Salon Visithor I
The deck terrace
Bathroom with shower
Double bed
Information about Rotterdam
Loftboat Visithor
Chopped wood
Kitchen Visithor I
Salon Visithor I

Visithor I

Enjoy Rotterdam on a boat apartment in the city centre. You can’t get any closer to the city!

Excellent! 4.9/5 (11 reviews)

Houseboat summary

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.

Houseboat description

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.

The bathroom

Visithor I has a bathroom with shower and washbasin and a separate toilet; soap, shampoo and towels are included.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


1 Bedroom, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing

Town / City


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Music System / CD Player
Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

DVD Player
Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Barbeque / Braai
Terrace / Balcony

Sun Loungers

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

There is a woodstove plus chopped wood.


Panoramic Views
City Views

Close To The Shops
Close To The Ariport


Child Friendly

Activities Nearby

Walking / Hiking




50 km


0 km

Motor way

4 km

Night club

0 km


0 km

Super market

0 km

Train station

2 km

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.

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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

11 Reviews - Visithor I

Excellent! 4.9/5

  1. Eva en Sjouke - the Netherlands

    30 Apr

    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!


    Grote groet!



    Eva en Sjouke

  2. Fam P

    10 May

    Péniche fantastique!

    Merci Eric, pour ce week-end sympathique, le bateau est très agréable, il était bien préparé pour nous accueillir! Une petite adresse sympa que l’on a partage Phoenix Food Factory!

    La terrasse est très agréable


    Merci pour ce séjour.



    Family Pettat – La France

  3. Marcel en Nathali - the Netherlands

    11 Nov

    Geen woorden voor - een schot in de roos!

    Hoi Eric,


    Wow! Geen woorden! Speechless! Ter gelegenheid van de verjaardag van mijn partner lang gezocht naar een bijzondere overnachting. En dat was het! Het was een schot in de roos. Wat een ontzettend mooi, leuk en gezellig appartement heb je gemaakt van deze oude werkbak. We hebben een paar keer op het dek kunnen zitten (ontbijten en borrelen) en dat was een genot.

    En dan hebben we het nog niet eens over de stad Rotterdam. We hebben dingen gezien + gedaan die ik nog niet eerder had gedaan. Euromast, SS Rotterdam, het is echt de moeite waard. Net als de watertaxi’s. Die zijn niet alleen handig, maar ook erg snel.

    Wij wensen jou heel  veel succes met deze boot!



    Marcel en Nathali

  4. Helma en Robert - the Netherlands

    29 Jan

    Heerlijke woonboot!

    Wat geweldig om op deze boot te mogen overnachten. Alles is aanwezig, bedden , slopen, heerlijk. Wat willen we nog meer. Het is zeker voor herhaling vatbaar. Wij komen zeker terug.



    Helma en Robert 

  5. Eva en Sjouke - the Netherlands

    30 Apr

    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!


    Grote groet!



    Eva en Sjouke

  6. Imke - the Netherlands

    08 Jun

    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




  7. Michel V - the Netherlands

    29 Feb

    Fantastic weekend

    We had a fantastic stay at the Visthor. What a great location. Center within walking distance, market and 'Markthal' within walking distance. It is unbelievable that you can stay so close to the city center and still have such a quiet place. Eric thanks.

  8. Peter and marion - England

    30 Sep

    Really enjoyed our stay

    Hi Eric,

    We really enjoyed our stay on your boat! 

    It’s such a great location to discover this terrific city of Rotterdam!



    Peter and Marion

  9. The Holt Crew - the United States

    20 Apr

    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

  10. Johanna S - Germany

    31 Jan

    Nice stay

    Thanks to a great host!

  11. Bert and Idaline - the Netherlands

    16 Oct

    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!

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