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The Jordan Deck House - with private terrace

Fresh and charming houseboat apartment,located on one of the most inspiring locations in Amsteddam

Excellent! 4.8/5 (9 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Bright studio on the houseboat in the Jordaan
  2. Private terrace with superb views
  3. Recently renovated, offering cozy atmosphere
  1. Near the Anne Frank House, Noordermarkt etc
  2. Centrally located, walking distance to all attractions

Houseboat summary

Be welcome aboard our cozy studio apartment on the houseboat. It's a very special place that I would describe as both charming and inspiring. Overlooking the world famous Prinsengracht you will feel like a true local. The location is absolutely triple-A, in the middle of the Jordaan area, and the iconic church 'Noorderkerk' right across the water. Although the deck house (the space where the skipper used to live) is not very big, you will have everything you need during your visit to our city.

Houseboat description

After arriving at Central Station, it's only a 10 minute walk through the buzzing and wonderful Jordaan area. Or you take a taxi from Schiphol Airport of course, this is on average a 25 minute ride. From the quay you get aboard your private part of the houseboat via the gangway, after which you first see your private terrace. This is without a doubt one of the coolest places you can imagine to enjoy your fist cup of coffee and make plans for an inspiring day in town.

Ancient but comfortable

Now let's descend into your private space in the front of our former freight ship, over 100 years of age but still going strong. We have renovated this place, ensuring that you get all the comfort you would expect in a modern apartment, yet with the nautical character of a real ship. I especially like the characteristic wooden floor, combined with vintage Portugese tiles, and various portholes that are dotted around the side of the ships' hull.

Via the custom built stairs you enter the studio with a convenient lounge corner and table set to enjoy breakfast. We don't offer a fully equipped kitchen because we notice that most guests are not planning to cook at home after all, and space aboard any ship is kind of limited. However, we do offer a refrigerator, water cooker, coffee maker and microwave. We are more than happy to share our favorite restaurants and bars nearby!

Light and bright

Apart from the portholes, there are also various windows that let in lots of light to ensure a light and bright atmosphere aboard the place. So even though a severe part of the living area is below water level, we have managed to create a pleasant ambiance. You will be sleeping in the very front of the ship, without a doubt one of the coziest places you ever slept!

If you decide to come with more than 2 persons (and you don't mind bumping into each other) the sofa in the living room can be turned into a comfortable double bed.

You will have full privacy in your part of the boat. There is one door that leads to our part, but this is closed and well insulated. The other door in the studio leads to the neatly tiled bathroom, conveniently designed with a sink, shelves toilet and shower.

Conveniently located

The location could not be more central. Right in the middle of the Jordaan Area, with the Brouwersgracht (multiple times awarded as the most beautiful canal in Amsterdam) and the majestic Keizersgracht just around the corner. The Anne Franks House and Westerkerk are only minutes walking away. And maybe the best thing about this our place: the world famous Apple Pie-place 'Winkel' is located right across the canal ;-)

Some final words before you book

Last but not least we want to let you know that we warmly welcome guests aboard from all over the world. However, we are not a party place whatsoever. If you break any of our reasonable house rules (no smoking, no drugs of any kind, no loud music and party on the terrace) we will have to tell you to leave at once, without any refund. I thought it would be better to be clear about this before you book, to avoid disappointment at a later stage. We have a good relationship with our neighbors and we like to keep it that way. Thanks for understanding!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2


The double bed (160 x 200 cm) is situated in the very front of the ship, so you will be really sleeping in the bow. This is a wonderful and cozy space, with two portholes to watch the swans and ducks passing by after you woke up.

In the living area of the studio we have a sofa that can be turned into a double bed. The B&B is ideal for two people but it has room for 4. Remember if you choose to come with 4 that it is not big. So make sure you like each other.

The bathroom is compact but offers everything you need: a sink, shelve, toilet and rain shower.


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

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city
Lake / riverside

Sporting activities


Microwave / oven
Linen provided
Towels provided

Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs


WiFi / internet

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Heating / cooling

Central heating


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops

General information

Sofa bed


Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking




25 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

1.5 km

Golf course

6 km


3 km

Night club

1 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.5 km

Train station

1.5 km

How to get there

You can either walk from Central Station, a nice route through the Jordaan Area, taking about 10 minutes. Or you take a taxi (or Uber) from Schiphol Airport, taking about 25 minutes and costing about 40 - 50 euro. 

Of course we provide exact address and contact details after the booking is confirmed in order to make your stay as pleasant as possible. 

About the area

Does the Jordaan Area need any further recommendations? Well, it's interesting to know that this used to be the poor man's neighborhood, nothing to be proud of. These days are over. Nowadays the Jordaan is the most popular and buzzing area's in town. Not in the least because the many amazing buildings, dating back to the golden age and giving the city the character that it's famous for.

Within a few minutes walking you will find more restaurants and bars than you can visit in a month, and many points of interest are really nearby. Think of the Anne Frank House, Westerkerk (Western Church), the Noorderker (Northern Church right across the canal) and the weekly organic market that is held every Saturday next to the Noorderkerk. 

From the Jordaan it's very easy to get into town thanks to a superb public transport connection. This ensures that you can reach literally every corner of the city within an hour, and most places within 30 minutes.

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Houseboat owner


I am Maja and I will make sure your Amsterdam experience will be everything you hoped for and that you truly enjoy your stay on my boat and all it has to offer!

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
Dutch, English

9 Reviews - The Jordan Deck House - with private terrace

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. Jonathan - Germany

    24 Jun

    Mesmerizing house boat on wonderful location

    My wife and I have visited Amsterdam multiple times and keep coming back because of the positive energy and the rich culture (still have not visited the Rijksmuseum, can you believe that?!). This time we wanted our stay extra special and we decided to book a houseboat in the city centre. Maja welcomed us aboard and showed us around. Although the studio is not super large we had everything we needed. Actually we fell in love with our little nest, floating on the water. We'll never forget the views from the port holes and the nice long summer evenings sitting on the deck terrace, reading and just enjoy watching the city life going by. Man I would love to live here (although Berlin is not bad either haha). We will certainly be back next year, and I can only hope that the space is available again then. Thanks for having us, we will recommend your place to friends for sure ;-) 

    Jonathan und Helga 

  2. Esti P - Germany

    15 Jun

    Best Location in Amsterdam

    We loved the location of the houseboat! Enjoyed watching the great surrounding. Maja the host was very friendly and welcomed us as we arrived. Houseboat is very clean & cosy! We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed it very much. Hope to come back soon.

  3. Rand S - Saudi Arabia

    01 Jan

    Amazing experience!

    Every time I come to Amsterdam I book a hotel. This time we tried a boat. It made our trip more special. The boat is very cosy, clean and in a beautiful location full of locals to meet. Resting at the terrace was an unforgettable experience. Maja was so nice and friendly and met us on time. She made our stay more comfortable. Thank you Maja for making us feel at home!

  4. Spencer - England

    19 Jun

    So happy you must be

    Living on the water, on a houseboat, on the most beautiful canal of the city and... How happy you must be. We truly enjoyed staying with you and will forever cherish the wonderful days aboard your studio. Compliments for the renovation you did recently - you created a very warm and personal atmosphere making us feel at home from the moment we set foot aboard. The location is just perfect, close to everything where we wanted to be. Miss your place already, boohoo... All the best from Sheffield, and enjoy the summer! 

  5. Andrew B - England

    20 Aug

    Thoroughly enjoyable

    The location was fabulous and the room perfect for our family as a place to rest up after a long day exploring a wonderful city. Being able sit up on the deck and watch the world go by was very relaxing. A thoroughly enjoyable trip.

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