is fabulous and on a quiet secure canal! Definitely be coming back :)

  11. - the Netherlands

    16 Mar

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 3-night booking.
  12. Courtney K - Australia

    10 Sep

    Excellent home and location

    Our stay was made great in Amsterdam by Daniel's cozy houseboat and hospitable service. He made sure we arrived safely and was able to get it ready early, ensuring we could arrive once we landed. The houseboat had all necessities but importantly, it was the perfect location! The boat is among everything, a short walk to central Amsterdam, the Riksmuseum, Van Gogh, etc. We will definitely stay here again!

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