Special locations on the water

Wikkelboats are tiny houseboats that are multifunctional and sustainable. On a Wikkelboat you can relax, spend the night but also be inspiring to meet.

Made sustainably

Why is it called a Wikkelboat? The top of the boat is wrapped in 24 layers of corrugated cardboard, making the boat not only very light but also well insulated in terms of noise and temperature. Around it is a kind of raincoat and around it is a wooden covering. The underside is made of aluminum and the air conditioning and water drainage are also incorporated into this. The boat can sail, but this is not possible for guests.

The Coaster

Since May 2020 we have completely renovated and moored a beautiful ship “De Coaster” from 1909 around the corner from the Wikkelboats. If you want to stay in a typical Rotterdam way in the heart of Rotterdam, book a luxury Cabin at De Coaster!

View here. the short film about our Wikkelboats made for RTL4 Coffee Time.

Now open: Wikkelboats in the Rijnhaven!

Blog and latest news


Myra and Adi from Let's Meet Abroad stayed on a Wikkelboat And made a nice vlog about it!

Wikkelboats open in the Rijnhaven of Rotterdam

Four tiny houses on the water as special accommodation and location for new initiatives Green light for Floating Rotterdam, a floating temporary initiative in the ...

Nice travel blog from HTSPT about our Wikkelboats!

Nice travel blog from HTSPT about our Wikkelboats! In a port city like Rotterdam, a place to sleep on the water is of course indispensable. What did you think about…

Enthusiastic experiences of our visitors

“Very nice stayed on this special houseboat! Location, amenities and hospitality are all top! ”


What a fantastic experience, we enjoyed the great location, the hosts are friendly and helpful. Tiny house, great experience

Emma Wilson

Meeting at an inspiring top location, organization has arranged everything beautifully

Anton van Vliet - Launchup

We were looking for a good base for our annual visit to North Sea Jazz, after enjoying an evening of enjoying music, recovering again in our own Tiny house, wonderful

Pierre van Oosteren - Ghia van Helsingen

On behalf of Oostervant, thank you so much for your hospitality last week! We had a super nice (meeting) day on the Wikkelboat. The setting and the ambiance made it a great meeting. Certainly until next time!

Frido Verschoor - Head of Sport / Neighborhood Networker Recreation Center Oostervant