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Apartment On A Unique Blue And White Steel Ship, Close To Amsterdam City Centre

Bedrooms 2
Space 65 m²
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom Apartment On Houseboat With Water Views

Houseboat apartment of 65m2 with a bright and spacious lounge. Downstairs a large bedroom with double bed (1.40x2.00) and a smaller bedroom with 2 single beds (80x1.90), very suitable for children. There is a sleeping sofa in the lounge for two in case you come with 4 adults and need some space for your feet. On deck there is a terrace. 1 Bathroom with shower and toilet. Full kitchen. View on the water from all the different rooms.

This houseboat is a steel ship of 36 meters long. It used to be a ferryboat. Over the years the ship was renovated to become a houseboat with 2 apartments. The owner lives in one apartment. The apartment where you will be staying is created recently and has a floorspace of about 65m2. The bedrooms and the living room are spacious and there is daylight in abundance.

It has central heating, hot and cold running water, toilet and shower, electricity, tv, internet, and a full kitchen. Everything you need to feel "at home".

On both ends of the ship there are terraces on the deck overlooking the water. There are swans, ducks and other birds to see most of the year. Children love to play pirate on this ship.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks english, german, dutch
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat rental in Volewijck, Netherlands

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Large master bedroom with a 140x200 bed. Children's bedroom with 2 beds (80x190), accessible through master bedroom. Sleep sofa (140x200) in the lounge. Maximum of 4 guests in the beds of your choice. On your request we have a babybed (with linen) available. On arrival the beds are freshly made. Bed sheets are included in the rates.
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Piano on board.


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Apartment On A Unique Blue And White Steel Ship, Close To Amsterdam City Centre
average rating of 4.698413 based on 63 reviews

Unique and lovely

  • 5 of 5

The house boat was wonderful. Every morning and evening on the deck was so lovely. Nice comfortable space even with 4 adults. So quiet too. It's a 15 minute walk from the ferry to get to the station (free and constantly departing 24/7). This together with how great it was on the deck kept us from going into town in the evening. Almost rented bikes just for the ride to and from the ferry. Big grocery some 10 minute walk. Plus an open air and inexpensive market nearby. Loved it, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bristol, UK

Relaxing Haven in the City

  • 5 of 5

We were only in Amsterdam for a few short days unfortunately but loved our stay on the houseboat.

It was spacious and comfortable and quiet and had all the necessary amenities. Easy walk to / from the free ferry which takes you right into the heart of the city and close to the shops and restaurants of Amsterdam-Noord.

It was so nice being away from the crazy, busy city but still close enough that it was no hassle going back and forth.

Thank you for sharing your boat with us!

I would highly recommend checking out the Ethiopian / Eritrean restaurant ‘Semai’ which is a short walk from the boat – amazing food!!

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Devon, UK

Would recommend.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The ship was a pleasure to return to after some very busy days sight seeing. The apartment was spacious and bright and had everything we needed. We enjoyed the wildlife, the ducks, Swans and Coots all had babies. The walk to the ferry, which runs every few minutes 24/7, is quick and once over the otherside, Amsterdam city awaits you. The location is perfect.

One small downside. I know the banging noise has been mentioned before but if you are a light sleeper it may keep you awake. The knocking noise is caused by the tiny movement of the ship againts its metal and wooden moorings, not noticable during the day but amplified at night.

We would recommend this appartment, it was a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 23/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfekter aufenthalt

  • 5 of 5

mit meinen drei kindern verbrachte ich auf sanders boot fünf wunderbare tage. es war prima eingeheizt, so dass wir gerne von unseren ausflügen zurückkehrten. das zentrum ist zu fuß und mit der fähre in kaum 20 minuten zu erreichen.

das boot ist geräumig und praktisch eingerichtet.

ich empfehle das boot!

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greater Chicago Area

Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two girls ages 5 & 8, and me stayed in March and had an absolutely incredible experience. The houseboat was every bit as charming as it looks in the photos, very comfortable and spacious, and an experience itself being on the water. My girls never wanted to leave their bunks with the porthole views. The location is perfect, an easy walk from the Central train station with access to grocery and convenience stores. My only regret is we couldn’t stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: 01/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Cute & quiet canal accommodations

  • 5 of 5

From communicating with Sander before arrival, to coordinating day of, and finally meeting, I would have to say that this host goes over and above. Not only was he so willing to accommodate a late arrival, he graciously took us through the place and reviewed a map of the city with us, giving us tips on what to do and what to skip (don’t skip the roof of the NEMO!). The boat itself is an old vessel, that’s been updated to pretty modern standards. The bathroom and kitchen are both small, but that is totally expected given that it is a boat! Lots of natural sunlight enters the home in the mornings, and then front deck is so nice for a morning coffee. Even though you are on the water, you don’t feel any movement. The location is just north of Amsterdam, and we found it very easy to use the ferry and to get into town (takes almost 15 min to walk and take the ferry approx). Also, we arrived by car and parked at the Zeeburg P+R - also completely seamless and well explained by the host. Overall, would completely recommend and rebook in the future. Thank you, Sander!!

  • Review Submitted: 17/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Schiphol Airport
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Amsterdam Central Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
42 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Located in a quiet residential area. It's a 10 minutes walk to the free ferry (runs 24 hours a day) which takes you in a couple of minutes straight to the Central station right in the middle of the city. From here all the major attractions of Amsterdam like the Anne Frank House, van Gogh museum etc. are easy to reach by bus or tram. The best way is however to rent bikes to move around like the locals.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Volewijck, Netherlands

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Special
23 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
13 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$237.02

- All costs are included (reservation, tax, bed- and bath linen, gas, electricity, water, internet, end cleaning, etc.) apart from a refundable damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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