Deck terrace
Sunny Terrace
Sunset on the New meuse
Houseboat 88 Rotterdam photo 3
View on Rotterdam
Deck terrace
Bathroom with shower
View from deck terrace
The apartment
The apartment

Loftboat Kralingen

Enjoy Rotterdam the 100% Rotterdam way; on a classic ferry on the river Maas.

Excellent! 4.9/5 (15 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. Located near the center of Rotterdam
  2. Fantastic view on the river
  3. Free parking
  1. Spacious, private and comfortable
  2. Large, sunny deck terrace

Houseboat summary

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.

Houseboat description

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 bathroom

The en suite bathroom has central heating and contains a shower, a washbasin and toilet. Towels and soap are present.

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Registration number

0599 B70A E638 E5C3 1DDB

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


1 Bedroom, 6 Sleeps

King size beds: 3


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Town / city



Fully equipped kitchen

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs


Music system / CD player
Satellite / Cable tv

WiFi / internet
DVD player

Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai

Sun loungers

Heating / cooling

Central heating
Open fireplace

Electric fans


City views

Close to the ariport

General information

Child friendly

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking




50 km


5 km


2 km

Night club

5 km


0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

5 km

How to get there


From Schiphol by train to Rotterdam Central (20 min.). From Rotterdam Centraal by tram (20 min.). By 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.

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Houseboat owner


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.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
English, Dutch

15 Reviews - Loftboat Kralingen

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Marie - the Netherlands

    03 Jul

    Thanks for everything Show original

    What a cool place to spend the night! Last minute, all the puzzle pieces fell together. Stay the night, on this great boat, enjoy a delicious meal in the Water Tower, Water taxi to the center, to the Parade in the museum park with all the fun. Eric, thank you for your hospitality and ideas. But above all, stay here!
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  2. Xiahong - Germany

    29 Mar

    4 unforgettable days on a very nice houseboat Show original

    We were able to experience 4 unforgettable days, Eric's hospitality is overwhelming!

    On vacation you shouldn't necessarily feel at home, but here we feel at home and yet also like on vacation!

    Xiauhong, Florian, Beue and Yeo

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  3. Frank - England

    05 Oct

    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!

  4. Peter M - the Netherlands

    03 May

    Wonderful place for a mini vacation Show original

    What is this one wonderful place to spend a mini vacation! Nice and lulled to sleep by the fluctuations of the boat. Your cozy cat who occasionally came to say hello and sit outside when the sun goes down. It was a nice place to spend and we go back rested and satisfied. Maybe until next time, we will definitely rent your houseboat again!
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  5. Koos en de familie - the Netherlands

    27 Sep

    Come home to our houseboat Show original

    It was fantastic on the overnight boat. Wonderful “coming home” after trips in beautiful Rotterdam.

    Great Water Taxi as neighbors. In the evening, the Watertoren restaurant. Good ending to have dinner there.

    Koos, Ineke and the children

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