Authentic houseboat with privacy and comfort

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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My ship is an authentic freighter from the thirties. She is fully equipped for a pleasant stay in our beautiful city of Amsterdam.
Experience how it is to live on a ship. There is a central heating system for a comfortable stay and if you want you can use the fireplace, your place is completely private.

The space

My ship is an authentic freighter from the thirties. She is fully equipped for a pleasant stay in our beautiful city of Amsterdam.
Experience how it is to live on a ship. There is a central heating system for a comfortable stay and if you want you can use a wood stove with glass for a romantic evening.

You have a nice kitchen for cooking, a bath, shower.
And a double bed that you only can have on a boat!

The whole is simple but tasteful.

Cityquarter Zeeburg is suited in the east of Amsterdam, it is the former harbor of the city where in the old days spices and coffee were transported to by ship. Almost every ship that now lies in the harbor area is a house-boat. Zeeburg is nowadays known for its modern architecture. It is a quiet neighbourhood and 10 minutes distance from the historic citycentre by bus or tram or bike.

There is a shopping centre at 5 minutes by bike
I have two beautiful Veloretti bikes, you can book them separately here:

There is a bus stop at the corner or a tram at 7 minutes walk that brings you in 10 minutes to the city centre.

Enjoy the water around my ship! It is so clean that the whole neighborhood is swimming during sunny days. Just take a dive!

Guest access

The first part of the boat is all yours, inside and outside. You have your own acces.
The last part is my private space, inside and outside.

Interaction with guests

Depend how much I am working.
Normally I say goodbye.

Other things to note

Be careful with the pump system.
Do not throw hard things into the toilet and bath.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Keypad


Cleaning Fee: 32
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 2AM (next day)

Respect the boat and the neighborhood.
No smoking inside.
The last part of the boat is my private space, also outside, please respect my privacy.
No pets.
Enjoy your stay



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

286 Reviews

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Taru User Profile
July 2017
Otto's boat is located a short bus/bicycle drive from the central station. The neighbourhood is relatively quiet and you can relax completely after a full day of sightseeing and activities. The boat is in good condition and has all modern necessities. Otto was a really friendly host and made sure that we had everything we needed. This is a great chance to try living in an authentic houseboat in Amsterdam!

Patrick User Profile
July 2017
Otto's boat was a perfect spot for my wife and I to stay while in Amsterdam. It's about a 15 minute bus ride from Amsterdam Centraal. A very clean and cozy boat with all the amenities. Otto was very helpful and welcoming!

Wendie User Profile
June 2017
Wow. What a great place.

Matt User Profile
June 2017
Great Houseboat, lots of space and well equipped, friendly bar/cafe nearby

Gyula User Profile
June 2017
Nice, spacious boat, authentic boar feeling, good supply of everyday needs. Otto was a careful, friendly host, many thanks for this lovely experience!

Adriana User Profile
June 2017
Otto is an excellent host, he took care of all details for us to feel welcomed at his cozy boat: nice messages, breakfast and drinks!. The place is very nice with a big living room space, a kitchen and a small bedroom. Bus 48 takes you to the central station in about 15-20min. Is a good place for those who want an authentic Amsterdam experience with a bit of calm.

Michaela User Profile
June 2017
Wow! What a houseboat!! It's a bit outside the city center (20 min with bus from centraal stration) but definetly worth staying there. It's a complete accomodation with bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom - you'll find everything you need there. It's clean and neat and super comfy and cosy. Otto answered all messages within short time and made us feel like home, even though it was just for one night. I can highly recommend staying at Otto's houseboat!

Amsterdam, NetherlandsJoined in December 2012
Otto User ProfileOtto is a superhost.

In the hospitality industry every guest is special and important. At least, so it should be. When hospitality entrepreneur with years of experience as host and patron, I can like no other read my guests, serve and laugh. My positive energy, enthusiasm and talent for telling stories ensure that my guests are comfortable.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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