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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  • There are 2,250 houseboats in Amsterdam, but only one is a museum where you can go inside and see just how clean, cozy and restful it can be. This boat was manufactured in 1914 for carrying cargo, fir...  more »
  • This is a boat that was converted into a small museum. There are two or three rooms that are original (old) and then some converted spaces that were lived in until 1997. It is a quick and informative ...  more »
  • Amsterdam has an abundance of houseboats on the canals. So it was lovely to find this lovely very old houseboat restored and open as a museum. Cost was I think €4.50 and it is surprisingly large and s...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great little boat, give you an idea of how families realy lived on the boats.