Amsterdam is famous for a variety of things — clubs and bars that never seem to close, beautiful tulip fields, world-famous art galleries and museums, and of course its intricate network of canals. In fact, the name “Amsterdam” was derived from the Amstel River itself. There are a staggering number of canals, over more than 100 kilometers or approximately 60 miles. Given this background, houseboats play a significant role in Amsterdam’s history and culture. Many people still live in houseboats all year round, and some are also open to tourists. If you’d like to try the unique experience of living in a houseboat, this is a list of great Airbnb houseboats for rent in Amsterdam.
This two-bedroom houseboat offers you the complete Amsterdam experience. Spacious and designed like a typical Dutch houseboat, this rental can sleep up to four people. There is a living area that comes with comfy furniture and a dining set. For your dining needs, an equipped kitchen is available. There’s also a terrace that showcases a great view of the water and city.
Located at the city center, the houseboat is near the famous Rembrandtplein and is also close to several restaurants, shops, and attractions like Bloemenmarkt, Heineken Experience, and Rijksmuseum.
Houseboat with modern interior in the city centerAmsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsthe rooms were comfortable and the kitchen area was all we neededvery clean and tidyfun and clean environmentit's very clean and comfythe houseboat is very cleangreat communication clean and tidy boat :) good location
Host:the host is lovely and stopped by to say hihost was very helpful and easily reachablegreat host who responds quickly to messagesxanthe amazing host and great placeabsolutely lovely place and hosts to stay at again any timeRead more reviewsthe location is fantasticlocation was awesome as everything was close and within walking distancegreat location for walking around amsterdamamazing location to stay in amsterdam easy checkin walking distance from great restaurants and attractionsawesome location and amazing place
This listing is for a modern houseboat with ample room for two. There is one double bed and work desk in the bedroom, plus a simple toilet with rain shower. Wi-Fi and cable television are also available. In the kitchen, you will find a refrigerator and coffee maker. The houseboat is docked in a quiet neighborhood in between warehouses, so you’ll be insulated from the noise of Amsterdam’s famous nightlife. Your host also offers bicycles for rent without any extra charge.
SUNNY BOATstay private deck #2 by VOGUE! HiddenGEMAmsterdam, Noord-Holland, NetherlandsSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe room is outstanding and has all the amenities you needstylish space comfortable bed and an excellent deck to relax oncheck in was easy and they left us a little welcome treat in the room to enjoythe actual room and space on the houseboat is awesome and plenty for two people to stay comfortablythe space was comfortable and eclecticthe space was very clean and functionalwhat a lovely place it was clean peacefulthe room was clean and well organizedthe rooms is clean and warm nicely decoratedvery nice place calm clean and well equiped
Host:the hosts were absolutely fantasticnadine was an excellent hostnadine is a lovely host and she was always ready to helpnadine was friendly and communicated with quick responsesnadine and edwin were perfect hostsRead more reviewslocation was beautiful and close to everythingalso the location is an easy 15 minute walk to central city and jordaanthe location was beautiful and convenient for walking into townthe place was so cute and at a perfect distance from the city centerlocation is perfect away from the hustle and bustle by just a 5 min walk
Houseboat Anahata is an exceptionally spacious property that can stay up to four guests. It has two floors and three bedrooms. Each of the two master bedrooms has its own king-sized bed and adjoining bathroom. A third bedroom is suited for children. Wi-Fi is available throughout the houseboat. You’ll also find that the houseboat is connected to a garden with sun chairs, outdoor dining facilities, and a gas barbecue. This is the perfect place to have your meals and soak up some sun.
Houseboat, 3 bedrooms, garden, outdoor kitchen!Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsthe houseboat really exceeded our expectations we had a really comfortable and relaxed staywe even cooled down with a swim in the canal which was very clean
Host:the houseboat is wonderfull and the host are very kindsuch a cozy place super nice and attentive hostsRead more reviewseasy and close access to bus and tram linesto walk downtown is about 30min but a nice walkvery relaxed and quiet but super close to the centre of amsterdamit's located behind a quiet industrial estate and felt like our own private hideawaylovely place to stay in amsterdam not very far from the center
With its striking egg yolk yellow exterior, you’ll be able to spot this houseboat from miles away. Inside the living area is spacious and cozy, with plenty of comfy chairs to curl up on as you watch television. The sofa also converts into two single beds or a double bed. This leads to the open kitchen which is stocked with staples like oil and coffee and utensils such as a dish washer. Moving on further you will come to the master bedroom which has a comfy double bed by the window. This master bedroom also opens up to a bathroom.
Comfortable & bright houseboat in centre AmsterdamAmsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsbetter views more comfortable no silly ladder stairsthe apartment looks just like the photos and amber was always easy to speak towe had a wonderful stay on amber’s houseboat it is very charming and comfortablethe bed is extremely comfortable and the kitchen well appointedthe houseboat was very modern and cleanit was immaculately clean and very warm and cosysuper quiet and cleanthe house was amazing and cleanthis is a very nice beautiful and convenient houseboat clean nrw nice vicinity
Host:our host amber was highly responsive and provided nice touches to help us feel at homeamber was theeee best hostanouk was a great host freindly and showed us around the house boatanouk was really friendly she could help us with all our questions and gave us some usful recommendationsplace lived up to the expectations and more amber was a amazing host and very easy to communicate withRead more reviewsa perfect location for bicyclingin a perfect location not too far away a nice walk from the centrereally good location but also nice and quietgreat place great location great hostgreat location with good transport links and it was good value for money over new year
This houseboat is able to sleep up two adults and two children, making it great for families. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with a double bed, and downstairs and a smaller bedroom with two single beds for the kids. The living area and homely and bright, with large windows to provide a view of the canals. The kitchen is simple with a microwave and espresso machine, but you can always venture out to the restaurants and markets nearby.
Family Houseboat in City CenterAmsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsthe guide on the kitchen table was thoughtful and had terrific restaraunt recsa nice bath/ shower and double sink bathroom with wc open on to the bedroomwe loved the beautiful setting the unique experience and the comfortable surroundingsthe houseboat is beautiful and spaciousthe house is amazing it is big and sunny and clean
Host:dennis was very thoughtful and accommodating and his friend that checked us in was great and helpfulthey were great hosts very responsive flexible and easy goingthe reception was punctional and host responded friendly and fast to sms even during a wordlcup gameour hosts were incredibly helpful and the complimentary wine was deliciousthank you so much to dennis and his family for hosting usRead more reviewsgreat location as wellthe neighbourhood is idealamazing location and gorgeous houseboatthe location was perfect and was close to some really brilliant restaurantsthe house is in a great location with easy access to public transportation shops and restaurants
This stylish and modern houseboat comfortably sleeps up to two guests. The bedroom is bright and well lit, with a comfortable double bed and a small desk. There is a full bathroom with a rain shower and a toilet. Upstairs there is a sunny roof terrace where you can have your breakfast or laze around with a good book. In the kitchen, you will also find a minibar refrigerator and simple cooking facilities. However, there’s surely no need to cook when there are so many great restaurants, markets, and cafes to explore in the area.
Cosy studio on HOUSEBOAT with large roof terrace!Amsterdam, North Holland, NetherlandsSuperhost
Top guest reviewsi would definitely recommend coffee and coconuts just down the street for breakfasti highly recommend michele’s canal boat apartment with beautiful views on the waterreally nice apartment with a special feeling and viewthe space was cozy and well decorated and the bed was super soft and comfy for sleepingthe room was small yet lovelyreally clean and fun place to staythe space is so clean and cozythe bathroom is clean and tidyeverything was clean and michele was responsivegreat location clean studio and great communication with host
Host:wonderful and helpful hosthosts communicated clearly and responded quicklymichèle is super communicative and was a great hostas a host michele was so lovely and very quick at respondingresponsive host and all that one neededRead more reviewsgreat location with everything you need for a city breaklots of cute shops and restaurants within walking distancesuper located and easy to accessin a nice locationwe loved the location of this tiny houseboat
This houseboat is modern and spacious, with a large living area complete with fireplace. The open kitchen is well equipped with various appliances including a stove top and oven. Adjacent to the kitchen is a dining table with space for up to eight persons. The houseboat also includes two cozy bedrooms, each with a double bed. From the houseboat, a short walk will bring you to interesting cafes and shops nearby, plus a bus station that will connect you to the rest of the city.
Room, brandnew luxurious houseboatAmsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsbeautiful room/space great amenities quiet neighborhoodamazing place great amenities that were clean and comfortableour bed was extremely comfortablenicole's place is serene comfortable and beautifulvery clean and beautiful placevery modern and clean decorthe place is clean quiet and decorated wellthe house is really amazing and cleanthe house is modern clean and comfortable
Host:thank you to our hostsnicole was a great hostsuch great hosts warm kind welcoming & will help you any way they canand nicole was a delightful host and made sure we were well taken care ofnicole was a very responsive hostRead more reviewsthe location was perfect close to everythinggreat location in center of the cityit’s in a great location proximity to transportation is excellentlovely houseboat only a short bike ride away to the trendy "9 streets" shopping districtquiet neighborhood just outside the hustle and bustle yet very easy walk to everything
This cozy, cheerful houseboat is just right for a couple. The interior is colorfully decorated, with plenty of bright colors to liven up the space. However, please note that a steep staircase is the only way to access the bedroom, which may be challenging if you have mobility issues. If you’d like to prepare simple meals, there is a kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator. The supermarket is just a three-minute walk from the houseboat so you can pick up groceries with ease. Wi-Fi is also available for free.
Romantic floating room 2Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsand the wifi was goodif you are lucky enough to book this room you will be very pleasedmy wife and i really enjoyed the cozy accommodations in the aft section of ilonk's canal boatvery nicely welcomed tidy clean and very cosythe toilet and shower were clean and worked wellthe space was very clean the shower and two sinks were really nice
Host:ilonk was very responsive and helpfulall the conveniences were provided in the galley area and the owner was very graciousher housekeeper was friendly and gave us a tour as well as local fairsRead more reviewsgreat location next to anne frankwe were close to so many wonderful thingsilonks place is in the most amazing location you can’t get more central)great location walk to everything restaurant & cafe grocery’s just steps awaygreat location and a nice experience would recommend to others
This houseboat took a full two years to construct and is now ready for a total of two guests. The interior is clean and simple, with plenty of white walls to make the space feel bigger than it really is. The guest suite has an adjoining bathroom with luxurious rain shower and toilet. Wi-Fi is also available for free. Step outside and you’ll be on a private terrace with an unparalleled view of the water and harbor. Once you’re off the houseboat a short walk will take you to some lovely coffee shops in the vicinity.
Experience a houseboat in AmsterdamAmsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewswe also used the deck up top with a table and chairs and a great viewa king size bunk bed excellent wifi and hot power showerwe were greeted with some fresh flowers and cold beers in the roombeaufort is such a beautiful houseboat and the design of the room is brilliantthe room was perfect for the two of us traveling on our first time to amsterdamclean and modern spacelinen wasn’t clean and smelled funny (dirty)the ship was clean and comfortableclean comfortable and calmsmall but cozy room perfectly clean and welcoming
Host:friendly host ready to answer any questionsthe hosts are friendly helpful and uncomplicatedmargriet is a wonderful hostwonderful hosts and unique spaceerik & margriet are wonderful hostsRead more reviewshighly recommend great location 5 min walk from central stationlocation is easily accessible via public transport/walking/bikea peaceful calm location within easy walking distance to/from trams/shops at central station (10 mins’ish)location is good a bit off the city center but close by nice neighborhood with good restaurantsgreat location for exploring whole of amsterdam
The contemporary décor of this houseboat will make you feel like you’re in an expensive new studio apartment. The double bed is set out on an elevated platform with a skylight directly above. Just below there is a chic lounge area with a long desk for reading or catching up on work. The bathroom is clean and modern, with a minimalist rain shower. Up on the terrace, you have a great view of the picturesque surroundings from your comfortable beanbag chairs.
Sky View Room | Boost AmsterdamAmsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsthe room was awesome with sky view and nice showerthe sky view bed a huge window showcasing the amazing starswe hat an awesome stay at jolandes sky view roombefore booking we liked the idea of sleeping on a boat but when we arrived we loved that roombecause of the heat move up to that bunk bed jolande provided a fan that worked very wellso clean and really nice snacks giventhe accommodation was very clean and comfortable and there were some lovely personal toucheseverything was nice and cleanit was incredibly clean & modern and very silent when sleepingthe boat cabin is clean and stylish
Host:she was a great hostthe host is so friendlyjolande is a great host she’s a great hostjolande was most kind and hospitablealso jolande is a great host 100% recommendRead more reviewslocation a little out the way but if you hire bikes then it’s completely finei would recommend this location for anyone visiting amsterdamthis was the perfect location for us and so easy to get into central amsterdamthe location on the water is fantasticit is in a very nice and quiet neighborhood and from centraal station it’s easy reachable by bus
With its chic wood-paneled exterior and large windows, this houseboat is reminiscent of an artist’s small gallery or workshop. The interior is furnished simply but tastefully and is just right for two guests. Apart from a bedroom with a double bed, there is also a full bathroom with rain shower and toilet. Inside the kitchen, you can find a refrigerator, electric stove and microwave. This houseboat is situated in a relatively quiet spot near lots of greenery, which gives the area a lovely and peaceful atmosphere.
Private and modern apartment on lovely houseboatAmsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Top guest reviewsthe bottom deck is one room a large double bedroom with a comfortable bedbreakfast with water view and visiting ducks and goose is awesomeeverything was spotlessly clean & tidy on boardapart from the dishes it was quite clean as wellvery nice clean and cozy apartmentthe houseboat was very lovely and cleanit is clean and the description accurate
Host:above all the host was very friendlythe host was easily reachable and responded quickly to any inquirieslovely boat house and domin is very accommodatinggreat quiet place domin is fab hostdomin was a very helpful host; providing lots of information in advance and directionsRead more reviewsthe location is perfectgreat location thank youdomin’s home is a fabulous and peaceful location just a bus and train ride away from the stationwe were able to catch a bus into central very easilydistance from the city is only a few minutes but it's like being in another place altogether
See the city from the water
Amsterdam’s extensive waterways have contributed to its reputation as the “Venice of the North”. If you’d like to try staying in a houseboat docked at one of these canals, do keep this list in mind!
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