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

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 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.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018


Volewijck House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
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:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • 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
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /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 theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Piano on board.


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(46 traveler reviews)

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Apartment On A Unique Blue And White Steel Ship, Close To Amsterdam City Centre
average rating of 4.7173915 based on 46 reviews
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!!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rennes, France

Peaceful spacious comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The boat was spacious and fully equipped. The beds were very comfortable and the deck was a lovely place to enjoy a quiet evening. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magic on the canal

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on this boat. We loved the quiet neighborhood. The boat is beautiful, well kept, and comfortable. Nord is a very cool part of Amsterdam and easy to get to by ferry. We could spend the day in the city, and then come home to a quiet evening away from it all. If we come back to Amsterdam, this is the place we'll stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A pleasant stay, although beware of loud moorings

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the experience of taking the short (and free) ferry each day between the Noord (where the houseboat is located) and central Amsterdam. It is a 15 minute walk from the houseboat to the ferry, but once you get off the ferry you are right at the central station, with easy access to most all destinations in the city or beyond. The location of the houseboat might make you feel a bit isolated (it's surrounded by office buildings), but it's not that far from some cafes, restaurants, and a small market.

There's much to like about this houseboat, as other reviewers have noted. But we found it to be exceptionally loud at night, I guess due to the moorings. It sounded like loud clanking, and we frankly found it difficult to sleep as a result. We also had no hot/warm water for several days due to what turned out to be a faulty tap, but we appreciated that the owner (who lives on the other side of the boat) came over soon after we phoned to report the problem and was able to fix it. The management of the houseboat (separate from the owner) could be improved by providing a more detailed guide to the houseboat (how to work the TV, what to do with trash and recycling, etc).

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a genuine 36 meter steel ship. Not a regular shore accommodation. Noises can be expected especially when there are strong winds as in this case. The problem with the warm water in the shower was due to a faulty thermostatic tap. Everywhere else there was hot water. Problem was reported at 7:30pm and the faulty tap was replaced before 10pm same evening. I only wished the problem was reported earlier at the start of the guests stay. In the information map at the houseboat and also online in the HomeAway hospitality app you will find instructions about waist separation and where to get rid of it. (Big bins in the garden with the writing plastic and paper on it.) We will add instruction for the remote to operate the tv. Did not seem to be necessary up till now! Sander
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fabulous boat and warm and cosy!

  • 5 of 5

i was reluctant to book a house boat but it was clean and modern loved the whole experience! highly recommend if you looking for privacy and a different experience. 10 minute walk to free ferry that takes you to central station.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal place to stay if you have been to Amsterdam before and are looking for something different.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, cosy and with a quirky charm.

My grandfather lives in a converted railway carriage and this one time ferry felt very similar to me.

It's situated in a quiet part of town, but less than a half hour walk away from the centre of town.

Sander the host was exemplary.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $184.59

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