Beautiful, central, quiet, warm, cozy, familyfriendly, private houseboat
Swans, geese, ducks, seagull every day. Don't feed!
Private separate bedroom with small double bed
Private kitchen with Nespresso, toaster, waterboiler, stove, fridge
Separate bedroom, ideal for kid(s)
Outside covered terrace
Delft Blue ceramic
No smoking people only
Heart with Welcome sign
Queen Maxima from Holland and Rembrandt painting
Washing sink to brush your teeth
View from the kitchen to the bedroom
Fresh bedlinen and towels are provided.
Doublebed 180 X 140
Kitchen retro fifties countertop
Warm heater(s)
Informationmap with lots of Free Things to Do
Diningtable for 4
free Public Transportcards to use
Livingroom with second doublebed size 190 X 140
Surrounded by water, but tightly fastened with cables to the quay
Welcome gifts with wine and Dutch Stroopwafel Cookies
Private basic bathroom with toilet and shower.

Your Floating Home-Away-From-Home

Come aboard this private, smokefree houseboat and feel like a local! Close to Museum Sq, Vondelpark

Excellent! 5/5 (4 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Cosy family houseboat with waterside terrace
  2. Only for non smoking people to book Totally smokefree
  3. Close to Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark and Jordaan area
  1. Great public transport connections
  2. Private, entire houseboat
  3. Families, retiries or a couple (no partyguests)

Houseboat summary

Wonderful private smokefree family houseboat. Our real home, and you can stay here 1 or 2 nights as a home away from home holiday.

Maximum of 30 days rental, only available during weekends (view calender).

Maximum of 4 guests allowed.

Unique location to stay for AMSTERDAM LIGHT FESTIVAL, Museum visits Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh, MOCO, Keukenhof, RAI events, Foodhallen, canals. 

Only for nonsmoking people to stay. Preferably a family (with kids) or retiries. Ideal stay because it is very central located to all main attractions in Amsterdam, either by foot, bikes (we have a tandem bike and 2 singles bikes available!) or by tram. 

As a true 'houseboater' I love to share the experience of living on the WATER. My houseboat will be entirely yours during your stay. (So you don't share it, but a few cabinets will be closed and stocked with my personal items.) I offer a personal approach and look forward to welcome you aboard. By sharing information about both the neighbourhood and the houseboat, you will feel like a local as soon as you enter. Note that it is a completely smokefree houseboat and terrace. Kids all love the houseboat and never want to leave anymore! Leidse Square, Museum Square and Jordaan 9 shopping streets area are all within walking distance. Trams and busses stop around the corner. Attractions, restaurants and supermarkets are within 3 minutes. Although the houseboat is very central, it is tucked away from the hussle and bussle of the city centre, so you will wake up by the sounds of birds... 

Before making an enquiry: I only host my home to strict non-smokers. My houseboat is also Not to book for partypeople or young friends group. 

Houseboat description

  • The houseboat is equipped for a nice and cozy family life. Private houseboat with private terrace and the waterview throughout the windows is amazing.

On arrival you'll find a welcome basket with wine, juice, fruits, Dutch cookies, many discountvouchers, an information map with secret non-touristy spots and a cityplan. The houseboat is a unique, cozy, clean, comfortable home at a central location. Just sit back and relax on the outside roofed terrace and enjoy the birds and boats pass by while you enjoy a drink in the evening or your breakfast in the morning. Make your breakfast in the private, cozy kitchen and eat dinner at the many restaurants within walking distance; Foodhallen, Happyhappyjoy etc. We (me and my daughter) live a healthy life, therefore this houseboat is completely smokefree. Inside, as well as outside on the terrace and we hosts only completely nonsmoking families and couples.

There is a basic vintage kitchen, feel free to use whatever you want from the cupboards. You'll find a fridge, gascooker, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster, waterboiler etc. From the kitchen you can step outside and get on the water side terrace. No better place for a first cup of coffee or tea .. Or glass of wine. 

Lots of light is entering the boat and the large windows offer great views over the water. During the colder months January/February/November/December the boat is heated with a cosy and secure gas heater in the living room. Here you will also find a doublebed, measuring 190x140 cm on a higher leveled part.

In the seperate bedroom there is a comfortable, smaller double bed, measuring 180x130 cm. Ideal for your kid a secure gasheater, washing sink and amazing waterview. Linen and towels, soap and shampoo are provided, so no need to bring anything! 

For an extra kid I can create an extra bed in the living. For a baby a baby cot can be arranged for an extra 20 euro each stay. I have a kids seat available. Baby's and children count as persons too. Maximum of 4 persons are allowed to stay, according to the new city council law. 

The private bathroom is basic with a toilet and a nice pressure shower. 

My Taxi service is available to pick you up from the airport and bring you to the houseboat within approx. 18 minutes for only 35 euro total.

Feel free to ask me anything, always glad to give all information. In case of emergency my neighbors/hosts will be standby. This listing and price is for the whole private houseboat located at walking distance from the Jordaan area, Museumsquare and Foodhallen. 

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 12:00.


1 Bedroom, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2


There is one super cozy separated bedroom with a double bed (Attention! Size is 180x130 cm). In the sunny living room on a higher part there is also a comfortable double bed of 190 x 140 cm.



Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Music System / CD Player
Satellite / Cable Tv

WiFi / Internet
Internet Access


Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Private roofed terrace attached to the kitchen.

Heating / Cooling

Electric Fans

Gas Heaters


City Views

Close To The Shops

Close to tourist attractions.<br /> Close to restaurants.<br /> Close to museums.


Sofa Bed

Child /baby Cot
Child Friendly
Highchair Availabele

No smoking people. No drugsusers. Baby cot 25 euro on request.


Tour Guide

Airport Collection Available

Airport transfer service 35 euro. Duration 20 minutes.




13 km


0 km


26 km

Ferry port

5 km

Motor way

3 km

Night club

1 km


0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

2 km

Golf course

18 km

How to get there

Taxiservice special price for my guests is 35 euro. The driver will pick you up from the airport and brings you to the houseboat within 18 minutes. 


Airport busshuttle 397 leaves every 15 minutes from the busplatform just in front of the airport exit and stops 45 minutes later at busstation Elandsstraat. Get out and walk 5 minutes; Kinkerstraat, go left at Da Costakade. 

It is easy to get to the houseboat from the Central Station. Just take tram 13 and after 5 stops you get out. From there it is just a 3 minute walk (350 m). 

About the area

'Oud West' as our part of the city is called, is known for the laid back and quiet atmosphere. There are many main attractions within walking distance, but you are assured to have a good night rest since the tourist masses just don't frequent our canal. So you have the best of both worlds. 

 The houseboat is conveniently located on short distance of the buzzing Leidse Square (Leidseplein, 7 min. walking), Museum Square (12 min. walking) (Van Goghmuseum, MOCO-Banksy, Stedelijk and the National RIJKSMUSEUM) and the wonderful Vondelpark (7 min. walking).  Although the location is very central, you can be assured to have a great night rest since the actual neighborhood where we live is very calm, safe and quiet at night. 

Great restaurants are surrounded at the houseboat. Indonesian, Indian, Thai, Dutch, Italian, Chinese, Japanese etc. are all within 5 minutes walk. Also the famous INDOOR FOODHALLEN is located at walking distance.



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Houseboat owner


I live, work and love (house)boats. I believe it's such an amazing place to be surrounded by water, birds, boats, have a private, cosy, warm, welcoming home and is also located at a fantastic location! Quiet and safe, central and unique. I am a skipper on several boats driving through the Amsterdam Canals (view Boattour by Locals and Rederij Paping) and work for an environmental company (Plastic Whale). I rent out a b&b guestroom on my houseboat, so you could have the unique experience to sleep on the famous Amsterdam Canals for a few days. I am living a healthy life. I host absolutely non-smoking people and drugs-users are definitely not my kind of guests too. Me and my daughter prefer hosting 1 or 2 guests, 1 parent with kid, retirees, quiet and respectful people. I have made an information map with very nice things to do and see in Amsterdam, most things are free to visit!

Response time
Normally within 8 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English

4 Reviews - Your Floating Home-Away-From-Home

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Micheline H - France

    07 Nov

    Stay in September

    Very well located. The owner is very helpful with the organisation of the trip and safe arrival to the houseboat. Everything was organized for a good stay. I can recommend!

  2. Marie-Claire - England

    01 Mar

    Very warm houseboat in a great neighborhood

    When visiting Amsterdam make sure to check out this houseboat. We have been so lucky to stay here and didn't regret it for one second. The houseboat is usually the home of your hostess but sometimes she rents it out when she's away. It is indeed a home-away-from-home, but then a very special one: floating on a wonderful canal in a great neighborhood. Although there is a convenient kitchen, we did not feel the urge to cook with so many superb and cozy restaurants within a few minutes walking. And if you take a few steps extra, you will hit the Jordaan Area right away. Both the Vondelpark, Leidse Square and Dam Square are within walking distance. Thanks for having us Cynthia - I hope your place (and it feels a bit like ours too now ;-)) will be available when we visit your wonderful city again!

  3. Bryan W - the United States

    04 Apr

    Perfect Boathouse!

    My wife and I recently visited Amsterdam and stayed in this boathouse and it was perfect! The owner was easy to communicate with and accommodating. The boathouse itself is very central and walking distance or a short taxi to everything. It’s on a quiet street but right around the corner are great shops and restaurants. I highly recommend staying here if you are considering a boathouse in Amsterdam!

  4. Ida S - Norway

    20 Apr

    Great area of Amsterdam

    We spent part of our easter holiday at Cynthias houseboat in Amsterdam.

    The houseboat is very cosy (and very blue). You can sit on the terrasse and enjoy a glass of wine while watching a bird nesting on the other side of the canal or people rowing by.

    The area is great. Lots of charming canals, all sorts of restaurants and cafés, parks, museums etc. We walked or bicycled everywhere.

    Cynthia arranged everything for us and was very helpful and flexible. 

    We can highly recommend staying at the blue houseboat.

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