The Jordan Heart


Excellent! 4.9/5 (25 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 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 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
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

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Heating / cooling

Central heating


City views
Close to the beach

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport

General information

Sofa bed
Child /baby cot

Smoking permitted
Wheelchair friendly
Child friendly
Highchair availabele

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

25 Reviews - The Jordan Heart

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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