La vida y lamor

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

Excellent! 5/5 (1 review)

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

FYI Our 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. 

We have a lovely cat called Chillie, a Maine Coon who comes with the houseboat. We can take her to a cattery if need be, but she prefers to stay at home.

Houseboat description

This is a holiday paradise for nature lovers, water lovers and boat lovers. 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, 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.

Ride a bicycle or drive to the local train station (free parking) 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

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

Number of double beds: 1
Number of sofa beds: 1


The main bedroom with a king-size bed is a good size (12m2), 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. 


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


Panoramic Views

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



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 km


37 km

Golf course

2 km

Motor way

7 km

Night club

15 km


2 km

Super market

2 km

Train station

3 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 (from South-Africa) live very happily on our lovely houseboat in Weesp. We also love sailing and travelling.

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

1 Review - La vida y lamor

Excellent! 5/5

  1. 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!

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