Riverside Studio - 20 min from Amsterdam
Romantic self-contained studio, 20 car-minutes from Amsterdam. Local transport and free parking.
- Wonderful views and calm location
- Smart tiny houses design
- Easy access to Amsterdam/Utrecht
- Pittoresque and historical surroundings
- Local shops within walking/cycling distance
Situated in the rural outskirts of Amsterdam this unique Riverside Studio allows you to experience the best of both worlds. Spend the day in the bustling capital Amsterdam, and come home to the tranquillity of the wide open polders, with iconic farms, windmills, geese, herons and storks.
Or add one or two nights to your city stay to come and relax and see the beautiful historical 'summer houses' (mansions!!) that were built along the river Vecht by the wealthy 17th century Amsterdam merchants who considered it their back garden!
Upon entering your Riverside Studio, you literally leave the world behind and step into the placid rhythms of river life. Swans, geese, moorhens, jumping fish, storks, herons, ducks, of course, and many other river dwelling creatures rapidly become your new neighbours.
From May to August we share the river with small pleasure craft and day trippers, that make for a colourful summer pageant. But for the rest of the year, the river is ours. We're located on the riverbend between the picturesque historical village of Vreeland and the more practical village of Nederhorst den Berg. This offers sweeping river views south, east and west!
Located 20 minutes by car from Amsterdam, 30 minutes from Utrecht. Free parking directly in front on the houseboat. The Riverside Studio can also be reached by public transport by taking a bus from our village to the town of Weesp, and then a train to Amsterdam (45 minutes). The bus does not run on Sundays or holidays. Use the NS journey planner to be found on the NS website, to make your own assessment of distances. (Local bus stop: Nederhorst den Berg - Overmeer)
This 21sqm self contained studio apartment has its own entrance, kitchenette, bathroom, and outside terrace. There is proper sound isolation between the Riverside Studio and the Captain's Quarters to ensure total privacy. Your section of the outside terrace, includes a table, 2 chairs and a deliciously comfortable hammock.
The high ceiling and the sliding door to your private terrace, as well as a large side window that gives you a unique 'breakfast in bed' view of the river, make the studio feel spacious and light. Imagine waking up to gentle birdsong and watching the gentle river flow by, right at your feet.
The smart studio has been cleverly designed with the popular tiny houses concept in mind. Everything folds, in, out or up, and the kitchenette is neatly tucked away in a cupboard. This allows you to make optimal use of the space. And you can leave your slippers at home, because there is floor heating throughout.
The kitchenette is equipped with a microwave and two electric cooking rings. The fridge is big enough for a three-day food shop.
EXTRA: I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. So feel free to enquire about booking some counselling or creative coaching sessions during your stay. Residents of the studio enjoy a 10% discount on regular counselling fees.
Number of double beds: 1
Heating / Cooling
Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park
How to get there
The houseboat is located about fifteen minutes by taxi from Weesp and/or Hilversum railway stations. Bus 106 has an hourly service from both stations to Nederhorst den Berg, with the local bus stop about 5 minutes away.
Access by car from the A2 motorway (exit Vinkeveen), or the A1 motorway (exit Weesp), or the A27 (exit Hilversum). From each exit a final 15-20 minute drive through the beautiful watery polder landscape.
About the area
The Gooi and Vecht region truly offers the best of both worlds. You have easy access by car to Amsterdam and Utrecht as well as the airport Schiphol.
However, situated as it is on the border between the turf and clay delta, 2m under sea level, and the sandy high ground, just 7 km away, you can explore by car/bike or on foot everything from turf lakes and reclaimed land to woodlands and heathland. There is a folder in the apartment that tells you our favourite local walks and bike rides!!
I'm a global nomad that finally found my feet right back where I started, in the watery wetlands of my birth. Coming 'home' to the water has been deeply rewarding, fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming a water dweller.
Right from the start, I wanted to create a professional space on the houseboat that enables others to share this unique experience. I designed the Riverside Studio myself, optimising the space using all the clever concepts from the Tiny Houses movement. Since 2018 it has been offering people a small slice of their own paradise here on the water. I even road tested it myself for three months while the rest of the houseboat was renovated.
I speak fluent English, Swedish and Dutch, and can get by well enough in spoken French.
36 Reviews - Riverside Studio - 20 min from Amsterdam
Raphael W - Germany
The Riverside Studio is a perfect place to feel good and especially to slow down and relax after a busy work week. Beautifully located on a lake a bit outside of the city Amsterdam you can enjoy the life on the houseboat especially on sunny days like we had the last weekend.
Lysanne is a great host. She prepared everything nicely and was very kind.
We recommend the place and would come back at any time to enjoy the lake, the city and the possibility to relax and have time for ourselves and each other!
Thank you Lysanne for the nice stay!
Loredana M - Italy
Absolutely lovely place
Lysanne is an amazing person, very prone to help her guests and let them enjoy her stunning place.
The location is a little far from Amsterdam and it is easier to achieve by car then by public transportation, but it absolutely deserves a visit! I appeciated stay in a greeny area not in the busy city to have a big rest and see beautiful nature!
The houseboat inside is cozy and romantic, perfect for a couple, you can have a good breakfast outside along the canal with the company of birds, ducks and the other boats passing by. If you want to cook by yourselves is also possible as the kitchen is fully furnished.
Alexander G - Germany
A wonderful relaxing stay
The visit to Lysannes houseboat was everything we expected it to be.
The view is beautiful, making breakfast outside a true vacation experience. The daily morning visits by ducks, goose and seagulls provided perfect entertainment.
The nights were quiet and gave the energy needed for trips to the very close and beautiful city of Amsterdam.
Looking back, we wished, we had stayed longer! Someday we will surely come back!
Nadine F - Germany
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Ehab A - the Netherlands
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It was wonderful staying. Strongly recommended :)