Renovation of 'de dageraad' Amsterdam

In January 2009, we bought the barge 'Dageraad' while it lay frozen in the neighborhood of Bremen. It took some weeks before the ice melted and a course could be set for the Netherlands.

The ship was delivered to the Talsma wharf in Heeg, where it lay still for a year. In this period, we spent enormous energy on the design and concept of its new form and obtaining the necessary permits to convert it into a houseboat and Bed&Breakfast. We busied ourselves that year with demolition as and when it was possible, but the real work began only after the permits came in. The ship was then cut down to the maximum allowed length for its current mooring of 35 meters and fully gutted. We started with an empty hull and rebuilt from there, with full respect for the ship's form. The new construction of the houseboat has kept the form of a roof, steering cabin and 'kitchen'. The access to the roof deck (entrance of the Bed & Breakfast) has been renovated but kept its original form. Much thought was put into to retaining the history of this ship while maximizing the space inside and getting it into a modern and comfortable houseboat.

dageraad

dageraad

captain's cabin

captain's cabin

eye for detail

eye for detail

initial interior

initial interior

working with a team

working with a team

hull work

hull work

working on the rost

working on the rost

Great ambition

Great ambition

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