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Welcome at Boats and Beds

We offer Unique ways of enjoying your holidays in the magic city of Amsterdam.

For those who always wanted to stay on a traditional real houseboat, Boats and Beds offer six beautiful experiences on ships.
 Boats and Beds has 5 apartments not far from the city center, very laid back and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of town.

Classic sailing vessel ‘Vixen’ is located right in the city heart on the ‘Westerdok’.

The apartments are situated on former freight ships built in the early 1900’s, full of characteristic details and 150m apart from each other, so we can also offer accommodation for larger groups. 

Now, the ships rest at one of the most beautiful and scenic rivers in Amsterdam, converted to a beautifully crafted and unique living space with lots of birds and other animals around.

All our apartments have a huge garden and private terraces to sunbath or enjoy your meal outside. 
Bikes are provided free of charge to our guests (2 per apartment) to explore the city, or see the city as locals do. It’s also possible to rent our scooter, sloop or dinghy. It’s THE way to see the city and visit the best spots in town.

In fact you are in such a laid back location where you can make a campfire or BBQ, do some fishing or go swimming in the attached pool lake, that you can combine a visit to the center with a totally relaxing day.

For this we have a small sailing boat and a rubber dinghy that you can take out sailing in the summer.
 We are located at right at the ‘Diemerpark’ , a park that can offer you a variety of sports as jogging, skating, bicycling, yoga or you just have a scroll in this pretty 8km2 park.
 Rather go to the beach?  There is one trendy beach club on walking distance called ‘Blijburg’. It offers good swimming and beach life also a lot of live performances and festivals. Also in winter it’s a very nice place with lots of concerts and a cozy fireplace.

We offer free parking space and there is public transport close by as well.

Booking conditions:

As we experienced a few cancelations for dates that we reserved for a long time we require a deposit.  

If you like to book with us please send us a email to find out if we have availability and then confirm your booking by paying a 50% booking deposit, payment (bank)details you will find under the button "contact" . When your payment is handeld we will send you a notification that you made your reservation complete. Together with the banktransfer please state which apartement you booked with the dates you booked.

The other half you can pay cash on arrival.

Please mention in your mail your telephone number with countrycode and your expected arrival time, it makes it easier to arrange the check-inn.

Check in time after 15.00 and check out before 11.00, when we have no guest arriving our leaving prior or after your booking we are more flexible.

Hope to see you soon,


Nicolai & Moni