Enjoy Rotterdam on a boat apartment in the city centre. You can’t get any closer to the city!
The Visithor is a classic working ship (built in x 6 metres) harboured in the dynamic centre of Rotterdam. It’s spacious interior is lovingly transformed into 2 apartments (each 45m2), with many nautical details. Plus: all modern comforts such as central heating, WIFI, cable television, and a comfy woodstove. Visithor I is an apartment with a spacious interior (45m2) with many nautical details. There is a bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. You have a private entrance and a sunny deck terrace with a fantastic view. Each apartment has a bathroom, a kitchen, a private entrance and a furnished deck terrace with a fantastic view. This apartment has room for 4 guests.
The boat was built in 1955 and was in service to rebuild and expand the Rotterdam harbour after the 2nd world war. In 2007, after more than half a century, it was bought by the current owner and rebuilt to start a second life. The Visithor still looks rough on the outside but the inside is romantic and very comfortable. In the winter he central heating system keeps you warm, and the wood stove, including firewood, adds a romantic touch. In the summer you can enjoy the sun and the fantastic view on the top deck terrace. The portholes have been replaced with large ship windows and there are skylights for natural daylight. Outside the ship still looks like it used to, with a loading mast and winch on the upper deck. The Visithor blends perfectly with its surroundings, the Maritime District in the old harbour of Rotterdam.
Visithor I (4 persons)
Visithor I is completely furnished with a double bed and a comfortable sofa bed, a woodstove, a table with chairs for dining or working, and plenty of room for your luggage. There is free WIFI, cable television, a DVD player and information about Rotterdam. Plenty of natural daylight comes through the windows and the skylight. At night the many nautical lights add a shipping atmosphere.
The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, cooking plates, toaster, pans, plates, cutlery, cups and glasses. Plus: herbs, a little oven, a coffee machine and a water cooker, coffee and tea, as well as cleaning gear and towels.
The apartment contains a double bed plus a sofa bed that can be turned into a comfortable double bed. In Visithor II there is an extra bedroom for one person. Bed sheets are present.
Visithor I has a bathroom with shower and washbasin and a separate toilet; soap, shampoo and towels are included.
How to get there
From Schiphol by train to Rotterdam Central (20 min). From Rotterdam Central by tram to Beurs (15 min).
About the area
The Wijnhaven, where the Visithor is moored, is one of the old city harbours. It is located near the Erasmus Bridge, the main shopping area and the Museum district, with Boymans van Beuningen Museum and Netherlands Architectuur Museum (NAi). Bars, restaurants, galeries and cinema's are all within walking distance as well as the new Markthal. The Wijnhaven is a museum in itself, full of classic Dutch boats.
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.
10 Reviews - Visithor I
Peter and marion - England
Really enjoyed our stay
We really enjoyed our stay on your boat!
It’s such a great location to discover this terrific city of Rotterdam!
Peter and Marion
The Holt Crew - the United States
We loved your beautiful houseboat!
We have loved staying in your beautiful boat. It was my children’s favourite surprise. It was nice and warm, comfortable beds, well equipped and the duvets were cosy. Thank you for giving us some suggestions on where to visit in Rotterdam.
Staying on the Visithor I and II was an excellent location to seeing Rotterdam and it gave us a very fun experience.
Thank you once again. Warm regards,
The Holt Crew
Imke - the Netherlands
Super fijn verblijf
de eerste dag hebben we nodels gegeten in de markthal en zijn we met de watertaxi terug gegaan want we hadden de auto bij de andere boot gezet de volgende dag zijn we naar dort in stoom geweest en heen en terug met de waterbus de volgende dag zijn we met de fiets naar de dierentuin gegaan en daar heet een giraf Imke en ik heet zelf ook Imke en de volgende dag gingen we naar het maritiem museum groetjes Imke
Eva en Sjouke - the Netherlands
Wat een heerlijke woonboot
Wat een heerlijke boot! Een geweldige plek! Dichtbij alles wat je nodig hebt! Goeie bedden, douche, keuken en lekker warm. We hebben ervan genoten!
Eva en Sjouke
Bert and Idaline - the Netherlands
We had a great stay at this great houseboat
Boy-oh-by what a location! We had a great stay at a great houseboat, and we have enjoyed every minute we spent in Rotterdam. It started with a very warm welcome, which is always a good thing. Then we had a cool ride with the water taxi, get on board of the boat, heat up the fire stove and open a good bottle of wine. So lovely, thanks a million!