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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 4.3/5 (38 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. 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 something else: meet 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 disturbance, nor use of the roof terrace is allowed after 10 pm in the port. No drugs of any kind are allowed in, on or around the boat. Please note that violation of these rules will result in you being removed from the boat and forfeiting your deposit. Sorry, but we have to be strict about this.

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Houseboat description

The boat is located along the NDSM wharf, a vibrant 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 wide view of the many ships and yachts in the marina. The view is even better from the lounge's roof terrace - 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, trendy restaurants and bars and a good connection to the city center. The free ferry departs 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. Just 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 using the comfortable marina bathrooms located around the corner as the boat is equipped with a 400 liter fresh water tank. The toilet is equipped with a pump and is flushed with outboard water, so this does not affect the fresh water 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 that you don't make any noise after 10pm as we want to keep 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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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.


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 using the shower facilities in the marina.

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Holiday resort
Lake / riverside
Fully equipped kitchen


Microwave / oven
Linen provided

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs
WiFi / internet


Internet access


Indoor facilities

Central heating

th shower is small and takes water from a tank under the boat, so limited in use. If you come with more than 2 people we advise you to use the fantastic shower facilitys in the marina building.

Heating / cooling

Electric fans

Panoramic views

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.


City views

Paid parking

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking




20 km


0.1 km


20 km

Ferry port

0.2 km


2 km

Night club

0.5 km


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, behind computerweg.

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. The Marina where your boat is located is changing all the time, because boats come and go. Therefor vieuws change and will never be the same as in the pictures. On boats its normal that your neighbours sometimes need to cross over your boat to get to theirs. Otherwise they have to hire a helecopter to get to their property. Be aware of that. 

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Houseboat owner


I am a b&B owner for 11 years already. I also was a nurse for 33 years, so I think I know what people need to feel happy. I am a good listener and I respond quickly when a guest needs me. Welcome on board and enjoy your stay with!

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

38 Reviews - The Northern Light Boat

Good 4.3/5

  1. Xenia Z - Germany

    24 Aug

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    The view from the boat is of course fantastic, as far as the cleanliness is concerned, a thorough cleaning could take place. The walls of the boat inside are not clean, the table is really worn and unfortunately there was no tablecloth with which you could make it nicer. We wanted to have breakfast and when we asked why the gas didn't turn on for the stove, we didn't get an answer and had to do without the warm things at breakfast. The toilet is extremely small so not for tall people as their legs hit the wall. And none of the pictures of the bedrooms shown here are correct !! We are very disappointed with the landlord. There is no TV as advertised and the engine starts at 6:30 a.m. and is not really quiet.


    Dear Xenia,

    I am sorry to read you and unfortunately I have to agree on a few points.

    There were incorrect bedroom photos on the website (now changed). The TV recently shut down as no one was using the TV but we forgot to change it on the website. And the gas bottle was empty, but because you wrote us that the "stove" had just worked, I thought of the kettle. Unfortunately, I received your SMS on Friday at 11 p.m. and the next day I had a retirement party on my boat deck at home, which is not an easy task in Corona time. That's why I forgot to edit your SMS.

    I let the cleaner do a thorough clean. We will be happy to refund you 50 euros to compensate for the inconvenience for a stay of 2 nights.

    With a sincere apology ... Arthur

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  2. Astrid E - Germany

    13 Nov

    Stay houseboat Amsterdam Show original

    Highly recommended, uncomplicated, clean, good connection!

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  3. Michelle N - England

    05 Nov

    Great option for staying in Amsterdam

    Boat is nicely situated just 15min boat ride from central station. Clean & all we needed for our family trip to Amsterdam. Heating is abit noisy at night time in the back bedroom but this would noy be a problem in the summer months

  4. Debbie K - Ireland

    31 Oct

    Lovely stay

    We had a fantastic few days on the boat. It was lovely to be outside central Amsterdam but still very close. The boat is exactly as the pictures show and has everything you need on board.

  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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