Kop Van Zuid - with roofed terrace

Make your visit to Rotterdam unforgettable by staying at

Excellent! 4.9/5 (8 reviews)

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

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!

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Details

Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner

Bedrooms

2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2

 

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

Bathrooms

Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Nightlife
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City
Family

Lake / Riverside
Romantic
Sporting Activities

Amenities

Dining Table & Chairs

Linen Provided

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.

Entertainment

DVD Player
Internet Access

Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Sun Loungers

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Location

Panoramic Views
City Views

Close To The Shops
Close To The Ariport

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Fishing

Tennis
Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park

Location

Distances

Airport

10 km

Bar

0 km

Beach

15 km

Ferry port

0 km

Motor way

2 km

Night club

0 km

Restaurant

0 km

Super market

0 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. 

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Houseboat owner

Hans

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, English, English

8 Reviews - Kop Van Zuid - with roofed terrace

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Bill H - England

    31 Oct

    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.

  2. Jolanda M - Germany

    05 Nov

    Eens wat anders!

    Wij vonden het geweldig! Knusse boot, mooie ligging. Echt eens wat anders. 

  3. Elena B - Italy

    03 Oct

    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

  4. David W - Canada

    15 Sep

    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 .

  5. Anita

    11 Apr

    Very attractive ship in Rotterdam

    What a nice experience that was! Sleeping on the Nautilus. A very attractive and authentically decorated ship with a beautiful outdoor space. Lovely beds and a good hot shower. Everything within walking distance of the center and public transport. The communication went smoothly. We received a warm welcome on arrival and a detailed explanation of everything we needed to know. Including tips where to eat and where the sights were. In short; Definitely a place to return again!

  6. Jenneke - the Netherlands

    14 May

    Unique haven - amazing houseboat in Rotterdam

    What a unique haven in such a big city. A very attractive accommodation both inside and outside. Really recommended.

  7. Www.bookahouseboat.com - the Netherlands

    19 Oct

    Attention: Owner recently cancelled a 1-night booking.
  8. Cathryn P - England

    19 Jun

    Rotterdam Experience

    Fabulous few days on board this quirky canal boat. Hans was a fantastic host, thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

     

  9. 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!

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