Floating Lodge on Pampus Island near Amsterdam
End experience the ultimate sense of freedom on the first man made Island of The Netherlands!
- outdoor living
- views are wonderfull
- desert island feeling
- entering with boat
- natur building
The feeling of a (almost) deserted island! Docked along the famous island of Pampus, near Amsterdam, you will be staying on a floating lodge. Back to the basics, enjoying lovely water views and a garden to chill out. The property features views over the wide IJ-lake from your private terrace. There is a dining area and a kitchen equipped with a stovetop.
Amsterdam is 13 mi from Waterfront Pampus, while Utrecht is 25 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Schiphol Airport, 21 mi from the property.
There is very good sleeping bed and extra 2 beds, there is a dining area and a kitchen equipped with a stovetop. Own toilet and drinking water.
How to get there
Route to the ferry and parking
Muiden is a small fortified town. During the high season, months April – August, it is not advisable to try and find a parking space in the centre of the town. Luckily Muiden offers enough parking space just outside of the centre. Muiden is also very easy to reach by public transport.
The berth of the ferry ‘Stern’ is opposite no.33 Herengracht in Muiden. Located on the map at the green ‘S’.
P1, P+R Terrein Maxisweg, directly on the north side of the highway A1. Exit 3 Weesp/Muiden. Good for 167 parking spaces.
P2, Mariahoeveweg, directly on the north side of the highway A1. Exit 4 Muiden-Oost. Good for 145 parking spaces. Rate between 09:00-21:00 hours €1,- per hour. A day ticket costs €7,20.
P1 – 5. Rate between 09:00-21:00 hours €2,40 per hour. A day ticket costs €21,60. Note: Payment only using debit card, credit card or mobile services like Yellowbrick, Parkline or ANWB Parkeren.
The route from the parking place to the ferry is indicated by signs. It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk from the parking space, through the attractive centre of Muiden to the ferry.
Note: The parking meters only accept debit or credit card.. We advise you to use a mobile service like Yellowbrick, Parkline or ANWB Parkeren. This way you will never pay more than needed and you will be flexible in choosing your departure time from Pampus.
Take the train to NS station Weesp. From there you can take the bus, no. 110, to the bus stop ‘brandweerkazerne Muiden’. This stop is located on the map at 1.
Take the train to NS station Amsterdam-Amstel. From there you can take the bus no. 320 or 322 or 327 to bus stop ‘P+R Terrein Muiden’. This stop is located on the map at parking place P1.
From the bus stops: walk towards the centre of Muiden and cross the lock, afterwards you turn left. The ferry ‘Stern’ lays approx. 200 meter further.
About the area
The Pampus Pavilion is open for snacks, lunch and drinks the whole day during your visit.
Pampus, visit in bad weather
In bad weather Pampus is also a great day out. The ferry boat to the island is partially covered and the fortress inside is also covered. The fortress is not heated so warm clothing is advised.
Pampus ferry in bad weather
By wind force 7 bft. and over, the ferry to Pampus is not permitted to sail. We publish the warnings on our website, and . Because weather conditions can change quickly we advise you to keep checking up on our website or social media. Should the ferry service be cancelled, then with your tickets you can re-schedule your trip, subject to availability. Monies not refundable.
Because the floors in the old fort can be uneven and in some places floor gratings are used, it is not advised to wear shoes with narrow or high heels. During spring and autumn, as there is no heating, it can be cold on the island and inside the fort, warm clothing is highly recommended.
Pampus and small children
Pampus is an island totally surrounded by water. It is not advised to visit the fort with pushchairs or buggies as there are no facilities available.
Pampus and Invalid access
The fort is not equipped for access for invalid carriages, wheelchairs and walking frames. Access to the boat and the fort is by stairs. In the fort there are uneven floors and steps, some of which are difficult to see clearly although there are warnings in those areas to the visitors. Be careful. There are no lifts in the fort.
Consumption of your own food and drinks is forbidden.
No Pets allowed, except help dogs.
Visiting the fort and use of the wardrobe and facilities is at your own risk.
Keep the island tidy, there are waste bins overall.
No Smoking inside the fort.
Please treat the fort and its facilities with respect. Pampus is a National Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Pampus is an island
Everything has to be brought by boat to the island and the waste taken away by boat. Keeping the island clean and tidy is an important and time consuming task. Please help by using the waste bins provided.
Taking care of the pure staying inside the almost desert island.