Great views both upriver and downriver.
The best spot on the Vecht
Cosy indoors too, relax and read a book!
Bed folds up and out in one easy manoeuvre
Breakfast if you're not having it in bed
Bathroom contains shower and toilet, shelves and hand basin.
Layout of studio
Work on a project
English, Swedish, Dutch and some French spoken.
The neighbours.
BBQ on the dike. The houseboat is a fire free zone
Houseboat 672 Nederhorst Den Berg photo 11
Houseboat 672 Nederhorst Den Berg photo 12
Fridge for about three days worth of supplies
Two cooking rings - electric as well as water kettle.
Houseboat 672 Nederhorst Den Berg photo 15
Supplies of coffee (cafétiere), tea, coffee milk and sugar on the house
Microwave and toaster
Plates, bowls, cutlery
Glasses, cups and mugs
Winter views from the terrace

Riverside Studio - 20 min from Amsterdam

Romantic self-contained studio with great river views. Note: bus/train to A'dam is 45 minutes!

Excellent! 4.9/5 (51 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Wonderful views and calm location
  2. Easy access to Amsterdam/Utrecht
  3. Drugtaking of any kind is prohibited inside and out.
  1. Pittoresque and historical surroundings
  2. Local shops within walking/cycling distance
  3. Smart tiny houses design

Houseboat summary

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.

Your three-night stay allows you to come and relax and see the beautiful historical estates 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. As you can see from the video, this offers sweeping river views south, east and west!

Please note: we maintain a strict no-smoking, no drugs policy. 

Houseboat description

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.

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.

Electrical BBQ's are welcome to use on the terrace but due to the high fire risk, coal fired BBQ's can only be used on the neighbouring dike which has public access. 

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 16:00 and 20:00.

Check out before 12:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Queen size beds: 1


BED: The 140cm bed easily folds away during the day and is of the highest quality, with a luxurious bamboo mattress that will give even the most sensitive sleeper a good nights sleep.

BATHROOM: The bathroom has a large shower area, with both an overhead and a hand shower. In addition, there is a toilet, hand basin, mirror and shelf for toiletries, as well as a small storage unit under the sink.

Note: How can a folding bed be comfortable?

During the design phase of the studio I insisted on splashing out on a 'bed-cupboard' that would enhance the experience of staying in the studio, rather than impede it! In its first year of operation, many guests complimented me on the comfort of the bed and the excellent quality of their sleep.

For couples, the width of the bed, 140cm, should be taken into consideration. Having said that, the couples who have slept there the past years have been quite cosy and happy to snuggle up.

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing
Lake / riverside

Sporting activities

The best of both worlds, on the outskirts of Amsterdam.


Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs

Towels are provided but NO bedlinnen. Please bring your own.
Matrass 140x200cm, Duvet 200x180
2 soft pillows on the bed, two thicker pillows in the cupboard next to the bed.


WiFi / internet

Internet access

All the entertainment you will need is on the River outside your windows.

Indoor facilities


Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Sun loungers

From April to October we enjoy swimming in the river. Guests are welcome to make use of the swim ladder.

Heating / cooling

Underfloor heating

Floor heating.


Panoramic views
Close to the shops

Close to the ariport

General information

Car is recommended

Free parking

No smoking, No drugs.
BBQ only on the dike NEXT to the houseboat due to fire risk

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Horse riding

Cycling / mountain biking
Amusement park / water park




35 km


2 km


18 km

Ferry port

50 km

Golf course

8 km


7 km

Night club

9 km


2 km

Ski lift

700 km

Super market

2 km

Train station

11 km

How to get there

Sadly, in the last few years public transport has become very patchy. Please check the NS journey planner if you want to come by train and bus.


From the A2:Come off at the Vinkeveen junction, then follow the signs for Hilversum, N201. After about 9km you come to a roundabout and there you go left (2nd exit). Look out for the windmill on your right. You drive another 2 mins (1.3 km) you turn right over the white bride and the IMMEDIATELY left, following the river on your left. You will already see the orange houseboat with the riverside studio on your left up ahead. You can park in from of the door.

From the A1: At junction 10 on the A1, follow the signs for A27 Hilversum. Take exit 33 to Hilversum. Turn left into Diependaalselaan, a road with lots of roundabouts. At the final roundabout you go straight ahead (2nd exit) where it becomes the N201. After this there will be two sets of traffic lights, and finally another roundabout. There you take the 1st exit (right).Look out for the windmill on your right. You drive another 2 mins (1.3 km) you turn right over the white bride and the IMMEDIATELY left, following the river on your left. You will already see the orange houseboat with the riverside studio on your left up ahead. You can park in from of the door.


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!!

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Houseboat owner


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.


Response time
Normally within less than one hour
Language spoken
Swedish, English, French

51 Reviews - Riverside Studio - 20 min from Amsterdam

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Manfred F - Germany

    17 Jul

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    Great Ambiente, Pure Idyll! Thank you Lysanne!

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  2. Barbara G - Germany

    21 Oct

    A very pleasant stay!!

    The view was fantastic and the furnitures were modern, it was in good distance to the station and to Amsterdam!

    We liked it very much and we will come again. Thank you! We could even stay till the afternoon! 

  3. Oguzhan C - Germany

    08 Mar

    It was Wunderful

    It was a wonderful experience to spend the night on your houseboat. I would only book here when I come to Amsterdam next time. Thank you for your hospitality and the nice introduction

  4. Richard A - France

    02 Jun

    Great stay

    Lysanne was a great host and the Riverside Studio was the perfect place to escape the city, enjoy some sun and have a swim.

  5. Georgie - England

    27 Jun

    Magical days on the houseboat near Amsterdam

    Thank you for a magical few days on the Houseboat. The studio provided the perfect refuge for me to stop, rest and restore my batteries. Lying in bed and staring at the ducks playing in the water practically at the foot of my bed was the best "TV" I've watched in a long time! You have created the perfect sanctuary which I am incredibly grateful to have found.
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