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The Jordan Deck House - with private terrace

Cosy and charming houseboat studio, located on one of the most inspiring locations in Amsteddam

Excellent! 4.8/5 (47 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. Bright studio on the houseboat in the Jordaan
  2. Private terrace with superb views
  3. 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 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 15 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. In our rented part of the ship you will 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 and the space is not very big, 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 area 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 ( I live on the other side of the boat), but this is closed and well insulated. The other door in the studio leads to the 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

Boat is not suitable for the people with the balance and/or mobility issues or for the people that cant swim. Also keep in mind that you have to be strong enough to get your suitcases in and out of the boat trough the narrow entrance and down the stairs.

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 inside, no drugs of any kind, no loud music and party on the terrace, no visitors) 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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Registration number

0363 DBB5 F448 15AE 6B02

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

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

  • Queen size beds: 1
  • Sofa bed: 1

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. 

We provide - handsoap, bed linnen and the towels. We do not provide body sponges, scrunchies, face towels, shampoo/body wash, so please bring your own if using.

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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


Microwave / oven
Linen provided
Towels provided

Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs


WiFi / internet


Indoor facilities


Sofa bed

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Heating / cooling

Central heating


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops

General information

Paid parking
No pets allowed

Smoking not allowed

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

Cheapest (and fastest) way from Schiphol airport to us is to take a train to Amsterdam Central Station and then walk to the boat. Train stop is inside the airport and its a 15-20 min ride.
After arriving at Central Station, it's only a 15 minute walk through the buzzing and wonderful Haarlemmer straat to the corner with Prinsengracht and then down the Prinsengracht to the boat. Or you can take a taxi from Schiphol Airport of course, this is on average a 25 minute ride.
If you are arriving by car best thing to do is to leave it in a public garage during your stay. Parking around the boat is very pricey and difficult to find ( boat does not have its own parking spot)

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

47 Reviews - The Jordan Deck House - with private terrace

Excellent! 4.8/5

  1. Rico J - Germany

    28 Oct

    Beautiful short trip Show original

    We can only recommend this houseboat. It is ideally located for all excursions and is surrounded by great bars/shops. We will be back definitely. The boat is beautifully decorated and perfectly adequate for a short trip.

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  2. Gemma M - England

    09 Jul

    Very cute and comfortable

    Lovely house boat with everything you need if, you’re not planning on cooking also, there isn’t a wardrobe for clothes however, we didn’t need one as we were there for the weekend and we’re quite happy to use our suitcases. There are some clothes hangers on a strap should you need to hang anything. Fantastic shower, comfortable spacious bed. Nice outside seating area. Nespresso coffee machine. We really like it here and would stay again. Maja was super warm and friendly with good communication on the lead up to the trip.

  3. Catrin H - England

    14 Mar

    Great location

    We had a lovely stay, absolutely fantastic location, quirky houseboat and really friendly owner. The area was very quiet at night, and we slept well in the huge bed. Sitting on the deck watching the boats pass was a highlight - would definitely recommend for a stay in Amsterdam.

  4. Phoebe K - the United States

    18 Dec

    Maja’s Houseboat

    I stayed on Maja’s boat with my sisters for vacation and had an enjoyable experience. It was more spacious than we anticipated, and felt very comfortable. The location was great, and we could walk pretty much everywhere we wanted to go. With that said, there were a lot of random noises like taps on the deck and roof that could have been from canal cruises going or something, I don’t know! Other than that, I would be delighted to return.

  5. Eleanor B - the United States

    12 Nov

    Great space in a great location

    This is a very cozy place to stay in an amazing location with easy access to neighborhoods and all of the tourism hubbub. Maja was a kind and communicative host. Highly recommend.

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