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The Ivory Wheelhouse - super central and cozy

Picture yourself living the Amsterdam dream in this unique houseboat apartment with panoramic views

Excellent! 4.8/5 (17 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. Stylish and comfortable houseboat apartment
  2. Located only 3 minutes from Central Station
  3. Close to Dam Square, Red Light district, museums
  1. Recently renovated under architecture
  2. Be part of our houseboat community
  3. Beautiful views in the center of town

Houseboat summary

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 center. 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 ones. Welcome to the Ivory!

Houseboat description

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

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 can see the water trough the portholes even when you sit at the table or use the bathroom.

We hope that during your stay 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. Upon request we can organize a device for you as well.


In the apartment you will find

1. double bed

1. kitchenette

1. dining table

1. double sofa bed , upon request only before arrival

1. bathroom with a shower and toilet

a spacious deck and yes, you can jump in the waters and swim here too!


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 loud after 21.00 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

Our houseboat is docked in a true houseboat community, and we love you to be part of that for a few days!

Before you book, please note: kids below 6 years old are not allowed on board - babies are.

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Registration number

0363 F88A D179 751B FDDC

Property type

Moored houseboat

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 00:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 3 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 1
  • Sofa bed: 1

There is a double bed to enjoy your sleep. A double sofa bed is also available for some extra space if you do not want to share a bed. Upon request, before you arrive.

Please note that this means that you can not use the table any longer as shown on the photo as the wooden sofa is converted into a double bed.

The en suite bathroom offers a sink, design radiator, enlighted mirror, shower and toilet.

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

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city
Lake / riverside

Sporting activities
Fully equipped kitchen


Microwave / oven
Linen provided
Towels provided

Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs
Internet access

If you need your clothes washed we can do the laundry for you and/or bring your stuff to the laundry for you.


WiFi / internet


Indoor facilities

Sofa bed


Check In after 15:00 Check Out before 11:00 But, if there are no guests arriving / departing the same day we are flexible. We charge 25 EUR for a late check in after 19:00, and 40 EUR for a very late check in after 00:00 hours. You can park in the public garage next door for ca 20 EUR per 24hours

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony
Mooring sloop / boat possible

Air conditioning

All VIP services upon request incl. additional costs

Heating / cooling

Central heating
Electric fans

Underfloor heating
Panoramic views

There is a bike rental with guided tours around the corner. A climbing hall is located just minutes away.


City views
Close to the beach
Close to the shops

Close to the ariport
Paid parking

General information

Pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking


Tour guide
Transportation to and from airport

Maid service
Chauffers service




25 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

0.4 km

Golf course

5 km


2 km

Night club

1 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.5 km

Train station

0.4 km

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 we 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 center. 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)

* Zeedijk

* Red light district

* Nemo Science museum

* Maritime museum

* Sea palace (floating Chinese restaurant)

* Hannekes Boom (laid back restaurant/bar with superb terrace)

* Climbing hall

* IJ-river

* Waterloo Square

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Houseboat owner


We live on boats and we love boats. It makes us super happy to welcome you on board and share the pleasures of water living with you.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
English, Dutch

17 Reviews - The Ivory Wheelhouse - super central and cozy

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. Nadia - Germany

    04 Apr

    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!

  2. Doris H - Germany

    28 Aug

    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 

  3. Simone M - Germany

    25 Jul

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    It was a nice stay in Amsterdam. We received a friendly welcome. We felt good. For taking a dog, not quite as suitable.

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  4. Jana C - the United States

    01 Jun

    Amazing stay

    Wow! Just wow! Great location and fantastic place to stay. We loved waking up to see the day, exploring the city, and watching sunsets. Host Dani was also very welcoming and helpful. Thanks for the experience!!

  5. Lacey W - England

    03 Oct


    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

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