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Houseboat experience Rotterdam - Room 2 (2p)

Stay at an authentic houseboat in the city centre of Rotterdam - very affordable room for 2 guests.

Good 4/5 (2 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

Houseboat highlights

  1. Unique houseboat experience in Rotterdam
  2. Private affordable room, sleeping 2
  3. Right in the city centre
  1. Restaurants, bars just around the corner
  2. Access to shared galley and lounge area
  3. Warm and cosy in winter months!

Houseboat summary

If you're visiting Rotterdam, why not make it extra special by staying on a houseboat? We are glad to offer rooms for very affordable prices aboard our authentic sailing ship. We are docked in a wonderful charming city harbor close to lots of great points of interest. When booking a room, you have access to the shared galley (the ships' kitchen) and lounge area where you can eat, drink and socialize with other guests.

With more than 4 or 6 guests? View our other ads:
- Whole ship for minimum of 6 guests
- Room for 4 guests

Houseboat description

Our ship is sailing throughout most of the year, but every winter we dock in Rotterdam during the winter season. This is when we warmly welcome you aboard! 

The ship was built in 1904 as a sailing freight ship. Although she is renovated, we are glad to say that we have maintained the authentic character of this old lady. On the deck you can enjoy the wonderful massive masts, standing tall and proud. Below decks there are 7 basic yet cozy cabins.

On the isle there are two compact bathrooms with a shower and sink. Furthermore there are two separate toilets.   If you book up to 2 persons, you get a 2x4m bedroom with 2 bunkbeds. If you book with 3 or 4 guests, you het a larger room (3x4m) with 4 bunkbeds. 

The whole ship is equipped with comfortable central heating so be assured that you are nice and warm even on the coldest winter nights.  

In the shared lounge area you can relax with a cup of coffee or a drink. The kitchen is equipped with a 6 burner gas stove with oven with which you can prepare the most delicious dishes yourself. Furthermore you will find a 225L fridge, 40L freezer, coffee maker and cooker. On request my wife Monique is there to assist you in the kitchen.

Access for guests

The ship is docked in the Wijnhaven, a tidal port which can make the ship somewhat more difficult to access in certain cases (low/high water). A gangway is present to let you get aboard safely. Please note that this might be not very suitable for elderly people and young kids.

Be welcome aboard!

Upon arrival you will be warmly welcomed by host Sipke and/or hostess Monique. They will show you around on the ship and are happy to serve their guests.

After a good night's sleep on the ship, a nice breakfast is available for you in the morning. For this we ask a small fee of 7.50 euros per person. We wish you a pleasant and comfortable stay on board!

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Registration number

0599 14DC C621 E839 2532

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

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

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Single bed: 2


The bedroom is equipped with a sink for your convenience. 

On the isle there are two compact bathrooms with a shower and sink. Furthermore there are two separate toilets. 

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Number of bathrooms: 2
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing

Town / city
Sporting activities


Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven
Linen provided

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs


WiFi / internet

Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai

Terrace / balcony

You can sit on the deck serving as a wonderful terrace. Inside smoking is prohibited but you can smoke on the deck.

Heating / cooling

Central heating


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking
Amusement park / water park




7 km


0.1 km

Ferry port

1 km


2 km

Night club

1 km


0.1 km

Super market

1 km

Train station

2 km

How to get there

From central station it takes just 15 minutes to get to the boat. You can also come by car and use the parking garage nearby. I will send you exact details about the directions and parking options after the booking is confirmed. 

About the area

Our city harbor has a very cozy atmosphere. Not only during the day when you can stroll around and enjoy the great architecture but also at night with the many lovely lights shining on all the ships that are docked here. 

Within just a few minutes you can find may places of interest. If you love culture and architecture, we are glad to say that there are several museums nearby. Think of the Maritime Museum, several art museums and the cubical houses. 

Furthermore there are countless restaurants, bars and boutique shops, as well as the world famous Markthallen. This is a daily fresh market, a real melting pot of food cultures from all over the globe. 

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Houseboat owner


We make it as pleasant as possible for our guests so that our guests have a comfortable stay aboard our historic ship.

Welcome on board!
Host Sipke and hostess Monique

Response time
Normally within 4 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English, German

2 Reviews - Houseboat experience Rotterdam - Room 2 (2p)

Good 4/5

  1. Dough - the United States

    05 Dec

    Superb houseboat experience in Rotterdam

    I was in Rotterdam this week for business and I always like to find some quirky, inspiring place to stay. This time I chose to book a room on this wonderful 114 year old ship in a lovely little harbor in the city centre. And how much I enjoyed it! The room is basic, but that was greatly compensated by the shared living room where I had some great conversations with other guests aboard. Don't expect a hotel room, but instead get ready for a very personal and unique experience that can not be matched by any accommodation on land as far as I'm concerned. Thanks for having me Sipke!

  2. Fredrik B - the Netherlands

    17 May

    Great location, nice host

    Our family of four had a great stay on the Sudermar. Sipke made us feel very welcome. Although quite basic, the accommodation was both functional and cozy. The only drawback was that there was no WiFi, even though the description said there would be. The location was the best, close to the center and the old harbour.

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