Living room with waterfront view.
Fishing cabin 16 Amsterdam photo 1
The IJ-River is known for the great amount of zander.
Big perch caught on the Amstel River.
Perch is abundant all through Amsterdam waters.
Roof terrace.
Bedroom with waterfront view.
Double bed. Beds can slightly be put apart.
Dining corner and kitchenette.
Dining corner.

Funky Fishing Cabin - Amsterdam City Centre

Start your street fishing adventure in style aboard this 70's style houseboat

Excellent! 5/5 (1 review)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

Fishing cabin highlights

  1. Located close to the Jordaan
  2. Great street fishing area
  3. Lots of bridges for zander and perch nearby
  1. Convenient and stylish apartment
  2. Roof terrace
  3. Close to lots of points of interest

About the fishing cabin

It's not a traditional fishing cabin, but we think that this place - completely decorated in the 70's space age style - will contribute to a unique fishing holiday in Amsterdam. Actually it might be the perfect place in case you're traveling as a couple. We offer one bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom and living room with kitchenette. Note that we have no cooking facilities. But we do offer a coffee maker, tea kettle and a fridge for your convenience. And with so many great bars and restaurants nearby, you don't need to bother about getting hungry for sure.


Convenient location

You will be staying in a separate part of our houseboat, with a private entrance. So no need to share any space during your stay. The location is very convenient. Not only when it comes to fishing the waters of Amsterdam, but also to discover the city when you're not fishing. The Leidse Square, Anne Frank House, Wester Church, Museum Square, Jordaan area are all within 5 - 15 minutes walking and easy to reach by public transport.  This way you are assured to get the best of both worlds: close to great fishing waters and close to cool other things to do.


Note 1: We support Catch & Release, and cleaning fish is strictly not allowed aboard our studio.

Note 2: In The Netherlands we have a closed season for fishing from April 1 to the last Saturday in May. So make sure not to book during this period if you want to go street fishing in Amsterdam 

Note 3: We  strictly forbid the use of drugs and party of any kind aboard the houseboat. We think fishing is the best addiction you can have ;-) 


About the fishing

Although you could technically fish from the window, we recommend to go out there and discover the many great canals, the Amstel River and the IJ River. These waters are known for their amazing zander, perch and pike stocks. After making a reservation we will share more details about the right spots and what bait to use. But to give you an idea of what to expect and how to fish, we will already give you a summary below.


General Amsterdam street fishing guide lines

Fishing the canals in Amsterdam can best be done with the dropshot technique and by casting softbaits on jigheads of 5 - 15 gram. On the drop shot a slightly smaller plastic results in better numbers of perch and zander. On average a 5 - 8 cm softbait works perfect. When casting with a jighead, we recommend shads from 6 to 10 cm. 

When you want to catch zander in Amsterdam, always be sure to fish close to the bottom. Just let your bait drom to the bottom, twitch it up maximum 30 cm and let it drop again. The moment that the baits drops down, is when the zander will swallow it. Bang! Another one bites the dust...

If you're after perch, you can fish both the bottom and the middle part of the water. Not only soft plastics, but also crank baits can work very well. The more noise and vibrations, the more perch it will attract. One bait we want to mention is the Salmo Hornet; this is without a doubt the best perch lure for Amsterdam.

If you want to catch pike, you have to take into account this this species is harder to catch. But the Amstel River has got a healthy pike stock and can expect fish over a meter for sure. Casting larger softbaits (25 - 30 cm is no problem for the big mama's), and make sure to take rattle lures in case the water is murky. 


Don't miss a bridge

Another simple rule for street fishing success: make sure to cast a line under every bridge you see. This is where specifically zander like to hide in the dark and hit any smaller fish passing through. Be careful with using too expensive lures because there is a good chance that you get stuck on a bike! 


We hope to have given you a good impression of what a street fishing holiday might look like, but don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions - always glad to help!

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Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 23:00.

Check out before 11:00.


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

King size beds: 1


The bedroom offers a double bed that can be put apart (about 10 cm, but still) if you want.

There is a compact but convenient bathroom with rain shower, small sink and toilet. 

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Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Fishing holiday type

Inland fishing
Hardcore fishing holiday

Fishing and family holiday
Spin / baitcasting and trolling

Fishing method

Coarse fishing
Street fishing / city fishing


Freshwater species


Zander / Pike perch

Distance from the water

No fishing boat or kayak available

Fishing boat


Type of accommodation


Dining table with chairs

Amenities holiday home

Coffee maker
Water cooker
Seating area
Satelite / cable TV
Music / docking station

Hair dryer
Linen provided
Towels provided
Floor heating

Heating / cooling

Touristic attractions

Things to do nearby

Walking / hiking
Cycling / mountain biking
Visit village or city
Swimminig / watersports

Amusement park / water park
Bird watching
Fish cleaning not allowed

General rules

Catch & Release only


Fishing waters nearby


Tackle shop nearby

Tackle, service and facilities

Fishing guide available on request
Information and catch reports available

Can be purchased nearby

Fishing license

Can be purchased online




25 km


0.1 km


25 km

Ferry port

3 km


3 km

Night club

2 km


0.1 km

Super market

0.1 km

Train station

3 km

How to get there

From Central Station you can simply take the tram and 15 minutes later you will be standing in front of our houseboat - the fishing cabin for street fishing fanatics!

About the area

The houseboat is located very convenient, on the edge of the Jordaan area. Here you will find many canals and bridges to cast a line for sure. Walk on and you will reach the area around Central Station, a valhalla for street fishing fans. Walk to the other side and you will find the wider Amstel River, a great water to target zander, perch and pike.

Around the corner of the houseboat you find a fine super market, and just 1 minute away is a great night shop with over 1000 beers. What's not to like!

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Fishing cabin owner


Hi my name is Valkiria. Personally I don't know much about fishing but my friend does and he is more that willing to give you all the information you need. This way you are well prepared for a great street fishing holiday in Amsterdam!

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
Dutch, English, German, French

1 Review - Funky Fishing Cabin - Amsterdam City Centre

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Pelle - the Netherlands

    01 Aug

    Super fun fishing weekend with my dad Show original

    For my 12th birthday I got a weekend of fishing in Amsterdam. Together with my father, we slept on this houseboat and that was super cool. We fished a lot from the shore and caught many zanders in the early morning. The biggest was also my personal record: 72 centimeters long !!! The landlord gave us good tips and also gave some lures. Together with my father, we caught more than 50 fish this weekend, I think. Thanks for the great weekend!

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