Houseboat Museum, Amsterdam

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Get a glimpse into what it's like to live on a houseboat at Houseboat Museum. The floating museum is located along the Prinsengrach on the Hendrika Maria, a 1914 freighter for sand and gravel that's been converted into a living museum. Step aboard and receive a laminated guide so you can explore on your own. Walk around the boat, which is the size of an average Amsterdam apartment, and learn how all areas of the space within are utilized. Put Houseboat Museum and other Amsterdam attractions into our Amsterdam vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 2, 2017
    The House boat Museum is really a great idea. So get an impression you sometimes, looks like such a houseboat from the inside.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Just what you might expect - get on a houseboat and get to take a peek at what they're really like. You can't come to Amsterdam without being curious about what these houseboats are like, so this give...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    The Museum shows what looks like a houseboat from the inside and tells about the history of the boat. Houseboats are not larger than a normal House or apartment the Museum is of course not very substantial. Yet informative if interested in life on a houseboat.
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  • June 7, 2017
    Interesting little floating museum tells the story of these barges and what life was like working and living on one. A few short TV films were interesting as is the bedrooms inside. Will take you 20 to 30 minutes. Worth a visit.
  • June 8, 2017
    Nice quick tourist spot along a canal. Fun look into what life is like on a house boat and history of what the boats may have been used for in the past.
  • June 7, 2017
    Doesn't take long to look around but for anyone who hasn't been on board one of these boats it is really interesting and well worth a visit.
  • July 9, 2017
    Small and beautiful. You can experience atmosphere of houseboat living.
  • April 23, 2017
    Very small and cute museum. Worth it if you have an iAmsterdam card. Owner was very friendly, and asked us for our thoughts on some new signs.

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