Vermeer - Super Central Houseboat
Comfortable houseboat apartment aboard a former freight ship - 3 min from Central Station
- Super central and spacious houseboat apartment
- Two bedrooms, each with a shower cabin
- 3 Minutes walking from Central Station
- Perfect for friends and families
- Full privacy
When visiting Amsterdam with friends or family, I love to welcome you aboard my spacious houseboat, built in 1907. You will be staying aboard a former freight ship, completely renovated and now a very comfortable and spacious holiday home with a nice terrace in front of the boat. During the extensive renovation we made sure to insulate the boat properly. And we installed a brand new heating system, so you have a warm and pleasant stay during cold days and winter time. We're docked in a charming harbor just 3 minutes walking from Central Station. Although lots of main attractions are around the corner, you will be surprised about the quietness that this area has to offer!
The houseboat is docked right along the quay, so you can step aboard right away. Once you enter the ship, you will see that many nautical details are still visible. For example the original roof elements that give the space a very cool and rustic ambiance. Also the portholes add to the 'ship experience' that we offer. Although I live on the same boat, you will hardly notice I'm there. The place is very well insulated and you have all the privacy you want. In the front of the ship you will find a nice terrace where you can sit and enjoy the scenery of our harbor.
In the apartment you have two bedrooms, each with a comfortable double bed and an en suite bathroom with a shower and sink. The bedrooms are adjacent to the living room. We have a separate toilet next to the living room.
The open kitchen is fully equipped and enables you to make a proper meal. At least, if you can resist the many restaurants that are found within a few minutes walking. Of course I will share my personal favorites with you. Furthermore there are many bars just around the corner. Just a few more steps away and you will hit the famous red light district, the Dam Square, Zeedijk and the Nieuwmarkt.
Walk a bit further and you will find the Jordaan Area on the West side, and the Waterloo Square and Rembrand Square to the South. All the other parts of town are very easy to reach with public transport, and of course by bike. There is a bike rental just around the corner.
Note that the boat is fully equipped with central heating, so you are assured to be comfortably warm all year round. Your apartment has a private entrance and you don't need to share anything with anyone.
Please note that you can check in until 19.00 for sure. And if you want a later check in, we kindly ask a service fee of 20 euro, to be paid in cash on arrival.
Number of double beds: 2
Heating / Cooling
Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking
How to get there
Just walk 3 minutes to the East and you will see our harbor right away. Could not be easier!
About the area
Our harbor is one of the oldest in Amsterdam and you can still feel the rich history thanks to the many old ships and the wonderful houses across the street. Although we live pretty much in the middle of town, you will be surprised by the quietness our quay has to offer. The reason it is a dead end where only people who live here come.
The following places are located within a few minutes walking:
* Central Station
* Zeedijk and Red Light District
* Nieuwmarkt (great bars, restaurants and terraces)
* Hannekes Boom (unique bar with amazing outside terrace, great bears and good food)
* Pollux (really laid back bar, right across the street)
* Nemo Science Museum
* Maritime Museum with a replica of the VOC Ship 'Amsterdam'
* Dam Square
I live on one of the most wonderful location in Amsterdam, and love you to stay here too!
16 Reviews - Vermeer - Super Central Houseboat
Bud - England
Wonderful houseboat holiday in Amsterdam
The only downside about this place is that you have to leave it at a certain point. Both the location, the houseboat itself and the guest were just superb. Love to be back here one day!
Roland Alois Z - Germany
Amsterdam Holiday 2019
The stay on the Houseboat in Amsterdam was very nice and wonderful! It was very clean and we had a pleasant stay there.We can cook every day in the wonderful kitchen. Also the beds are very good to sleep. Thank you to be our host.
Tara P - England
nice boat, awesome heating, good location
Awesome houseboat, good size, well maintained compared to other boats in the dock. Beds were comfortable for single beds. Could do with some curtains or blinds in bedrooms. We would have liked an oven and/or microwave made cooking very hard and limited without one. But over all is was a nice stay, very good value for money!
Jesse - Germany
Wonderful houseboat apartment
Despite the bad weather (we decided to visit Amsterdam early February) we felt truly happy aboard the Vermeer houseboat. There are two bedrooms with each a double bed. It was convenient that they could be put apart too since we were with four friends traveling together. The place is very light thanks to the windows in both the ceiling and the side of the ship. REcently the ship has been renovated and this gives it a very comfortable touch. It is basically like a modern apartment on a traditional ship, without loosing the character. We had diner in a Thai restaurant nearby and one night cooked ourself - both very convenient. Also convenient: the location. We arrived by train from Germany and within a few minutes after leaving the station we could see our ship laying along the quay. The lcoation is very central but also very quiet. Walk a few minutes and you are right in the buzzing red light district, Nieuwmarkt and Zeedijk. Thanks for having us!
Tom K - Germany
The perfect location to discover Amsterdam. Super central, very spacey and clean place.
We really loved our stay and can't wait to come back.