Houseboat 537 Rotterdam photo 0
Houseboat 537 Rotterdam photo 1
Houseboat 537 Rotterdam photo 2
Houseboat 537 Rotterdam photo 3
Houseboat 537 Rotterdam photo 4
Houseboat 537 Rotterdam photo 5
Houseboat 537 Rotterdam photo 6
Houseboat 537 Rotterdam photo 7

Kop Van Zuid - with roofed terrace

Make your visit to Rotterdam unforgettable by staying at

Excellent! 4.9/5 (14 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. Characteristic Rotterdam City Ship
  2. Amazing roof terrace with chesterfield couches
  3. Close to many things to see and do
  1. Good public transport
  2. Very interesting neighborhood

Houseboat summary

Add something extra to your Rotterdam visit by staying at this traditional and characteristic ship. This way you will experience our harbor city at its best: from the water and with lots of important landmarks within just a few minutes walking distance. The ship itself offers all the privacy you want, and a warm and personal interior. This way we have tried to create a floating 'home away from home' for all our guests. And literally on top of that we offer an amazing roofed terrace!

Houseboat description

  1. You will be staying in a separate part of the ship and you have your own entrance. Inside there are comfortable chairs, central heating, an outside bar and a nice terrace with chesterfield couches. The same level of luxury you might expect in a regular apartment, but then with the charme of a traditional ship. The abundant use of wood and many nautical details will make you feel like a real captain as soon as you set foot aboard.

From the large wheelhouse you have a great view over the harbor. It is just pure fun to stand at the steering wheel, no matter how old you are, your inner child will awake right away! 

Furthermore we offer free wifi, a large flatscreen tv with dvd player and a bathroom with rain shower. The outdoor part is quite something special too. Here you can sit back and relax at the outside bar / lounge terraces. On a nice winterdag but especially during the summer period this is really something that a lot of guests appreciate. 

On request you can order a full breakfast for a very reasonable price, But you are most welcome to organise this yourself. There are bakerys and grosery stores around the corner.

The neighborhood is called "Kop van Zuid' without a doubt one of the most 'Rotterdam like'. The area is known for its rich history, the wonderful and world famous New York hotel and of course the impressive Erasmus Bridge. Within a few minutes walking you will find the buzzing Entrepot Harbor (Entrepothaven), the Luxor Theatre and many great shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturday and Wednesday there is a fantastic local market with 300 market stalls that offer food and non-food from all over the world. 

And just a bit further you will find lots of other great things to see and do. Just some key words to give you an impression: the EuroMast, the Willems Bridge (Willemsbrug), the Cruise Terminal, Phinix Food Factory, Maritime Museum, the Old Harbor (Oude Haven), Cubical Houses (Kubuswoningen), Market Halls (Markthallen) and many, many more things!

Book now


Registration number

0599 BD9D 318B 688E 8266

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

Please, ask owner


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Queen size beds: 2


The bathroom offers a rain shower, sink and toilet. Each bedroom has lots of character and a unique atmosphere. 

Show original


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Linen provided
Towels provided

Hair dryer
Dining table & chairs

Although we do not offer cooking facilities, you can actually cook on the roof terrace. No complete 8-coarse meals, but something simple is no problem at all.


Music system / CD player
Satellite / Cable tv
WiFi / internet

DVD player
Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Terrace / balcony

Sun loungers

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




10 km


0.1 km


15 km

Ferry port

0.5 km


2 km

Night club

0.5 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.5 km

Train station

5 km

How to get there

From Rotterdam Central Station it is a 15 minute trip by public transport as wel as by car/taxi. 

From Rotterdam Airport you can take public transport or taxi too. This will take you about 25 minutes.

About the area

De 'Kop van Zuid' is a very lively and attractive part of Rotterdam with a rich naval history. You can enjoy the many old and new bridges, harbors and of course the majestic river Maas. Within walking distance there are many lovely bars, restaurants and shops and there is is good public transport connection to the other parts of town. 

Book now

Houseboat owner


A house is just a house, but a boat can take you places and be a very special house at the same time. Those thoughts were born in a few seconds but then it took years of struggle to realize those somewhat naïve but knispering idears.

The boat has a bohemian and unique feel to it ... a place to celebrate life.

I offer my quests a warm welcome and tell you in a few minutes about the boat and about Rotterdam. From there on you can always reach me for questions but you won't see me much so you can enjoy your stay in privacy.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
Dutch, English, French, German

14 Reviews - Kop Van Zuid - with roofed terrace

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. - the Netherlands

    19 Oct

    Attention: the owner recently cancelled a 1-night booking.
  2. Stefanie J - Switzerland

    09 Aug

    Fantastic stay at the 'Nautilus' in Rotterdam

    Our 4-day stay at the Nautilus fulfilled all our expectations. The boat is cosy and has a great atmosphere, there are so many details to discover. We were extremely lucky with the weather so that we could enjoy the evenings outdoors at the 'roof terrace'. There were so many sofas and seats, we could try out different ones every night. In addition the beds were surprisingly comfortable.

    If you don't mind washing your own dishes on deck and minding your head and steps while you walk around on board, I can only recommend a stay at the 'Nautilus'. The atmosphere is unbeatable. 

    Thanks, Hans!

  3. Jürgen S - Germany

    16 Aug

    Wonderful houseboat... Show original

    Beautifully made, many different lights and lighting, made with love. The landlord is very friendly and helpful. We are happy to go back to this wonderful place.

    Show original
  4. Mariska U - the Netherlands

    26 Aug

    very very nice Show original

    We had a great time. Beautiful boat, very nice host and a beautiful location!

    Show original
  5. Kim D - the Netherlands

    20 Jul

    Great stay!

    The boat is centrally located. We had the boat to ourselves, with a huge deck. Private shower, toilet and drinks available on arrival. Very hospitable.

Stayed here? Why not write a review?