second bedroom
second bedroom
well equiped kitchen
bathroom with shower/bath
livingroom with tv and water view
entrance second bedroom
livingroom - tv with many (sport) channels

Very comfy houseboat with sauna and terrace

"Diogenes" is a modern and completely renovated comfy houseboat with sauna! Ideal for up to 4 adult

Excellent! 4.9/5 (8 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Unique design houseboat near Jordaan area
  2. Lovely water side terrace
  3. Sauna and high-end bathroom
  1. Superb location with great public transport connections
  2. Quiet and safe neighborhood

Houseboat summary

Wonderful, warm and welcoming - that is the best way to describe our houseboat. Enjoy the personal interior design, a great sauna and wonderful terrace. Located in Old West, one of the most fascinating and versatile area's in Amsterdam, you have great connection to the Jordaan, City Centre and even the other side of town thanks to superb public transport connections. 

Houseboat description

Designing the perfect houseboat was a wonderful journey. The result is a true home, designed to create everlasting memories with your beloved ones. We have chosen to use a lot of natural materials. The floor, doors and mostly vintage furniture are made of wood and throughout the house you will find lots of funny little stuff that we found along the way, creating a very personal atmosphere. 

The living room is the true heart of the boat. Lots of daylight enter the boat via both the large waterside windows and the design ceiling windows on the back side of the dining area. During the night you can adjust the many soft tone ceiling lights according to your needs. The large sofa is a wonderful place to relax; snuggle up with your beloved ones and enjoy the large flatscreen tv. 

On the water side you will find a charming terrace where you can enjoy the water life passing by. Of course the swans, ducks and geese, but also all kinds of small boats that use the Amsterdam canals. 

Does the weather not permit to enjoy the terrace? Be free to use our indoor sauna! Furthermore you will find a luxury bathroom with large bath, shower and large sink for your convenience. 

The U-shaped kitchen is equipped with everything you may expect to find in a modern and high end apartment. A large 4-burner gas stove to prepare your own meal (at least if you are not tempted to eat out in one of the many great restaurants within a few minutes walking) and a grill - oven combination, fridge and freezer are at your disposal. 

We have two bedrooms, one with a very comfortable super kingsize double bed to ensure a great night rest and the other one has a comfotable quen size bed. So do you travel with two couples or two kids? No problem! 

Not only the beds contribute to this, but also the quietness of our canal at night. You are close to many interesting places, yet you won't be bothered by tourist masses at all. Yes, we do live in quite an undiscovered gem in the city centre. 

When exploring our neighborhood you should really visit the Foodhallen (don't eat in advance!), the Westerpark and of course the Jordaan area.  We personally love to walk, but public transport takes you to all corners of the city very easily. The Vondelpark and Museum Square are just minutes away, as well as the Anne Frank House and Leidse Square. 

We hope to have given you the best possible impression of our lovely houseboat, but don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions - always glad to help! 

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2


The bathroom has a high level of luxury with a large bath and shower. There are several light to create the ambiance you like most. 

The bedrooms are both equipped with a large and comfortable double bed, enabling a total of four guests to stay with us. Please note that we do not allow over four guests due to local legislation. 


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities

Although our boat is located near the city centre, the neighborhood is very quiet and family friendly.


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven
Washing Machine

Linen Provided
Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Sun Loungers

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating


Panoramic Views
City Views

Close To The Shops
Close To The Ariport


Child Friendly

Highchair Availabele

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park




15 km

Night club

1 km


0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

1 km

How to get there

It is very easy via public transport to ge to the boat. Uber also works perfectly fine in Amsterdam or a regular taxi.

About the area

Amsterdam West is one of te most relaxed partso Amsterdam. It is very vivid with many restarants, supermarkets, daily markets and shops, yet not too touristic. From the boat it is very easy to walk into the city center/Jordaan area or to the musem quarter to visit the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum. Vondelpark - the biggest park in Amsterdam - is also ten minutes walk.

Wha we love abou the location is that it s very relaxed and quiet when you're at the boat so sleep is guaranteed yet everything is on a walking distance and there are many restaurants / bars and coffee spots closeby.

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Houseboat owner


We love our houseboat and want are guests to have that same experience during their stay at our place. Therefore we try to think of everything we can do to acheive this.
It's the place we live ourselves and not just one for full time rentng so you'll have all the comfort of a real home (houseboat)!

Response time
Normally within 8 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English

8 Reviews - Very comfy houseboat with sauna and terrace

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Mike J - England

    16 Oct


    A really great Houseboat in a quiet location yet very well connected by either car or Tram.

    We were made to feel very welcome by Ellen on our arrival. This provided a "home from home" feel to our stay, whilst also being very informative. We would highly recommend this fabulous Houseboat.

  2. Rachel B - the United States

    01 Jul

    Amazing Houseboat in Great Location

    We absolutely loved the houseboat.  Easy access to the city center, De Pijp and other great areas.  The house itself was so cute!  Made use of the sauna and loved the overall style and set up.  Would definitely stay again! 

  3. Mark

    14 Aug

    This Amsterdam houseboat is even better than on the pictures

    We had a wonderful time staying on Bart and Ellen's houseboat. It's even better than in the pictures, and the highlight for us was the nice terrace on the back side of the house. The area is great, with tons of restaurants and shops nearby, also public transit just up the street. We highly recommend, and would look forward to staying there again in the future.

  4. J.M. - England

    01 Aug

    Great host, great houseboat, great stay

    Bart was a very great host and very flexible in order to meet us and explain us everything we need to know about his fantastic houseboat. It was big, with everything, very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the terrace where we were so lucky to have such sun and warm weather in Amsterdam. Location is just perfect. We will definitely get there again!

  5. Peter - England

    04 Jul

    Thanks for having us!

    Amazing experience staying on a houseboat and exceptional host! We learned that houseboat is unique in Amsterdam and we are so fortunate to connect with Bart and Ellen staying at their beautiful space. The location is perfect being removed from all the tourists but still very accessible. Our family enjoyed the water view from every room on the houseboat. The place is tastefully decorated and clean. Staying at this place made our visit in Amsterdam really special and memorable! Highly recommend this place!

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