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
- Two-story houseboat apartment
- Perfect for families
- 10 min. from the Windmills, 15 min. from Amsterdam
- Free parking
- Awesome floating terrace
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!
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!
Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 2
Heating / Cooling
On request I can take you out for a cruise with my classic saloon boat.
How to get there
From Amsterdam it is just a 15 minute ride by car. We offer free parking in the street.
I will not always be there, but my wife is and help you as best she can
19 Reviews - Floating Home with terrace - 15 min from A'dam
Gilles H - France
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.
Josh - England
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!
Tobias - Germany
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!
Sarah M - Germany
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
Nick E - England
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!