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Cozy and romantic apartment in captain's steering cabin

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


About the property

Newly refurbished apartment in a small freighter docked in the Houthaven harbor.

This newly refurbished apartment is in the captain's quarter of Amsterdam Houthavens "of the freighter. It is a cozy, romantic and comfortable. The lounge in the captain's steering cabin above deck offers a beautiful 360 view of the old Amsterdam Houthavens (lumber harbor), the IJ (the main waterway to the harbor) and the city. Below deck there is a seperate sleeping area; a dining / living area with a small, but fully equipped kitchenette; and bathroom with shower and toilet.

All amenities are brand new. There is an internet connection. The apartment has its own entrance, a deck with an old fashioned four cauldron / bbq and a second seating terrace. Det har en følelse af rummelighed og der er et hav af ro. A great place to relax and watch ships of all sizes and swans come by while the boat gently rocks.

Canoe for rent if wanted, its a great way to explore Amsterdam trough the canals !!

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Westerpark House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badkamer 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shampoo and shower gel are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • slaapkamer 1 - 1 double
  • The below-deck quarters have an open-floor plan, but the sleeping area is separate from the living-dining area. There is a medium-sized storage closet space. Accomodations can be made for a third person - only by prior agreement.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
- Waking distance from the heart of the center. - 20 minutes walk to central station. - Good public transport: bus 48 from central station direction towards houthavens, bus stop Barendsplein, also tram 3 is nearby.


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Cozy and romantic apartment in captain's steering cabin
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Perfect location with privacy and beautiful breeze

  • 5 of 5

griet the landlord was amazing and soooooooo accomodating. it was myself, my girl friend and my daughter. the boat is at the ver y end of the pier so you get to see everything around you. close to public transporatation (5 min walk-ferries/taxis/train/bike/bus's)She offered us a canoe for use which we used in the dock and had a blast!! she gave us two complimentary bottles of wine nd offered to take us to park our car at a much more affordable place and drive us bak to the boat as well. she checked up on us and made sure we were taken care of daily. very sweet and laid back back.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Fantastic, authentic Amsterdam experience. A must!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in the beautifully designed and furnished captain quarters this past weekend. My husband and I had the most peaceful sleep on the incredibly comfortable bed. The captain's accommodations were well cared for and incredibly clean. It had everything we could have needed during our stay complete with a chilled bottle of wine in the refrigerator upon our arrival. We enjoyed it along with the picturesque view from the cozy pilot's deck. Neives did a great job hosting us making sure we had all the information for our weekend in Amsterdam. The location isn't in the center of the city (a bit chaotic and overrun with tourists) but is an easy walk or Vespa/bike ride away. Only 15-20 minute walk from great dining and tourists spots in the area of Jordaan. We opted for the Vespa and had a great time traversing the streets of the city. Highly recommend the houseboat experience for an authentic stay in Amsterdam!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful ship with full amenities. I was surprised at how much was offered in the quarter. The shower had good pressure and hot water (I have had incidents at other hotels in Europe where that was not the case). It was clean and bright and cheery. The linens and towels were fresh and clean as was the cookware, including the microwave and mini fridge. The view was great, the ship is located at the end of the pier and you have a full view of the surrounding harbour. It was lovely having a cup of coffee in the captains steering hood in the morning. It was great to have free wifi and it was so close to central station and other tram lines that it was a prime location for the sights. Everything is in walking distance if you're up for the adventure of Amsterdam. Great hostess as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
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Supernette Gastgeberin.

  • 5 of 5

Ungewöhnlich, tolle Lage, sehr zentral und doch ruhig.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Super angenehme Zeit!

  • 5 of 5

Die Vermieterin war super hilfsbereit, alles war sauber und ordentlich. Wir sind sehr zufrieden. Dank u well!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Vielen Dank liebe Griet!

  • 5 of 5

Ich war zwölf Tage auf der Dana und hatte eine super Zeit. Griet ist eine sehr nette, lustige und hilfsbereite Gastgeberin. Außerdem bekommt man von Ihr nützliche Tipps; zum Beispiel wo man kostenlos parken kann. Der Blick auf den Hafen und die vorbeifahrenden Schiffe ist großartig. Mit dem Kanu in die Grachten zu paddeln ist zwar anstrengend (besonders die Rückfahrt mit Gegenwind :-)) und man muß bei all den Motorbooten sehr aufpassen, aber es war ein echtes Highlight meines Urlaubs.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Amsterdam Schiphol
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Amsterdam Centraal Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Blijburg aan Zee
Car: not necessary

The Dana is docked in the old Houthavens (lumber harbor). The Houthavens is a fascinating combination of old industrial harbor buildings and modern architectural design; residential, small business and artist / craftsmen studios. The Houthavens are in the Maritime Heros area and adjacent to the Western Isles - one of the oldest island neighborhoods of Amsterdam and the old sailor quarters of Amsterdam. It is one of Amsterdam's secret locations and few tourists come here. It is within walking distance of the renowned Haarlemmerdijk shopping area and the trendy Jordaan. There is a (organic) food market on Saturday and Wednesday and flee market on Monday in the vicinity. The historic canal belt is within walking distance. Guests can take the free ferry through the harbor area and the new EYE Film Museum. Other areas of the city (in the museum district and fashion district) can be reached by bus. There is gym in the area.




Additional information about rental rates

One-time cleaning fee $36.92

Rate is based on 2 persons per night. Minimum stay is 2 nights.
There is a one-time cleaning fee of 30 euros.
No deposit is required. No credit/bank cards are accepted. Payment is in cash on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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