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The Northern Light Boat

It's light, luxurious and located in a cool marina in Amsterdam North: welcome aboard the Northern Light Boat

Good 4.4/5 (23 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Very light and bright houseboat
  2. Next to the buzzing NDSM Wharf
  3. Just minutes away from the free ferry to Central Station
  1. Many good restaurants and hip bars around
  2. parking is not free, except on the computerweg close by

Houseboat summary

And now for something else: get to know the Northern Light Boat! This brand new houseboat is designed to give you an unforgettable nautical experience in Amsterdam. It is located next to the bustling NDSM wharf, just a few minutes' walk from the free ferry to Central Station. Perfect for families and friends up to 6 people. The name of the ship refers to the northern lights that can be seen from both the roof terrace and through the window in the living room ceiling. And the boat is docked in the northern part of the city. So what's in a name!

Important Note: This is not a party boat. No noise pollution, nor use of the roof terrace is allowed after 10 p.m. in the harbor. No drugs of any kind are allowed in, on or around the boat. Please note that if you violate these rules you will be removed from the boat and your deposit will be lost. Sorry, but we have to be strict about this.

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Houseboat description

The boat is located along the NDSM wharf, a bustling and artistic area along the northern bank of the IJ. Here you will find many useful amenities, bars and restaurants. We highly recommend Loetje, our neighbor who officially serves the best steaks in town at his floating restaurant.

Now a little more about our boat. The main elements are light and luxurious. That's why we chose to have large windows all around the living room and even in the ceiling. This creates a very special atmosphere, with a panoramic view of the many ships and yachts in the marina. The view from the roof terrace of the lounge is even better - a lovely place to chill out in the summer period. Just outside the marina you will find the NDSM wharf with the most energetic music and art events, hip restaurants and bars and a good connection to the city center. The free ferry leaves every few minutes and takes you to Central Station in just 7 minutes.

In total we can accommodate 6 people, quite unique for Amsterdam standards. You stay in a modern designed floating apartment. Take a look at the photos for a good impression.

The boat has central heating and a boiler, powered by a small diesel engine. This is useful for short showers but we recommend making use of the comfortable marina bathrooms which are just around the corner as the boat is fitted with a 400 liter fresh water tank. The toilet is equipped with a pump and is flushed with outboard water, so this has no influence on the freshwater supply on board.

We offer free parking (very unusual for Amsterdam standards) and there is a bicycle rental where you can rent bicycles for 10 euros per day. During the warmer period we provide large cushions for the roof terrace.

Please note that our boat is not a party boat and no drugs or loud music are allowed in or on board. Also, we kindly ask not to make any noise after 10pm as we want to maintain a good relationship with our neighbors - I'm sure you understand ;-)


And you may have seen the wheel on board - we're sorry to say we don't offer houseboat sailing trips!

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Details

Registration number

uitgezonderd Marina gebied

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 13:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 11:00.

Bedrooms

2 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps

King size beds: 2
Single bed: 2

 

The bathroom has a sink, toilet and shower. You can use the shower for short showers, but we recommend that you use the shower facilities in the marina.

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Bathrooms

Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Nightlife
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city
Family

Holiday resort
Lake / riverside
Romantic

Amenities

Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven
Toaster

Linen provided
Towels provided
Dining table & chairs

Entertainment

WiFi / internet

Internet access

Heating / cooling

Central heating

The heating is powered by a small diesel engine during the day and electric heating during the night. This is quite different from regular houses, but we provide clear instructions so nothing to worry about.

Location

Panoramic views

City views

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Fishing
Cycling / mountain biking

Location

Distances

Airport

20 km

Bar

0.1 km

Beach

20 km

Ferry port

0.2 km

Highway

2 km

Night club

0.5 km

Restaurant

0.1 km

Super market

0.2 km

Train station

1 km

How to get there

From Central Station you take the free ferry to the NDSM Wharf. This is a 7 minute boat ride, and from there it is a few minutes walking to Amsterdam Marina. You can also come by car. In that case you can use the free parking facilities around the corner.

About the area

The NDSM Wharf is the cultural and musical centre of Amsterdam North. Here you can enjoy many great restaurants and bars (we provide a full list on arrival) and the city centre is just one free boat ride away. 

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Houseboat owner

Rob

I am a b&B owner already for 11 years, Also I was a nurse for 33 years so I think I know what people need to feel happy. I am a good listner and I am fast when for example the electricity stops on one of my boats.

Response time
Normally within 4 hours
Language spoken
English, Dutch, German, French

23 Reviews - The Northern Light Boat

Good 4.4/5

  1. Kiran G - Germany

    02 Aug

    Interesting accommodation, highly recommended

    The houseboat is very nice and recommended highly - sufficient space for 4-6 adults - toilet is pretty small. Information to be made transparent - detailed information was also there from you. It could be better structured and sent - more transparent information on parking required. Or else it might be a problem for tourists. Should be very clear that no free parking available and some nearby paid parking areas should also be made aware

  2. Hamid K - Germany

    05 Jul

    Short break on Northern Light Show original

    It was a very nice time on the boat. Nothing was missing in the boat. The area is great and relaxing, the ferry to the city is practical and quick. The kids had a lot of fun.

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  3. Virginie T - Belgium

    16 Aug

    Peaceful and luminous, close to city center

    Very nice boat house, luminous with all the windows with views on the marina. Well equipped. Very easy to reach Amsterdam center.

    Thank you.

    PS : As improvement, I would add metallic add-ons inside of the 2 doors, in order to be able to close them also from inside, much more easy.

  4. Bernadette C - Ireland

    10 Jul

    Northern lights

    Beautiful houseboat. Myself and my husband loved the whole area- my 2 boys preferred the city!! The location of the houseboat may not suit everyone- this should be made clear prior to booking, on the initial description I think. We really enjoyed the local pizzeria and pllek. Good weather would have helped! I would book again. Enjoyed the trip. Ferry crossing  always on time etc it would be useful to have some information on local facilities on the boat for guests.  Bernie

  5. Laura R - Germany

    03 Oct

    Unique Place!

    We had a great time on the House boat. Check in and out was easy, the boat was cosy and clean! A unique place to stay. Thanks!

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