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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)


  • 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. 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 7 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 is a big and comfortable cornersofa and double sofa with footrest.

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 two single beds that can be separated if required. The master bedroom has a loft bed across the two singles. In the livingroom is a charming bedstead that sleeps 2. In total the Ship's Hold Apartment can sleep up to 7 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 11 guests. The name of that place is 'Captain's Apartment' and can also be booked on

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!

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Registration number

0599 DA44 C804 B325 37ED

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

Check in between 15:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 7 Sleeps

  • Queen size beds: 1
  • Single bed: 5

The Ship's Hold Apartment has two separate bedrooms, one with 2 single beds and one with 2 single beds and a loft bed and an en suite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. There is also a sleeping nook or bedstead for 2 in the livingroom. 

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Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities
Fully equipped kitchen


Microwave / oven
Linen provided

Towels provided
Dining table & chairs
Satellite / Cable tv

Coffee, tea, milk, sugar, olive oil, pepper, salt, shampoo and body wash are provided.


WiFi / internet

Internet access

Indoor facilities

Child /baby cot
Highchair availabele

Terrace / balcony

Outdoor facilities

Central heating

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

Heating / cooling

Electric fans

Panoramic views

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


City views
Close to the shops

Close to the ariport
Paid parking

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

General information

No pets allowed
Smoking not allowed
Child friendly

Smoke alarm
Swimminig / watersports

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

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking
Amusement park / water park




7 km


0.5 km


20 km

Ferry port

2 km


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!) to take you to all the corners of the city.

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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. 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. 

  2. Maya - Spain

    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!

  3. 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.

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