Outdoor lounge facing the garden
Front door facing dining area with kitchen on the right
Lounge area
Dining area and hanging chair
Sunset views
Outdoor deck with fabulous  sunsets
Dining on the deck on the waterfront
Swimming in the river
Deck chill-out
Main bedroom
Main bedroom
Second bedroom with single bed and desk
Third bedroom (can be made into double bed)
Sunrise views from the water-side deck
Sunset views from the deck
View outside the main gate entrance, with private parking bay across the road
Outdoor space in the garden with fridge and bbq
Our local windmills
Weesp town
This photo was taken on 06 October 2020 ...amazing black swans visiting our river and a rainbow for the finishing touch
Life on the river Vecht, you never know who will visit.

La vida y lamor

Relaxed and stylish houseboat on the beautiful river Vecht in Weesp. 20 min from Amsterdam center

Excellent! 5/5 (5 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. River views, wonderful swimming and magnificent sunsets
  2. Stylish interior
  3. Lush garden
  1. 3 outdoor sitting areas
  2. Great neighbours
  3. Nature close to the city and clean river for swimming

Houseboat summary

FYIOur beautiful houseboat or floating house, consists of 2 levels. The top level is the living area with lots of windows and stunning views looking onto the garden and the river Vecht. The lower level consists of 3 bedrooms, 1 double and 2 singles and if preferred we can turn one of the singles into a double bed.

Houseboat description

This is a holiday paradise for nature lovers, water lovers and boat lovers. It is beautiful both in the summer and winter months, due to it's proximity to nature. Chill in the lounge or on the deck and watch the leisure boats sail by on the river. Sit in the garden and enjoy the flowers and bird life, while listening to the sounds of the nearby sheep and horses. Put on the gas bbq or the indoor fireplace, enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sun set from the deck overlooking the river. Dive into the river to cool off or float on a blow up flamingo. Wake up early and watch the sun rise over the river, also a magical experience. It is also beautiful to observe the river and surrounding nature in the Fall and Winter seasons.

Ride a bicycle or drive to the local train station and hop on a quick train to the center of Amsterdam (20 minutes) Explore the area around Weesp on foot or by bicycle. Rent an electric boat in the little historic town of Weesp and spend the day on the water.

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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

Check in between 15:00 and 22:00.

Check out before 11:00.


3 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

King size beds: 1
Single bed: 2


The main bedroom with a king-size bed is a good size (15m2), second and 3rd bedrooms are smaller (8m2) with a single bed in each room. We can make a second double bed if requested in the 3rd bedroom.

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside
Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities

Rural setting in a small town close to Amsterdam


Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven
Washing machine
Linen provided

Towels provided
Hair dryer
Beach towels provided
Dining table & chairs


Music system / CD player
Satellite / Cable tv

WiFi / internet
Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai

Terrace / balcony
Sun loungers

Swimming in the river

Heating / cooling

Central heating
Open fireplace

Electric fans


Panoramic views

25 min drive or 20 min train ride plus 10 min drive, from Schiphol airport

General information


Car is recommended
Free parking

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking

Electric motorboats and canoes are available for rent in the village


Maid service




20 km


2.5 km


37 km

Golf course

2.8 km


7 km

Night club

15 km


2.3 km

Super market

2.3 km

Train station

3.2 km

How to get there

From the train station in Weesp it is an 8 minute (taxi) drive or 12-15 minute bike ride to the houseboat. You can hire bicycles at the station.

Also a bus leaves once an hour from the train station, plus you'll have a 5 min walk. Or just walk 35 min from the Weesp station to the housbeoat.

It is a 20 to 25 min drive from Amsterdam or Schiphol Airport.

We have free off-street parking. 

About the area

It feels like the countryside, but we live in a town. Our houseboat is on a quiet lane, with the river on one side and green fields with sheep, cows and horses on the other side. Left and right are our neighbor's houseboats. 

There are windmills and a fortress that you can visit in the area. In town, you'll find 3 supermarkets, a fruit and vegetable market on Tuesdays, some clothing stores, a Hema and lots of bars and good restaurants. It is a few minutes drive by car or 10 min by bike, reached by a lovely road which runs parallel to the river Vecht. 

The center of Weesp town is quaint, historic and charming.

It is best to have a car or bicycles to reach the houseboat, as the bus runs only once an hour.


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Houseboat owner


My husband Joost (who is Dutch), and I (originally from South-Africa) live very happily on our lovely houseboat in Weesp. We also love good food and wine, sailing, nature and travelling the world.

We are happy to share the little paradise we have created with respectful and friendly visitors and look forward to welcoming you!

Response time
Normally within 8 hours
Language spoken
Dutch, English, German

5 Reviews - La vida y lamor

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Kae S - Luxembourg

    14 Sep

    A wonderful stay

    It was a delightful stay at their houseboat. We were there for a long weekend and the host was very nice and kind. We got all the information we needed and she made her houseboat so nice and cosy. The little town is a 15min walk, very nice to visit. A playground was also at the corner, our kids enjoyed it too (and the visit to the windmill). My full recommendation!

  2. Hans V - the Netherlands

    02 Jan

    Great place! Show original

    Five days on this beautiful houseboat is actually too short. Beautiful view, fully equipped, great bed. An extra plus for us music freaks: good sound system. Definitely recommended!

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  3. Nicole H - the Netherlands

    08 May

    Great vacation Show original

    We really enjoyed this beautiful and cozy houseboat. The location is great, you are in a few minutes by train in Amsterdam or Almere. But you can still enjoy the peace here. We really felt at home and will definitely come back.

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  4. Hanneke N - the Netherlands

    14 Jun

    Very nice stay

    We have been so privileged to be the first guests to stay on the houseboat of Julia and Joost. We were very warmly welcomed by both of them. The houseboat is beautifully situated, very tastefully decorated and fully equipped. We immediately felt at home. Although the weather was quite changeable, we had a great time. It was a very nice experience to "live" on a houseboat for a few days and enjoy the beautiful view of the Vecht river and the peace around us. Weesp is a cute village and the area is very nice for walking and cycling. So highly recommended!

  5. Johann G - Germany

    26 Jul

    Fantastic vacation spot Show original

    Houseboat: Perfect and stylish Environment and view from the houseboat: just wonderful.

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