The Prinsen Boat Studio

Create a memory of your stay in Amsterdam on board the Prinsenboat that you will cherish forever.
If you are celebrating a special event, such as a birthday, anniversary or reunion, we can help you make it a unique experience.
You will immediately notice the difference between the Prinsenboat Studio and an Amsterdam hotel.

We abide by the rules against SARS-Cov2 infection of the Dutch RIVM (Dutch Centre for Disease Control).
This means that (everywhere in the Netherlands) we maintain a distance of 1.5 metres. This means that we do not shake hands.
Although you are most welcome, unfortunately this results in a somewhat cool reception. Our apologies for this.
We thoroughly clean everything up before you check in. We provide alcohol gel and paper towels. Please help us keep the pandemic under control by using alcohol gel to disinfect and clean the Prinsenboat Studio.

The Prinsenboat Studio consists of a very comfortable and romantic Studio of 27m2 from where you have a water view of the historic 17th century Prinsengracht with its patrician houses from the Dutch Golden Age.
When opening the large sliding windows you immediately feel the vibrations of the Prinsengracht.
The canals were, and still are, of great cultural and historical importance to Amsterdam.
In 2010 the World Heritage Committee decided to add the 17th century canal area in Amsterdam to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
In the middle of all this beauty, in the Prinsengracht, lies the Prinsenboat.
The location of the Prinsenboat is perfect; all important sights of the city centre are within 10 or 15 minutes walking distance; Museumplein, Anne Frank House, Skinny bridge, Hermitage museum, Heineken brewery, the trendy Albert Cuyp market, Flower market, Waterlooplein market etc..

Nightlife is also within walking distance; from the clubs on Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein to the famous Gay Venue street;

No taxi needed after a night out.

Children are thrilled to stay on The Prinsenboat. Maybe even more than adults. They are fascinated by living on a house boat where they can experience life on the water and enjoy watching the waterfowl and passing boats.
Ask about our special family prices.
The Prinsenboat Studio is part of The Prinsenboat and offers you your own studio of 27 m2 with a breakfast bar with fridge, coffee and tea facilities, microwave, toaster, cutlery, cups, plates etc.
Everything you need for a relaxed breakfast.
We do not serve breakfast.
Our experience is that our guests prefer their privacy to waking up early in the morning for breakfast. Breakfast is not included.
The sleeping area with an antique king-size teak bed, 160 x 2.00m., is separated from the rest of the studio by a large antique carved panel from Indonesia.
The legs of the bed are huge dragons; chase the dragon (opium smoking) ……….
We found it in Indonesia, in, what was said, an opium kit.
The couch is extendable to a bed of 1.40 x 2.00 m and is suitable for two persons.

Unfortunately the strict rules of the city of Amsterdam forbid us to have a kitchen in the Prinsenboat Studio, which means we cannot offer you cooking facilities.
You have no cooker and no sink.

Luckily there is a wide variety of nice international restaurants just around the corner, in the Utrechtsestraat.
In the nearby, trendy Albert Cuyp neighbourhood, de Pijp, you will find, next to the street market, a wide range of reasonably priced eateries such as nice authentic Surinamese eateries.

Private “Andlucian” style bathroom with overhead shower, wash basin and toilet.

We had to say goodbye to the old Prinsenboat but we succeeded in building a new Prinsenboat with all modern conveniences; such as floor heating, your own private bathroom with shower, toilet, and wash basin, unlimited free TV with international channels and unlimited free WiFi, while preserving the old exotic features such as the opium bed and the wood carvings.

The new Prinsenboat has a special roof with sedum plants (green roof)
that helps to prevent global warming.

At the same time, the roof insulates against the heat inside the boat in
summer and against the cold outside in winter.

And it looks great too!

Wake up in the morning to a spectacular view of the canal of the Prinsengracht, take a walk through Amsterdam, come home at the end of the day in the tranquility of your private studio on the water, relax and watch life on the Amsterdam canals pass by.

Experience  historic Amsterdam in a very special way; live on the water!


Welcome to The Prinsenboat Studio


The Prinsenboat Studio has a maximum capacity of 4 persons.

You do not need to bring towels. We take care of everything you need.

Our prices do not include 10% tourist tax.
(Please note, we are not on

Ask for our special family prices.




  • We accept PayPal.
  • We have capacity for up to 4 people.
  • Completely and absolutely non-smoking.
  • Great underfloor heating.
  • Immediately unlimited hot water.
  • Unlimited free internet and T.V.
  • Radio and CD player with music CDs.
  • No pets.
  • Linen and towels included.
  • Paid parking nearby.
  • Tram 4 stops 40 meters from The Prinsenboat and has a direct connection from Central Station to the Amsterdam Rai conference center.

The Prinsen Boat location

From Schiphol Airport


Every 20 minutes there are trains from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam
Central Station, from where you can go to the Prinsenboat on foot, by
tram or metro.
There are luggage safes at Central Station and in various other parts of
the city. More information can be found on the internet.



The Amsterdam Airport Express (bus 397) has a fast and direct
connection to Amsterdam.
You will find everything you need to know about planning your trip;

More information on public transport;



Take a taxi directly to De Prinsenboat. This costs about 55 Euro. Do take
an official taxi!
Let us know if you plan to take a taxi. This will influence your arrival


From Central Station

On foot

It is about 2.4 km to De Prinsenboat (about 30 minutes walk).

When you reach the Prinsengracht, you can check whether you are
walking in the right direction by checking the house numbers; you
should see some numbers. Just numbers mean that you are on the right
side of the Prinsengracht. By increasing or decreasing the house
numbers you will find 816F.

The Prinsenboat is the first boat behind the flower stable and opposite
the café Onder de Ooievaar.

By tram

Take tram number 4 (the stop is between the central station and the
information on platform 4), direction Rai.Get off at the 5th stop,
Prinsengracht (Utrechtsestraat).

When the tram leaves, you will see a flower stall across the street. We
are the first houseboat behind the flower stall, Prinsengracht 816F and
opposite house number 816.Tram line 4 continues to the congress centre
of Amsterdam Rai. Perfect if you want to attend a congress or exhibition.


By metro

The new metro North-South route, metro 52, provides a fast connection
between the north and south of Amsterdam.Take direction Zuid (Station
Zuid) to the metro station Vijzelgracht (second stop) which is close to
the Prinsenboot, about 8 minutes walk.

Vijzelgracht metro station is located between Weteringschans and
Prinsengracht. The station has three exits.Use the Prinsengracht exit,
walk towards the canal, this is already the Prinsengracht.Turn right along
the canal and walk along the ring of canals to the Prinsenboat on
Prinsengracht 816F.You can check whether you are walking in the right
direction by checking the house numbers; you should see numbers that
go up to 816.

Parking and further travel

There is paid parking (as everywhere in Amsterdam) for the Prinsenboat.
The rates are high; 7,50 euro for one hour. There are plans to increase
the rate even more in the future.


Parking garages in the city centre


Parking garages in the city centre can be found at

The nearest parking garage to The Prinsenboat is; Prins en Keizer;
Multistorey car park APCOA PARKING Prins & Keizer
And Heinekenplein;
Multistorey car park APCOA PARKING Heinekenplein
For more information on street parking or parking garages, see:

A better option might be the Park and Ride facilities.


Please check if the information below is up to date as the information
may change, at

P+R (Park & Ride) is the smartest way for visitors to Amsterdam to park. These car parks are located on the outskirts of the city and have an excellent public transport connection. Public transport brings you right into the centre of Amsterdam in no time. 

cheap and easy


Check the website of the City of Amsterdam for the latest information on parking;

Parking in a P + R car park costs only € 8, – per 24 hours – with a maximum parking time of 96 hours.
This includes FREE public transport to the centre of Amsterdam for up to five people.

Make sure you read all the instructions below before parking in a P + R
location. In addition, we strongly recommend that you enter and leave
the P + R locations

Rules for using P+R

On arrival

  • Take a parking ticket when you go inside. Do not use your credit card at the entrance, it does not offer a P + R discount.
  • Hand over your parking ticket to the P + R parking attendant and ask for a P + R chip card (s).
    The parking attendant will code your parking ticket and give you a free P + R chip card for public transport.
  • Go to the public transport hall and check in with your card by holding it next to the electronic card reader.
  • Don’t forget to check out when you leave the public transport. Make sure you do not lose your P + R chip card when you visit the city.
    If you do not use your chip card or use it incorrectly, you will no longer be entitled to a discount and you will have to pay the normal parking
    Please note that the P + R chip card is only valid for travel to and from the P + R location and not for general use in the city centre. In addition,
    P + R chip cards are not valid on special night buses.

At departure

  • Use your P+R chip card for the return journey. Hold your P+R chip card in front of the card reader when entering and exiting the vehicle.
  • Return your parking ticket and the used P+R chip cards to the P+R desk. The attendant will mark your car park ticket for the P+R rate. You can only pay the attendant with a pin or credit card. Cash payments can be made in a point-of-payment terminal.
  • Use the car park ticket when you drive out. The special P+R rate is good for a maximum of four consecutive days (96 hours). After 96 hours you will have to pay the normal parking rate.


P+R Locations

  • P + R Sloterdijk
  • P + R Bos en Lommer
    Entrance open from 07:00 to 22:00 (exit 24 hours a day)
  • P + R Olympic Stadium
  • P + R ArenA
    This location is closed during major events in the ArenA. View a list of
    event days on the ArenA website.
  • P + R Zeeburg I and P + R Zeeburg II
    Please note: there is no customer service at Zeeburg II.
  • P + R World Fashion Center
    This location is closed during major events at the World Fashion Centre.
    Visit their website for a list of upcoming events.
  • P + R Gaasperplas
    Entrance open from 07:00 to 19:00 (exit 24 hours a day)


See the Gay Parade 2021 directly from The Prinsenboat

Canal Parade Amsterdam, August 7, 2021

Watch the Amsterdam Canal Parade, the main event of Gay Pride, on 7
August 2021, directly from The Prinsenboat.

The Amsterdam Canal Parade passes directly in front of The Prinsenboat.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see The Canal Parade boats pass
right in front of your open window at The Prinsenboat Studio!
You can’t get any closer. You can almost touch!

The boats start at the Scheepvaartmuseum in the eastern part of the city
centre, in the direction of the Amstel river. From there, the boats sail on
and take the Prinsengracht towards the Westerdok.

The Canal Cruise, 7 August 2021, starts around 12.30 hrs and lasts all

Amsterdam Gay Pride with the Canal Parade and street parties will take
place from 31 July to 8 August 2021.

The Prinsen Boat Studio rates

Following prices are for 2 persons per night:

    The 2nd of January until the 28th of February: € 130
    The 1st of March until the 31st of March: € 140
    The 1st of April until the 30th of September: € 160
    Canal Parade (minimum stay 3 nights)  € 180
    The 1st of October until the 31st of October: € 145
    The 1st of November until the 23rd of December: € 130
    The 24th of December until the 1st of January, Christmas: € 150


    Per additional person:
    20 € / 30 € / 40 € (depending on season)

    Ask about our special family prices!
    We give special prices to famlies with children.

    Our prices do not include the tourist tax.
    Unfortunately the City of Amsterdam raises the tourist tax every year.
    The rate for 2020 is 10% which makes it the highest rate of all of Europe

    Book the Prinsen Boat Studio

    We accept Paypal
    (please let us know first if you choose to pay via PayPal)


    The Prinsen Boat
    Prinsengracht 816 F
    1017 JL AMSTERDAM The Netherlands
    0627314424 (from the Netherlands)
    +31 (0)627314424 (international)



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