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Stay in the heart of Amsterdam

Bedrooms 1
Separate WCs1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Sleeps 2

Stay in the heart of Amsterdam with an abundance of boutiques, museums, restaurants and cafés on your doorstep. In the most convivial neighborhood, de Jordaan, you will find the houseboat of your dreams.

The romantic and authenic Captains cabin is located on the Keizersgracht near to the brouwersgracht and is suited for up to 2 persons.

The houseboat is situated within walking distance to everything Amsterdam has to offer.

The houseboat is a monumental, authentic ship built in 1927 with a beautiful Berkel motor that is still running, the only one in the Netherlands.

One bedroom with a doublebed

A private entrance and your own key code means you can come and go as you please.

The boat is available for short stays but also for longer periods.

The captains cabin is in the authentic style that makes it a really special, romantic and original way of spending your holiday in Amsterdam.

A cosy sleepingcabin with a double bed and LCD with DVD, a sweet little living, seperate shower and toilet, refridgerator and microwave. Upstairs you can enjoy a drink sitting in the rudder room with the origanal rudder and a view on the beautifull canal. Its completed with a Senseo coffee machine and a waterkettle.

You can also have your drink sitting outside on the deck.

Towels, linnen, coffee, tea is all included.

Note that: Its a special, authentic cabin and you are in the best area of Amsterdam for a great price, but don't expect de Hilton. It was really, 100 years ago, the captains cabin, therefore its about 1.80 metres high, with other areas where its 2.20 metres high and there is a small but steep stairs. WIFI is there but not always working or strong, but there are several places within 1 minute walking with fee WIFI.

Parking tip:

!! - There is a late check in fee after 22:00 of 25 euro’s.

More Details

Property Manager/Owner
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Grachtengordel in Amsterdam-Centrum

Property Type:
  • house boat
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Watch the stars when you lay in your bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Stay in the heart of Amsterdam
average rating of 3.125 based on 8 reviews

Very enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property, ideal location. The house boat was very warm & comfortable. Coffee machine wasn’t great but was easily sorted by buying a jar of instant which did for the few days. The shower was brilliant, lovely & hot & very powerful , the loo I think would be greatly improved by putting in a small step as it’s quite high of the ground. Apart from that we had a great time in Amsterdam & I think we’ll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying. That’s a great idea. I will put a little step in the toilet!
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Steilacoom, Washington, USA

great location

  • 3 of 5

couldn't do much better for location. It's basically a nice bed and shower. The manager didn't meet us at the agreed-on time, which was a problem as we had limited time and things to do after arrival - not optimal. The wifi only works in the pilot house, not in the rest of the boat... but the location, shower, and bed were find.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint boat house lodging

  • 4 of 5

I really enjoyed my experience staying on the houseboat. I would recommend this lodging to most travelers. There are a few points that need to be considered for people staying on the boat.


1. If you are elderly or have a limited mobility this place is probably not for you as you have to climb down stairs and up into the sleeping area.

2. If you are over 6'ft you might not want to stay here as you will have to dunk the majority of the time you are below deck.

3. The heating for the boat is done through space heaters so it could be a little chilly in the middle of winter.


1. You cannot ask for a better location in Amsterdam. I felt so lucky to be able to stay in the Jordaan area. Walking to shops, coffeeshops, and the red light district is very easy.

2. It is a really quaint lodging for travelers who want something different from the usual hotel experience. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the 4 nights we spent there.

3. I slept really well being on the water and waking up to boat tours going past really made for a magical experience.

I would recommend this accommodation to younger travelers and for couples who are traveling without a lot of luggage.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique stay in a great location

  • 4 of 5

The Captains Cabin of this house boat is very charming. I would recommend staying here if you are looking for something a little different from the usual type of stay. The space is well kept and clean. Keep in mind that this is the captain's cabin in a house boat and that space is not generous. Wifi was not available while we were in the cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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United kingdom

Very small compared to pics

  • 2 of 5

The host was very nice but was a little unimpressed by the fact there was advertised internet but got there and NO internet!! lost alot of money through work as couldn't access my work files etc plus on ad it says there was a Nespresso machine so when to trouble of ordering Nespresso capsules but arrived and was a diffrent make :(and becarful of toilet as very very difficult to get into and my wife refused to use it so had to use a nearby cafe .1 more thing would of liked the owner to have met us on departure but we got told to leave key in box .

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was very surprised to read Richards review cause we had lots of contact while he stayed and didn't mention his issues. If he would have I would've done anything in my power to solve it. As far as the space goes, I all the time hear people say that its better in real, its a small, authentic cabin, I love it, very romantic, but as I mention in my text, its not the hilton, but its cozy and on a great location. The nespresso machine broke down for the third time within a year, so now I bought a senseo machine, I forgot to change that on the website, but its also mentioned that coffee is included, so there was no real need to buy cups. The wifi can be weak, slow and sometimes not working, up on the deck its mostly good, I tried to put a wifi charger for Richard but it wasn't working, however I never heard anything about the serious needing for work otherwise I would have asked the wifi from the neighbors, also there are a lot of coffeeplaces within 5 min walk from the boat with free wifi The toilet is a little more high and flushing is not one but two actions, but never had complaints before, its called a Kings throne. I wish Richard told me those things when we spoke when he was here, now I can't do nothing anymore or explain anything.
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Preis und Leistung passt leider gar nicht wir waren besonders vom Aussenbereich des Bootes total ent

  • 1 of 5

Das Boot hat schon bessere Zeiten gesehen! Es war sauber aber alles ziemlich abgenutzt. Fernseher war vorhanden aber ohne Funktion! Bei Regen leider undicht sodass wir auf feuchten Kissen sitzen müssten..der Aussenbereich besteht aus 2 Klappstühlen auf dem Deck das vollgestellt und unsauber war! Zum Glück hatten wir meist gutes Wetter sodass wir nicht so viel Zeit auf dem Boot verbringen müssten. Leider können wir ehrlicherweise keine bessere Bewertung abgeben!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Cafe Tabac
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
central station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Anna Frank house within 10 min walking

9 streets within 10 min walking


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £22.31
Pet Fee £22.31
Refundable Damage Deposit £44.63

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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