13 Incredible Airbnb Houseboats In Amsterdam - Updated 2024

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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 (62.14 miles) or approximately 60 miles. (96.56 kilometers) 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, check out this list of incredible Airbnb houseboats in Amsterdam.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 12, 2024.

1. Charming accommodation on a canal (from USD 374)

This charming rental offers a unique and picturesque accommodation that promises a memorable stay. The houseboat features a cozy patio area where you can soak up the sun while taking in the serene waterfront views. Long-term stays are welcomed and will be extra convenient thanks to the fully equipped kitchen. You can also stay connected with the provided Wi-Fi and take advantage of the washer to keep your clothes fresh throughout your stay.

Venturing out, you’ll discover Foodhallen, a bustling indoor food market, and Moeders, which serves traditional Dutch cuisine. Another option is MOON, which has panoramic vistas of the city as you indulge in a delightful meal.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
2.9 km (1.8 mi) from ARTIS
101 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice space very comfortable
kitchen well stocked with coffee tea salt & pepper good utensils
a beautiful boathouse warm and cozy
Cleanliness:
the houseboat was clean and well supplied
nicely furnished and very clean
the houseboat was clean and we had everything we needed
clean stylish and everything you need for a amsterdam stay
clean and comfortable with plenty of room to relax after a day of exploring
Host:
great hosts as well
good response time from the owners
hosts were responsive and friendly
the hosts were extremely responsive leading up to the reservation
hosts are excellent to work with
Location:
perfect location near great restaurants and attractions
good location we walked everywhere
great food also close by
this place is amazing right near 3 tram stations with easy access to all
excellent houseboat at an ideal location
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2. Cabin on a historic ship (from USD 186)

Embark on a romantic adventure and experience the allure of the sea in this gorgeous vessel. Its best features include a harbor view, access to the beach, and amenities such as Wi-Fi and a TV with streaming options.

Furthermore, a shared patio area provides an outdoor oasis where you can bask in the sun, enjoy a picnic, or simply appreciate the beauty of your surroundings. You may also unwind in the cozy ambiance of the indoor fireplace that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere on cooler evenings.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
5.05 km (3.2 mi) from ARTIS
57 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pellet heater is very efficient and easy to use to keep the boat cosy
Cleanliness:
the houseboat itself is a great experience very clean and just a joy to be on
de hoop was very charming inside clean and practical
Host:
hosts were easily accessible and very friendly
lydia and uhuru are very welcoming and friendly - great hosts overall
lydia and uhuru are the friendliest of hosts
beautiful place to stay and really friendly hosts
the boat was fantastic lydia and uhuru were very accommodating and provided some great recommendations
Location:
the location was great as well
great location for chill and easy travels
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3. Dutch houseboat at the center of the city (from USD 301)

This two-bedroom unit offers you the family 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 in the city center, this houseboat to rent in Amsterdam is near the famous Rembrandtplein and is also close to several restaurants, shops, and top attractions in Amsterdam, such as Bloemenmarkt, Heineken Experience, and Rijksmuseum.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
1.14 km (0.8 mi) from ARTIS
313 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms were comfortable and the kitchen area was all we needed
Cleanliness:
very clean and tidy
fun and clean environment
it's very clean and comfy
the houseboat is very clean
great communication clean and tidy boat :) good location
Host:
the host is lovely and stopped by to say hi
host was very helpful and easily reachable
great host who responds quickly to messages
xanthe amazing host and great place
absolutely lovely place and hosts to stay at again any time
Location:
the location is fantastic
location was awesome as everything was close and within walking distance
great location for walking around amsterdam
amazing location to stay in amsterdam easy checkin walking distance from great restaurants and attractions
awesome location and amazing place
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4. Independent boat stay (from USD 151)

This listing is for a modern rental with ample room for two. There is one double bed and work desk in the bedroom, plus a simple toilet with a rain shower. Wi-Fi and cable television are also available. In the kitchen, you will find a refrigerator and coffee maker.

The houseboat stay in Amsterdam 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.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
2.93 km (1.9 mi) from ARTIS
794 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is outstanding and has all the amenities you need
stylish space comfortable bed and an excellent deck to relax on
check in was easy and they left us a little welcome treat in the room to enjoy
the actual room and space on the houseboat is awesome and plenty for two people to stay comfortably
the space was comfortable and eclectic
Cleanliness:
the space was very clean and functional
what a lovely place it was clean peaceful
the room was clean and well organized
the rooms is clean and warm nicely decorated
very nice place calm clean and well equiped
Host:
the hosts were absolutely fantastic
nadine was an excellent host
nadine is a lovely host and she was always ready to help
nadine was friendly and communicated with quick responses
nadine and edwin were perfect hosts
Location:
location was beautiful and close to everything
also the location is an easy 15 minute walk to central city and jordaan
the location was beautiful and convenient for walking into town
the place was so cute and at a perfect distance from the city center
location is perfect away from the hustle and bustle by just a 5 min walk
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Amsterdam Tour Guide

Locally Louke

Locally Louke

Hi, my name is Louke and I live and work in the historical city of Amsterdam. My style of guiding is custom. That feeling you get from meeting up with a friend that shows you around their city. Obviously, I will take you to see the things on your bucket list and I will help you get the lay of the land and share tips and tricks of how to get the most out of your stay in my city.

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5. Houseboat Anahata (from USD 450)

Houseboat Anahata is an exceptionally spacious boat accommodation in Amsterdam 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.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
1.25 km (0.8 mi) from ARTIS
40 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the houseboat really exceeded our expectations we had a really comfortable and relaxed stay
Cleanliness:
we even cooled down with a swim in the canal which was very clean
Host:
the houseboat is wonderfull and the host are very kind
such a cozy place super nice and attentive hosts
Location:
easy and close access to bus and tram lines
to walk downtown is about 30min but a nice walk
very relaxed and quiet but super close to the centre of amsterdam
it's located behind a quiet industrial estate and felt like our own private hideaway
lovely place to stay in amsterdam not very far from the center
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6. Bright houseboat

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.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
649 meters (0.5 ft) from ARTIS
69 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
better views more comfortable no silly ladder stairs
the apartment looks just like the photos and amber was always easy to speak to
we had a wonderful stay on amber’s houseboat it is very charming and comfortable
the bed is extremely comfortable and the kitchen well appointed
Cleanliness:
the houseboat was very modern and clean
it was immaculately clean and very warm and cosy
super quiet and clean
the house was amazing and clean
this 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 home
amber was theeee best host
anouk was a great host freindly and showed us around the house boat
anouk was really friendly she could help us with all our questions and gave us some usful recommendations
place lived up to the expectations and more amber was a amazing host and very easy to communicate with
Location:
a perfect location for bicycling
in a perfect location not too far away a nice walk from the centre
really good location but also nice and quiet
great place great location great host
great location with good transport links and it was good value for money over new year
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7. Double level houseboat (from USD 214)

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 homey 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 food markets nearby.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
1.03 km (0.7 mi) from ARTIS
52 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the guide on the kitchen table was thoughtful and had terrific restaraunt recs
a nice bath/ shower and double sink bathroom with wc open on to the bedroom
we loved the beautiful setting the unique experience and the comfortable surroundings
Cleanliness:
the houseboat is beautiful and spacious
the 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 helpful
they were great hosts very responsive flexible and easy going
the reception was punctional and host responded friendly and fast to sms even during a wordlcup game
our hosts were incredibly helpful and the complimentary wine was delicious
thank you so much to dennis and his family for hosting us
Location:
great location as well
the neighbourhood is ideal
amazing location and gorgeous houseboat
the location was perfect and was close to some really brilliant restaurants
the house is in a great location with easy access to public transportation shops and restaurants
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8. Luxurious houseboat (from USD 117)

Lying on the cheaper end, this houseboat in Amsterdam 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.

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Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
3.55 km (2.3 mi) from ARTIS
362 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful room/space great amenities quiet neighborhood
amazing place great amenities that were clean and comfortable
our bed was extremely comfortable
nicole's place is serene comfortable and beautiful
Cleanliness:
very clean and beautiful place
very modern and clean decor
the place is clean quiet and decorated well
the house is really amazing and clean
the house is modern clean and comfortable
Host:
thank you to our hosts
nicole was a great host
such great hosts warm kind welcoming & will help you any way they can
and nicole was a delightful host and made sure we were well taken care of
nicole was a very responsive host
Location:
the location was perfect close to everything
great location in center of the city
it’s in a great location proximity to transportation is excellent
lovely houseboat only a short bike ride away to the trendy "9 streets" shopping district
quiet neighborhood just outside the hustle and bustle yet very easy walk to everything
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9. Cozy private studio (from USD 170)

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.

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Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
2.63 km (1.7 mi) from ARTIS
370 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i would definitely recommend coffee and coconuts just down the street for breakfast
i highly recommend michele’s canal boat apartment with beautiful views on the water
really nice apartment with a special feeling and view
the space was cozy and well decorated and the bed was super soft and comfy for sleeping
the room was small yet lovely
Cleanliness:
really clean and fun place to stay
the space is so clean and cozy
the bathroom is clean and tidy
everything was clean and michele was responsive
great location clean studio and great communication with host
Host:
wonderful and helpful host
hosts communicated clearly and responded quickly
michèle is super communicative and was a great host
as a host michele was so lovely and very quick at responding
responsive host and all that one needed
Location:
great location with everything you need for a city break
lots of cute shops and restaurants within walking distance
super located and easy to access
in a nice location
we loved the location of this tiny houseboat
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10. Romantic floating room

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.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
2.45 km (1.6 mi) from ARTIS
39 reviews  
Private room in boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
and the wifi was good
if you are lucky enough to book this room you will be very pleased
my wife and i really enjoyed the cozy accommodations in the aft section of ilonk's canal boat
Cleanliness:
very nicely welcomed tidy clean and very cosy
the toilet and shower were clean and worked well
the space was very clean the shower and two sinks were really nice
Host:
ilonk was very responsive and helpful
all the conveniences were provided in the galley area and the owner was very gracious
her housekeeper was friendly and gave us a tour as well as local fairs
Location:
great location next to anne frank
we were close to so many wonderful things
ilonks place is in the most amazing location you can’t get more central
)great location walk to everything restaurant & cafe grocery’s just steps away
great location and a nice experience would recommend to others
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11. Converted Dutch barge

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.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
3.23 km (2.1 mi) from ARTIS
340 reviews  
Private room in boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we also used the deck up top with a table and chairs and a great view
a king size bunk bed excellent wifi and hot power shower
we were greeted with some fresh flowers and cold beers in the room
beaufort is such a beautiful houseboat and the design of the room is brilliant
the room was perfect for the two of us traveling on our first time to amsterdam
Cleanliness:
clean and modern space
linen wasn’t clean and smelled funny (dirty)
the ship was clean and comfortable
clean comfortable and calm
small but cozy room perfectly clean and welcoming
Host:
friendly host ready to answer any questions
the hosts are friendly helpful and uncomplicated
margriet is a wonderful host
wonderful hosts and unique space
erik & margriet are wonderful hosts
Location:
highly recommend great location 5 min walk from central station
location is easily accessible via public transport/walking/bike
a 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 restaurants
great location for exploring whole of amsterdam
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12. Sky view room

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.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
2.07 km (1.3 mi) from ARTIS
67 reviews  
Private room in boat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was awesome with sky view and nice shower
the sky view bed a huge window showcasing the amazing stars
we hat an awesome stay at jolandes sky view room
before booking we liked the idea of sleeping on a boat but when we arrived we loved that room
because of the heat move up to that bunk bed jolande provided a fan that worked very well
Cleanliness:
so clean and really nice snacks given
the accommodation was very clean and comfortable and there were some lovely personal touches
everything was nice and clean
it was incredibly clean & modern and very silent when sleeping
the boat cabin is clean and stylish
Host:
she was a great host
the host is so friendly
jolande is a great host she’s a great host
jolande was most kind and hospitable
also jolande is a great host 100% recommend
Location:
location a little out the way but if you hire bikes then it’s completely fine
i would recommend this location for anyone visiting amsterdam
this was the perfect location for us and so easy to get into central amsterdam
the location on the water is fantastic
it is in a very nice and quiet neighborhood and from centraal station it’s easy reachable by bus
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13. Private and modern houseboat

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.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
2.95 km (1.9 mi) from ARTIS
238 reviews  
Private room in houseboat 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bottom deck is one room a large double bedroom with a comfortable bed
breakfast with water view and visiting ducks and goose is awesome
Cleanliness:
everything was spotlessly clean & tidy on board
apart from the dishes it was quite clean as well
very nice clean and cozy apartment
the houseboat was very lovely and clean
it is clean and the description accurate
Host:
above all the host was very friendly
the host was easily reachable and responded quickly to any inquiries
lovely boat house and domin is very accommodating
great quiet place domin is fab host
domin was a very helpful host; providing lots of information in advance and directions
Location:
the location is perfect
great location thank you
domin’s home is a fabulous and peaceful location just a bus and train ride away from the station
we were able to catch a bus into central very easily
distance from the city is only a few minutes but it's like being in another place altogether
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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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Frequently asked questions about the incredible Airbnb houseboats in Amsterdam

1. Which Airbnb houseboats in Amsterdam are suitable for couples?

Looking for unique accommodation for a romantic getaway? Opt for this independent boat stay in a romantic neighborhood or this double-level houseboat within walking distance of several popular attractions that you’ll love exploring together.

2. What is the average price per night for an Airbnb houseboat in Amsterdam?

Airbnb houseboats in Amsterdam can range from 120 USD to 490 USD, making the average nightly rate 305 USD. At the lower end of this price range, you’ll find this affordable yet luxurious houseboat. For a more upscale stay, choose this charming accommodation on a canal.

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