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Since there is no road next to the boat, everyone has to cross the water with a small boat or hand operated ferry. Each boat has its own little ferry.Terrace at the frontside of our houseboat, with sunchairs and fireplace for chilly nights.

Spacious houseboat near Amsterdam

Matthijs & Juliette

Spacious houseboat near Amsterdam

6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
Indoor fireplaceThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

The space

Only 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam you'll find the rural village of Broek in Waterland, with its 17th century wooden houses and tranquil canals. Here we live, in our newly built houseboat with clear views over the fields with cows, sheep and a variety of birdlife.

Our watervilla measures over 180 m2, has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 7 people. You want to enjoy the beauty of Amsterdam, and come home to a campfire, barbecue and quiet night filled with frog concerts?
Than look no further and check out our houseboat that comes a private rowing boat. You can rent bikes in the village and sometimes we have some available.

Broek in Waterland has a small supermarket, a drugstore with local food, a pancake restaurant and two other cosy restaurants.

Bike in 20 minutes to the centre of Amsterdam, or take one of the local busses that stop in town and bring you to Amsterdam in only 7 minutes. Or stay home for the day, dive into the canal from the livingroom or spend the afternoon in the hammock overlooking the fields in our rear garden.

In the evening you can light one of the 2 outdoor fireplaces and fire up the barbecue.

Beats the tourist trap restaurants at the Red Light District :-)


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


35 Reviews

Janie User Profile
May 2018
The houseboat is just wonderful, has everything you need and is in a stunning location. We loved the contrast of the countryside to the faster pace of Amsterdam which was easily accessible by bus, even on Sundays the buses back ran until 1am! If travelling by bus from Amsterdam, …
Naomi User Profile
October 2017
Had a fantastic time at the boathouse, it was amazing!!! We had the best time. The rooms were stunning and we loved the interior design! Our host was very friendly and helpful when we arrived and gave us lots of useful information! We loved the cats! We had a great stay. Thank yo…
Uwe User Profile
May 2017
We had a great long weekend with three couples in Juliettes and Matthijs houseboat. It is very tastefully decorated, with lots of great details. We felt very comfortable and would gladly come back at any time. The contact before the trip was very nice. Just like the introduction …
Gaby User Profile
May 2017
We loved the comfortable, cosy and spacious houseboat
Manon User Profile
October 2016
I stayed in Matthijs & Juliettes houseboat with my family (six adults) the first weekend of October. It's a really nice place to stay, quiet area but still only fifteen minutes from Amsterdam!
Jochen User Profile
July 2016
Wonderful boat on a small canal close to Amsterdam. Friendly neigbourhood and all you need to reach by bike. Nice villages close by. everything was as we expected it. Great kitchen and large living room, 3 bedrooms downstairs. Recommended to anybody who wants to stay at the wate…
Ross User Profile
May 2016
What a fantastic place. Amazing communication from the guys too. They made our stay so easy and with a fantastic house. You really are only a ten minute walk in a peaceful, tranquil and friendly neighbourhood along the river to the bus stop. Busses are really frequent and only t…
Matthijs & Juliette User Profile
Response from Matthijs & Juliette:
We will be more than happy to have you back!
May 2016

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Amsterdam, NetherlandsJoined in July 2013
Matthijs & Juliette User Profile
38 Reviews
We are a family of 5 with two teenage daughters and a 4 year old son. We love to travel and we keep designing our house with inspiration from our travels.
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