Houseboats are so 2019 – You can now stay in this 70-year-old floating lightship right in the heart of Amsterdam


If you’re into quirk travel, then this one’s for you! Introducing – a novel B&B in Amsterdam – now open for service! Unlike regular hotels, this uber-cool facility nce acted as a lighthouse on the Thames Estuary. It is over a 70-years-old and accommodates several luxurious suites that have been designed by award-winning architects.


The quirky B&B houses king-size beds, minibars, a pantry, opulent furnishings, dining tables, and bathrooms. The suites the “Upper Store” and the “Machinery Space,” each have a private entrance, panoramic views of the deck, wharf, and nearby artist studios, and a private terrace. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi and a delectable complimentary breakfast on their stay at the lightship.

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Commenting on it, a spokesperson in a statement said, “Guests can expect a warm personalized welcome in an iconic industrial environment. They often comment that it looks even better than in the picture.” The lightship was built in the early 1950s and was decommissioned decades later after a successful run. It was then taken over by a family and refurbished into a functioning hotel over 11 years.

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Currently advertised on HostUnusual, (a company known to list the world’s most extraordinary accommodations) with the words: “Bobbing proudly and peacefully in Amsterdam-Noord is the vibrant red Lightship Amsterdam, a historic ship offering luxurious accommodation for two”, one night stays at the lightship start from £210 ( $262) – £105 ($131) per person. Fancy being moored away to luxury?