The Bigger Loft Boat near Amsterdam
This is the ultimate holiday home for any angler! Drive your own houseboat and target huge carp or pike!
Fishing cabin highlights
- It is able to float and sail on water (40 PS Motor)
- It has the comfort of a modern holiday bungalow
- It is situated in a calm area with a view on the Lake
- It is nicely located around the corner of Amsterdam
- Short distance to airport and train station
About the fishing cabin
Picture yourself enjoying the luxury of a modern apartment, a cool drink within reach and -this is the best part - huge carp and pike all around you. This dream can come true by renting this houseboat on the Loosdrechtse Plassen. After a short course you can drive the vessel yourself, enabling you to set course to any fishing spot on this large lake near Amsterdam. During the day you can anchor anywhere you want, and at night there are various islands where you can dock safely. Before we look at the fishing opportunities, let's have a look at this 'perfect sport fishing holiday home'.
Thanks to the layout this houseboat, measuring 28 sqm, it's perfectly suitable to accommodate both families and friends who want to go fishing. From the living room you have direct access to the front deck where you can set up your rod pod to go carp fishing. There is a sleeping couch (160x200 cm) that you can use to be within direct reach of your rods if you want. The master bedroom is equipped with a comfortable double bed (180x200 cm).
Furthermore there is a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom, making this a fully furnished holiday home on the water. And the best of all: you can drive this houseboat yourself to any location on the wonderful lake of Loosdrecht, giving you all the freedom you want!
Enjoy a family fishing holiday
Our houseboat is perfectly suitable for families with non-fishing members. Amsterdam is just around the corner (25 min by car) and there are many outdoor activities. Of course you can go swimming, and if you want to discover the surroundings you can simply dock the boat in the harbor and rent a bike. This way you have the best of both worlds: discover the lake, fish where and when you want, and feel free to get off the boat whenever you prefer.
About the fishing
When it comes to fishing, you are assured that the Loosdrechtse Plassen are known for their great fishing stocks. Carp and pike are the main target species, both growing exceptionally large thanks to the large surface, healthy water and the abundance of food to be found.
The waters were created by hand, during peat extraction around the Middle Ages. The depth of the lake is in general around 2 meters, the bottom consists of peat and is quite cloudy. There are both large common carp and mirror carp up to 40 lb+ to be caught, and pike over 110 cm (let's say 20 lb+) are no exception.
Carp fishing from your houseboat
If you are planning a self organized carp holiday with us, you can best choose 18 - 22 mm boilies as bait. When choosing the right spot you should not be surprised to get a run of a massive fish on the first day. To fish on these lakes you need the National fishing license called 'Vispas'. Note that night fishing is only allowed on lakes 3, 4 and 5 and you need a special license for this.
The great thing is that you can decide yourself where you want to fish and anchor on the spot you have chosen. The deck is large enough to store two rod pods with two rods each. Now it's time to create a feeding spot, drop your lines and get your landing net ready. Always use an unhooking mat to protect the fish and keep the boat nice and clean.
Best fishing periods for carp are spring, summer and autumn.
Pike fishing from your houseboat
Technically you can cast a lure while driving the houseboat, but you are not as flexible as when driving a smaller fishing boat. And more importantly, the houseboat is not allowed into the protected area on the South-West of the the lakes where lots of pike gather from autumn till early summer. However, we can provide a small fishing boat with an electric engine that allows you to discover these wonderful parts of the lake.
To catch pike, you can use crank baits and jerk baits of 15 - 25 cm for casting and trolling. If the water is murky, rattle lures can be super effective. And always take some large softbaits and swimbaits of 20 - 30 cm. Don't be afraid to use large baits, because you are targeting large pike here!
You can fish for pike all year round, except during the closed season from April 1 till the last Saturday in May.
Fishing for bream and roach
The Loosdrechtse Plassen are a typical destination for larger fish, but of course there are bream and roach too. If you want you can fish for them, but please keep the houseboat clean at all times. So no maggots, ground bait and keepnets are allowed aboard. Thanks for understanding!
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How to get there
The international airport of Amsterdam is just round the corner (33 km/approx. 38 minutes driving distance) with low cost flights from many European cities. From Schiphol you can easily continue your trip to Loosdrecht either by rental car or by train to Hilversum. From Hilversum you would take a taxi to Loosdrecht (8 km).
For those travelling all the way by train, your destination would either be Utrecht (23 km) or Hilversum (8 km).
As the motorway is only 15 km away easy travelling is also guaranteed by car.
About the area
The Loosdrechtse Plassen belong to the Gemeente Wijdemeren and are situated right in the middle of the Netherlands, between Amsterdam and Utrecht. The area consists of a series of lakes spotted with nice little uninhabited islands that are only accessible by boat. Sailing to one of those islands, staying there overnight and enjoying the pure and unadulterated nature make your holidays an unforgettable experience.
Apart from enjoying relaxing moments in silence and contemplation, the place offers a wide range of outdoor activities such as canoeing, supping, waterboarding, windsurfing, water-skiing, fishing and ice skating and has excellent trails for hiking and cycling too. There is a 25-kilometer cycle route leading you along the waterfront and past typical dike villages such as Breukelen and Loenen an de Vecht. The hospitable locals along with the huge choice of gastronomic and cultural offers, certainly contribute their part to a fulfilled holiday.
In the Vuntus, the Ster and the Zuidelijke Kievitsbuurt area nature lovers can discover an extraordinary variety of birds and flora and fauna. Therefore, The Loosdrechtse Plassen is quite rightly referred to as “Water Garden”.
All around the Loosdrechtse Plassen you find excellent restaurants and cafes with good food and the typical warm, inviting dutch atmosphere. Many of them are very close to the water or right at the water’s edge and often have a jetty to moor smaller boats like sloops etc.
The area also offers a wide variety of museums, such as Kasteel Sypesteyn where you can admire the famous collection of historical porcelain, glass and silver, have a nice stroll in its gardens and a good cup of coffee afterwards. A candle-light dinner in its attached restaurant makes your day perfect.
A visit to Boekesteyn park in the 's-Graveland area is also sure to provide life-long memories with its beautiful country residence and the beautifully designed historic park with huge ancient trees and an amazing Rhododendronpark. The park management offers guided twilight park tours on a regular basis to observe the many owls which call this park their home. And on top of it all, you are also invited to play a round of golf on its attached picturesquely situated golf course.
Last but not least there are of course cultural events you should not miss such as the 2-day Loosdrecht Jazz Festival covering Classic as well as Soul and Funky Jazz.
In a nutshell, we are happy to welcome you to this unique balanced zone where people, animals and plants coexist in harmony.
Fishing cabin owner
Our life motto is and will always be Freedom and the best way to create and preserve it.
With our tiny loft boat we created a vehicle to give our customers the opportunity to share this experience while listening to the call of nature.
In a nutshell: We wish you an unforgettable adventure.
Jan Willem & Angelika