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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 (10 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.


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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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. 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

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

Internet access

Indoor facilities


Sofa bed

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Mooring sloop / boat possible

Heating / cooling

Central heating
Room fans

Electric fans
Underfloor heating


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

Cycling / mountain biking

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


Tour guide
Transportation to and from airport

Maid service
Chauffers service

All VIP services upon request incl. additional costs




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

10 Reviews - The Ivory Wheelhouse - super central and cozy

Excellent! 4.8/5

  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. Jenni H - Ireland

    09 Nov

    Great location, very clean

    The boat's location is second to none and it was spotless when we arrived. Would recommend!

  3. 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 

  4. Daniel T - Ireland

    21 Sep

    Fantastic Stay

    This houseboat is a great location and easily accessible from the main train station. The boat is just like the pictures and it is a quiet oasis from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, a great place to re-charge your batteries. I would highly recommend staying on a house boat in Amsterdam!

  5. Marie D - France

    29 Apr

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    We had a very pleasant stay. The houseboat is very pretty, well appointed, and ideally located for exploring Amsterdam on foot or by bike.

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