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
- parking is not free, except on the computerweg close by
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.
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!
uitgezonderd Marina gebied
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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 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.
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.
23 Reviews - The Northern Light Boat
Kiran G - Germany
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
Hamid K - Germany
Short break on Northern Light Show original
Virginie T - Belgium
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.
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.
Bernadette C - Ireland
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
Laura R - Germany
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!