Garden of Eden
A truly unique outdoor family houseboat outside Amsterdam in the middle of nature.
- Huge garden with sun loungers, bbq and fire place
- Just 10 minutes distance from Amsterdam
- Water front view from bedroom, kitchen and living room
- Perfect for families with kids
- Great swimming in the summer
It's hard to believe you can find a houseboat that offers so much space, both inside and out, just 10 minutes from the center of Amsterdam. Enter 'The Amsterdam Garden of Eden' and you know what we mean. The top floor of this houseboat offers great views over the water and welcomes you to sit on the balcony which you can enter from the spacious open plan kitchen and living room. We receive families for a maximum of 5 people. Families with children are preferred! There is room for max. 5 adults.
We are proud to present this amazing houseboat, with a garden large enough to get lost in a very pleasant way. As soon as you enter the building, you get that good old 'outside feeling'. The houseboat, as well as the garden, are completely private and it is safe to say this is the perfect place to get away from it all. A unique place for those who want to relax, but still want to visit the great city of Amsterdam without having to travel too much. Just walk to the train station (1 km) and take the direct train that will take you to Amsterdam Central Station in exactly 10 minutes. So from the Garden of Eden within 20 minutes to the vibrant city of Amsterdam!
The houseboat has two floors. On the lower floor we have a large bedroom with both a double and a single bed separated by a wall. A second bedroom offers a further double bed. From both bedrooms you have a great view over both the garden and the lake.
On the top floor you will find the large open kitchen with all modern amenities, such as a dishwasher, stove with oven, refrigerator and freezer, luxury coffee maker and microwave. The large kitchen table is the ideal place to sit back and relax, looking back on a wonderful day in Amsterdam - or in your own garden of course. The wooden elements give a cozy and warm atmosphere, let's call it a bohemian style.
Between the kitchen and the living room there are two large glass doors that give access to the balcony. A wonderful place to enjoy the view over the lake that is home to the Amsterdam Garden of Eden. Right next to the balcony you will find the wood stove, your best friend during the colder days.
And of course there is the living room, with a large sofa to snuggle up with your loved ones or just relax in front of the large flat screen TV. All over the houseboat, there are many artworks and many plants, making you feel at home from the moment you step on board.
As you can see the garden is right huge, with lounge chairs, a parasom, a gas BBQ and a fireplace. In summer you can dive into the lake from your private garden or even from the balcony.
It is safe to say that you will not find a second houseboat that offers so many opportunities to relax and enjoy all that nature has to offer, yet is close to Amsterdam.
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Heating / cooling
Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Cycling / mountain biking
Skiing / snowboarding
NS walking route "De Bretten" to Sloterdijk through nature.
How to get there
FROM SCHIPHOL AIRPORT
Take the train to station Amsterdam Sloterdijk and from here you take the train to station Halfweg/Zwanenburg. This is a 20 minute trip. From the station it's a 1 km walk to the boat.
FROM AMSTERDAM CENTRAL STATION
Take the direct train from Amsterdam Central Station to Station Halfweg/Zwanenburg. This is a 10 minute ride. From Station Halfweg/Zwanenburg it is a 1 km walk to our boat.
About the area
The surroundings of the Garden of Eden are just spectacular. The boat is located right next to a natural park with wild horses that sometimes can even be spotted right from the living room. And of course there is the famous recreational area 'Spaarnwoude'.
Do you see this sunny smiling face?
That's because I'm enjoying living and working near the water and at the countryside of Amsterdam! I live next door of the houseboat that is offered for rent here. There is a possibility to pick you up from the Airport, if necessary (not included). But the train is very easy going too.
I'm sure that you will enjoy a super place like my houseboat as I do and I will do everything that is needed to make your stay comfortable.
41 Reviews - Garden of Eden
Karin Und Marco T - Switzerland
Wonderful stay in Garden of Eden
The place is really a paradise and Hans is very helpful. His warm welcome with drinks in the house was the first of many wonderful momenta in Garden of Eden. We’ve enjoyed every minute! The place is perfect.
Sabine R - Germany
A very nice place to stay Show original
Maria V - Germany
The houseboat was very cozy and we had everything we needed there. Bicycles, surfboards, rubber dinghies and life jackets could be used at will. A wonderful little garden with 2 terraces made the vacation even more complete. Those who want a little hustle and bustle can reach the exciting city of Amsterdam in a few minutes. All in all we would want to vacation there again at any time. A big thank you to the host.
Isabel W - Germany
Beautiful houseboat close to Amsterdam
We really enjoyed our three nights - we would have stayed longer if we could.
It really is a awesome garden, a really polite and nice owner plus a super comfortable boat.
Next time we come in summer to swim ;) you don't need to Go to Amsterdam when you are there.
thanks for this lovely stay
Marios K - Greece
Beautiful location, cozy warm and very clean houseboat with every comfort. Hans is a great guy, very friendly and helpful. Don't hesitate to ask him about everything. Get the bikes, amazing routes.