Our houseboat. The left side is your private apartment.
During the summer period you can jump right into the water!
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Fully equipped kitchen.
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View on the terrace.
The terrace with the saloon boat docked next to it.
On request I can take you out on a private saloon boat tour.

Floating 2 BR home with terrace - 15 min from A'dam

Be welcome aboard your private 2 BR houseboat studio between Amsterdam, Zaanse Schans and the beach.

Excellent! 4.5/5 (91 reviews)


  • 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. Two-story houseboat apartment
  2. Perfect for families, 2 bedrooms
  3. 10 min. from the Windmills, 15 min. from Amsterdam
  1. Free parking
  2. Awesome floating terrace
  3. Saloon Boat Tour optional

Houseboat summary

As a real captain (I do Amsterdam canal cruises for a living) there is only place I could live: on the water. Now that I moved from a 118 year old steel freight ship to a wonderful floating home, I love to share this experience with you. Therefore we warmly welcome you aboard our private two bedroom apartment with floating terrace in the charming village Krommenie. We live just 15 min. from Amsterdam, 10 min from the famous windmills of the Zaanse Schans and 20 minutes from the wonderful Beach of Wijk aan Zee.

And on request I can take you out for a tour with my wonderful Saloon Boat!

Houseboat description

You have access to your fully private two story apartment in our houseboat. The entrance leads to the large living room with open kitchen and dining table. The waterside window gives view over the canal. Please note that there will be a comfortable couch and chairs so you can sit back and relax in the living room. These were delivered just too late for the photo shoot!

From the living room you descend to the lower floor where you will find the two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a comfortable double bed and adjacent there is the second bedroom with a bunk-bed for the kids. 

The bathroom is located on the top floor and offers a shower, toilet and sink. 

On the side of the boat, at the end of the living room, there is a large sliding window, giving way to the floating private terrace. This is a wonderful place to sit back and relax. Have a drink and make plans for another great day. During the summer time you can swim in our canal, jump right in from the floating terrace!

If you want to visit Amsterdam, know that it is just a 15 minute car ride to the Park & Ride (parking here costs just 8 euro/day, much cheaper than parking on the street!). Or visit the world famous windmills of the Zaanse Schans, Zaanstad or the beach - all within 10 - 20 minutes from our houseboat.

Classic saloon boat

On request I can arrange a private cruise with the classic saloon boat: a great experience for sure. And for the kids we also offer a dinghy, free of charge (but at your own risk). Parking on our street is free. And if you like hiking and/or cycling, there are countless trails around our village to discover. 

We warmly welcome families who want to have a relaxed holiday with  the option to visit Amsterdam and enjoy the country side and the cultural heritage that is found in and around our village. For example, Krommenie is famous for the 17th century architecture and the Dutch-refomed church, over 350 years old. On the edge of the village you can see one of the 42 fortifications that form the Defense Line of Amsterdam, dating back to the 19th century. Interesting history for sure!

I hope to have given you the best possible impression of what we have to offer. But don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions - always glad to help. And we look forward to welcome you aboard!

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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 15:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

  • King size beds: 1
  • Single bed: 2

The two bedrooms are located on the lower part of the houseboat. The master bedroom has a double bed, and the second bedroom offers a bunk bed that your kids will certainly like. 

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven
Linen provided

Towels provided
Beach towels provided
Dining table & chairs


Internet access
WiFi / internet

Satellite / Cable tv

Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai
Terrace / balcony

Sun loungers

We offer a wonderful floating terrace. From here you can jump in the water during the summer season.

Heating / cooling

Central heating

The boat is very well insulated and heated with comfortable central heating. So you are assured to be comfortably warm all through the year.


Panoramic views

General information

Car is recommended
Paid parking

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking


Tour guide

On request I can take you out for a cruise with my classic saloon boat.




33 km

How to get there

From Amsterdam it is just a 15 minute ride by car. We offer free parking in the street. 

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Houseboat owner


I will not always be there, but my wife is and help you as best she can

Response time
Normally within 2 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English, German

91 Reviews - Floating 2 BR home with terrace - 15 min from A'dam

Excellent! 4.5/5

  1. Anna H - Germany

    11 Apr

    Nice landlord, great location

    Our first time on a houseboat. An experience that everyone should have. 

    The stairs down are very narrow, but everything else is great.
    Willem is a super host who is very helpful and makes the stay unforgettable.
    Highly recommended

  2. Britta S - Germany

    13 Oct

    Very nice and cozy houseboat Show original

    Thank you for a great weekend on your houseboat, dear Willem! We were able to do everything on foot, nice place, lots of shopping opportunities in the immediate vicinity and great train connections to Amsterdam! We felt very comfortable and would love to come back; but then with the whole family ;-)) Groetjes Frank & Britta

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  3. Tobias K - Germany

    26 Jul

    Cosy houseboat in silent environment

    Very nice and cosy houseboat. A very good and silent place in order to relax and recover from the very busy Amsterdam. Via park and ride one can go very fast and comfortable down town to Amsterdam. The hosts Willem and his wife are very kind and ready to help in case of need. We would definitely come back to this place again.

  4. Sandra V - the Netherlands

    11 Dec

    Weekend Show original

    Beautiful houseboat and in a great location. Nice, friendly and hospitable owner.

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  5. Claudia B - Germany

    22 Jun

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    The stairs to the rooms were very narrow, and the lamp mounted there was very awkward. Two more chairs would be great on the terrace. The kitchen was well equipped. The second room is more suitable for children. In the bedroom there was no closet, storage space. The landlords were very helpful and nice.

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