- Modern, spacious, light
- Panoramic views
- Bordering nature reserve
- Boating, swimming, biking, fishing
- Luxurious interior with design furniture
- Only a 15 minutes' drive to Amsterdam center
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.
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.
Number of double beds: 3
Heating / cooling
Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Cycling / mountain biking
Boat rental and canoeing.
How to get there
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.
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.