Frequently asked questions and information about our house boats!

To reserve

Reservations can be made directly through our website! You must pay 50% of the travel sum immediately, the other 50% must be paid no later than 1 month before the start of your stay. Unless you book less than a month in advance, you will immediately pay the entire travel sum. The deposit must be paid no later than 5 days before the start of the booking. If applicable, you will receive two reminder emails containing a payment link.

In the preseason, winter and late season, we also offer bookings for 2 nights in addition to week, weekend and midweek bookings.

In principle we only offer week, weekend and midweek bookings in high season.

  • Long weekend: Friday-Monday, 4 days / 3 nights
  • Midweek: Monday-Friday, 5 days / 4 nights
  • Week: Monday-Monday or Friday-Friday, 8 days / 7 nights

Shorter time units can be used in the peak season can only be booked last minute (1 week before the reservation). If you have different wishes, ask us about the options and we will look at the options together.

After your online reservation you will receive the reservation confirmation and payment confirmation by email! If necessary, check your spam if you have not received these emails. If there are any uncertainties or questions, it is best to reach us via

In case you are unable to book, please send us a message through it Contact Form or per e-mail. We will contact you as soon as possible to look for a solution.

This is only possible if you choose to take out cancellation insurance with Kuiper Verzekeringen during the booking or if you have a continuous cancellation insurance yourself.

The costs for final cleaning are € 60.00, these are already included in the rent.

The tenant's own risk is € 1000. The tenant is liable for damage up to the amount of the deductible. The tenant is fully liable for damage caused by intentional or gross negligence (drunkenness, etc.).

Extra services

  • Parking is free
  • High chair is free - Please specify when booking if you wish to use it. Then we ensure that it is present on the houseboat when we welcome you there!
  • 1e gas bottle (10.5 kg)

Please order the following extra services directly with your reservation. If you want to use the extra services below at a later time, please inquire about the possibilities.

  • Shuttle service is on request
  • Hotel service: beds made (duvets, duvet cover, pillows and pillowcases) € 15.95 pp
  • Bath towels (2 small towels & 1 large bath towel) € 2.95 pp
  • Kitchen linen (1 tea towel & 1 towel & dishcloth) € 2.95 pp
  • 2nd high chair € 15.00
  • 1 gas bottle extra € 30.00
  • Cobb BBQ (including 1 filling) € 25.00 – Extra fillings € 10.00 each
  • Skipper for moving your Houseboat - Each time (to a location or back to the harbor) € 29.95
  • SupBoard Midweek & Weekend € 49.00
  • Supboard Week € 69.00
  • Dinghy (with motor) – Midweek & Weekend rental € 99.00
  • Dinghy (with motor) - Weekly rental € 199.00

Do you want to come by public transport? We are happy to help you find the best connection and see what we can do for you.

The stove and hot air heating work on gas. There is a gas bottle with 10.5 kg on board (with normal use, this is more than enough for a week). We also offer you the option of purchasing an extra gas bottle.

In addition to the prices shown, temporary promotions may run on our homepage or our Facebook page. So be sure to check our homepage or Facebook page every now and then!

Barbecuing with a charcoal barbecue is not allowed on our house boats. We do offer you the option to book a Cobb barbecue.

No, due to the limited space on board and the high risk of damage, bicycles may not be taken on deck. We do offer you the option of booking electric bicycles, which you can use to explore the beautiful surroundings!

Comfortable clothing, toiletries and of course don't forget the sunscreen, mosquito repellent and swimwear! Fun games and a flashlight are always handy too! Towels and bed linen (including duvets and pillows,  if not booked!). And of course good sense!

Flat shoes (due to possible damage to the deck and for your safety, only rubber sole cleaning shoes should be worn on board).

Do not forget to bring enough food and drinks! You can also book a picnic basket or a drink package with your reservation, great for the day of arrival of course! There is also the possibility to have dinner, a barbecue or lunch at Brasserie Vin (you will receive a discount voucher from us on arrival), the brasserie is located on the grounds of Jachthaven 't Eiland. The nearest supermarket is within walking distance of approximately 15 - 20 minutes.

At Gelderse Boat Rental you can rent a houseboat all year round. The houseboats are very comfortable even on a cold winter day - due to the good insulation. It is highly recommended to book a houseboat last minute on a beautiful winter day and enjoy the enchanting winter landscape.

Sail and stay overnight

No, only our experienced skippers sail the houseboat to the location of your choice. Gelderse Boat Rental has selected the 6 most beautiful locations within Recreation Area de Rhederlaag for you! This way you can enjoy your stay completely carefree!

Our house boats are moored at the new jetty of Jachthaven 't Eiland, from these berths all house boats already have a beautiful wide view of the water! On request, our skippers can take you to one of the six most beautiful spots within the Rhederlaag Recreation Area. Of course you can also choose to spend the night in the harbor.


Our houseboats are beautifully moored in the harbor of Jachthaven 't Eiland in Lathum: approximately 15 km from Arnhem, 14 km from Zevenaar, 21 km from Doetinchem, 32 km from Nijmegen and 31 km from Emmerich (Dld).

You can park for free in parking lot P1 of Jachthaven 't Eiland.

Check-in and check-out

We will be happy to welcome you on arrival and bring you to the boat you have reserved. Here you will receive a welcome package from us and we will show you all the ins and outs of the house boat. The current status of the houseboat, the engine and the complete equipment and inventory will be checked with you on the basis of a check and inventory list, confirmed and signed by both you and us on handover.

If desired, you can safely store your suitcases with us. We would like to hear if you want to make use of this.

You can find this in the information about the boat. If you arrive at a different time or want to check out earlier, please let us know as soon as possible.

There is a welcome package on board with, among other things, walking and cycling routes, restaurant tips, information about the area, information about Jachthaven 't Eiland and information about events.

The houseboat must be handed over broom clean and with clean crockery to an employee of Gelderse Boatverhuur at the agreed check-out time. The waste must also be removed. We will then fully check the boat together with you on the basis of the check and inventory list.

Facilities on the houseboat

Jachthaven 't Eiland has a recycling center where you can dispose of all your waste separately: glass, paper, plastic and residual waste.

Yes, the house boats are equipped with a refrigerator.

The houseboat has a water tank with a capacity of approximately 60 to 170 liters, depending on the boat. If you need extra water in between, you can refill it at the port. We recommend that you bring your own bottled drinking water on board.

The power on board works with a 12 volt connection. The 12 volt battery is charged by the motor and solar panels on the roof.

230 volts are available in the harbor via a shore power cable. The use of appliances with a voltage of 230 volts is only possible when there is a shore connection.

No, the toilet paper is made available by Gelderse Boatverhuur and may not be brought along. This toilet paper is self-dissolving, so that the toilet does not clog. You will receive the necessary instructions for this during check-in. Please note, if the toilet becomes clogged, an amount of € 100 will be charged.
Water is sucked in outside to flush the toilet. All waste water is collected in the waste water tank (approximately 400 liters) and pumped away after your stay.

In the harbor of Jachthaven 't Eiland you can use the Wi-Fi network for free. The houseboat itself is not equipped with WiFi.

The person named in the rental agreement is responsible for the safety of all passengers on board. He / she must treat the houseboat as his / her own property.

A fishing permit is required to fish from the houseboat. You can request a fishing pass at the reception of Jachthaven 't Eiland.

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the house boats.

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