70-year-old lightship once moored on The Thames is converted into cool £100-a-night B&B in Amsterdam

IN a former life, this 70-year-old lightship bobbed about on the Thames – but you can now rent this refurbished B&B for just £105 a night in Amsterdam.

This cutting-edge, quirky red ship is more than just a floating hotel, as it once acted as a lighthouse on the Thames Estuary, guiding ships coming in and out London.



The seventy-year-old Lightship is now moored in Amsterdam, fit with several luxurious suites that have been designed by award-winning architects.

The ship has been renovated into a quirky B&B with king-size beds, minibars, a pantry, opulent furnishings, dining tables and bathrooms.

Each contemporary suite has private access to the terrace that can be used as a viewing platform of the historic city of Amsterdam.

Breakfast is provided by the owners – but there are no cooking facilities on board, so you’ll have to explore and enjoy the cuisine offered by the Dutch city.


The Lightship is advertised by HostUnusual, a company dedicated to finding the world’s most extraordinary accommodation.

A one-night stay starts from £210 – £105 per person – if the cost is split between two people.

Built in the 1950s and decommissioned after years of service, the Lightship still retains some of its original, historical quirks.

The listing states: “Bobbing proudly and peacefully in Amsterdam-Noord is the vibrant red Lightship Amsterdam, a historic ship offering luxurious accommodation for two.

“The lightship itself was built in the early 1950s, completing many years of faithful service before being decommissioned decades later.

“Step aboard via your own private entrance, and into your upper store suite – which was once the lightship's storage room.

“The ship's resulting restoration has stayed beautifully true to its history, whilst adding a wealth of contemporary elements that are sure to leave you open-mouthed.”







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