Kop Van Zuid - with roofed terrace
Make your visit to Rotterdam unforgettable by staying at
- Characteristic Rotterdam City Ship
- Amazing roof terrace with chesterfield couches
- Close to many things to see and do
- Good public transport
- Very interesting neighborhood
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!
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!
Number of double beds: 2
Heating / Cooling
Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park
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.
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.
8 Reviews - Kop Van Zuid - with roofed terrace
David W - Canada
Great boat, perfect location
what a great boat - very well appointed and comfortable. The sleeping cabin is large and very well lit. Having a relaxing drink on the poop deck is relaxing and lovely looking over the canal. Highly recommended .
Jolanda M - Germany
Eens wat anders!
Wij vonden het geweldig! Knusse boot, mooie ligging. Echt eens wat anders.
Elena B - Italy
2 amazing days
We stayed at Hans' boat for 2 night and it was an amazing experience.
Te boat has a good location (close to the city center, yet in a quiet area), is clean and very curated in details and decorations.
the owner was on the boat the same days but we barely saw or heard him. He was also very nice in giving advices about Rotterdam!
We loved our stay
Stefanie J - Switzerland
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.
Bill H - England
Fab time...great boat
The houseboat was clean and a great base for spending time in Rotterdam. The boat was quirky in its own way but very comfortable and rrelaxing
Hans, the owner, was a gentleman and dlid everything to ensure our stay was a good one. Very friendly guy and gave us lots of information about the city.