Building the ship

Let me introduce you to the ship.

In 2018 we brought her to Amsterdam. At this point she was just a hull, so she still needed minor details (like cutting out 9 meters, floors, walls, portholes, plumbing and a roof). Working around the clock and in challenging conditions I got the bnb part of the ship up to shape but work continues on the captain‘s quarters. Don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse of me wearing overalls and carrying a drill.

The ship reconstruction developed my appreciation of fine craftsmanship. It has given me the opportunity to develop new skills and hone the old ones.

Boat and Bed

The form of the boat dictated the design of the bnb. By custom fitting all the fixtures I was able to let her character shine through. Every last detail has been personally tended to create a cozy yet boaty environment.

In your completely separate quarters you will have everything you need to feel at home. A separate entrance gives you the freedom to come and go as you please. The private deck terrace is at your disposal. You can make yourself a coffee in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy the sunrise on the deck in solitude. If you are more of a night owl feel free to bust out the bbq and light the lanterns on the terrace once the sun goes down.

The city

If you are inclined to stray away from the quite relaxing peace of the boat you will find one of the most charming and quirky capitals with many attractions to fill your days and nights. Just hop on a bike (Starbike rental is the best) and ride to the Noorder market, most recommended, or sit at a canal side with a coffee.

Whether you fancy a museum, a brewery, fine dining or a club Amsterdam has it all. I would love to map out your custom experience upon arrival.

The ship got a new name, we called her Sigitet, which means the joy of victory. The bed and breakfast is still called Houseboat Tante Piet.


The story of Houseboat Tante Piet in video