De Zonnevanger - family houseboat 10 min from Amsterdam
A stay on this modern houseboat is a special experience it is peaceful surrounded by nature
- Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
- 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
- Changing booking details is always free.
- Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
- Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.
- Big garden with a wide view
- a very light location with warm atmosphere
- In total harmony with nature
- Country side of the north of the Netherlands
- Near Amsterdam
We warmly welcome you aboard our modern, warm and comfortable two-floor houseboat. Located on a dike next to the idyllic village Broek en Waterland, just 12 km North of Amsterdam, this is a perfect place if you want to have a peaceful vacation in a natural environment and be close to all the great of Amsterdam. The houseboat offers two bedrooms and garden room total for 6 persons. Perfectly for outdoor minded people to bike, swim, run and walk.
PRICING | may - okt : €350 per night & nov - April : €300 per night
You will be staying on the verge of the lovely village Broek in Waterland, only 12 km North of Amsterdam. The old part of our village is very beautiful, and is famous for the 83 typical Dutch wooden houses. Actually these are listed as cultural heritage buildings and protected by the local government.
The location is very convenient, with a small supermarket for daily needs, as well as some nice restaurants (De Witte Swaen) and a cafe (De 3 Noten). The North part of Amsterdam, which is very near, is being rapidly developed and interesting to visit, and where you can find a big shopping mall for all your basic needs. Just hop on the free 24/7 ferry here and you will arrive in the city center of Amsterdam. You can get here by bike (a wonderful route for sure) or take the bus that leaves from the village every 10 minutes and takes you to Amsterdam in just 15 minutes.
We have designed and built our floating home in 2016, resulting in a vast and comfortable living space of 160 sqm split into two levels. There are three bedrooms: the master bedroom with a large and comfortable double bed (200x200 cm), one kids room with a large loft bed (140x200 cm) and a cottage/cabin with a high quality and comfortable sofa bed (140x200 cm).
The space is fresh and light and very 'laid-back'. We have a 200 sqm green garden with a porch and a heater. There are many seating areas, fireplaces and a picknick table. Our garden borders a wide green fields with horses, for a ideal sunset end of summer. On the front of the boat you will see the waterside and boats passing by on a summer day. This all will give you a full time 'holiday feeling'. And during the summer time it is just lovely to jump into the water and have a refreshing swim, or take the kano.
When traveling by car, you can easily park your car along the water, free of charge. Getting around from the houseboat is easy. You can reach Amsterdam in 40 minutes by bike, in 10 minutes by public transport and in 10 minutes by car.
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Heating / cooling
Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Cycling / mountain biking
Amusement park / water park
How to get there
Our houseboat is located in Broek en Waterland, just above Amsterdam. When traveling by car, you can easily park your car along the water, free of charge. Getting around from the houseboat is easy. You can reach Amsterdam in 40 minutes by bike, in 20 minutes by public transport and in 10 minutes by car.
About the area
Broek en Waterland is one of the best kept secrets for the tourist masses that hit Amsterdam every day. Although the city is just 10 minutes away by bus, you will experience a tranquilizing atmosphere around here. Enjoy the famous green fields of The Netherlands, lots of various historical cities and countless wonderful touristic routes by canoe, cycling or hiking.
My name is Vincent and I'm living with my teenage daughter on this beautiful spot that we like to share. We have two cats Jack & Gypsy. Our location is by car 10 min from Amsterdam, 20 min by bus and 40 min by bike and we have a canoe
The last few months we were not quite ready for all the attention and enthusiastic pre-bookings. We apologize for not responding at that time, we promise to do better and hope to see you all very soon.
(We updated our agenda)
3 Reviews - De Zonnevanger - family houseboat 10 min from Amsterdam
Delphine M - France
Superb houseboat very close to Amsterdam Show originalShow original
We rented Vincent's Houseboat for the Ascension weekend. The decoration is very neat, there were all the accessories, crockery... The beds are very comfortable. The location is in a quiet area in the heart of the Dutch countryside: cows, sheep, horses, ducks. The village of Broek in Waterland is beautiful, and a short walk away. We could easily get to Amsterdam by bus (expect a 10-15 minute walk to the bus stop). We also went to Edam by bus (with 1 day ticket, you can go to all the villages around Volendam, Marken...). I recommend this rental to people looking for an authentic stay while being close to Amsterdam, immersed in the life of the inhabitants of the polders, on the banks of the canals and who are not afraid to walk a little.
Anja R - Germany
Stunning houseboat Show originalShow original
Thank you Vincent for this great stay. The houseboat, the garden and the location is a dream. We will be back definitely. The exchange and contact with you is easy and uncomplicated. See you soon :)
Kristen D - the United States
Vincent’s houseboat was exactly as shown and described. We loved our stay! It was definitely and adventure! You have to use a ferry to cross the water to the houseboat which was quite cool and not difficult. The house is remote so plan on bringing groceries while there. We cooked two meals in the house which was an added bonus we hadn’t planned on. Jaap, the houseboat manager, told us everything we needed to know, including the closest local restaurants. We walked to them (20 mins) on our last night and dined with the locals and ran into lots of wonderful farm animals along the way! Would highly recommend this houseboat if you’re looking for a unique, one of a kind experience that is close enough, but also far enough, away from Amsterdam. We took Ubers into Amsterdam and home without a problem.