Asile Flottant is a collection of characteristic hotel boats docked in the shallow waters of a creative hotspot just minutes from the historic city center. One of our traditional ships could be your private floating hotel room while visiting Amsterdam. Just picture yourself gazing at the horizon from your own wheelhouse or having a locally brewed beer on the sundeck before dozing off in your vintage cabin. Sounds like quite a journey, right?
Rest ashore, you won’t have to knot any robes when the wind picks up neither you’ll find yourself peeing overboard in the midst of the night. Undoubtedly you’ll be entering a world of traditional design, industrial steel and ancient wood, but it comes with comfy mattresses, toilets that flush and all the other modern-day comfort you can think of.HISTORY OF OUR NAME
Our Hotel BoatsMake your Amsterdam-break truly unique by staying in your own private Asile Flottant hotel boat. Actually, our fleet of historic vessels is worth a trip on its own. Each ship breathes authentic Dutch nautical bravery and craftsmanship from a long gone past that literally takes you to another world.
Even though we are quite convinced you will appreciate our fleet, we’d still like to mention that each ship comes with a huge private sundeck while some boats come with unique features such as double beds in wheelhouses or a bathtub from which you can see the entire machine room.
Okay, it’s obvious, we love Asile Flottant and we can go on forever. But we stop here. Now it’s up to you. Pick your favorite and we’ll meet you any time soon on our pier for a warm welcome. We’re truly looking forward!view all boats
LocationWe are located in the quiet waters of a former shipyard just north of the historic city center of Amsterdam. This former industrial plot, also known as De Ceuvel, has been converted into one of the most unique and sustainable urban developments in Europe. The outcome is truly mind-blowing. Old houseboats have been hoisted on land and the jetty connecting the vessels isn’t hanging over water but over a green ocean of soil-cleaning plants. Each boat houses creative and social startups or artists showing a true entrepreneurial and sustainable spirit. While the jetty offers some seriously great spots to unwind, café De Ceuvel attracts the biggest crowds. On hot summer days (yes, we do have those) the terrace transforms into a lively festival-like wharf making it hard to believe the city center is just a 5-minute bike ride away. On the edge of the terrace you’ll find our private pier leading to the remains of the piled fendering and the boat lifts that were designed and constructed in the 1920’s. The almost hundred-year-old infrastructure has been the starting point for the lay-out of our floating hotel. Once you step of your boat it’s easy to see the rusty steel details of a long gone past.
Korte Papaverweg 2
1032 KB Amsterdam