Enjoy Rotterdam the 100% Rotterdam way; on a classic Amsterdam ferry on the river Maas.
- located near the center of Rotterdam
- fantastic view on the river
- free parking
- spacious, private and comfortable
- large, sunny deck terrace
Loftboat Kralingen is a classic ferry (1911). The boat was completely renovated, but is still very much a boat. The comfortable boat apartment is in the front side of the boat and measures 55 m2. It has a private entrance, a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom with shower and a sunny deck terrace (55m2), with a view on the river Meuse and the Rotterdam skyline. There is room for max. 6 persons.
The apartment consists of a salon with kitchen, separate bedroom with double bed and bathroom with washbasin and toilet. The salon is flooded with natural daylight; there is a dinner table with chairs as well as a workplace with WIFI connection, cable TV, DVD player with DVD’s. In the centre of the apartment is an extra woodstove (chopped wood is present). In the salon 2 comfortable sofa beds can be turned into 2 double beds. All the rooms have central heating.
The deck terrace
The furnished deck terrace (50m2) is completely at your disposal. The deck chairs and tables are waiting for you to enjoy the sunshine and fantastic view on the busy river. At high tide you can see the Rotterdam skyline and when the weather is fine, a beautiful sundown every night.
The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, cooking plates, toaster, pans, plates, cutlery, cups, glasses and a washing machine. Plus: herbs, a little oven, a coffee machine and a water cooker, coffee and tea, as well as cleaning gear and towels.
You can sleep comfortably in the separate bedroom with double bed in the front of the ship. There are cupboards with room to put your luggage. Together with the sofa beds in the salon you can easily create a total of 6 sleeping places.
The en suite bathroom has central heating and contains a shower, a washbasin and toilet. Towels and soap are present.
How to get there
From Schiphol by train to Rotterdam Central (20 min.). From Rotterdam Centraal by tram (20 car (free parking)
About the area
The ship is moored in the harbour of the former Rotterdam water company, right next to its monumental watertower. The area is called De Esch, Rotterdam Kralingen. At walking distance (2 minutes) there is a shopping centre with a supermarket, cafe Tomtom and restaurant De Watertoren (in the watertower). The tram to the city centre stops very nearby. You can also take a (very fast) Watertaxi to the city centre, it stops next to the ship. Also in the area nearby are Erasmus University, business centre Rivium, Arboretum Trompenburg and a nature walking path along the New Meuse. The area De Esch used to be the location where water from the Meuse was filtered and purified for drinking. Around the old industrial buildings a modern residential area was built.
Hello I’m Eric! I’ve lived in Rotterdam for a long time and I love this harbour city. Just like water, Rotterdam keeps moving and changing. In other words, Rotterdam keeps getting better! I can tell you everything about Rotterdam and its attractions. I love to travel myself, preferably to harbour places. The liveliness in these harbour towns gives me energy. Travelling has inspired me to start my own bed and breakfast, of course, on a boat. I own 2 classic boats, that have been renovated in authentic nautical style. While being authentic, the boats also offer modern luxury like nice warm showers, central heating, fully equipped kitchens and comfortable beds.
14 Reviews - Loftboat Kralingen
Xiahong - Germany
4 unvergessliche Tage auf ein sehr schönes Hausboot
Wir durften 4 unvergessliche Tage erleben, de Gastfreundschaft Eric’s ist überwältigend!
Im Urlaub soll man sich nicht unbedingt zu Hause fühlen, aber hier fühlen wir uns zu Hause und doch auch wie zur Urlaub!
Xiauhong, Florian, Beue und Yeo
Stephan and Petra - Germany
Top 5 accommodation in the world!
Es ist schon dass es Menschen gibt die mit so viel liebe ein Boot restaurieren und anderen darin wohnen lassen. We have been travelling around the world a lot, but this boat belongs to the top 5 accommodation places in the world.
Thank you very much for this beautiful long weekend!
Stephan and Petra - Essen
Mark F - the Netherlands
Een parel aan de Maas!Allereerst bedankt voor je gastvrijheid en het fantastische verblijf van de afgelopen 4 dagen. Wat een heerlijk schip en ee nrustgevende locatie. Mijn 43e verjaardag was daardoor alleen al een succes! Complimenten voor de sfeer en het karakter wat je aan de Logeerboot hebt teruggegeven. Je hebt een schip opgebouwd tot een historisch monument en een leefbaar verblijf met het typische maritieme karakter. Wij komen snel weer terug, want als Rotterdammer kan ik je met recht bekennen: Je hebt een parel aan de Maas!
Frank - England
We love Rotterdam more than Amsterdam
Thank you for the hospitality in your nice and cosy boat. We had a wonderful time in Rotterdam, thanks to your advices. We love Rotterdam more than Amsterdam
Hope to be back soon!
Andreas - Germany
We will never forget this houseboat experience
We left your/our Luxury Liner 26 September 2016. Our hearts are filled with impressions we will never forget. We had a wonderful time here on your boat.
Andreas, Ruben and Kathe