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450,000 Euros

This is a legal houseboat with mooring rights in Amstedam centrum.

For information and advice about securely buying a houseboat in Amsterdam (from me or anyone else) see my page; How to buy a houseboat in Amsterdam

This boat is offered through a registered Dutch real estate agent (Makelaar) Fred Koot

On Funda;

Hull integrity to be verified at shipyard by an appointed surveyor (this is the standard and correct method).


The Watergruwel is bright and airy, with a high ceiling. She's finished to a high standard, with hardwood flooring [solid Merbau] and trim, and has a modern inbuilt kitchen.

She lies in a beautiful leafy quiet canal, a residential area in the city center.

Electrictiy, city gas, water, cable TV, and high speed internet are already connected [land line telephone is available]. 

You may register at this address, this is a fully legal residence.

Central heat, air conditioning.  photo page

One of my tenants wrote a great blog about living on this boat;

The location is in Amsterdam Centrum on Lijnbaansgracht near Vijzelgracht, a quiet, safe, leafy neighborhood, yet only 10 minutes by foot to the nightlife areas of Leidseplein or Rembrantsplein. Vondel park and the Rijksmuseum are also close by [the tower of the Rijks museum is visible out the window of the boat].

There is a stop for the new metro at the end of the street just a few minutes walk from the boat.

This is a premium location, with lots of sunlight and a pleasant neighborhood.

There is high efficiency central heating and water cooled air-conditioning.

 This boat has 15 opening windows.

All utilities [water, gas, electric, telephone, internet, and sewer] are connected.

The water supply line is protected against freezing by a very good automatic system. I've installed 4 of these and never had one fail.

She is suitable for a single person or a couple, but will sleep 4 persons, in 2 double beds if you have company for a weekend. There is only 1 large room [3X12 meters, 10X39 feet] as well as a complete open kitchen of 3X3 meters.

There is a powerful shower [no full bath], and a conventional toilet. There's a washing machine and color TV. The boat is fully furnished.

In 2018, the total was
€228 per month for all utilities [water, electricity, gas, internet and TV].

See  utility  costs




The Watergruwel is a tjalk built in the Netherlands in 1888. Riveted steel, she was built as a sailing ship for freight.

I built the new cabin from 5mm steel, and completely renovated the "Watergruwel" in 1995. 

All the windows are hardwood and double glazed. The south facing ones have roll down sunshades.

The walls and roof have 75mm of rockwool insulation.

The hull, as well as the front and back decks, are original, built in 1888; one of the oldest steel vessels surviving in the city.

It has been entirely double plated with welded steel plate


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