Houseboat at Amsterdam area, Zaanse Schans

Good 4.4/5 (15 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Amazing panoramic views
  2. Close to Amsterdam
  3. Near Zaanse Schans - 100 hards from first Windmill
  1. Lapping water to the hull of the ship
  2. Feeling the freedom of being on a ship!

Houseboat summary

We warmly welcome you aboard on our traditional houseboat at the world famous Zaanse Schans, just 20 minutes away from Amsterdam. The perfect starting point to explore this famous area with it's UNESCO heritage windmills (you will find the first one just 100 meters away!). And the utlimate way to experience the freedom of living on the water!

Houseboat description

We promise you a great sense of freedom, with amazing views over the Zaan River and the famous Dutch clouds, that inspired Rembrandt to create his amazing paintings, drifting by. Yet you're in the buzz of Amsterdam in just 20 minutes by car and less than 30 minutes by public transport. 

The houseboat is spacious and really offers anything you might need during your stay, and more. We host up to four guests to ensure you have all the space you might possibly want. The fully equipped open kitchen enables you to cook a great diner. Both bedrooms have an own bathroom and toilet, so no need to share with the rest of your party. And what better place is there to enjoy your breakfast than the wheelhouse with great panoramic views over the water. 

With good weather you can use two outside terraces to enjoy the sun. During the colder months the fire place is a great plus, especially with the comfortable couch to snuggle up. You have a private entrance to the houseboat apartment and we offer parking options as well. We live on the same boat, so we're there if you have any questions, yet full privacy during your stay is ensured.

The nummer One touristatraction "Zaanse Schans" is with its windmills and her historic neighborhood. It describes the time approximately from 1600 to 1870. There are many other fun activities. There are many restaurants nearby. You can eat from very simple to very sophisticated . Volendam is near, 20 minutes by bus (bus 391) or car.  Ask us how you can get there easily. You can visit us by car , by train or bus. 

The windmills are just a short walk away and we love to share our knowledge and houseboat with you during your next houseboat holiday in Zaandam! 

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in at 15:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 1
Number of single beds: 2


The boat offers two bathrooms and two separate toilets. 


The toilets are equipped with a sanibroyeur should therethrough only toilet paper.



Number of en-suite: 2
Number of toilets: 2

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing

Lake / Riverside


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Microwave / Oven
Washing Machine

Linen Provided
Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Music System / CD Player
WiFi / Internet

Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Terrace / Balcony
Sun Loungers

Private Swimming Pool
Shared Swimming Pool

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating


Panoramic Views
City Views
Close To The Beach

Close To The Shops
Close To The Ariport


Free Parking

Child Friendly

Activities Nearby

Swimminig / Watersports
Walking / Hiking
Horse Riding

Cycling / Mountain Biking


Tour Guide

Airport Collection Available

Hiring electric Briski sort 'Segway'




20 km


1 km

Ferry port

10 km

Golf course

3 km

Motor way

1 km

Night club

10 km


1 km

Super market

1 km

Train station

1 km

How to get there


The number one tourist traction "Zaanse Schans" is with its windmills and her historic neighborhood. It describes the time approximately from 1600 to 1870.


AT THIS VERY MOMENT TO SEE: The biggest spring flower garden, park Keukenhof is open from 23 March 2017 - 21 May 2017 from . The ticket office is open from . In the park is free wifi. and also for the disabled, wheelchairs are free.


Amsterdam is just around the corner.


Explore the beautiful arena, with protected nature 2000 area “de kalverpolder”.


There are many other fun activities.


There are many restaurants nearby. You can eat from very simple to very sophisticated.


Zaandam city center are: Primark , Pathe cinema , Czar Peter cottage, theater, etc.


Volendam is near, 20 minutes by car.




Nummer een toeristenattractie “De Zaanse Schans” is er met haar molens en historische buurt. Het beschrijft de tijd ca. 1600 tot en met ca. 1870.


NU TE ZIEN: De grootste lente bloemen tuin, park de Keukenhof, van 23 maart 2017 tot en met 21 mei 2017 is Keukenhof dagelijks geopend van 08.00 - kassa sluit om 18.00 uur. Er is gratis wifi en de rolstoelen zijn gratis.


Amsterdam is om de hoek.


Er zijn veel andere leuke activiteiten.


Er zijn restaurants in de buurt. Je kunt eten van heel eenvoudig tot heel erg chique.


In het stadshart (citycenter) Zaandam bevinden zich: Primark, Pathe bioscoop, Czaar Peter huisje, theater, etc.


Volendam is dichtbij 20 minutes met de bus (lijn 391) auto. Vraag ons hoe u er het makkelijks kan komen.




Vervoer / Transport

U kunt komen met auto, met de trein of bus.


You can visit us by car, by train or bus.


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Houseboat owner


Het leven op het water en de vrijheid die je daarbij voelt is met niets te vergelijken. Met dit gegeven in gedachten helpen we je een geweldige tijd tijd te hebben aan boord, met respect voor u en uw privacy.
Laat ons uw wensen horen en we maken uw verblijf zo comfortable mogelijk. U verblijft bij ons op 10 minuten wandelen van het station. De trein brengt u in 15 minuten op Centraal Station Amsterdam, midden in Amsterdam.

Living at on water is the feeling of freedom. It is the best there is, not comparable. With this in mind we help you to have a great time, with respect for you and your privacy.
Let us know your wishes and we try to make your stay as comfortable as possible. You will be at 10 minutes walk from the Station, where the train will bring you in 15 minutes at Central Station Amsterdam, middle of the city of Amsterdam.

Response time
Normally within less than one hour
Language spoken
English, French, German

15 Reviews - Juul

Good 4.4/5

  1. Kittu C - France

    19 Feb

    A night in Holland

    A beautiful stay in a boat near the best windmills near Amsterdam, a super host. Will be back again. The wind was strong but the boat did not move. A super stay. Ps. Normally I'm seasick quickly and a tiny bit claustrophobic, now nothing!

  2. Julitta M - Germany

    29 Jul

    Wonderful time-out!

    The Juul houseboat is a wonderful place for taking a timeout! The boat is a special place, Peter and his wife are very nice and helpful hosts, Zaand is lovely and the beach is not far... everything was perfect and we surly will come back! Thanks to our hosts for some very pleasant days!

  3. Cristiana P - Spain

    23 Aug

    Very nice experience

    We spent just one night in the houseboat but everything was great. We loved the boat, the position, the possibility to use bikes and the breakfast basket .

  4. Cristina M - England

    26 Aug


    Peter and his wife are taking hosting to the next level - amazing in every way!Feels like their goal is to make your stay unforgettable and let you experience in a great, unique way what boat life means .

    The boat ( Juliana ) - love it !  Everything that you need and MORE.

    Fully equipped kitchen , high ceilings that gives you the feeling of a proper house , 2 bathrooms , cozy and large living-room , nice and comfortable beds, clean and very well decorated. Last but not least,  the scenery from the roof terrace! No better place to relax!

    You can swim if you like, you can fish (no licence required) you can have a barbecue or you can ask for anything else - I m sure they will find a way to help .

    The neighborhood - taking you back in time! The  windmills and distinctive green wooden houses were relocated here to recreate the look of an 18th/19th-century village. The first windmill is just 2 minutes away. Easy way to get to Amsterdam too with either train or bus option (about 20 -30 min ). We walk to the bus station just because I don't know to ride a bike otherwise the owners have all type of bikes for your use. 

    The host - we will never forget you ! 

    Nothing is too much for them to make you feel special!  Complimentary  breakfast basket full with hot croissants,  fruits and other yummies was amazing. The boat ride with the best captain and drinks included is what you need for a perfect evening .

    Peter and his wife will respect your privacy but also be there for everything that you wish for. 


  5. Kimberly - England

    24 May

    Relaxing and picturesque houseboat holiday

    This was an amazing place to stay. It does take some time to get into Amsterdam, but this quaint little town with windmills is relaxing and picturesque. They provided us with bikes to get to the train and biking back through this little town at the end of the day was my favorite part of the trip. Amsterdam has many amazing attractions but if you would like to relax and be in the beautiful country side this would be perfect. It is such a lovely country.

  6. Amy - England

    23 Feb

    Welcoming hosts - loved this houseboat near Amsterdam!

    Peter and Jose are warm, welcoming hosts! We loved the little boat. It was so fun to explore the boat and the beautiful windmills nearby - a very short walk. Thank you for the great trip!

  7. Joy M - England

    23 Sep

    Houseboat Juul Amsterdam

    • Excellent location and helpful host Joyce . Its a 10 minute bike ride to the station and 15 mins in Amsterdam central.
    • The boat is very well equipped and comfortable .
    • Improvements- much clearer directions, better info on travel at the boat and local facilities.
    • The bikes were fun but not all have lights - essential when returning from Amsterdam
    • A lot of lights didn't work on the boat.
    • Overall we enjoyed ourselves.
  8. Eliana

    28 May

    Great breakfast on a great houseboat!

    We loved it! Great place, great people! The boat is very big and comfortable. We were just two persons but it is perfect for two couples or a family. The breakfast was very nice, even better if the weather is nice and you can take it at the terrace. You do not feel that you are in a boat, just because of the nice noise of the water and birds. Jose and Peter are great, they even invited us for a boat tour on Sunday. It was nice to see the town from a different point of view. They also have bikes to go around. It is just 15 min walk to the train station and 4 stops to Amsterdam Central. If it is needed, Jose offers also the service to pick up and drop off at the airport, which can be very convenient in case of early or late flights. There are just few restaurants around but very nice ones. On weekends it can be a bit busy with tourists but not close enough to bother you in the boat.

  9. Anna F - Germany

    05 Jun

    Lovely Houseboat

    We liked it very much: view to the water, much space, every morning a lovely breakfast, next to Zaanse Schans and a beautiful landscape. We would visit again!

  10. Katja S - Germany

    14 Jun

    Thumbs up

    We liked it very much. Very calm and private atmosphere. Would definitely like to come back. Very nice hosts.

  11. André N - Germany

    10 Apr

    Eine neue Erfahrung :)

    Für uns war es der erste Urlaub auf einem Hausboot und wir waren begeistert. 

    Unsere Gastgeberin war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. 

    Vielen Dank! 

  12. Paul Bastian O - Germany

    01 Dec

    Perfect !!!

    Perfect !!!

  13. Lisa T - New Zealand

    08 Aug

    Wonderful space and location

    We really enjoyed our weekend on Juul. The living space was ideal for the four of us as was the layout of the boat providing private bedrooms and bathrooms at each end. Joice was a very warm and helpful host, providing a lovely breakfast each morning and plenty of useful advice on how to make the most of our time there. The bikes being available was a real bonus and she even gave us (and all our luggage) a ride to the train station when we left. Would love to return some day as it is close to all the action but far enough away to be peaceful and relaxing. 

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