Authentic ship in Rotterdam '1894' - Sleeps 26

Built as a sailing cargo ship in 1894, but now a comfortable floating holiday home in Rotterdam.

Excellent! 5/5 (3 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Former sailing cargo ship
  2. Now a cool Rotterdam houseboat rental
  3. Perfect for large groups - sleeps 26/28
  1. Located in a buzzing city harbor
  2. Many highlights within walking distance

Houseboat summary

We are proud to offer this authentic two-mast clipper, docked in a buzzing Rotterdam city-harbour, only 3 minutes from train station 'Blaak. She was built in 1894, originally as a sailing cargo ship to sail the waves of the Southern Sea. We are glad to say that this beauty was renovated several times and now is completely up-to-date, ready to give you an unforgettable stay in Rotterdam. And know that lots of city highlights - such as the Markthall, Cubical Houses, Maritime Museum, water taxi and lots of restaurants are just around the corner.

Houseboat description

With six 4-person and one 2-person cabins this ship offers accommodation to groups up to 26 persons. The ship is equipped with a large open kitchen and cozy dining corner so you can cook and eat together. 

However, is has not always been this comfortable. Until only two decades ago only the skipper and his family could sleep aboard. A large-scale renovation took place in the 1990s when it was converted into a charter ship. The former owner opted for an unusually comfortable layout with very spacious cabins. For example, each cabin has a en suite bathroom with shower and toilet, cupboard space and even a writing table. Aboard a authentic sailing ship, that is comfort!

The ship has 26 beds and is therefore suitable for larger groups. From 12 persons the ship is exclusively yours. There's always someone on board, in a different, private part of the ship. All rooms have a toilet and shower and can be locked. There is also a safe available for the guests. If you want to change the check in time, please let me know and I will try to organise this for you.

At night, there is always someone on board. During the day time you can always contact me by phone. There's plenty of information ready for you about the neighborhood, restaurants, pubs, the architectural, cultural activities and shopping areas.

I hope to have given you the best possible impression of the ship, but don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions - always glad to help!

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Check in between 16:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 12:00.


7 Bedrooms, 26 Sleeps

Number of single beds: 26


All rooms have a toilet and shower and can be locked. 


Number of bathrooms: 7
Number of en-suite bathrooms: 7
Number of toilets: 7

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Fully equipped kitchen
Linen provided

Dining table & chairs


Music system / CD player
Satellite / Cable tv

WiFi / internet
Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

You can sit back and relax on the deck, like a real sailor would!

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


Houseboat owner



Response time
Normally within 8 hours
Language spoken

3 Reviews - Authentic ship in Rotterdam '1894' - Sleeps 26

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Joshua - England

    04 Dec

    The most wonderful time thanks to this boat

    We stayed on this grand old lady and felt at home right from the start. We were welcomed in a very personal fashion by the skipper who lives in a separate room aboard. He was always there if we had any question regarding the ship and Rotterdam. The place is large enough for two football teams and (this is really a super big plus) there is a bathroom on every bedroom! Since we were visiting with a group of colleagues this was very convenient. The location is wonderful, right in the city centre and within the proximity of lots of cool things to do. It is a shame that this ship is not available in the summer when we plan to get back (it's a sailboat rental that sails the waves of the North Sea from April till December). Over all we can not recommend this unique and affordable group accommodation in Rotterdam enough.

    Josh, London 

  2. Puck - the Netherlands

    15 Mar

    Super ship in Rotterdam

    The ship was super. We rented this houseboat in Rotterdam with 14 friends, so each pair had their own room (and two of three), with their own bathroom. The large common room with large kitchen (enough facilities for cooking for a large group) was also top. So if you wanted to sleep, you did not suffer from noise in this room. Benjamin and Deniz were very nice, and at the moment that the gas was out, Benjamin immediately came to our aid. Thanks for everything! We will come back again!

  3. Sebastian - France

    29 Nov

    Loved this city centre houseboat in Rotterdam

    Recommendation!! The boat is perfectly located in the heart of Rotterdam. We’ve spent a very nice weekend on the boat and have enjoyed the authentic atmosphere to the fullest. Nothing negative to say about it!

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