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Sitting on the dock of the bay! Double floor Houseboat in City Centre!



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
This old two-storey houseboat is ideal for smaller groups (up to 4 people) who enjoy backpacking

The Beagle is a rusty old two storey houseboat located about 3 minutes from Amsterdam Central Station. This hostel has just one guest room and offers accommodation for max. 4 persons. Please note that you can not stay with more than 4 persons. It is illegal and therefore NOT possible to stay with more than 4 persons on The Beagle. The top floor is the saloon where large windows offer unique views over the dock, which is surrounded by several historical and architecturally interesting buildings and museums. The saloon is also the common room with facilities like a high speed Internet computer (free of charge), do it yourself coffee and tea (also free), guest fridge/minibar, microwave, old fashioned board games, convenient couches etc. Maps, guides and other (tourist) information are also available. There is a hot shower (with great views over the dock) and the ship is centrally heated. Towels are provided. Smoking is allowed ! If the weather is nice you can also hang out on the roof. The bottom floor is the bedroom with four comfortable beds, small lockers and enough space for your luggage.



CHECK IN ANYTIME AFTER 12:00, just send email with your preferred check in time.


A minimum stay of 4 nights is required over the New Year period.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 0 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, Dutch

Guestbook comments from the manager

AJ is super friendly. Location is outstanding. The boat is rustic and if you need 4 star accommodations look elsewhere. If you want a fun location that is reasonable in a great location you cannot go wrong here. We had a great time.
Apr 2016
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


perfect location for a short trip

  • 4 of 5

This time we looked for a special accommodation for our amsterdam stay. The Beagle seemed perfect for this. It looks very rusty and old from the outside but that is what it made so charming. The inside was great. Enough room for 4 adults. A fridge with cold beverages, a kitchen a little flat screen TV. Best thing was the view out of the shower. Will definitely come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

Both me and my friends were delighted with our accomodation and would have gladly extended our visit. Booking via Directstay proved to be unproblematic, I especially liked that I received answers to my requests very fast; the direct pay at Amsterdam went off without problems as well. Here I'd like to thank the homeowner, Aart, for his very kind services - sending us a map to find our way and promptly dealing with the electricity when some malfunction occured. We felt very much at home at the houseboat and would dearly love to live there again some time in the future. I cannot at the moment think of any improvements, we were truly satisfied with the services provided.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review!!!!!!!!!!
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  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect holiday on this special houseboat. The location could not be better, the owner AJ knew all about Amsterdam and provided us with all sorts of extra's. The relaxed reggea music and atmosphere on the boat is amazing. We will come back every year to have a big Chill on this houseboat! Thanks AJ

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beagle Boat Amsterdam

  • 5 of 5

At first glance a rusty old wreck... The Beagle had everything we required for a comfortable weekend in Amsterdam. The boat was warm and cosy, with an awesome view... A Hot Shower and lots of little extras left around for us to enjoy. The owner 'Art' was pleasant, very helpful and just a phone call away if we needed anything. We were already planning our next visit to The Beagl before we had checked out!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Migliore sistemazione mai provata :)

  • 4 of 5

Innanzi tutto vorrei ringraziare Aart il proprietario, una persona molto disponibile e gentile. La Beagle è a un passo dal centro ed è a dir poco caratteristica.. molto confortevole e completa di tutti i servizi. Noi eravamo in 4 e ci siamo trovati benissimo.. e quando torneremo ad Amsterdam di sicuro torneremo su questa Houseboath.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Schiphol at 20 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : GVB at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Centraal Station at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Ringweg at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 25 Metres

The ‘Beagle’ is located in the centre of Amsterdam within walking distance from the Central Station and Dam Square.

The neighbourhood has many architecturally interesting buildings such as the new library and the ‘Nemo’, an entertaining science museum.


Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £13

Make an enquiry to receive the final price and payment terms.The price given on Homeaway is an estimation !!!!!!!
The prices may vary based on seasons or holidays. You will receive the actual price by email once you make an enquiry.

Deposit required to book. Balance payable in cash on arrival.

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Updated: 27-Oct-2016
Available arrival


Property Type

  • house boat


  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • waterfront


  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • Shower Cabine - Toilet


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 4 Single Bed
  • Bedroom is on the lower deck.


  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Terrace


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Amazing views over Dutch Canal! Security lockers, Grill, Minibar

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