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Vermeer - Super Central Houseboat

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

Excellent! 4.5/5 (24 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

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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Registration number

0363 51E5 043E 10F6 1E8A

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

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

King size 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.

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

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities
Fully equipped kitchen

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


Linen provided

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs
WiFi / internet


Internet access


Outdoor facilities

Central heating

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

Heating / cooling

Room fans

City views

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


Close to the shops

Paid parking

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

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Swimminig / watersports

Note that we are docked next to the quay and we have neighbors on the other side. So you don't have direct views over the water from the apartment. The harbor however will certainly give you a very unique nautical feeling.

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking
Horse riding

Cycling / mountain biking




25 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

1 km

Golf course

5 km


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


I live on one of the most wonderful location in Amsterdam, and love you to stay here too!

Response time
Normally within 6 hours
Language spoken
English, Dutch

24 Reviews - Vermeer - Super Central Houseboat

Excellent! 4.5/5

  1. Leanne H - Australia

    01 Jul

    Lovely stay in Amsterdam

    Great stay in a unique houseboat in a fantastic location. Casper was an excellent host!

  2. Janis - the United States

    23 Aug

    Very comfortable houseboat - amazing location

    We were so lucky to stay at the Vermeer Houseboat Apartment during our stay in Amsterdam. When we read that is was only a few minutes walking from the station, we thought it was just so to speak. The truth is that is literally just 3 minutes walking. Casper welcomed us aboard and showed us around, and gave good tips about where to eat and drink. Lots of choice, lots of great restaurants. The apartment is not only very clean and tidy, but also very private so you really feel you have the whole ship to yourself. We felt very safe and the neighborhood was really nice and quiet - like a residential area right in the middle of the city. Very special and highly recommended!

  3. Alain F - France

    08 May

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    Casper is a very welcoming and friendly host who cares about his guests. The space and especially the living room are very pleasant. The kitchen equipment is complete and allows you to cook, which is very appreciable after long days of walking. Also, the wifi works very well.

    The location of the barge is perfect for those arriving by train (15 minutes walk) and close to a supermarket. Access to the city center is quick. However, the high price of this rental would let hope for a little more services such as soap in the bathrooms, tissues, a hair dryer per room, a vacuum cleaner, etc.

    Moreover, even if the owner apologized when we arrived, we suffered a leak from the skylight above the sink and the hob, which caused some inconvenience.

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  4. 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!

  5. Anita N - South Africa

    12 Jan

    Boathouse experience

    Very comfortable, clean and spacious accommodation with two bedrooms, each with its own shower and basin. Walking distance from the Central station, in a small harbour, ie not a typical Amsterdam canal experience. Be careful on the steep stairs, especially when it is wet. Really nice boat experience!

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