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Whole Houseboat with lake view - 23 min from Amsterdam

Charming houseboat on a green location and good public transport 24 hours a dayfrom andto Amsterdam

Excellent! 4.5/5 (16 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Great natural environment - Unique in Amsterdam
  2. Lots of space to relax, both inside and outside
  3. Perfect for families and friends
  1. Good public transport connections
  2. Bikes available

Houseboat summary

Everyone who loves to experience Amsterdam during the day, yet enjoy a good night rest away from the tourist masses, this is the perfect houseboat. The boat was originally built in 1932 as a freight ship and is now transformed into a great floating home, located only 34 minutes by public transport from Amsterdam. 24 hours a day reachable from and to Amsterdam central station..5 meters from the boat are 6 showers available for you and a place te BBQ!


Houseboat description

This houseboat offers two bedrooms with comfortable double beds and if required we also offer the option to use a double bed in the living room and the wheel house. 

You enter the boat via the wheel house with a sitting corner, offering a great view over the water. This couch can be turned into a double bed. 

Take the stairs down and you will find the bathroom on your left hand and a bright living room with a wood stove burner. This is a great place to sit back and relax during the colder winter days, but note that the boat is equipped with comfortable central heating completely. So you don't have to burn the stove just to get warm.

In the living room we have a record player with a great vinyl collection, as well as a mp3 connection. Here you will also find a sleeping couch.

With about 80 square meters the boat offers lots of space. And once you get off the boat you will experience that Amsterdam has truly wonderful natural green areas and even a forest! Our guests particularly love the outside space both on the deck of the boat.

Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions, I'm always there to help. Look forward to welcome you aboard on our Amsterdam Houseboat Haven!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

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

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 13:00 and 21:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps

King size beds: 2
Twin beds (2 linked single beds): 1


We offer two bedrooms, each with a double bed. In the living room we have a large comfortable sleeping couch, that can be turned into a nice king size bed. The bathroom is separate and offers a luxury shower, sink and toilet.even better is on a 5 meter walk are 6 showers available for you. And a bbq and a bit further is a childplaying place with a the verry nice little pitoresk village is a fish smokery,little churches and old sailing barches wich make the old village verry charismatic!

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven

Linen provided
Towels provided
Beach towels provided
Dining table & chairs


Music system / CD player
Satellite / Cable tv
WiFi / internet

DVD player
Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Sun loungers
Beach / sport equipment

Heating / cooling

Central heating

Open fireplace


Panoramic views
Close to the beach

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport

General information

Pets allowed

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking
Amusement park / water park




25 km

How to get there

Our houseboat in Monnickendam, a lovely characteristic fishing village, is located only 23 minutes by public transport from Amsterdam. There is a good connection available 24/7, so Amsterdam is literally around the corner. 

About the area

The harbor where this houseboat is located is spacious and green, with a nice forst just a couple of minutes away. A great way to change scenes after a busy day in town. 

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Houseboat owner


Love to share the houseboat experience for you!
The city life is 24 minits away by bus and the boat is in a verry tranquile area perfect to relax before and afther the city!
Monnickendam is also really beautiful and pitoresk!
And great to walk around!

Response time
Normally within less than one hour
Language spoken
Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish

16 Reviews - Whole Houseboat with lake view - 23 min from Amsterdam

Excellent! 4.5/5

  1. Sue N - Ireland

    11 Aug

    Definately recommend antons boat!

    We really enjoyed our stay on Anton's boat. It was so peaceful and such a lovely few days. The boat was fully equipped with everything we needed. Thanks Anton,we might return!

  2. - the Netherlands

    25 Jul

    Attention: the owner recently cancelled a 3-night booking.
  3. Gunnar L - Germany

    15 Oct

    Surprising - a houseboat can move

    Dear following guest,

    the boat was what I expected: cosy, big enough for four, with basic comfort and as others wrote before not all the way tidy.

    Surprising was: I booked the boat in January in the centre of Amsterdam. Meanwhile the boat moved to Monnickendam. I received no information about that until receiving the route-discription one week before travelling. So we had to buy extra overlandbustickets (which are not valid in Amsterdam) and spent time on the bus. The connection is good, but I booked something different.

    I asked Anton for a fair discount (to pay the bustickets for two days for the four of us = 72 € = 15 % discount), what he rejected, because he would loose money that weekend. Fact is: I lost money, because I did not receive, what was promised. In my opinion it is an inappropriate behaviour.

    Two hints at the end: 1. there was no lake view, as written in the "new" discription. 2. It´s never 80 square meters inside the boat, not even 60. Do not use the wheel house for sleeping, you will have no place to sit anymore.

  4. Martin - England

    24 Aug

    Thanks for having us on your houseboat

    We really enjoyed our houseboat holiday. The boat is located on a quiet and relaxed area. It was easy to get to the centre of the city (about 15 minutes by bus) The free ferry to the centre is quiet a walk, but very doable when using bikes. There is a very good super market within walking distance of the houseboat - this was very convenient too. Thanks for having us!

  5. Lasse B - Germany

    12 Aug

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    We spent 4 nights on Anton's houseboat in a side canal of Monnickendam Marina. The location is really great, we were undisturbed and got on well with the few neighbors. The boat was a little too small for five adults and limited by the comfortable sleeping possibilities, but for four it is definitely a recommendation. A couple of comfortable seats for the deck would be great, hence only four stars. The four bikes that are included should definitely be used to explore the area. There are a few nice restaurants and bars nearby, and towns like Edam and Volendam are also not far. Those who also like to fish will get their money's worth with the VisPas and can catch some nice fish in the harbor or the Markenmeer. We would come again just because the communication with Anton is great and everything is cleared up quickly.

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