Houseboats in Amsterdam

Houseboats are the houseboats moored along Amsterdam's canals and many are for rent. There is no more romantic place to stay!
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One of the most original ways to spend a holiday in Amsterdam is to sleep in a houseboat along the city’s picturesque and romantic canals.
Designed to cope with the city’s accommodation shortage, many of these have now been converted into modern B&Bs or luxurious boat hotels for the discerning tourist.

If you are looking for atmospheric accommodation for your stay in Amsterdam, this is the best choice. The houseboats are real flats and have a kitchen, living room, one or more bedrooms, bathroom and usually a small terrace from which to admire the canals. Although they are permanently moored within the canals, they are not damp or cold, being very well insulated.

Sleeping in a houseboat in Amsterdam allows you to fully appreciate the slow and quiet lifestyle of the Dutch.

Recommended boat hotels in Amsterdam

Houseboats used as accommodation for tourists are not all the same, the size and location vary. Larger, more modern houseboats are mostly moored outside the centre while smaller, historically significant ones can be found in the centre, even in smaller, more characteristic canals and or even along the Prinsengracht (Prince’s canal).

Below are some of them, choose the one that suits you best.

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1 Vita Nova
Amsterdam - Oosterdok Steiger 2
7.1Good 2.488 reviews
Located in central Amsterdam, the boat hostel Vita Nova is 1 km from Central Station. It is next to the Nemo Scientific Centre, and offers free WiFi in public areas.
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2 AmicitiA
Amsterdam - Oosterdok steiger 3
7.1Good 1.822 reviews
The boat hostel AmicitiA is located in the city centre of Amsterdam right in front of NEMO, just 1 km from Central Station. It features a bar, and free Wi-Fi in public areas.
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3 Felicitas
Amsterdam - Oosterdok Steiger 2 Amsterdam City Centre
8.1Very good 1.783 reviews
Situated in Amsterdam centre, 1. 1 km from Rembrandt House and 1.
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4 Passengership Avanti
Amsterdam - Oosterdok Steiger 3
7.3Good 1.429 reviews
This boat is located in the centre of Amsterdam on the Oosterdok, opposite Nemo Science Museum and a 10-minute walk from Central Station. Passengership Avanti offers functional accommodation with free Wi-Fi.
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5 Mps Holland
Amsterdam - Oosterdok steiger 3
7.3Good 1.246 reviews
Moored in the city centre at 900 metres from Amsterdam's Central Station, the boat Mps Holland offers a basic rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Dam Square and Royal palace are 1.
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6 Anna Maria II
Amsterdam - Oosterdok 51
7.9Good 980 reviews
Anna Maria II is a ship located in the city centre, at the harbour of Amsterdam. It offers non-smoking cabins with a view over the water.
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7 Asile Flottant
Amsterdam - Korte Papaverweg 2
8.6Fabulous 546 reviews
Asile flottant consists of 6 boats moored at former shipyard 'the Ceuvel' and is situated in Amsterdam. Each of the apartments is situated in a uniquely designed boat.
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8 Houseboat Little Amstel
Amsterdam - Amsteldijk 700Extra sanitary measures
8.6Fabulous 237 reviews
Decorated in a modern style, this houseboat is on the Amstel River on the edge of Amsterdam's historic centre. Little Amstel offers well-equipped rooms with free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom.
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9 Rembrandt Square Boat
Amsterdam - Amstel 66Extra sanitary measures
9.2Superb 179 reviews
This houseboat in the centre of Amsterdam features a waterside terrace. It is only 110 metres from the famous Rembrandt Square.
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10 Boat no Breakfast
Amsterdam - 142 Kromme Waal
9.6Exceptional 167 reviews
Boasting a terrace, Boat no breakfast provides accommodation in Amsterdam with free WiFi and river views. This Boat no breakfast is less than 1 km from Basilica of St.
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What are Houseboats?

The moment you set foot in Amsterdam, you cannot fail to notice dozens and dozens of Houseboats, real dwellings complete with every comfort, moored along the city’s maze of inland canals, where many inhabitants live on a regular basis.

Amsterdam’s Houseboats number just under 2,500 and were introduced after the Second World War, both to meet the city’s housing needs and to dispose of, or rather refit, the old cargo ships of the Dutch fleet that were no longer in use. With an average length of 25 metres, the houseboats, called Woonboot or Woonschip by the Dutch, literally houses for living, are usually made of wood and steel.

These little gems embody a refined and elegant lifestyle that the more romantic can experience by renting a houseboat for their stay.

At 296 Prinsengracht you will find the houseboat museum, theHouseboatmuseum, obviously set up inside a boat.

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