Dutch-Netherlands

More and more people choose to live on a houseboat. Perhaps you are also thinking about buying a houseboat in The Netherlands? But what things do you have to consider? Buying a houseboat brings its own specific issues with it.

On our website you can have a quiet first orientation to what living on a houseboat actually is about and to any specific issues you should take into account when buying a houseboat. The information we give you is very general and many (local) exceptions are possible.

 

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 (In Dutch only!)
 

In former days, living on a houseboat was mainly seen as an emergency solution in the absence of a better alternative. Living on a houseboat was cheaper and therefore suitable for the less wealthy people. It was seen as a simple and poor habitat. There was little luxury, the accommodation was often small, houseboats were not insulated and damp. That is why the prejudices about living on a houseboat were negative for a long time.

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Just like a house, a houseboat should also be well insured. To be able to get a mortgage, a good all-risk hull insurance is even required.

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Financing a houseboat, large or small, new or used is very complex and very personal. A complex matter, for which a good coaching is very important. It is very difficult for a layman to understand this complex subject and to determine which offer is best for his situation!

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Both for the financing and often also for the insurance of a houseboat a valuation is required. The houseboat can only be surveyed by an approved houseboat surveyor.

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