The Northern Light Boat
It's light, luxurious and located in a cool marina in Amsterdam North: welcome aboard the Northern Light Boat
- Very light and bright houseboat
- Next to the buzzing NDSM Wharf
- Just minutes away from the free ferry to Central Station
- Many good restaurants and hip bars around
- Bike rental + free car parking available
And now for something different: meet the Northern Light Boat! This brand new houseboat is designed to give you an unforgettable nautical experience in Amsterdam. It's located next to the buzzing NDSM Wharf, just a few minutes walking from the free ferry to Central Station. Perfect for families and friends up to 6 persons. The name of the ship refers to the Northern Light that can be seen from the roof terrace, as well as through the window in 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, nor use of the roof terrace is allowed after 22.00 is allowed in the harbor. No drugs of any kind are allowed in, on or around the boat. Please note that on violation of these rules you will be removed from the boat and you will lose your deposit. Sorry, but we have to be strict about this.
The boat is located along the NDSM Wharf, a buzzing and artistic area along the Northern shore of the IJ-river. Here you will find many convenient utilities, bars and restaurants. We highly recommend Loetje, our neighbor who is serving officially the best steaks in town in his floating restaurant.
Now something more about our boat. The key elements are light and luxury. So we have chosen to have large windows all around the living room and even in the ceiling. This creates a very special atmosphere, with panoramic views over the many ships and yachts in the marina. From the lounge roof terrace the view is even better - a wonderful place to chill out during the summer period. Just outside the marina you find the NDSM Wharf with the most energizing music and art events, hip restaurants and bars, and a good connection with the city centre. The free ferry leaves every few minutes and takes you to Central Station in just 7 minutes.
In total we can accommodate 6 persons, quite unique for Amsterdam standards. You will be staying in a modern designed floating apartment. Just take a look at the pictures to get a good impression.
The boat has central heating and a boiler, powered by a small diesel engine. This is convenient for short showers, but we recommend to use the comfortable marina bathroom facilities that are located just around the corner since the boat is equipped with a 400 liter freshwater tank. The toilet is equipped with a pump and is flushed with outboard water, so this does not affect the fresh water supply aboard.
We offer free parking space (very unusual for Amsterdam standards) and there is a bike rental where you can rent bikes for 10 euro per day. During the warmer period, we provide big pillows to use on 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 noise after 22.00 since we want to keep a good relationship with our neighbors - I'm sure you'll understand ;-)
And you might have seen the steering wheel aboard - sorry to say we don't offer sailing trips with the houseboat!
Number of double beds: 2
Number of single beds: 2
Heating / Cooling
Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking
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.
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.
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.
16 Reviews - The Northern Light Boat
Penny M - the United States
I stayed on the boat with two friends for three nights. The instructions on how to arrive and get access were very clear and it is a short free ferry ride from Amsterdam Central. The boat was well equipped and right next to a lovely restaurant and convenience store. The showers in the marina were wonderful!. It was nice to be on north shore and away from busy city but with easy access when you wanted to visit sites. I would stay again.
Marcus - Germany
Unforgettable stay in Amsterdam
We stayed at this houseboat in April, and it was superb. It was really hot for the time of the year and we could sit at the roof terrace all day. The city was just on the other side of the water, for which you can take a free ferry. We knew the inner city already, but were surprised about the Northern party of Amsterdam. This is where the boat is docked and we really enjoyed the cool restaurants. You must go to PLLEK for sure, this is an super relaxed beach kind of place, but also 'Noorderlicht' was just perfect to chill out. The boat itself is very light and luxurious. Please note that there is a separate shower in the Marina, very comfortable but not on the boat itself (there is a shower, but water supply is limited since the boat is not connected to the regular water system. For us it was not a problem at all and we can only recommend staying here!
Christian K - Germany
Schöner Wochenendtrip in Amsterdam
Gemütliches Hausboot, Ausstattung ist Gut.
Gute kostenlose Verbindung mit der Fähre in die City.
Sowie gute kostenlose Duschen / WC im Marina Building
Anja C - France
Excellent holiday we had a great stay.
The house boat is on a top location easy to go to the center of Amsterdam and at the same time after a busy day a great place to relax.
Thanks to the owner for all the information en help.
Hope to come back one day.
Patrick L - Germany
Great weekend overall
We had a great weekend and really enjoyed the houseboat. The rooftop was ideal for the evening and the marina provided enough showers in the morning. During daytime we explored the city of Amsterdam which was easily accessable with the free ferry. We will most definitlely come back!