An Eco houseboat

An Eco-friendly houseboat in Amsterdam

In the renovation and operation of our houseboat, we've strived to be as environmentally friendly as possible in both materials and technique. Where we could, we've recycled old materials (wood and insulation materials). 

The ship is insulated with polyurethane (PUR) foam. On top of this a layer of air separates the construction wall, which is further insulated with stone wool and finished with wood chips and plasterboard. The floors are insulated with 7cm hard PUR boards, above which cement and floor warming were placed. assuring a warm and comfortable environment on the houseboat and throughout the Bed & Breakfast.

The houseboat's heating system and sanitary water works on the basis of a 1000-liter tank, heated via 60 sun-energy pipes and a pellet-stoked furnace. The pellets are made from pressed sawdust from the woodworking industry and comprise 100% new wood. No fossil fuels are used. Next to that, the ship uses 100% LED lighting and various energy-saving lamps. In the nearby future we will invest in solar panels that will provide the larger part of our houseboat's electricity needs.

All used or recycled wood consists of FSC manufactured wood (namely Oregon Pine and Pauwlonia).  

 

Heatpipes

Heatpipes

Eco friendly hot water

Eco friendly hot water

solar energy on B&B Houseboat De Dageraad

solar energy on B&B Houseboat De Dageraad

Solar energy

Solar energy

Visit us

De Dageraad, houseboat Amsterdam
Sylvia van Schijndel
Ertskade 2
1019 BB Amsterdam
call: +316-39143000
e-mail: bbdageraad@gmail.com

From Central Station, take Tram 26 in the direction of IJburg and exit after 9 minutes at Rietlandpark. A 10 min walk from tram will get you to us.

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You can also reach us by car. While parking in the city of Amsterdam can be pricey, you can obtain day tickets or choose long-term parking in the Park & Ride terrain for 1 euro per day. We're happy to advise you and help make your travels to and from Amsterdam as easy as possible. 

10 min walk to B&B Dagenraad Amsterdam