ARK Waterland - a simple name for extreme luxury.
Panoramic views and fully equipped kitchen in the upper deck.
Three spacious bedrooms in the lower deck plus a double sofa bed in the upper deck.
Luxurious bathroom with double shower and separate bathtub.
Boating, swimming, biking, fishing and yet... only a 15 minutes'drive to the center of Amsterdam.
Ultimate privacy behind your own private ferry.

Houseboat highlights

  1. Modern, spacious, light
  2. Panoramic views
  3. Bordering nature reserve
  1. Boating, swimming, biking, fishing
  2. Luxurious interior with design furniture
  3. Only a 15 minutes' drive to Amsterdam center

Houseboat summary

Ark Waterland is a simple name that stands for ultimate luxury. Our modern spacious floating house is located in the heart of the unspoiled wetlands of Waterland. Just minutes north of Amsterdam in an area noted for its picturesque villages, romantic wooden houses, beautiful waterways and lakes. From our houseboat and private garden in the back you have an uninterrupted view over the meadows or you can watch boats go by from the deck in the front.

Ark Waterland is not just another accommodation and you can tell. Its also our own home while escaping hectic urban life ourselves. It's clean, stylish, well designed yet personal with lots of attention to detail.

Houseboat description

Our houseboat is a true hideout. Getting there requires an unforgettable last hop. On arrival you park your car along the canal opposite to our mooring (free parking places available) and cross the canal with our own private ferry which you operate yourself. By doing so you leave the world behind you and enjoy ultimate privacy.

A light, bright contemporary styled interior with three large separate bedrooms in the lower deck (each with double beds) comfortably accommodate up to six people or even eight people including the double sofa bed in a separate space on the upper deck.

A fully equipped large open kitchen, design furniture and a large bathroom with double shower and bathtub make it into a rare luxury hideout.

It holds the best of two worlds. Its the perfect getaway for biking, canoeing, swimming and fishing but also only a 15 minutes drive away from the center of Amsterdam for urban explorations. Or take a trip with our small ultra-silent electric powered boat in the waterways surrounding us, get to see the romantic villages by boat and enjoy the bird life in the wetlands.

Boats are given names. Often they are named after spouses or lovers. Other names communicate aspirations or beliefs. Our houseboat was originally named and registered Ark 16. Not very romantic. So we decided to rename our houseboat and call it Waterland which translates into wetlands. Because that's exactly what is. A rural hideout surrounded by water and land.

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Details

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

$181

Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 21:00.

Check out before 12:00.

Bedrooms

4 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 3

 

Large bathroom with double shower and separate bath, toilet and bidet in the lower deck plus separate toilet on the upper deck.

Bathrooms

Number of toilets: 2

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Family
Lake / Riverside

Real close to Amsterdam for urban expeditions.

Amenities

Fully Equipped Kitchen
Dishwasher
Microwave / Oven
Toaster
Washing Machine
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Iron
Hair Dryer
Beach Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs

Entertainment

WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Barbeque / Braai
Garden

Sun Loungers

Swimming in the canal right from the deck of the houseboat.

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Electric Fans

Location

Panoramic Views

Located at the border of a rural nature reserve and yet only a 15 minutes' drive to Amsterdam center.

General

Bathtub
Shower
Child /baby Cot

Free Parking
Child Friendly

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Golf

Fishing
Cycling / Mountain Biking

Boat rental and canoeing.

Location

Distances

Airport

30 km

Bar

2 km

Beach

45 km

Golf course

5 km

Restaurant

2 km

Super market

5 km

Train station

10 km

How to get there

By car
In your car navigation, enter the address Broekermeerdijk 33 in the town of Broek in Waterland (navigation systems don't recognize the boat addresses). Our ark is located just across the water opposite from #33. Our boat number is #16 is on the front facade and is lit at night.

By public transportation
Bus 314. Leaves frequently from Amsterdam Central Station. Get off at Kruisweg (only 3 stops from Amsterdam Central!), cross the road with care, walk along the Kruisweg to the canal, take a right there and walk till you see our houseboat on your left on the other side of the canal. It's an 800 meter 10-15 minutes walk from bus stop to our boat.

About the area

Broek in Waterland is a small historic village north of Amsterdam. Our floating house (official address Broekermeerdijk 16ws) is located on the canal leading into the village.

It offers the best of two worlds. Its the perfect getaway for biking, canoeing, swimming and fishing but also only a 15 minutes drive away from the center of Amsterdam for urban explorations. Or take a trip with our small ultra-silent electric powered boat in the waterways surrounding us, get to see the romantic villages by boat and enjoy the bird life in the wetlands.

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Houseboat owner

Baptist

Ark Waterland is not just another accommodation. We are Baptist and Tracy and you will be staying in our second home where we often go to escape the hectic Amsterdam urban life ourselves. We or our local host Jaap will be around to help you with all your questions or requests.

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish

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