Light, large windows and amazing water views!
Be welcome aboard!
Nautical detail.
The bedroom of the houseboats' captain.
The bedroom offers a queen size bed and water view.
Detail of the kitchen, also with water view.
The bathroom has a large sink, shower and washing machine.
Detail of the living room.
Enjoy the laid back bohemian Ibiza style of the boat.
The houseboat offers a large flat screen tv.
View on the living room from the large couch.
Detail of the living room.
The kitchen is fully equipped and has a nice bar.
Not a bad view huh!
The owners loves a little water garden on the terrace.

Well located modern and bright houseboat

Enjoy your stay in Amsterdam the fullest in this houseboat which is located in a very lively neighbourhood.

Excellent! 5/5 (26 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Newly renovated and clean
  2. Very bright rooms
  3. Great location near a lot bars, restaurants and shops
  1. Typical Amsterdam houseboat experience
  2. Amazing host with love for his floating home

Houseboat summary

This private houseboat will make your stay in Amsterdam even more memorable than you wished for. Each ray of sunshine finds his way into the bright and open rooms due to the big windows. A cup of coffee and the view are the only two things you need if you want to have a relaxing morning or day. 

Houseboat description

But Amsterdam isn’t the place to spend your whole time relaxing. Just around the corner of the street, there are all kinds of nice markets, boutiques, shops, supermarkets and cozy bars and restaurants. The more famous places in Amsterdam are at walking distance from the houseboat. The Vondelpark and Leidseplein are a 10 minute walk, even as the nicest shopping area of Amsterdam, also known as ‘the 9 streets’. The famous neighbourhood Jordaan is only 5 minutes away by foot. You will be at the airport in 20 minutes by train or taxi.

This houseboat is newly renovated and clean. There is one bedroom with a double bed. The large couch in the livingroom is large enough to sleep on, even two persons would fit if they aren’t too tall. Please check beforehand if it’s possible to sleep with more than two people in this boat. The kitchen is new and includes a frigde, a microwave, an oven, a coffee machine and kitchenware.

The owners’ personal touch gives you the feeling you are at a friend’s place, but the facilities and cleanliness in combination with the amazing view, will give you the full hotel-experience.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 12:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


The bathroom offers a shower, large bathroom cabinet, toilet and a washing machine. The bedroom has a very comfortable double bed and wonderful view over the water. Good chance you might be welcomed by the friendly swans and ducks that swim by. 


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City



Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Satellite / Cable Tv

WiFi / Internet

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating


City Views

Close To The Shops




20 km

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Houseboat owner


Hi, I am Bart . I live in Amsterdam on a canalboat. A fantastic place to be. Near to the centre of the city

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken
English, Dutch

26 Reviews - Well located modern and bright houseboat

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Kevin

    14 Sep

    Nice host with a very nice houseboat

  2. Kelly - England

    07 Jun

    Modern, clean and charming houseboat

    My husband and I really enjoyed our stay on this houseboat and highly recommend it to other couples. It's modern, clean and in a central yet peaceful location. It was an easy walk to many different cafes, restaurants  pubs and bus/ tram services. You can also find it easily from the airport using public transport (and GVB trip planner). Being first time visitor to Amsterdam and new customers of, we really appreciated the great customer support we receive after making our booking. This is a real little gem and you can feel confident when making this booking. We hope to be back again soon.  

  3. Elisabete m - Portugal

    09 Oct


    Great location and lovely boathouse.

    Everything was impeccable.

    Would stay again.

  4. Emer L - Ireland

    01 Oct

    Wedding Anniversary Treat!!

    We’re just back from our weekend in Amsterdam to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

    We stayed in Bart & Maria’s riverboat. We had an amazing weekend from start to finish. The location of the boat is so central. We were spoiled for choice for coffee shops/restaurants in the locality.

    The decor on the boat is superb and tasteful. It was comfortable and cosy. It also had a great shower. The bed was really comfortable. We really enjoyed sitting out on the deck watching the world (and the swans) go by!

    The only problem was that we didn’t want to leave!!

  5. Patrick and Ashley - England

    28 Sep

    Thanks for having us on you wonderful houseboat

    Hi Bart and Maria, thanks so much for letting us stay in your lovely houseboat. We hope to come back again soon one day. 


    Pat and Ash

  6. Chris R - Canada

    23 Sep

    Great houseboat

    this was a clean beautiful houseboat looks exactly like the pictures. Very comfortable. Great location very quiet but had lots of restaurants and easy walking distance (15 minutes )to all entertainment and activities Amsterdam has to offer 

    would highly recommend for your stay in Amsterdam 

  7. Hannah L - England

    14 Oct

    Fabulous place to stay

    We had a lovely weekend on Bart’s beautiful houseboat. Welcome with some wine and a personal note was a nice thought. Payment, directions, key pick up and WiFi all easy and helpful, location great (lots of shops and restaurants nearby, easy to walk everywhere and very peaceful) and Bart/Juul were super helpful and flexible on arrival and check out time. Thank you and we want to come back! 

  8. - the Netherlands

    29 Jan

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 4-night booking.
  9. John M - the United States

    02 May

    Very nice houseboat!

    Very very pleased with Bart's houseboat.  Clean and comfortable - it was like a 2nd home.

    It was located within walking distance of several sightseeing items.  Bart left detailed instructions for everything.

    Highly recommended!

  10. Katherine - England

    12 Nov

    Lovely houseboat - great find!

    Barts houseboat is just lovely. It's cool, calm and snug all at the same time. And the bed is really (URL HIDDEN) very easy to get right to the centre of Amsterdam on foot or by tram. There are shops and cafes 2 mins away. A really great find.

  11. Julian - the United States

    02 Sep

    Perfect getaway houseboat on the verge of the Jordaan

    One of the place you prefer not to talk about since it will decrease the boat is available next time you want to book it. Everything you need is just around the corner, including a supermarket, delicatessen store (great beers and wines!) and lots of adorable restaurants. A shame that the boat is not availabie too much - hope it's there next time we're visiting the amazing city. Bart, love your boat, lover your neighborhood, love you ;-)

  12. Jina - England

    31 Oct

    Fantastic houseboat with lovely floating patio - thanks Bart!

    We took the tram from Centraal and it didn't take too long. Bart's direction were good although we had to use our map program because we had gone a little too far. This is such a cool spot. Bart was nice enough to meet us when we arrived at his houseboat. He quickly ran through all the items in the house, showed us how to lock up and gave us some tips (we wanted to rent bikes) . The area is very close to the tram and the canal was quiet and very relaxing. It is close to a lot of good restaurants and within walking distance to most of the things I wanted to see and if not walking, then definitely within biking distance. He has a cool floating back patio which was perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine after a long day. The place was very cozy and clean and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  13. Lenaida M - Australia

    04 Jan


    The houseboat was fantastic!! Looks exactly like the photos. Clean and spacious, we loved it! Would definitely stay again and recommend to others :-)

  14. Helen M - England

    01 Aug

    Gorgeous boat, great location, generous host

    Despite the tropical heatwave hitting Europe during our holiday, we absolutely loved our stay on this houseboat. It is beautifully appointed, very comfortable and in a peaceful convenient location. We loved sitting on the floating terrace watching moorhen chicks learning to swim from their nearby nest!! The owner was very responsive and very accommodating - thank you so much. We would definitely book again!!

  15. Philippe - France

    09 Jun

    Coming home in the middle of Amsterdam on your own houseboat...

    Coming Home in the middle of Amsterdam. When we arrived we immediately felt home. The houseboat has a cozy terrace with a breathtaking view on the canal.

  16. Marc - France

    28 Mar

    What an amazing houseboat

    We could not have been luckier; staying at Barts houseboat was a highlight of our stay in itself. The living room is very light and spacious with a huge couch to chill out and watch the ducks swim by. You can open the sliding window to have access to the floating terrace and have a drink there. The kitchen is very convenient and well equipped. When we arrived there was a bottle of wine to welcome us aboard - we felt truly welcome! Highly recommended if you are thinking about a houseboat holiday in Amsterdam! 

  17. Daniela R - Germany

    26 Jul

    Charming place in town!

    We have found an amazing houseboat and hope to come back soon! Everything is perfect, the contact to Bart very friendly and serious. When we arrived he has prepared us cold beer, water and wine! Only in a few minutes you could find the most hotpots in Amsterdam!

    So this location get 5 stars!!!!!!

  18. Mary-Jane - England

    01 Mar

    Very nice houseboat and great location in Amsterdam West

    Just perfect for couples who want to have a unique experience and want to 'get away from it all'. Very nice house boat and very nice location in Amsterdam West. 

  19. Oswald - England

    03 Apr

    The perfect place for a Amsterdam experience on a houseboat

    We have been so fortunate to stay on this houseboat when the owner was on holiday. The location is very close to the Jordaan area, but undiscovered by the tourist masses that you may expect in such a wonderful place. The canal is really charming and there are lots of shops, restaurants and bars nearby. It was a pity that is was raining during our stay because the terrace was really tempting. Maybe some other day if we're lucky enough that the place is available when we hit Amsterdam again. Thanks for everything Bart, and thumbs up for making your houseboat such a warm and welcoming place!

  20. Marion B - Germany

    15 Sep

    Everything has been wonderful

    the boat was very very nice and we love Amsterdam. Now we wanna go every year for a while to this fabolous City and we will book again the nice houseboat. Thanx to the owner for the good describes to find it and the tips where we had to go.

    Warm regards from Germany and we are looking forward for the next stay there


  21. Tortue G - South Africa

    17 Sep


    The house boat experience is definitely a must do when visiting Amsterdam. Especially in this one! Spacious, well equipped, well located and so charming. Our host was very nice: wine in the kitchen, fresh flowers on the terrasse, late check in, easy check out! 5 stars service. Thanks a lot for this amazing experience. 

  22. Lucas G - the United States

    04 Aug

    Such an amazing time!!

    Highly recommended!! We had such an amazing and peaceful time here. So much fun hanging on the dock porch!

  23. J - England

    04 Feb

    Just a five star houseboat!

  24. Pietro - Italy

    13 Sep

    We truly enjoyed your wonderful houseboat

    Hi Maria and Bart,

    Thanks for the time on board of your wonderful boat ;-) We enjoyed the time and we'll come back every year for a while.

    Thanks for the good tips and info's about the near restaurants etc. It helped a lot!

    We're looking forward to the next time we come to Amsterdam and hope the place is available then. 

    Best regards,

    Marian and Pietro

  25. Ashley Z - the United States

    02 Oct

    Wonderful Place!

    My husband and I spent 4 days in Amsterdam and Bart's houseboat was absolutely perfect. It was in a quieter neighborhood but still within walking distance of all of the top sites. We loved sitting on the patio with a glass of wine at the end of the night watching the sun set over the canal. Would highly recommend!

  26. Michel - France

    01 Jun

    Indeed the perfect houseboat

    Our stay was great! Bart's perfect houseboat is indeed perfect and exactly as shown in the photos listed. The river where it is in is perfectly located, close to everything you'd need from commerce (supermarket, pharmacies, restaurants), as well as the city centre. Everything was clean and Bart was a great host. We recommend this houseboat to anyone interested!

  27. Helen - England

    08 Nov

    Great house boat on a great location and a great host!

    The House boat was just lovely, very cosy in a very pretty location, Bart was always quick to reply and even let us stay a bit longer on departure day .

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