Amsterdam Houseboat House-Boat Hotel Amsterdam


Houseboat 'Marjolein' was originally a cargo boat, built in 1913 in Wou-
brugge on the shipyard of Widow Boot. The boat was originally called 'Rival', but Rob renamed her 'Marjolein' after his longtime friend and niece. After a thorough inspection and maintenance operation on the wharf, he started to prepare the boat for a Bed & Breakfast. There are 2 bedrooms, the boat is suitable for 4 persons. The boat's interior is designed in typical ship-like mahogany walls and authentic Art Deco/Nouveau details, upgraded to the standards of these days. But it retained its typical character, with sometimes narrow corridors, irregular shapes and typical ship-like details.

Spending time on deck is an event in itself, from Spring to Autumn, and even sunny Winter days. Hundreds of small and larger boats pass you by on this junction of several canals in the heart of Amsterdam. Because the nearby bridges are quite narrow and low, there are no big cargo boats to disturb your peace.

The boat is moored on the Amstel River, nearby the Rembrandtsquare, the Hermitage, the Munttower and the flower market, 10 minutes walk to the Damsquare.

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Guest reviews:

by Christian Grothe

Helo- it was a wonderful time in Amsterdam. The houseboat and Rob a very wonderful. It was so so very nice. Thank you for all. Cheers Christian

Perfect stay
by Thomas Laue

We enjoyed very much to stay on this houseboat. Captain Rob helped us with lots of useful recommondations. Just recommended restaurant Smuliewicz was disappointing.

Wonderful boat, perfectly located
by Markus Weber

It was a wonderful experience to stay on that boat, everything was prepared well, the „Hand-over“ from Captain Rob was very nice.
It has plenty of space for living, relaxing, cooking and eating.
My wife and kids didn‘t know before we boarded and they are still talking of that wonderful time in the heart of Amsterdam, on the river.
100% recommendable. Thanks Rob

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