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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! 4.9/5 (9 reviews)

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.

 

In the apartment you will find

1. double bed

1. kitchennette

1. dining table

1. double sofa bed

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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Details

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

$195

Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 11:00.

Bedrooms

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

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Bathrooms

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

Holiday type

Nightlife
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Romantic
Sporting activities

Amenities

Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven
Toaster
Linen provided

Towels provided
Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs

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

Entertainment

WiFi / internet

Internet access

Indoor facilities

Shower

Sofa bed

Outdoor facilities

Garden
Terrace / balcony

Mooring sloop / boat possible

Heating / cooling

Central heating
Room fans

Electric fans
Underfloor heating

Location

Panoramic views
City views
Close to the beach

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport

General information

Pets allowed

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

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Fishing

Climbing
Cycling / mountain biking

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

Services

Babysitting
Tour guide
Transportation to and from airport

Maid service
Chauffers service

All VIP services upon request incl. additional costs

Location

Distances

Airport

25 km

Bar

0.1 km

Beach

25 km

Ferry port

0.4 km

Golf course

5 km

Highway

2 km

Night club

1 km

Restaurant

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

Nina

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

9 Reviews - The Ivory Wheelhouse - super central and cozy

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Michael B - Germany

    21 Apr

    Very nice stay in Amsterdam

    We had a very pleasant week in Amsterdam in the Ivory Wheelhouse house boat. Amsterdam is really a very fascinating city. Our house boat was 5 minutes by feet from Amsterdam central station. The central location of our house boat made it easy to reach any point of the central old city easily by feet. We walked about three quarters of an hour through the beautiful old central city to the Van Gogh museum which was already at the other end of the central city. Sleeping on a houseboat and seeing the harbor and the old town in the evening is something very special. Anytime again!

  2. Lacey W - England

    03 Oct

    Amazing!

    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

  3. 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!

  4. Gerhard - Germany

    26 Mar

    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

  5. Lindsey S - England

    03 Jul

    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! 

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