Spacious Luxurious Houseboat in top Center

Excellent! 5/5 (3 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Spacious
  2. Luxurious
  3. 2 separate bathrooms
  1. Garden
  2. Top center

Houseboat summary

The Tulip VIP houseboat is just the perfect luxury experience that you are looking for your holiday, with a typical flavor of the traditional Dutch accommodation.

Docked only a few minutes from Amsterdam Central Station, newly renovated and designed under architecture: that's the Tulip VIP of Amsterdam in a nut shell. You will be sleeping in the hull of a historical freight ship, in a bed that is basically a throne. The houseboat offers a lots of space and light getting in via the many stylish portholes, creating a very bright atmosphere. And the location could not be better: close to the buzzing city center, yet you are assured to enjoy a good night rest since our harbor is peaceful and away from the tourist masses.

The houseboat has

2 double bed(room)s

and a double sleeping sofa, for those who do not share beds (please keep in mind that kids below 6 years old are not allowed)

2 separate bathrooms

a large kitchen

a sun deck and a garden to sit outside.

Houseboat description

The Tulip of Amsterdam is so much more than just a place to stay. We want to share with you the experience of being part of a houseboat community. Our harbor is a wonderful melting pot of people who enjoy living on the water, each in their own way. Just like all the people are unique, also the ships and barges docked here have their own character. The atmosphere that we have created aboard the houseboat that you may call your own is stylish, contemporary and private. You have the whole place to yourself, so no need to share anything. 

What you may expect aboard the houseboat apartment

Descend from the deck of our ship and enter an unexpected world of space and brightness. The various roof windows and portholes in the studio enable a cheerful play of of light and shades dancing through the studio.

In the living room there is 4 seats table available for you. The kitchen is full equipped with all the necessary for a comfortable stay.  

You will also have the comfort of 2 double bed(room)s and a double sleeping sofa, for those who do not share beds.

The two bathrooms offer everything you need during a well deserved houseboat holiday in Amsterdam: shower, toilet and sink with lighted mirror, as well as a hair dryer. 

Be assured that the apartment is very well insulated and equipped with comfortable floor heating so you will be nice and warm even on the coldest winter days.

Outside space

We're glad to say that you can use the communal seats next to the boat to relax, as well as the love seat on the front deck of the ship. Please note that people live here, so we kindly ask not to be out here after 22.00 to ensure everyone getting a good night rest. We highly recommend to check out café Pollux across the street if you want to stay out longer ;-) 

The neighborhood 

Although our harbor is nice and quiet, you will be in the middle of the city life within a minute walking. Across the street you find one of the many great bars around: Café Pollux, laid back place to have a drink or simple meal. Walk on and you will find many other places to eat, with cuisines basically from every corner of the world. In the immediate neighborhood you will find the buzzing Zeedijk and red light district, as well as the Maritime and Science museums. Get inspired on the daily market Nieuwmarkt and find cool stuff on the Waterloo Square (Waterlooplein). Walk the other way and you will enjoy the amazing views over the IJ-River, and when the sun is shining make sure to visit the terrace of bar Hannekes Boom! 

We hope that during your stay with us you will enjoy one another and the pleasures our neighborhood and our city offers. This is why we do not have televisions or radio's on board. But for the ones who can not live without (social) media, we do offer excellence fast WiFi. The only thing you have to do is bring your own mobile(smart)phone or tablet/computer with you.

Well, I hope to have given the best possible impression possible, but don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions -always glad to help. Look forward welcoming you aboard!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2


The houseboat has

2 double bed(room)s

and a double sleeping sofa, for those who do not share beds.

2 separate bathrooms,

a large kitchen

a sun deck and a garden to sit outside.


Number of en-suite: 1
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Microwave / Oven
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities


Terrace / Balcony

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Electric Fans


City Views

Close To The Shops




25 km


0 km


25 km

Ferry port

0 km

Night club

1 km


0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

0 km

How to get there

From Central Station it is just a few minutes walking to get to the houseboat. After booking you will receive the exact instructions how to get there. Could not be easier!

About the area

Our harbor is a real hidden gem in the city centre. Secluded and private, yet close to the buzzing inner city. Within walking distance there are lots of great things to see and do. Just to give you an impression an overview of things we like in our neighborhood:

* Local bar Pollux across the street

* Dam Square

* Nieuwmarkt (lots of bars, restaurants and of course the market itself)

* Zeedijk

* Red light district

* Nemo Science museum

* Maritime museum

* Sea palace (floating Chinese restaurant)

* Hannekes Boom (laid back restaurant/bar with superb terrace)

* Climbing hall

* IJ-river

* Waterloo Square

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Houseboat owner


We live on boats and we love boats.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken

3 Reviews - TULIP VIP

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Jenn - Andorra

    16 Sep


    Our stay was absolutely fabulous! The boat is amazing and it's in a great location!!   Thank you so much,   Jenn
  2. Josh - England

    06 Jun

    Very nice newly renovated houseboat

    We have been so lucky to be one of the first guests staying on the Tulip houseboat and we truly enjoyed every minute of it. Getting there is super easy since it's only a few minutes walking from Central Station. The ship is docked as first boat next to the quay and has a charming terrace on land with lots of green next to it, creating a very special ambiance (at least when the sun is shining haha). And chilling out on the roof terrace is also really nice. The boat is renovated only recently and has a nice and comfortable ambience. What we liked most is the neighborhood: what a hidden gem in the middle of the city. It's cool to be part of a true houseboat community for a few days. Thanks for having us and all the best from the UK!

  3. Peter M - Germany

    11 Jul

    Happy days

    we had a very nice time on this beautiful houseboat !

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