Vermeer - Super Central Houseboat

Comfortable houseboat apartment aboard a former freight ship - 3 min from Central Station

Excellent! 4.5/5 (19 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Super central and spacious houseboat apartment
  2. Two bedrooms, each with a shower cabin
  3. 3 Minutes walking from Central Station
  1. Perfect for friends and families
  2. Full privacy

Houseboat summary

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!

Houseboat description

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. 

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

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


Each bedroom has a comfortable double bed with an en suite bathroom with shower and sink for your convenience.

The double beds consist of single beds that can be both put together and apart, according to your preference.


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

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities

Our houseboat is perfect for those who want to get everything out of their visit to Amsterdam.


Fully equipped kitchen

Linen provided
Towels provided
Dining table & chairs


WiFi / internet

Internet access

Outdoor facilities


In front of the ship you have a nice garden table, where you can relax an watch the city life pass by.

Heating / cooling

Central heating

Room fans

The boat has central heating so you will be comfortably warm - even on the coldest winter days.


City views

Close to the shops

The boat is docked super central, yet you are assured to have a good night rest thanks to the quiet location. A unique combination!

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Horse riding

Cycling / mountain biking




25 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

1 km

Golf course

5 km

Motor way

2 km

Night club

0.5 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.6 km

Train station

0.3 km

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

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Houseboat owner


Response time
Normally within 6 hours
Language spoken

19 Reviews - Vermeer - Super Central Houseboat

Excellent! 4.5/5

  1. Bud - England

    16 Aug

    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!

  2. Bernd K - Germany

    21 Jul

    Close, but still private!

    The houseboat is right near the main train station and therefore super central. However, we found it very pleasant that it is not on one of the main canals where a boat or tourists come by every 2 minutes. The equipment corresponds to the pictures and is ideal for families, also thanks to the showers in the bedrooms. Host is very warm and helpful. We felt very comfortable.

  3. Joe M - England

    22 Jan

    Lovely boat

    Super clean, warm, great showers, comfy beds and very friendly neighbour and owner who was very accommodating prior to our stay when we had to navigate some personal issues.  

    The only negative I would say about the boat is that it did not have curtains on the skylight windows which means I was awake very early both mornings which just meant we saw more of the great city! 

    If you're the type of people who watch TV when you go away there isn't one but personally, I think this is a great touch.

    Another great stay in the Dam

  4. Els S - Belgium

    24 Apr

    Very pleasant stay

    We had a very pleasant stay.

    Great location and warm welcome. 

  5. Andrea W - the United States

    15 Jun

    Lovely Stay

    My parents, husband, and I had a lovely stay at Super Central Houseboat Vermeer. Perfect location, comfortable and quiet boat, all the amenities needed for four adults. Stairs going down were very steep but that's to be expected. Missed having a couch but the kitchen table was a fine substitute. There was also a very heavy rainstorm that went through and two of the skylights in the main room leaked a little onto the floor, but it wasn't anything major. I would definitely consider staying again next time I'm in Amsterdam!

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