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! 4.5/5 (24 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 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


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

General information

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

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

Excellent! 4.5/5

  1. Barbara K - Germany

    10 Jun

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    Spacious, clean nice accommodation. Very friendly landlord. Good connection to Amsterdam. All necessary shops are available in the village. Parking in front of the door.

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  2. 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! 

  3. 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!

  4. Gerhard A - Germany

    17 Jul

    everything was good Show original

    My children and I were very happy with the accommodation. Very friendly landlord; Parking lot in front of the door; Rooms were clean and well furnished.

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  5. Marie P - France

    21 Sep

    Fantastic stay Show original

    I highly recommend this rental.

    The principle of the "houseboat" is really exotic.

    The apartment is very clean, nicely decorated, the bedding is very good

    The owner Wilhem is very pleasant, helpful.

    The village of Krommenie is charming, it allows you to realize the Dutch life without tourists.

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