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Moonlight diner
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Brede Haven
Brede Haven
Op anker Ertveldplas
Brede Haven


This 14-meter-long IJsselmeer cutter was built in 1948 and fully equipped. Show original

Excellent! 5/5 (1 review)


  • 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.

Houseboat highlights

  1. Romantic 'moonlight dinner' at anchor
  2. Authentic details
  3. Private captain + cruise on request
  1. Swimming along the ship
  2. Close to the shops right in the center
  3. Fixed berth at an A location

Houseboat summary


  • 18m2 living space
  • Heating
  • Free WIFI
  • No smoking
  • Pets not allowed

Living / dining area

  • Sitting / dining area for 4 people


  • Outside deck bathroom with shower, toilet and sink
  • Includes towels
  • Sleeping area


  • Refrigerator
  • 4-burner hob
  • Senseo coffee machine
  • Kitchen inventory
  • Including tea towels

Children's facilities

  • Cot possible (on request)
  • High chair possible (on request)


  • Terrace with table and 2 chairs
  • Barbecue (on request)
  • Electric folding bikes (on request)
  • Canoe / sup (on request)
  • Sloop (on request)
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Houseboat description

A weekend away or holiday in your own country. More and more people are discovering that the Netherlands has a lot to offer in that area. The Brabant capital Den Bosch, with its rich history and Burgundian life, is invariably one of the top 10 most popular cities for a day trip or city trip. And now a visit to the city is even more fun. You can now go there for a very special overnight stay: on a boat, a classic IJsselmeer cutter to be precise.

The cutter is located at an A location in the heart of the city, but can also be moored at other locations. Join us for a day boating or make it a complete boating holiday and experience the endless freedom of life on the water.

The authentic 1948 cutter of the first generation of Dutch motorized cutters. This sturdy seafarer used to defy the Zuiderzee and the Ketelmeer for mussel and eel fishing and later served as a deep-sea fishing boat. It is robust and rough on the outside and the old-fashioned sailing technology makes every sea longing back to the past: you can feel the vibrating of the heavy engine and hear the growling sound with which it moves the more than 35,000 kg ship steadily through the water.

Welcome on board on behalf of Captain Pronk! You enter the ship at the front via a safe footbridge jetty. The ship was professionally renovated in 2020 and decorated in an authentic, maritime atmosphere. The result is a cozy cabin with a fully equipped kitchen and bedroom (with a double length bed!), Which is fully equipped.

Let us drop anchor for you. De Kotter is located on the Brede Haven , in the middle of the Burgundian center of 's-Hertogenbosch. The cutter can be moored at any other location on request. Think of the Tramkade, the industrial and trendy hotspot of the city, where we also have a permanent berth . A combination of both berths, or a tour of various beautiful places or areas in the region are also possible. Consider, for example, a few days 'back to nature' in the Biesbosch (also surprisingly beautiful in autumn / winter) or city hopping along some of Brabant's attractive fortified cities such as Heusden and Dordrecht. Also delicious: a day sailing with Kapitein Pronk followed by a 'moonlight dinner' on the Ertveltplas. Sailing yourself is unfortunately not responsible, but Captain Pronk takes you with pleasure and pride to all the beautiful places he knows for the ultimate experience of a holiday on the water.

Water sports enthusiasts with a penchant for classic ships know: comfort and a classic cutter is not a credible combination. At least not if you want to experience the authentic experience of sailing and staying on a cutter. The charm of staying in this cutter is certainly also: occasionally bumping your head because sometimes you forget how low the ceiling is in some places; climb up the deck via the steep steps to find out just in time that the deck can be wet and therefore slippery; in the middle of the night, climb over the outside deck with a flashlight to the slender bathroom with shower on the roof (aft deck) because you really have to go to the toilet; trying to clamber into bed again without waking your sweetheart; fall asleep to the soothing sound of the soft blow of the water against the ship. And don't forget: wake up in complete freedom, the cosiness of one of the finest inland harbors in the Netherlands, enjoy the sun on the lovely outside deck, retreat to the salvaged cabin for a board game or a good book by the stove and together enjoy a snack and drink that you can order in the nearby restaurants or prepare yourself on board.

We can also fulfill other special wishes, such as a tour around Den Bosch. Think of a more extensive cruise such as a tour of Den Bosch-Biesbosch-Dordrecht-Gorinchem-Den Bosch or Den Bosch-Woudrichem-Biesbosch-Heusden-Den Bosch. Send us a message via the button below and we will gladly think along with you.

Moonlight dinner
Three-course dinner for 2 people on anchor on the Ertveldplas; possible from 2 nights.


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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 10:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

King size beds: 2


2 sleeping places
Separate bedroom with a double length bed
The sitting / dining area is possibly. to make a 3/4 bed
Includes bed linen

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside


Fully equipped kitchen
Linen provided

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs


WiFi / internet

Indoor facilities



Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking





35 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.1 km

Train station

0.5 km

How to get there

Accessibility / Parking

The central station is a 10-minute walk away.
Free parking at Gamma Vogelstraat (if available); 8 min walk.
Transferium (Deutersestraat) paid parking: € 4 per day incl. Bus to the center.
Place on Tramkade in consultation with Captain Pronk; 5 min walk.
Please note : a stay on the cutter is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

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About the area

Den Bosch is a city where you will not be bored for a moment. Good food, shopping or drinks. You can climb our Sint-Jan, visit a museum or explore the city during one of the many city walks. Or you can get to know the city from the water during a cruise on the special Binnendieze. It is not without reason that they sometimes call Den Bosch the Venice of the Netherlands. Almost anything is possible.

Den Bosch is also a perfect base for exploring Brabant's nature and culture or for a day trip to an amusement park or zoo. Some tips on a maximum of half an hour's drive:

  • Efteling
  • Beekse Bergen
  • The Loonse and Drunense Duinen
  • The Biesbosch
  • Fortified town of Heusden
  • The Vincent van GoghHuis


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Houseboat owner


Much experience in building yachting and living on the water, And big fan of bed and breakfast we have built The Coon and with our knowledge and experience in our beautiful city, we can give you a fantastic experience.

Response time
Normally within 60 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English

1 Review - IJsselmeerkotter

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Yvonne C - the Netherlands

    01 Aug

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    We enjoyed this special bed and breakfast. First a few days in bustling Den Bosch. Then sailed to the Biesbosch with Captain Pronk, looked for some peace and quiet. We will never forget what a super cool experience.

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