view from inside
Sun corner end of the day
Sun corner early in the morning
Down stairs area  / TV room
Kingsize bed
Garden room
Garden room work spot
Garden room - entree
Garden room - bathroom
Garden room - shower
Kids room with twinbed (140x200) On request an extra bed
Veranda including Pizza oven (wood)
I'm Jack
I'm Gypsy

De Zonnevanger - family houseboat 10 min from Amsterdam

A stay on this modern houseboat is a special experience, the peacefull nature and water all around

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Houseboat highlights

  1. Big garden with a wide view
  2. Very light but warm
  3. In total harmony with nature
  1. Country side
  2. Near Amsterdam

Houseboat summary

We warmly welcome you aboard our modern, warm and comfortable two-floor houseboat. Located on a dyke next to the idyllic village Broek en Waterland, just 10 km North of Amsterdam, this is the perfect place if you want to have a relaxed vacation in a natural environment yet be close to the great city of Amsterdam. The houseboat offers two bedrooms and garden room for 2 persons. Perfectly suitable for small families. 

Houseboat description

You will be staying on the verge of the lovely village Broek in Waterland, only 10 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 café (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 centre 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.

Now something more about out houseboat. It is very comfortable and perfect for families. 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 at the backside of the boat. There is a trampoline for kids and many seating areas, fireplaces and sunbeds. Our garden borders a wide green fields with horses, ideal for a perfect sunset. On the front of the boat you will see the waterside and boats passing by on a sunny 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!

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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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 13:00 and 18:00.

Check out before 12:00.


3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of sofa beds: 2


1x kingsize 180x200 (adult room)

1x twin 140x200 cm (kids room)

1x queensize 160x200 (garden room)


Number of en-suite: 1
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday Type

Rural / Countryside
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven
Washing Machine

Linen Provided
Towels Provided
Beach Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Music System / CD Player
Satellite / Cable Tv

WiFi / Internet
Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities


Heating / Cooling

Central Heating
Open Fireplace

Gas Heaters

ventilation system


Panoramic Views
Close To The Shops

Close To The Ariport


Sofa Bed
Child /baby Cot

Car Is Recommended
Free Parking
Child Friendly
House Swap Available

baby cot on request

Activities Nearby

Walking / Hiking
Horse Riding

Cycling / Mountain Biking


Tour Guide
Airport Collection Available

Chauffers Service

Only on request




30 km


1 km


10 km

Ferry port

11 km

Motor way

5 km

Night club

10 km


1 km

Super market

1 km

Train station

10 km

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 10 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 for both cycling and hiking. 

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Houseboat owner


Happy family of 3 with a our cats Jack & Gypsy

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)

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