Choose a houseboat rental to have an authentic, functional, and economical accommodation perfect for boat lovers and originality seekers. People often forget about this ideal alternative to regular options, especially when hotels are crowded, overbooked and overpriced during events ( festivals, shows, conventions). Houseboats are as comfortable as apartments and can allow visitors to discover their favorite cities from an entirely different point of view. Cities like Paris, Amsterdam, or Lyon are popular for houseboats. Trying something new is always exciting, and we are sure that you will get great memories and original stories to tell from renting a houseboat. If you want a romantic weekend in Paris, a fun week with your family on the water in the south of France, or a trip with friends, try staying on a Houseboat!
How does a holiday that combines all your wishes sound? Rest assured, when you rent a houseboat, relaxation, activities and new experiences are all combined. It is a type of holiday that is suitable for a family with children as well as for friends.
Houseboat is a broad term for different types of boats on which you can basically live. When renting a houseboat, it is important to think carefully about what your needs are. Do you plan to go fishing during your stay, do you dream of a barbecue by the water or do you want to invite family and friends over for a cozy evening on a spacious terrace? Or do you prefer a cozy house on the water for 2? The capacity of the houseboats on offer ranges from 2 guests to a possibility of more than 12 guests onboard.
These traditional houseboats are reminiscent of times long gone, when canal systems were used to transport goods and materials. Immerse yourself completely in a nostalgic atmosphere with this type of houseboat.
If you dream of something more luxurious and want to relax with a cocktail in hand and bathe in the sun, a motorboat houseboat is ideal for you. Invite family and friends to enjoy the view together in comfort.
Looking for a cozy staycation for a weekend with the family? The term 'houseboat' can also refer to a simple boat without an engine. These boats are specifically designed to be used only as accommodation and not to move, of course, because they have no engine. Enjoy the cosiness of these wooden cottages by the water. This is the place for quality time with the family, sitting together and warming up after a dip in the water.
As with all types of boats, the price depends on the model of houseboat you want to rent. But not only that! The age of the boat, its size and capacity also play a role. Also decisive is the season in which you would like to go on holiday.
On average, the prices for renting a houseboat are as follows:
One day: renting a houseboat costs between 140€ and 400 €.
A week: For a week on a houseboat you pay between €1250 and €2,400 in low season.
In the high season, prices can go up to over 1000€ for the houseboat of your choice!
You've heard that you don't necessarily need a licence for a houseboat? That's right. If you rent a houseboat without a licence, you will need to appoint a representative to attend a briefing on arrival and before handover. Here you will learn how to steer the houseboat, how best to moor in the harbours or in the wilderness and what to pay attention to when locking. After that, you're ready to go!
However, this is not always the case, so we would always recommend that you contact the landlord via our integrated messaging tool and ask him for a route that certainly does not require a driving licence.
So pay attention when planning your route! But here, too, the local rental company can help you and give you advice. Or take a look at our houseboat route suggestions on our blog!
You are new to houseboat holidays and don't know or want to forget anything? We've put together a little list of things you might not immediately think of. As it is a somewhat special type of holiday, you should also think of some little things that are not absolutely necessary, but make a lot of things easier! So what needs to go in your luggage?
Click&Boat offers a wide range of houseboats in all shapes and sizes. Don't hesitate and choose the houseboat that best suits your holiday plans. This type of boat is suitable for the perfect spot on the water to add that special touch to your stay.
Whether it is a traditional, modern, cosy or large houseboat, a stay on board is guaranteed to be one of your most memorable experiences.