Ship's Hold Apartment

Be welcome aboard in the belly of this historic ship where I created a spacious apartment!

Excellent! 5/5 (3 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Spacious city centre houseboat
  2. Two separate bedrooms: perfect for couples
  3. Close to main attractions
  1. Nice roof terrace
  2. Sleeps up to 6 guests comfortably

Houseboat summary

In the belly of this charming freight ship, built in 1937, you will find a large and characteristic houseboat apartment that can accommodate up to 6 guests comfortably. The location right in the city centre is very convenient for discovering our wonderful city.  

Houseboat description

Once this was where the freight was stored during the long journey's over the rivers of Europe. Now it's is a very spacious holiday home.

This apartment with central heating has a private entrance, giving way to the large living room with open fully equipped kitchen. In the living room there are three big red sofa's, of which one can be turned into sleeping couch if required. 

A long isle along the side of the hull gives way to the master bedroom with en suite bedroom and separate toilet. On the other side of the living room is a second bedroom, also with en suite bathroom.  Both bedrooms have a double bed, consisting of two single beds that can be separated if required. In total the Ship's Hold Apartment can sleep up to 6 guests.

Note that both apartments are located in a real ship, docked on a real tidal river. This means that it moves with the tide and possibly because of severe winds. You won't get seasick and it is part of the charme, but I think it is also good to be clear about this. 

On top of the deck there is a nice seating area that you can use - a wonderful place to just sit back and relax with your loved ones, while having a drink.

At the far end of the ship is another, smaller apartment that comes with charming wheelhouse. This apartment can accommodate 4 guests, so in total you can stay at this houseboat with a total of 10 guests. The name of that place is 'Captain's Apartment' and can also be booked on link.

I hope to have given the best possible impression of what the ship has to offer but don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. Always glad to help, and I look forward to welcome you aboard!

Book now


Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


2 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2
Number of single beds: 2


The Ship's Hold Apartment has two separate bedrooms, each with a large double bed (consisting of two single beds) and an en suite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.


Number of en-suite: 2
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City

Lake / Riverside
Sporting Activities


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs

Coffee (Nespresso) tea, milk and sugar are provided.


Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony

Sun Loungers

The houseboat has a nice terrace on the sun deck with shade in case the sun is shining.

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

Electric Fans

The place has comfortable central heating, so it's comfortable all year round.


Panoramic Views
City Views

Close To The Shops
Close To The Ariport

The houseboat is located in the city centre, close to the Coolsingel, Markthal, Maritime Museum and many more cool things to see and do.


Child Friendly

Highchair Availabele

A cot for a child 0 - 2 years old is available

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking

Cycling / Mountain Biking
Amusement Park / Water Park




7 km


0.5 km


20 km

Ferry port

2 km

Motor way

2 km

Night club

1 km


0.5 km

Super market

0.2 km

Train station

2 km

How to get there

From Rotterdam Central Station you can just take the Metro and within 10 minutes you are at the houseboat.

From Rotterdam Blaak train station, located next to the Markthal and Cubic houses, it's only 5 minutes (0.5 km) on foot to the ship.

From Rotterdam Airport it takes only 35 minutes by public transport to reach the houseboat.

About the area

The houseboat is docked in a city centre harbor, close to many must-sees and -do's. There are lots of restaurants, bars and shops in the immediate surroundings and public transport, both over land and water (water taxi!) take you to all the corners of the city.

Book now

Houseboat owner


I love Rotterdam and I love my ship. And I love sharing that with other people and make them feel welcome and comfortable.

Response time
Normally within less than one hour
Language spoken
English, Dutch

3 Reviews - Ship's Hold Apartment

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Sebastien G - the Netherlands

    02 Aug

    Great host, great stay

    Monique is a very welcoming, warm host, who made us feel welcome from the beginning. The boat was clean, spacious, and very nicely designed. Location is in the 'historical' port in the center of the city. Absolutely recommend.

  2. Paul A - the United States

    10 May

    Perfect location!

    The houseboat was spacious and centrally located. Monique is an awesome host who is very knowledgeable about her city. I highly recommend staying here and would stay again on my next trip to rotterdam. 

  3. 10 Jul

    Great stay on a nice boat - great hostess

    Monique is a very nice and hospitable hostess who also lives on the ship. There are a total of three residential complexes, where you feel completely undisturbed. We really enjoyed the stay on the ship. The location is absolutely perfect, very central!

Stayed here? Why not write a review?