Amsterdam has plenty of water – but not much space. Therefore many people have set up their homes on the city’s canals, converting boats into full-fledged houses. Many of these vessels are available to rent, offering travellers a unique Amsterdam experience. To help you choose, we’ve compiled a list of the best floating accommodation in the Dutch capital – bookable on Culture Trip.
Sitting on the Amstel, with excellent views of the Magere Brug as its lights illuminate the dusk, Houseboat Jupiter is one of Amsterdam’s most romantic places to stay. The two bedrooms include one lovingly referred to as the honeymoon suite, where a well-placed skylight above the bed allows you to stargaze as you snuggle.
Nestled in the heart of the Binnenstad, Houseboat Saturnus is a luxe option for any Amsterdam city break. With two bedrooms, a modern bathroom, cosy living area and well-equipped kitchen, this houseboat has everything you need for a relaxing stay. There’s a private terrace, too – enjoy your home-cooked breakfast or stroopwafel from a nearby bakery while soaking up some Dutch sunshine.