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Unique experience: private little quirky houseboat apartment on the river Amstel - HB Vertrouwen (authentic brown)

Bedrooms 2
Space 50 m²
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights



HB Vertrouwen (authentic brown)

Houseboat Vertrouwen is a quirky old cargo barge that contains an authentic, wood trimmed warm self-contained apartment of 50 square meter with a private entrance, 2 small sleep cabin (real cabins - no rooms), a sun-deck, al living room with a little wood fireplace, a simple pantry and a bathroom with a shower and a separate toilet. The Vertrouwen houseboat apartment is a quirky, warm and cosy apartment with lots of authentic wood details. Please check the description underneath each photo to see which ones belong to the Vertrouwen.

About the property

We would love to welcome you on board of our houseboat and share with you our experience of a unique way of living in this beautiful city.

Waking up in the morning with the reflection of the sunlight on the surface of the water of the river Amstel, hearing the sound of the ducks and birds and watching the rowers passing by whilst drinking your morning coffee (or tea) or enjoying the sunset with a nice glass of wine from the private deck of this little quirky houseboat apartment.

Your own private little quirky houseboat apartment on the Amstel. Just outside the crazy bubble of the city center in in a family friendly area in the hip and happening quarter De Pijp. How lovely....

Your houseboat has a small deck and it's own entrance, free WIFI/WLAN, two cozy little authentic sleep cabins with a double bed each, a bathroom, a separate toilet, a living room with a dining area and a small and simple pantry.

Super cute isn't it?!?!?

On top of this it is provided with free bed linen and as many towels as you need.

Note that it is comfortable for maximum 4 guests and is self catered and as it is an original ship it is less suitable for elderly or disabled people and it has its peculiarities ;))

If you want to party, smoke or do drugs, this is not the accommodation you are looking for. As it is located in a family friendly part of the De Pijp quarter: no loud activities, no smoking and no drugs in and around the houseboat.

Would you love to know more about our houseboat apartment, please feel free to contact us any time.

Note that all images of each houseboat are shown. HomeAway doesn't have the service to split the images of each houseboat . Therefore as a workaround the cation of each image gives the name of the houseboat.

More Details

Team Houseboat in Amsterdam
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Team Houseboat in Amsterdam


My name is Coleta and I will be your hostess and captain of the houseboat. Together with my partner and our son, we are Team Houseboat in Amsterdam. We know Amsterdam by heart and we would love to help you find your way around town.

We do not only speak English and French. but also some Spanish, Italian and German and we will go the extra mile to make your stay unforgettable.

Available Rentals

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The key deposit is 200 Euro per stay and the cleaning costs are 50 Euro per stay
Rates include: Tourist tax & VAT


Accommodation and facilities for HB Vertrouwen (authentic brown) in De Pijp, Netherlands

Property Type:
  • boat
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Our houseboat is located in a family area, therefore please be quiet after 23.00
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • Houseboat Vertrouwen is an original cargo barge therefore it is less suitable for elderly and disabled people. The houseboat has original sleep cabins (real cabins - no rooms). They very are small but cozy and are located in the lower areas of the ship (around 1.50 m in height)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Have the full houseboat experience in the heart of the Amsterdam in a family friendly area


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(19 traveller reviews)

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HB Vertrouwen (authentic brown)
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews

Great boat- lovely location and really helpful host.

  • 5 of 5

Property was great. Location lovely, moorhens and herons for neighbours. Really helpful host.

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Schattige woonboot

  • 5 of 5

Van alle gemakken voorzien en heerlijk rustig. Top locatie om de stad te ontdekken.

  • Review Submitted: 10/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay
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Stay on the water comfortable, close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Amsterdam where we stayed on the houseboat Vertrouwen. The place is typical, comfortable and well appointed for four. Coleta is very welcoming, pleasant and accommodating, she speaks French well. The houseboat is close enough to transport and it is easy to get to the main places of visit. The neighborhood is alive and you can find everything you need nearby. Place to recommend for a good stay in Amsterdam. Thanks again.

Marina, Jean-Louis and Lucien.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was very nice having you on board of our houseboat. Merci.
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Pleasant stay in Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

we had a very good stay. thank you very much coleta for your advice to visit the Town. the houseboat is very well located and suitable for 4 people. close to shops, and tram. I recommend

  • Review Submitted: 21/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your stay. You were very lovely guests. Hope to see you again in Amsterdam.
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accueil et propreté

  • 4 of 5

nous avons été ravis de notre séjour, l'accueil très bien, la propreté également, nous n'hésiterons pas à recommandé votre péniche à notre entourage,

merci pour tout

  • Review Submitted: 12/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay. It was nice having you on board.
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Klagenfurt, Austria

In love with an Amsterdam houseboat

  • 5 of 5

I'm really happy we chose to stay on a houseboat for our travel to Amsterdam. It's a real experience and and has a very specific charm I would not have liked to miss. It's naturally a bit tighter and not as spacious as an apartment, but on the other hand it's so cosy that you don't miss the additional space at all. The owner's son was also a great help and provided us with plenty of insider tips where to eat and how to get along the city with public transportation. Thank you ever so much for having us!

  • Review Submitted: 15/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Kilometres
Central Station Amsterdam
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Amstel Station Amsterdam
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
RAI (S 109) / S 110 or S 112
Car: not necessary

The houseboat is located in a FAMILY FRIENDLY area on one of the best spots on the river Amstel in the Quartier Latin of Amsterdam, called De Pijp and is just a 10 to 20 minutes walk to most tourist attractions like the Rijksmuseum, the Heineken Experience, Albert Cuyp Market, the Hermitage, RAI congress centre, the old centre of Amsterdam, one of the nicest shopping area’s of Amsterdam called “Utrechtsestraat” and lots of good restaurants on the Van Woustraat.