The houseboat is situated in the 'Oostelijk Havengebied', in an part of the city well known for its architecture. The surroundings are quiet, but the city centre is nearby, at 15 minutes by bike. You can also take the tram or bus.
There are several museums nearby, the NEMO, the Maritime Museum, The institute for social history and the Tropenmuseum.
You can also take the ferry to the north of Amsterdam, the ferry departs at the Azartplein.