View alongside houseboat.
Bed folded out, views from the windows
Bliss.
Breakfast
Bathroom
Layout of studio
Inside kitchenette (Ikea)
Fridge
High ceiling gives sense of space
Ferry across the Vecht to Nigtevecht across the water.
And we have real frogs too.
My favourite local restaurant: de Eend, in Loosdrecht.
Happy neighbours showing off their babies
For the lucky few, taken from the terrace
Storks nesting on the island opposite
French, English, Swedish and Dutch spoken.
Summer view to the right of the studio
Work on a project
Sumer view from the hammock, looking left.
Winter views from the terrace

Riverside Studio - 20 min from Amsterdam

Romantic self-contained studio, 20 car-minutes from Amsterdam. Local transport and free parking.

Excellent! 4.9/5 (36 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Wonderful views and calm location
  2. Smart tiny houses design
  3. Easy access to Amsterdam/Utrecht
  1. Pittoresque and historical surroundings
  2. Local shops within walking/cycling distance

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. 

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)

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. 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. 

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Details

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

$120

Check in/out time

Check in between 14:00 and 20:00.

Check out before 12:00.

Bedrooms

1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double 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 night’s 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 year have been quite cosy and happy to snuggle up. 

GETTING THERE

Bus 106 from Weesp and/or Hilversum. For correct times, check the travel planner on Sadly the bus no longer runs on Sunday. The bus stop you want is Nederhorst den Berg, OVERMEER. When you come out of the bus, look for the pizza restaurant, and then, keeping that on your left, walk to the junction with the white restaurant (now for sale), turn left onto Vreelandseweg, and keep walking until you see the orange houseboat, the very last one of all the houseboats. It's no more than a 5 minute walk. 

Driving:

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. 

WELCOME!

Bathrooms

Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing
Lake / riverside

Romantic
Sporting activities

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

Amenities

Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven
Toaster
Linen provided

Towels provided
Beach towels provided
Dining table & chairs

Laundry services can be arranged with the owner. The dining table folds out as part of the Tiny Houses concept.

Entertainment

WiFi / internet

Internet access

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

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Tennis court

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

Heating / cooling

Central heating

Floor heating.

Location

Close to the shops

Close to the ariport

General information

Free parking

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Horse riding
Golf

Fishing
Tennis
Cycling / mountain biking
Amusement park / water park

Location

Distances

Airport

35 km

Bar

2 km

Beach

18 km

Ferry port

50 km

Golf course

8 km

Motor way

7 km

Night club

9 km

Restaurant

2 km

Ski lift

700 km

Super market

2 km

Train station

11 km

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!!

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Houseboat owner

Lysanne

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.

Welcome!!!

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

36 Reviews - Riverside Studio - 20 min from Amsterdam

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Katharina B - Germany

    28 May

    Beautiful stay at a perfect Houseboat

    Dear Lysanne,

    we had a great stay at your beautiful Boat. Everything was there for a perfect short trip to the netherlands. We wish you all the best!

  2. Bea K - Germany

    22 Sep

    Dream

    Dear Lysanne,

    your Houseboat is a dream!!! We were totally relaxed! You thought of everything, to feel good. It is small but very nice! We like it here and we are sad that we have to go home, but we will come back. Beata + Willy

  3. Claudia K - Germany

    09 Feb

    Wonderful break Show original

    We stayed for three nights in the beautiful houseboat that is exactly as the pictures and the lovely owner describe it. We felt comfortable from the first moment! Everything is very clean, modern and practically furnished and arranged. The bathroom is great, the small kitchen well equipped, the great view from the fold-out bed is fantastic. We would come back anytime. Also to watch the many ducks, swans and seagulls swimming in front of the balcony door.

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  4. Raphael W - Germany

    05 Apr

    Feel Good

    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!

  5. 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! 

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