Spending the night on a hotel boat in Rotterdam? Not a crazy idea! Rotterdam is a port city, no, thé port city of the Netherlands. And what goes better with so much water than hotels that float? Indeed, hotel boats are exactly what you’d expect to find in Rotterdam and we have listed 8 of them for you. Ship, ahoy!
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1. ss Rotterdam
Anchored to the hip Katendrecht area you can find the hippest hotel boat in Rotterdam: the ss Rotterdam. This four star hotel belongs to the By Westcord chain.
This beautiful ship has hotel rooms for a nice overnight stay, but is also a great location for a nice dinner, a wedding or other types of events.
3e Katendrechtse Hoofd 25, 3072 AM Rotterdam
2. De Coaster
You will find De Coaster centrally located in Rotterdam. This boat is located in the Wijnhaven, in the middle of the city. This ship has nostalgic vibes and you can rent a room or even the entire boat. On this hotel boat you’ll combine the convenience of having everything within walking distance along with the charm of the port city of Rotterdam.
On the deck of De Coaster there is a jacuzzi which can be used all year round. Awesome!
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Wijnhaven 89, 3011 WJ Rotterdam
The Wikkelboats are modern, trendy, sustainable tiny houses built on wooden platforms that float in the Wijnhaven. They are located behind the Willem De Kooning Academy near the Markthal.
The Wikkelboats are (like The Coaster) from The Red Apple Marina. They are fully equipped and guarantee a unique experience and overnight stay.
Wijnhaven 2, 3011 WP Rotterdam
You must be thinking: it’s so busy in that Wijnhaven with all those hotel boats! It’s not that bad, luckily. The Wijnhaven is a long stretch of water with enough space for even H2OTEL. This floating boutique hotel has 48 attractive rooms and a restaurant where you can enjoy a meal and drink.
Wijnhaven 20A, 3011 WR Rotterdam
5. LOGEERBOOT VISITHOR
Logeerboot Visithor, an atmospheric old working ship, is located in the Maritime District, which means that sleeping here will give you a real ship experience.
The guest boat offers a sturdy Captain’s cabin for a wonderful stay with two people. You have your own entrance with two terraces, an attractive, cosy spacious room with an extra wood-burning stove, a bathroom with a shower and a separate toilet. Coffee, tea and a few tasty drinks are waiting for you. You can book breakfast separately per day.
Wijnhaven 107, 3011 WN Rotterdam
6. Hotelboat Anna
Hotelboat Anna (as well as Hotelboat Six and Hotelboat Seven) are part of Boat Hotel Rotterdam. This company is located at Wijnhaven 61 in Rotterdam, but the hotel boats they run are located in the Feijenoord district on the Kop van Zuid.
Hotelboat Anna is a classic freighter which has been made into a hotel boat. ‘Anna’ is fully equipped and an oasis of peace. The hotel boat has two fully furnished full-service apartments that can be rented separately or together.
J.B. Bakemakade 41, 3071 ME Rotterdam
7. Hotelboat Six
On Hotelboat Six, you can stay with a maximum of ten. You can sleep and have a good time on this still sailing classic coaster. ‘Six’ is a more than 100 year old ship, which has been converted into a modern loft-like apartment.
The original nautical details have been preserved and give the hotel boat a real skipper’s appearance.
J.B. Bakemakade, 3071 ME Rotterdam
8. Hotelboat Seven
The last on the list is Hotelboat Seven, a luxury apartment for four to 12 people. This 90-year-old former freighter has been given a complete makeover and now consists of two luxury full-service apartments that can be rented separately. Or book the hotel boat in its entirety as a group accommodation.
Rijksboom 90, 3071 AX Rotterdam
We hope that you want to experience ‘the real’ Rotterdam port city after reading this article. Get that skipper’s hat out of your closet and set sail. Oh, wait, or if you don’t want to make this a carnival style experience, you can do without the cheesy hat. As long as you enjoy yourself we are happy (for you)!
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