Have breakfast outside
fishing nearby
skating nearby
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Bathroom with shower
the garden by night
The river Vecht
Say hello to the swans
The beautiful Vecht river
Your view from the windows
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Double bedroom
The garden

The Harmony Houseboat

A classic houseboat in the idyllic surroundings of the river Vecht

Good 4.3/5 (9 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. in the city Utrecht
  2. Wildlife on the river
  1. Right in the middle of idyllic nature
  2. Many hiking opportunities

Houseboat summary

Welcome aboard the Harmony houseboat! Have you ever lived on the water? Its a truly unique experience! Sleeping on this houseboat will give you an amazing view of the river Vecht. Boats will pass you by, birds circle around you, and swans and herons will just pass by your windows. You feel free. Close to the center of Utrecht, but in the middle of peaceful nature, this cozy houseboat will give you an amazing relaxing experience.

Houseboat description

The houseboat sleeps two people. There is a cozy double bed (a high sleeper), with mood lighting as a finishing touch. There is a silent mini-fridge, a tv, and there is also Wifi available. You can use the kitchen to make coffee or tea. Of course there is also a bathroom and a toilet on the boat! 

Outside there is a terrace where you can sit, and you can park for free right on front of the door. The simplicity of the Harmony houseboat, in combination with honest hospitality, makes it an ideal spot for nature lovers, quiet seekers, and romantics. An amazing experience in the middle of nature, the perfect place to really unwind. 

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1


bathroom contains a shower and aa toilet.


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Town / city

Lake / riverside


Linen provided

Towels provided


Satellite / Cable tv

WiFi / internet

Outdoor facilities


Sun loungers

Heating / cooling

Electric fans


Panoramic views

Close to the shops

General information

Free parking

free parking

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking


Houseboat owner


I am a piano player who loves to live on my houseboat on the river Vecht in Utrecht. I want to welcome you on my cozy B&B!

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken
English, Dutch, German

9 Reviews - The Harmony Houseboat

Good 4.3/5

  1. Mikael K - Finland

    11 Aug

    Authentic Dutch experience

    The host is very friendly and always offered to help us wherever he could. He gave good advance information on the stay and he made a nice autumn picture from our arrival as a memory for us. We got an outstanding breakfast prepared for us already at 5.30 on a Sunday morning. The equipment of the boat is fairly basic, but the friendliness of the host easily makes up for that. Without reservations I recommend Houseboat Harmony to anyone who wants an authentic Dutch experience.

  2. Baptiste F - France

    01 Mar

    very nice houseboat

    This place is really peaceful and quiet. It is quite unexpensive, but it is a bit far from the town, a bike is really needed! Gerard (the host) was very nice and gave us some advices about the places to visit. The town by itself is wonderfull and there is a lot of places to visit !

  3. Chris

    29 Sep

    Friendly and helpful host - great stay.

    Gerard was really friendly and helpful. He also rents bikes, which are definitely the best way to see Utrecht and the surrounding areas. Get bikes! This location is, as others have noted, pretty far from the city center, so don't make the mistake, as we did, of walking from the central train station to this houseboat if you're carrying heavy luggage

  4. Akshay

    22 May

    Extremely serene and beautiful area

    he boat is a little far from the city centre but located in an extremely serene and beautiful area. Gerard is nice,welcoming and helpful too. Gives you all the space you need.

  5. Daniel P - Hungary

    24 Jul

    Nice houseboat in Utrecht

    We had a wonderful time in Utrecht! Gerard, the host of The Harmony Houseboat was very kind and helpful. The boat is a very nice 15 mins bike ride away from Utrecht Central. We rented bycicles near the station for just 7,50/day. Near the boat wild parrots live - we loved them. Also, biking farther to the north are nice bike routes; an acient castle 10 mins away and a windmill 15 mins away. Please note: the windmill on the picture is not nearby the boat. Neather the cows are. But afcourse you can find windmills and cows in the Netherlands everywhere. For us the biggest surprice was that our host was also living on the tiny houseboat. We were actually very disappointed! This houseboat consists of a bigger room, a small room, a kitchenette and a bathroom/toilett. Only the small room is rented out; you will be using the same kitchenette, the same shower and same toilett as the host on board. The boat is basic: needs to be renovated, but othervise everithing is functional and operating well. It is clean.

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