The Jordan Heart


Excellent! 4.9/5 (24 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Amazing location, the Brouwersgracht, Jordaan
  2. Fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, wifi, tv, stereo
  3. Kingsize bed, sleeper couch, jacuzzi
  1. Cozy romantic houseboat, getaway, waterside, canal,
  2. living like a local on a houseboat

Houseboat summary

The Brouwersgracht has been chosen more then once to be the most beautiful canal in Amsterdam. 2 minutes away you will find: the Haarlemmerstraat – and its extension, the Haarlemmerdijk - is a gem!

Offering independent boutiques and specialty stores, little salons, trendy but affordable restaurants and bars and the oldest cinema in Amsterdam, this area will certainly appeal to the most jaded of world-travelers.

You are guaranteed to find a special little gift from Amsterdam in this alternative shopping district. And with a constant passing parade along the Haarlemmerstraat, you can spend a very entertaining afternoon just watching the world go by.

The houseboat Love & Light is located in the very heart of the historical Jordaan. Originally a working-class neighborhood, the Jordaan has become one of the most expensive, upscale locations in the Netherlands. It is home to many art galleries, particularly for modern art, and is also dotted with specialty shops and restaurants.

Markets are held regularly at Noordermarkt, the Westerstraat (the Lapjesmarkt a textile market) and Lindengracht.

Rembrandt spent the last years of his life in the Jordaan, on the Rozengracht canal. He is buried in the Westerkerk church, at the corner of Rozengracht and Prinsengracht, in walking distance from our boat.
The Anne Frank House is also located nearby, on the Prinsengracht canal.

Houseboat description

Entering this boat you find yourself in the kitchen area overlooking the historic canals of Amsterdam. Cooking the perfect pasta or drink the best coffee can be done in this fully equipped kitchen watching the ducks swim by. In the middle of the boat you find a dining table, comfortable couch, music stereo and Kingsize bed. Behind the bed is a large bath tub with shower and a separate toilet. On board are flatscreen TV with DVD player, HBO movie channels, dishwash machine, and also fresh towels and bed linen are included.

It all makes you never want to go home again.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 21:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 3 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 1


This cosy boat is ideal for a couple looking for a special romantic getaway in Amsterdam. 

But is also possible to change the comfortable couch into another double bed, perhaps for your children or for friends traveling together who prefer to sleep separate.


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

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Beach Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Music System / CD Player
Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

DVD Player
Internet Access

WIFI code provided at check in

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating


City Views
Close To The Beach

Close To The Shops
Close To The Ariport


Smoking Permitted
Wheelchair Friendly
Child Friendly

Highchair Availabele
Long Term Rent Available
House Swap Available

We have received guest with wheelchair before, so yes it is possible but some assistance is needed. Please do inform before booking! Smoking is permitted but next to and with the door to the water side opened! We all love a nice smelling house, don't we!

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Horse Riding

Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park


Houseboat owner


Hi there!

As a film maker I get travel a lot, so meanwhile I am happy to host you at my cozy boat!
Hope to meet you soon!

Kind wishes, Claire

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
Dutch, German, English, French

24 Reviews - The Jordan Heart

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Charles H - the United States

    18 Jun

    Great Location, Nice Place

    As the name implies, The Heart of Jordan is well located in this part of Amsterdam. There are many nearby shops, places to eat and even a few coffee shops. One can walk along the Brouwersgracht straight into the center of the city. 

    A tram stop is about three blocks away, making a day pass a good investment as you can easily travel all around Amsterdam on the tram system

    Claire and Gwen were very helpful. Gwen met us at the boat when we arrived and again when we checked out. They are easy to contact via phone and were very helpful when we had questions. The boat has space for three and a handy kitchen. It was easy for us to shop at nearby markets and fix meals back on the houseboat. It is clean, neat and the Jacuzzi tub is quite nice.

    A bonus is being able to watch all the other canal traffic. Lots of different boats and interesting people watching.

    A houseboat stay in this city is a great idea. 

    I hope this one is available the next time we visit Amsterdam. 

  2. Verena P - France

    08 May

    The Jordan Heart - A True GEM

    Staying at Claire's houseboat was a wonderful experience and we cannot thank her and Gwen enough for having us! We loved the boat and neighbourhood. Everything went well and we would definately stay there again. Highly recommended!

  3. Karl D - the United States

    09 Jul

    Great houseboat in Jordaan

    Location is excellent! Gwen met us and check in was easy and quick. Boat is clean and has everything you need. Close walk to central station and most other sites around Amsterdam. Location is in quieter part of Amsterdam and less tourists, which is nice. Would highly recommend this houseboat and we hope to stay there again!

  4. Alistair L - France

    18 Feb

    Wonderfull week-end.

    Thank you so much for your welcome this week-end. 

    Your houseboat is just perfectly spoted in Amsterdam and it’s a perfect shelter during the cold nights in this beautyfull City.

    thank you again and see you soon I hope. 

    Alistair & Marine 

  5. Matteo F - Italy

    12 Jul


    we had a great time in Amsterdam, the houseboat is just perfect and confy. Location 10+ silent and beautiful, in one of the most beautiful area in the city. Kind and flowery welcome. Thank you

  6. Lloyd D - Scotland

    19 Aug

    Jordaan Houseboat

    The houseboat is in a great location in the Jordaan area. The owners are easy to deal with and responsive to questions.

    The houseboat had a charm to it and was very private being on a quiet stretch of the canal

  7. Anil H - the United States

    21 Aug

    Perfect stay!

    We had the perfect stay: location, houseboat, weather, etc. Gwen, the host, was very friendly/helpful throughout. Would stay here again.

  8. Richard H - England

    10 Jun

    Just wonderful...

    I have stayed on a lot of houseboats in Amsterdam and I have never had one in such a wonderful situation as this.  Brouwersgracht has to be one of Amsterdam's nicest canals and this particular end of it is so tranquil.  A truly idyllic place to stay.

    The houseboat itself is clearly well-maintained and was super-clean on arrival.  Dido did a great job of showing me around and explaining local travel options.

    Big thanks to you!  I'll be back...

  9. Heidi G - Denmark

    30 Oct


    My first stay in Amsterdam,whit my son and on a houseboat. The boat was beautiful, and there was everything we needed. Also some welcome gifts, some cookies and a very cold beer, its was great.The owner Gwen was very helpful with what ever we ask for. The bed and the blankets was very good, we sleep as babys. The houseboat was near everything, so we could walk to all the things we would see. After a day walking, its was great to take a long warm bath in the bathtub. The kitchen had all we needed, and we was very glad for the coffee machine. the weather was great sun and 18 degrees so we opened the door to the kanals and sad in the doorway and just enjoy life.  Amazing.

    I will come back to Amsterdam on  holiday and on this houseboat again

  10. Manuela H - Austria

    07 Sep

    Honeymoon in Amsterdam

    My husband and I spent our honeymoon on the houseboat. It was clean, comfortable and overall just great. The owner is very polite and helpful.
    When we come to Amsterdam again, we will book the houseboat again 100%.

  11. Annmaree O - Australia

    03 Jul

    Accommodation in Amsterdam - The Jordan Light

    Amazing place to stay. Great location, close to everything. Hosts are so accommodating, really lovely people to deal with.
    Boat is clean tidy spacious.
    Would definitely recommend this place.


  12. Sherry G - Canada

    20 May

    Amsterdam accommodations at its finest

    We had a warm welcome from Dido and loved the entire stay. The house boat stay was the highlight of our trip to Amsterdam. We were able to sit on the canal side and watch the boats go by and wave at all of the tourists. It was the perfect location to many markets and coffee shops and super central within walking distance to pretty much everything. The boat was clean and fresh and had every amenity. Thank you Claire for a fabulous stay!!

  13. Colin S - England

    09 Nov

    I let love in.

    My wife and I spent our 40th wedding anniversary in our favourite city and on the sweet little houseboat Love and Light and couldn't think of anywhere more delightful and more fitting for an intimate romantic holiday hideaway on the quite gentle canal of the Brouwersgracht in the heart of the Jordan, we had a wonderful time in Love and Light and Claire and Gwen we would like to say a great big thank you for letting us stay on your sweet little houseboat x.

  14. Lori S - the United States

    14 Mar

    Perfect location

    thank you so much for sharing your boat with us. It was the perfect location. Quiet in the evenings and close enough to walk to the action when you like. Comfortable bed and plenty of hot water!  We would love to come back someday. 

  15. Sally E - Canada

    21 Jul


    Thank you Claire! We had such a great stay in Amsterdam!

    Your houseboat was so lovely!! Great location and comfortable.

    We definitely would stay again!

  16. Sebastian S - Germany

    14 May

    4 Tage Amsterdam

    Es waren wunderschöne 4 Tage die wir im Hausboot von Claire und Gwen verbracht haben! 

    Die Lage des Hausboots ist super! Man findet Ruhe und Erholung und ist dennoch in wenigen Minuten mitten im geschehen.

    Wir kommen definitiv wieder! Vielen Dank für alles! 


  17. Felix V - Germany

    06 May

    What a weekend

    It was a marvelous weekend in Amsterdam. The Houseboat was cozy, with all amenities and the location was absolutely brilliant. We will come back!

  18. Zailini Z - England

    06 Jul

    Truely lovely

    My husband and I spent 5 days here. It was well located in the quiet and peaceful end of Brouwersgracht with many nearby restaurants, supermarkets and Norder-markets. Very easy to walk to visit tourist spots. 

    We love the open plan living and the very comfy bed. Everything else in the houseboat was as described.

    Thank you Gwen for a wonderful stay in Amsterdam.

  19. Mark D - the United States

    03 Apr

    Stay here!

    We really enjoyed our stay here! The boat was very comfortable and has everything you'll need for your stay. The locations and views are perfect! Gwen was there to welcome us and explain everything - very easy and no issues at all. It was such a unique and different experience than a hotel or typical rental - very Amsterdam! Highly recommend! 

  20. - the Netherlands

    27 Mar

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 3-night booking.
  21. Sylvie W - France

    04 May

    Relaxing Amsterdam Break

    Really enjoyed our experience of staying in a house boat in Amsterdam.   The boat was very well located, in a quiet canal, not far from the main tourist attactions and tram stations.

    Our welcome was very warm, and we appreciated the flexibility of our host regarding the checkout time.

    Accomodation was comfortable for the 3 of us.  Kitchen and bathroom clean and well equiped - and we appreciated the complimentary tea & coffee!

    Thank you to our hosts for this charming experience.

  22. G W - England

    03 Oct

    Fell in love with this lovely houseboat!

    Yes, we truly fell in love with this lovely houseboat. Everything you need is provided for. The owner is very nice, she helped us out with all our questions. The area is just perfect. Amsterdam Jordan at its best. we will definitely return!! :-) Thank you Gwen & Claire!

  23. Carsten G - Germany

    22 Sep

    Very very nice...

    We had a very very nice stay on the houseboat. It is very cozy and perfect for a romantic trip to Amsterdam. The location in Jordaan is very nice as well with its multiple bars and restaurants. The booking was easy and hand-over without any problems. I will definitely come back!

  24. Rebecca

    04 Oct

    Cool houseboat at a relaxed location in Amsterdam

    Really cool place not far from the Amsterdam City itself. We walked about 20 minutes at a leisurely pace. The boat itself is very clean and well kept. A privillege to stay at. The owners are very friendly and lenient with check-in and out times. We even got a nice welcoming present. Definitely recommended if you want to visit the city but don't want to to stay near the busy streets.

  25. Benjamin A - Germany

    29 Sep

    Ein tolles Hausboot in Amsterdam

    Bereits beim betreten des Bootes wurde man herzlich von der Besitzerin empfangen. Ein tolles Hausboot, man findet darin alles was man für einen entspannten Aufenthalt in Amsterdam braucht. Egal ob man Frühstück mit frischen Kaffee zubereiten möchte oder auf dem Sofa gemütlich die Gracht anzusehen. An schönen Tagen ist auf der Gracht reger Betrieb :) Wir kommen wieder !

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