The Ivory Wheelhouse - super central and cozy
Picture yourself living the Amsterdam dream in this unique houseboat apartment with panoramic views
- Stylish and comfortable houseboat apartment
- Located only 3 minutes from Central Station
- Close to Dam Square, red light district, museums
- Recently renovated under architecture
- Be part of our houseboat community
Get ready for the ultimate houseboat experience in Amsterdam. After arriving at Central Station you take a left and within a few minutes you will see our lovely harbor, tucked away like hidden treasure, yet right in the city centre. Enter your private houseboat apartment and you know you have made the right choice for an unforgettable stay in this buzzing city with your beloved one. Welcome to the Ivory Wheelhouse!
The location is truly unique. Our city harbor, one of the oldest in Amsterdam, is located between Central Station, the IJ river and the inner city. Although lots of absolute highlights are just around the corner (from the Dam Square and red light district to the Maritime museum), you will be surprised how quiet this place is at night. Actually I still can't believe it myself, having such a secluded haven in the city center.
This is what you get
I'm proud to say we have recently renovated this ship, making it possible to build 'the perfect houseboat'. By using the shape of the ship, we have managed to create a unique and personal holiday home on the water.
You get aboard via the wheelhouse from where you have magnificent panoramic views over the harbor. During your stay you will enjoy the ever changing scenery. From the moment the city wakes up and birds play on the misty waters, till the nightfall with the last boats cruising by. We hope that during your stay with us you will enjoy one another and the pleasures our neighborhood and our city offers. This is why we do not have televisions or radio's on board. But for the ones who can not live without (social) media, we do offer excellence fast WiFi. The only thing you have to do is bring your own mobile(smart)phone or tablet/computer with you.
The lounge corner
Descend the 5-step stairway and you enter the lounger corner in the back of the ship. The U-shaped couch is a wonderful place to enjoy breakfast and make plans for the day. We offer a small but convenient kitchenette with microwave, coffee machine, water cooker, toaster and tea & coffee facilities, as well as a fridge. Basically everything to prepare breakfast or light meal.
Another 5 steps take you down to the most cozy and tastefully decorated bedroom you have ever seen, with a very comfortable king size double bed. We have chosen to use a combination of 'earthy' materials such as wooden timber-work, warm cotton bedding and rugged steel and copper details to show the industrial history of this former freight ship. Please keep in mind that kids below 6 years old are not allowed.
Along with the shades of ivory paint this results in a warm and natural atmosphere. There are plenty of wall- and very useful USB-sockets so you won't have any problems charging your devices during your stay.
The houseboat has also a comfy sofa bed for some extra space for your friends and family!
The bathroom offers a stylish sink and design radiator to dry your towels. Furthermore there is a comfortable shower and toilet. The whole apartment has comfortable floor heating and great insulation so you will be comfortably warm even during the coldest winter nights.
Get out there!
During the spring, summer and autumn it is great to sit outside and relax in the communal lounger area on the quay. Please note that people live here, so we kindly ask not to be out here after 22.00 to ensure everyone getting a good night rest. We highly recommend to check out café Pollux across the street if you want to stay out longer ;-)
Be part of our community
This houseboat apartment is part of larger ship that I may call my home. However, be assured that you have all the privacy you want - you probably won't even notice I'm there during your stay. Our houseboat is docked in a true houseboat community, and we love you to be part of that for a few days!
Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 1
Heating / Cooling
Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking
There is a bike rental with guided tours around the corner. A climbing hall is located just minutes away.
How to get there
After arriving at Central Station, you simply walk to the left and after about three minutes you will see our harbor. Could not be easier. Of course I will share the exact address of the ship after the booking is confirmed.
About the area
Our harbor is a real hidden gem in the city centre. Secluded and private, yet close to the buzzing inner city. Within walking distance there are lots of great things to see and do. Just to give you an impression an overview of things we like in our neighborhood:
* Local bar Pollux across the street
* Dam Square
* Nieuwmarkt (lots of bars, restaurants and of course the market itself)
* Red light district
* Nemo Science museum
* Maritime museum
* Sea palace (floating Chinese restaurant)
* Hannekes Boom (laid back restaurant/bar with superb terrace)
* Climbing hall
* Waterloo Square
We live on boats and we love boats.
5 Reviews - The Ivory Wheelhouse - super central and cozy
Lacey W - England
I had the best stay in The Ivory Wheelhouse! The location was perfect, the boat was beautiful, so spacious and had everything you needed! It was so warm and cozy as well! I would highly recommend! Xxx
Lindsey S - England
Perfect weekend away
We have just returned from a weekend away for my husband's 40th birthday. The houseboat is a great location and cozy, perfect for the two of us. It's clean and tidy and we loved it. It made a nice change from a hotel. Very quiet at considering you are so close to the town center. We were able to walk everywhere, even down to the art museumplein which was the furthest area away from us. It was about a 45 minute walk but you could get the tram, however, we enjoyed walking as you see so much more.
Handy supermarket a 5 minute walk away and easy to find from the station.
Thank you to our host Lisa, we didn't want to leave!
Nadia - Germany
Most unique place we ever stayed
Our first houseboat rental in Amsterdam was one never to forget. You get to the boat after a short walk from the station and we were surprised to find such a nice little harbor in the city centre. The views here are wonderful, with old buildings on one side of the water and very modern new architecture on the other side. The houseboat is renovated recently and very pleasant and modern. The bedroom is really a one-of-a-kind place, loved waking up here. Private, cozy and comfortable. And once you get off the boat, there is lots of things to do within the immediate surroundings. Highly recommended if you want the 'total Amsterdam experience'. Thanks for having us!
Gerhard - Germany
Very nice houseboat studio
It is a very clean and comfortable houseboat. Location is very central, near the station and close to the Zeedijk and Noordermarkt with lots of things to do. At night the area is surprisingly quiet, and lots of boats pass by. Happy and cheerful area. Thanks and all the best from Berlin,
Gerhard and Erika
Doris H - Germany
Nice days on the Ivory Boat!
we have had three nice days on the very cozy and well furnished boat. Nina is a very friendly host. Quick check in and quick check out. The boat is located in a nice environment close to the city centre of Amsterdam. I like to say thank you for all.
Warm regards Doris and Leon