Riverside Studio - 20 min from Amsterdam
Romantic self-contained studio with great river views. Note: bus/train to A'dam is 45 minutes!
- Wonderful views and calm location
- Easy access to Amsterdam/Utrecht
- Drugtaking of any kind is prohibited inside and out.
- Pittoresque and historical surroundings
- Local shops within walking/cycling distance
- Smart tiny houses design
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.
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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Heating / cooling
Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking
Cycling / mountain biking
Amusement park / water park
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!!
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.
51 Reviews - Riverside Studio - 20 min from Amsterdam
Manfred F - Germany
Immediately again Show original
Barbara G - Germany
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!
Oguzhan C - Germany
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
Richard A - France
Lysanne was a great host and the Riverside Studio was the perfect place to escape the city, enjoy some sun and have a swim.
Georgie - England
Magical days on the houseboat near AmsterdamThank 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.