Book a unique night on the water!

Do you want to spend your next holiday on the water and enjoy the ultimate feeling of freedom? Then come and spend the night on one of our houseboats!

Then a sailing houseboat offers the perfect solution! From August 2021 you can stay with us on one of our beautiful, new and unique Houseboats. Our house boats both have a permanent berth on a completely newly constructed jetty from Marina 't Eiland! From these unique berths (outside the harbour) the house boats all have a wide view of more than 180 degrees over the beautiful lake, which is also called the 'Gardameer' of the Netherlands! And in the distance you look at the rolling hills of the beautiful nature reserve De Hoge Veluwe!

If you are in for a little more adventure or are looking for a unique private spot, our skippers will gladly sail the houseboat (at a reduced rate) for you to one of the most special spots within this beautiful area! A place where you can fully enjoy the feeling of wealth and exclusivity with your family, friends or romantically as a couple! In addition, depending on the duration of your stay, you can even enjoy several spots, with a new view every time! A unique experience that you will often remember!

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* Of course our skippers are dependent on the weather conditions for moving the houseboats and safety comes first. If the weather does not allow you to sail to one of the special spots, we will of course discuss the possibilities with you and together we will see whether it is possible at another time during your stay.

Our new houseboats are built from highly durable materials and are fully insulated for both cold and heat. With us you can enjoy your well-deserved holiday, mini-break or weekend away in comfort all year round!

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Houseboat Marbella

Houseboat Marbella is suitable for 2 to a maximum of 4 people. The luxurious furnishings ensure that you can fully enjoy yourself. The Marbella has a living room with TV, chairs and a (sleeping) couch that can be folded out into a double bed in a few seconds. The kitchen is equipped with a gas hob, fridge and freezer. The bedroom with a double bed also offers extra space for storing your belongings because there is a lot of storage space under the bed. In addition, the boat has a luxurious bathroom with shower and toilet. From the living room you enter the large front terrace where you can enjoy breakfast in the morning in the sun. Via the rear of the boat you can take a staircase to the spacious roof terrace where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful view! You can rent the houseboat in both summer and winter thanks to the excellent insulation and 3 radiators.

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Houseboat 'Hawaii'

This luxury Houseboat 'Hawaii' is really equipped with every comfort and luxury!

  • A spacious living / sitting area with TV and patio doors to the spacious (front) terrace where you can sit outside!
  • The living room has a spacious sofa, which also offers two extra sleeping options;
  • A fully equipped kitchen with a 2-burner gas stove, coffee machine, microwave, refrigerator, sink and spacious storage cupboards;
  • In addition, the 2-person bedroom has a lovely double box-spring bed, where you can then dream away!
  • The second bedroom has a bunk bed (2 pers.) and storage cupboards;
  • Bathroom with sink, shower and toilet;
  • Air conditioning, heating and dehumidifying device;
  • Indoor mood lighting (LED);
  • Solar panels;
  • All windows with "rafinette" for optimal light and a lot of privacy;
  • Swimming ladder;
  • This new houseboat is built in the Netherlands from very durable materials and is also fully insulated for both cold and heat. This allows you to fully enjoy your well-deserved holiday all year round!

To reserve

Reservations can be made directly through our website! You must pay 50% of the travel sum immediately, the remaining 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. You will also receive a reminder email from us.

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! d
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 by e-mail

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 linen (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
  • Gas BBQ (including 1 gas bottle) € 35.00
  • Skipper for moving your Houseboat - Each time (to a location or back to the harbor) € 29.95
  • Electric bicycle € 35.00 per day
  • SupBoard Midweek & Weekend € 49.00
  • Supboard Week € 69.00
  • Dinghy (with motor) - Day rental € 49.00
  • 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 gas 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! Hand detergent, games and a flashlight are also always handy! 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).

Don't forget to bring enough food and drinks! You can also book a picnic basket or drinks package with your reservation, wonderful of course for the day of arrival! There is also the possibility to dine, barbecue or have lunch at Brasserie Vin, 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!

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 located 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 familiarize you with 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.

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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