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Captain's Apartment

Traditional city centre captain's home with awesome wheelhouse

Excellent! 4.9/5 (7 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. Cozy studio with large wheelhouse
  2. Panoramic views over the harbor
  3. Original timber work and nice terrace
  1. Centrally located - close to shops and restaurants
  2. Nice and quiet neighborhood

Houseboat summary

No better place to stay in Rotterdam than this houseboat apartment with large wheelhouse. Get aboard and take place behind the steering wheel - you will feel like a true captain right away! You will sleep in charming and cosy original bedsteads. Located in the city centre, near many great things to see and do.

Houseboat description

The Captain's Apartment is a truly unique accommodation where you will feel like a real captain as soon as you enter the place. With a wonderful panoramic view over the harbor and large steering wheel this will really add something to your stay. In the warmly decorated wheelhouse there is a small kitchenette with sink, fridge, induction hob, oven, coffee and tea facilities, as well as a table with sofa to enjoy breakfast, wining and dining. This part has comfortable central heating, so you will be comfortably warm even during the coldest winter days. And last but not least, here you will find the real captains chair. Yes, the ship is still sailing, however we kindly ask you to leave her docked where she is ;-)

The bathroom - small but convenient - with can be reached from one side of the wheelhouse (please note that if you're having issues using steep stairs, this might not be the best apartment for you).

On the other side of the wheelhouse there is a stairway that leads to the very nicely decorated living room with original timber work and 2 very charming two-person bedsteads. The floor has a nice herringbone pattern and the bedsteads can be closed with two charming shutters. Making this apartment suitable for up to 4 guests.

On this houseboat is another apartment available: the Ship's Hold Apartment with a total of 7 beds. This place can be rented apart or together with the Captain's Apartment. So we can accommodate up to a total of 11 persons if required. 

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Registration number

0599 DA44 C804 B325 37ED

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 22:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Queen size beds: 2


The double beds are located in the cozy original bedsteads. The bathroom can be reached from the wheelhouse and is not huge. To get into the bathroom you use a small stairway. Keep in mind that therefore this apartment might not be suitable for those who have problems using steep stairs. Otherwise it is part of the real houseboat experience. 

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven
Linen provided

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs

Coffee, tea, milk, sugar, olive oil, pepper, salt, shampoo and bodywash is provided


Internet access
WiFi / internet

Satellite / Cable tv

Indoor facilities

Child /baby cot

Highchair availabele

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

The houseboat has a lovely small terrace on the back with great views over the water.

Heating / cooling

Central heating

Electric fans


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport

Nearest train station Rotterdam Blaak is 6 mibs. on foot.

General information

Paid parking
No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed

Child friendly
Smoke alarm

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking
Amusement park / water park




7 km


0.5 km


20 km

Ferry port

1 km


2 km

Night club

2 km


0.5 km

Super market

0.2 km

Train station

2 km

How to get there

From Rotterdam Central Station you can just take the Metro and within 10 minutes you are at the houseboat.

From Rotterdam Blaak train station, located next to the Markthal and Cubic houses, it's only 5 minutes (0.5 km) on foot to the ship.

From Rotterdam Airport it takes only 35 minutes by public transport to reach the houseboat.

About the area

The houseboat is docked in a city centre harbor, close to many must-sees and -do's. There are lots of restaurants, bars and shops in the immediate surroundings and public transport, both over land and water (water taxi!) to take you to all the corners of the city.

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Houseboat owner


I love Rotterdam and I love my ship. And I love sharing that with other people and make them feel welcome and comfortable.

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

7 Reviews - Captain's Apartment

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Dieter W - Germany

    22 Mar


    The accommodation was exactly as we imagined. The location couldn't be more central. The landlady was very nice and we felt comfortable. We'd love to come back. Regards Dieter

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  2. Andrea P - Germany

    19 Feb

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    The houseboat is super centrally located, it couldn't be better. The owner is very nice and helpful. There were three of us and we had the small apartment. Simply wonderful and something very special. We'd love to come back.

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  3. Denny R - the Netherlands

    04 Apr

    The Wow affect

    Thinking of which boathouse to choose... think no more!!

     The Captains Cabin, situated in vibrant Rotterdam - is only a skip and a hop to the centre !!! Our stay was a brilliant experience.. the boat itself has all the comodetiesthat you could wish.. and the owner! - well what can I say! -what a lovey lady!! Monique is a fantastic host,  apart from all of that - If you are looking for value for money them Monique's place - the Captain Cabin is the place to be!!! Thanks a bunch Monique - hope to see you soon in the very near future!!!

  4. Lee W - Australia

    29 Aug


    Great little apartment, right in the heart of the city, close to all you need. Looks original and authentic. Only wish we didn't take so much luggage! Host Monique attended to an unforeseen issue promptly and made for a very pleasant stay.

  5. Ethan - England

    10 Jul

    Centrally located and spacious houseboat!

    What a great experience! The houseboat is central to everything with ample on street parking (also close to the train station). Each bedroom has an ensuite shower. We were surprised by how spacious the space was. Very little movement for those who get motion sickness. We would definitely stay here again!

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