Houtman in full with pontseiger in background


Bright and spacious floating escape in Amsterdam

Van Diemenkade 21 - 1013 CR Amsterdam - houtmanbnb@gmail.com

Spacious bright living

Comfortable design studio

We offer a pleasant and private design studio for maximum two people with all amenites to enjoy a comfortable stay in Amsterdam. You will stay in the former hold of our ship, which is lovingly transformed into a spacious and bright space with its own entrance. The studio is completely private, but since we live on board as well we are always available for any questions or requests. HOUTMAN is surrounded by water and big skies, old warehouses and modern architecture.

View from veem

Oude Houthaven: Quiet, central and stunning

HOUTMAN is perfectly located in the Old Wood Harbour (Oude Houthaven): close enough to easily walk (or bike) into town, yet in a calm and residential neighbourhood. We live here together with 30 something other families on houseboats. There’s several bars and restaurants close by, as well as supermarkets within a 10 minute walk. The famous area Jordaan and shopping streets Haarlemmerstraat/dijk are a pleasant walk away past the beautifully quaint and quiet Westelijke Eilanden area. It’s just a short (free) ferry hop across the river ‘het IJ’ to the artsy NDSM area with several bars, summer festivals, a city beach, street art, and a huge monthly flea market (IJ-Hallen).

You can contact us at houtmanbnb@gmail.com for inquiries and bookings.

We hope to meet you on board sometime!

Jeremy & Maartje


  • Private design studio
  • Entrance hatch with key safe, self check-in possible
  • Comfortable living with woodburner
  • Queen size bed
  • Walk-in shower & separate toilet
  • Kitchenette
  • Dining area
  • Coffee & tea provided
  • Linen & towels provided
  • Fast Wifi
  • Central heating

The studio at a glance

B&B in golden hour

B&B with entrance hatch

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Houtman18 (1)

resized inside stairs

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Walk in shower and sink

Queensize bed

table porthole kitchen

Colourful views

View from houseboat2

View from houseboat with rainbow

view from houseboat in morning light

Misty view

view from houseboat on crisp clear day

Graansilo in morning light

full moon at graansilo

Panorama fog

Where to find HOUTMAN


For inquiries and bookings please contact us at houtmanbnb@gmail.com

view from pontsteiger panorama crop