Traditional city centre captain's home with awesome wheelhouse
- Cozy studio with large wheelhouse
- Panoramic views over the harbor
- Original timber work and nice terrace
- Centrally located - close to shops and restaurants
- Nice and quiet neighborhood
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 a charming original bedstead and in the living room there is place for two more to sleep comfortably. Located in the city centre, near many great things to see and do.
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, hob with two burners, microwave, 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 a very charming two-person bedstead. The floor has a nice herringbone pattern and the bedstead can be closed with two charming shutters. If required you can use the two sofa's to sleep an extra two persons, 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 6 beds. This place can be rented apart or together with the Captain's Apartment. So we can accommodate up to a total of 10 persons if required.
Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 2
Heating / Cooling
Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park
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!) take you to all the corners of the city.
I love Rotterdam and I love my ship. And I love sharing that with other people and make them feel welcome and comfortable.
4 Reviews - Captain's Apartment
Marianne L - Belgium
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We spent 3 days on the boat with 4 adults (who know each other well) during a very rainy weekend: it was all good, small but nice, clean. A base in the heart of Rotterdam from which to (re) discover this fantastic city. You do need to be reasonably agile to use the small bathroom. Sympathetic reception by Monique. Worth repeating.
Www.bookahouseboat.com - the Netherlands
19 FebAttention: the owner recently cancelled a 2-night booking.
Ethan - England
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!
Julia - Germany
Enjoyed our short houseboat holiday in Rotterdam
We had a very nice short stay in Rotterdam. An extraordinary opportunity to spend a business trip on a houseboat instead of a hotel. For breakfast, the 3 minutes away Spar or 10 minutes on foot you will find the famous market hall. At night it was quiet, the boat was very clean and simply furnished. We felt very comfortable. Unfortunately, we did not have so much time and sun to use the roof terrace extensively, hopefully the next time something better opportunity, because we would definitely like to return.
Denny R - the Netherlands
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!!!