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

Floating 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! 4.6/5 (21 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

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

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 photoshoot!

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 bunkbed 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. 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 Defence 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

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

Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 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. 


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


Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

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


Car Is Recommended

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

21 Reviews - Floating Home with terrace - 15 min from A'dam

Excellent! 4.6/5

  1. Rahul K - Germany

    07 Aug

    First hand experience of a houseboat

    The overall stay at the boathouse was good with a warm welcome from the host. It was nice and neat inside the houseboat. Thanks for hosting us. A small note for the host which irritated us all is the cleanliness on the outside of the houseboat full with spiderwebs and dirt which can be easily taken care off with more emphasis on overall cleanliness. Thanks

  2. Gilles H - France

    14 May

    Amazing stay

      We've appreciated this way of life on an houseboat. The owner is a kind man and his flat is located along the canal. Very peaceful and good accommodation. Krommenie is a charming little city with all you could need. It was a fantastic experience. 

  3. Lea T - Germany

    09 Nov

    Great stay!

    We’ve spent two great nights at this houseboat. It was a quiet area, great so get outside of the busy city. Only 20 minutes with the Uber in the center tho. 
    Thank you for the clean, cozy houseboat stay! 

  4. Gabriele S - Germany

    05 Aug

    Alles war wie beschrieben. Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Vielen Dank an Willem!

  5. Michele N - the United States

    13 Jun

    Wonderful experience!

    We really enjoyed our first stay on a houseboat. It was a great location, out of the rush of Amsterdam, but close enough to go back and forth easily. The location is nice and quiet;  it’s easy to sit and watch the water flow by, the ducks swimming around and enjoy the fresh air.  Would stay again!

  6. Nancy D - Germany

    21 Jul

    Great for 4!

    We slept very well, the equipment was completely sufficient, the terrace and the dinghy for rowing across the canal were particularly great. Krommenie is a pretty little town and well located - exactly between Amsterdam and the beautiful beach towns.

  7. Heiko G - Germany

    17 Apr

    Nice Houseboat

    Frendly owner, in the boat is all what you need, when we travel again maybe we book this Houseboat again 

  8. Sabine B - France

    24 Apr

    nice floating homme

    It's a beautiful and clean boat 

    And it's very well located, I recommend.

    Willen is very friendly. Thank you.

  9. Bettina D - Germany

    10 Jun

    Hausbootfeeling ohne die Hektik von Amsterdam

    Ruhig gelegenes Hausboot mitten in Krommenie. Alles vorhanden,was man für den Urlaub braucht. Sehr schöne Terrasse,leider ohne Liegestühle. Sehr netter Besitzer. Guter Ausgangsort für Unternehmungen ans Meer,nach Zaanse Schanz oder Haarlem. Fahrradverleih in Krommenie. Amsterdam ist auch gleich um die Ecke. Wir haben uns da sehr wohl gefühlt! Liebe Grüsse an Willem!

  10. Nick E - England

    08 Oct

    Lovely peaceful home

    Lovely quiet stay on the river in a beautiful cozy houseboat, facilities were good and Willem was a great host, good communication, very friendly and I am very thankful for his accommodation. Thank you, Willem, for making our trip memorable! 

  11. Barbara K - Germany

    10 Jun


    Geräumige, saubere nette Unterkunft. Sehr freundlicher Vermieter. Gute Anbindung nach Amsterdam. Im Ort alle nötigen Geschäfte vorhanden. Parkplätze vor der Tür. 

  12. Mara S - Germany

    21 Aug

    Wunderbarer Aufenthalt!

    Sehr schönes Hausboot mit wunderbarer Terrasse, die zum Verweilen einlädt. Das Hausboot war zu Dritt sehr geräumig und mit der gut ausgestatteten Küche auch mal ein Kochabend drin. Züge ans Meer und nach Amsterdam sind zu Fuß in 15 Minuten zu erreichen. Wir waren sehr zufrieden.

  13. Sarah M - Germany

    31 Jul


    Wir können das Hausboot nur empfehlen. Der Besitzer ist super lieb und das Hausboot sehr sauber. Es ist nur 20 Minuten von Amsterdam weg und super zu erreichen.

    Die Küche ist toll ausgestattet, das man sich super selbst versorgen kann. Auch ein Lidl zum einkaufen ist nur 5 Minuten entfernt. 

    Wir würden immer wieder hin fahren. 

    Vielen lieben Dank für alles 

  14. Gerhard A - Germany

    17 Jul

    alles war gut

    Meine Kinder und ich waren sehr zufrieden mit der Unterkunft. Sehr freundlicher Vermieter; Parkplatz direkt vor der Tür; Räume waren sauber und gut eingerichtet.

  15. 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

  16. Stefanie P - Germany

    13 May

    Amazing houseboat


    We enjoyed our stay in the houseboat very much! Everything was there like every practical things you need. The location of the boat is great because you have sun alround the day. This- combinated with a everytime view to the water calmed us down and was the opposite of the City of Amsterdam which was as well amazing. Okay- you need a car for this location gut then- you have all possibilities: Park and ride 15 min. away, you get your parking fee back when you use public transport, the open air museum zaanse schans is 10 min. away and last but not least the seaside is close as well. A really wonderful location! And Willem as our host is wonderful too: helps with everything,  answering to every question. We had impressive days in the netherlands and in this host we are coming back once again! 

  17. Tobias - Germany

    20 Nov

    Very nice houseboat apartment near Amsterdam

    Thanks so much for your hospitality Willem, and thumbs up for creating such a nice place. We really enjoyed staying on your houseboat. We loved the peaceful atmosphere, the water birds and your lovely little village Krommenie. All the best from Berlin!

  18. Josh - England

    16 Nov

    Wonderful houseboat get-away-from-it-al

    During our roundtrip through Europe we were so happy to stay with Willem and his wife. The apartment is fully private and has an own entrance, so you don't have to share anything with anyone. Parking is free and Amsterdam is only about 15 minutes away. During our 4-day stay we visited the wonderful city Amsterdam twice, just perfect to get a good impression of all it has to offer. And at night we were glad to be back home, away from the buzzing crowded city ;-)

    The place is very spacious, light and modern - perfect for a family with two kids. We also visited the Zaanse Schans, with the famous wind mills, an absolute must-see as far as I' concerned. Thanks for having us - we will recommend your houseboat to all friends when they decide to visit the Netherlands for sure! 

  19. Michael G - Israel

    22 Feb

    Great out of town experience

    Beautiful houseboat apartment 30 minutes from Amsterdam. Very quiet. Great canal view from all windows.

  20. Erica V - Spain

    10 Sep

    Gran experiencia

    Ha sido una gran experiencia el poder estar tan cerca de la naturaleza, la paz y tranquilidad con la que hemos estado, no tienen precio. 

    Si que es cierto que la estación queda a unos 20 min andando, pero si alquilas bicis esta al lado.

    El centro de Ámsterdam queda a unos 20 min en tren y 3 horas en bici, no recomiendo ir en bici si no estás preparado físicamente, pero el camino que hay en bici es precioso.

    El dueño de la casa ha sido muy correcto con nosotras, lo único que no nos ha gustado, es que la puerta de abajo diera directamente con su vivienda  

    Por lo demás una gran experiencia y deseando volver  

  21. Marie P - France

    21 Sep

    Séjour fantastique

    Je vous recommande vivement cette location.

    Le principe du "houseboat" est vraiment dépaysant.

    L appartement est tres propre, joliment décoré ,la literie est tres bonne 

    Le propriétaire Wilhem est très agréable,serviable.

    Le village Krommenie est charmant,cela permet de se rendre compte de la vie hollandaise sans touriste.



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