Luxury 'viskotter' on UNESCO island with Fort
Luxurious hotel experience on a ship with a beautiful interior. Located at a UNESCO Fort. Throughout the year. Show original
- 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.
- Luxury and Comfort
- Modern Decor
- Free WiFI
- Nature experience at UNESCO Fort
- Contactless check-in
Sleep in wonderful beds, Rituals products, fresh flowers, linen sheets, take a dip in natural water, drink a glass of wine by a crackling fire in the wood stove, enjoy the beautiful view, cook in the fine kitchen, enjoy the evening sun... that is a stay on the Luxury 'viskotter' on UNESCO island with Fort. Throughout the year. And don't forget, stargazing through the glass roof!
Suppose you even want to get rid of it completely. Romantic together, with friends or with the whole family. Take a break, take time for yourself from each other, memories, wallow in comfort and luxury... then the Luxury 'fish cutter' on UNESCO island with Fort is for you. Let yourself be varied by the luxurious, soft towels, bedding products, fresh flowers, linen sheets and down duvets. A true hotel experience.
A stay on the water is special and offers something for everyone: drinks on the deck, swimming, boating, fishing. The Luxury 'viskotter' on UNESCO island with Fort is located on a UNESCO island where you can swim. Next to the island is also a beach with a nice restaurant. The North Sea, Amsterdam and Leiden are nearby. Enjoy the setting sun from the hammock of a Fatboy beanbag. No nice weather for a while? There is central heating and a wood burning stove. Our 'stargazing roof' provides an outdoor experience... also indoors.
The houseboat is completely private during your stay.
You can use a key box yourself and immediately enjoy your stay. A manual is available on the boat and information about the area. Do you still need us? Even calling is enough.
- Sailing with the Luxury 'fish cutter' on UNESCO island with Fort is not allowed.
- Receiving visits, holding parties and playing amplified music is also not allowed.
- This accommodation is intended for peace seekers. You are not only a guest on our Luxury 'viskotter' on UNESCO island with Fort, but also at the UNESCO Fort.
25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)
Heating / cooling
Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Cycling / mountain biking
How to get there
Parking is available nearby. A bus stop is a short walk away. (7 minutes). Visit www.ov9292.nl for your schedule.
About the area
Enjoying the natural beauty, great water sports or just relaxing: the Westeinderplassen is a large and unique water sports area with many marinas, restaurants and a real Surf Island in the bay. A versatile recreation area where you can relax completely, or blow off steam. Let yourself through the undiscovered area of the Randstad.
Fort near Kudelstaart had the function of defending the Herenweg and Westeinderplassen. Many interior elements have been preserved in the main building. The fort at Kudelstaart was completed in 1906.
In addition to the two blown-up retractable turret buildings, there are two concrete emplacements for artillery in the front wall. The wooden benches of the shelters are still present.
There are many cycling and walking opportunities in the vicinity of the Westeinderplassen. For hiking enthusiasts, there are various routes to be found at Visit Aalsmeer.
The boat is also located on the Vuurlijnpad hiking trail, so you can start your hiking route directly from the Luxury 'viskotter' on UNESCO island with Fort. More info:
You can easily connect to the cycle node network from the boat. You can easily map out your own route on the website and via the Cycle Route Network app. You can take into account the length and duration of your trip. There are a number of places where bicycles can be rented to see the most beautiful places in the area.
The sea, rivers, lakes, streams: as soon as possible, we sprint straight to the nearest source of water we can find. Why? Because water has the ability to turn chaos into calm.
Sailing and being on the water typifies us and our family. Together we run an entertainment venue in the center of Bodegraven. A busy life, but with ease we let go of the hustle and bustle in nature and on the water.
We know from an early age: as soon as you set sail, the daily grind disappears. The wind in your hair, take a dip in natural water, dry in the sun, play games while the rain patters against the windows or watch the storm with a good glass of red wine.
You can experience nature to the full by the water: water relaxes.
We are ready for you
Sleeping on a boat is a new experience for many of our guests. Our boats are provided with extensive information. Our guests rate us highly. Due to our small-scale setup, we always guarantee a personal approach.
A malfunction or defect during your stay can occur. The technology in every ship is complex and largely self-sufficient. Unfortunately, a defect is not always foreseeable, despite careful maintenance. Although a defect is fortunately rare, we have always succeeded in solving it on the same day. As entrepreneurs, we can organize our time flexibly and, thanks to our experience, we often know how to solve the malfunction ourselves.
Experience it yourself: just add water
How it started…
When our company had to close in 2020 due to the corona measures, we decided that we would like to share our water experience with others. We started building the Gloria in the first lockdown. From completely old hull to self-sufficient boat. We did this ourselves with lots of love and with the whole family. After months of many jobs, our project was completed and the Gloria can show its beauty to our guests every day in all its glory.
In the summer of 2020, our company was allowed to partially reopen. But we foresaw another big lockdown in the winter. Because sitting still doesn't suit us, we looked for a new project. It became the Omega. In 4 full sailing days from Groningen to Bodegraven. Well 300 kilometers and in the 90 bridges and locks. Armed with sleeping bags, lots of technology and water, we went on an adventure again with the whole family.
And indeed, another lock-down followed in the fall and we got our teeth into this old Viskotter. Full of wonderful ideas, we are converting this boat into a true wellness boat with a wood-fired sauna.
WE'RE GLAD TO WELCOME YOU ON ONE OF OUR LUXURY SHIPS
3 Reviews - Luxury 'viskotter' on UNESCO island with Fort
Marjolein E - the Netherlands
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We enjoyed the Viskotter. A beautiful boat, attractively decorated and slept wonderfully! The contact with Mariel was nice and smooth! There was even a flower ready with a sweet card. Grateful that we could spend the night here and have beautiful precious moments with my loved ones.
Charlotte L - France
We had a great time on the Gloria boat. It is in a beautiful location. We loved the sunrise and sunset, the walk around Brassemermeer, the decoration in the boat and the touches of attention. The neighbors of the other boats were lovely. The nearby Wagenaar bar and restaurant is a very good address. We had some issues with the hot water in the shower but I guess that's usual on a boat. The bedding was particularly comfortable. I loved my road trip in NL and staying at the Gloria was part of this great experience. Dutch are much more welcoming than French and I can't wait to come back to visit the other part of the country (south and north-east). And why not booking another of your boats? Thank you for everything!
Claudia W - Germany
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We had a wonderful stay on this lovingly furnished boat. It was a special experience. And the location is also perfect for excursions of all kinds. We will definitely be back again. Many thanks to the lovely hosts.