Modern Houseboat | Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Is there a more charming place to stay in Amsterdam than in a houseboat? This nautical beauty is located within the city center, giving you the chance to experience Dutch culture while living aboard a private piece of Amsterdam’s history. On the lower level you’ll enjoy two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom. On the upper deck you’ll love the combined living/dining area and outdoor patio, both offering panoramic views of the Amstel River. Just steps away you’ll find some of Amsterdam’s most beloved art, food, and world famous attractions.
couples and groups of up to four people who enjoy sharing space and sharing adventures
The iconic houseboats that line Amsterdam’s canals offer a genuine Dutch experience that takes you back in time. These small ships were originally home to hard working industrial trade workers and their families in the early and mid 1900’s. In Amsterdam you’ll see a wide variety of houseboats, but the most original are restored historic ships that are over 100 years old. These ships proudly retain their original character but have been fitted with modern amenities, electricity, and running water.
Kitchen + cooking essentials, wifi, heater, dishwasher, patio, linens + towels, Nespresso machine
Pack or plan to purchase shampoo, soap, groceries, and any other essentials that will make the modern houseboat feel more like home. Keep in mind that Amsterdam is a city easily and enjoyably explored by foot or bicycle. That means you’ll need to pack according to the weather and bring an extra layer or two to keep you warm on the go.
RATES + BOOKING
A stay at the modern houseboat begins at $254 per night (plus fees) with a 3-4 night minimum stay required depending on the season. For more information or to book, visit the modern houseboat’s Airbnb listing.
WITHIN ARM'S REACH
The Rijksmuseum, one of Amsterdam’s most prized art museums, is just a 7 minute walk from the houseboat. There you’ll find millions of works of arts spread over 250 rooms, and the famous “I Amsterdam” sign is located behind the museum. Walk another 5 minutes to reach the Van Gogh Museum and from there another 10 minutes to reach Vondelpark. Across town (about a 25 minute walk from the houseboat) take a memorial walk through the Anne Frank House, the actual home where Anne's family hid during WWII. Near there, you’ll find the Woonboots Museum, a floating museum dedicated to houseboats. In between it all, the Bloemenmarkt is the world's only floating flower market filled with plants, seeds, and a wide array of souvenirs. There are hundreds and hundreds of amazing restaurants to try while you’re in Amsterdam. For a variety of different styles and types of cuisine, visit the Foodhallen. There’s something there for everyone!
From Amsterdam’s airport the modern houseboat can be reached by car within about 30 minutes. From Amsterdam’s central train station, the houseboat can be reached by car in about 10 minutes, depending on city traffic.