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. Plan your visit to Houseboat Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Amsterdam trip planner .
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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • It's a quaint little museum! Surprisingly, they had their materials even in Finnish - and that's a first. Not too expensive, and you get to see a houseboat from inside with some of its history detailed in posters etc. Service was also vert nice, which is not always the case in Netherlands. So that's a bonus! All in all, well worth a visit. You can occasionally get discounts from their website.
  • Cute little museum where you can learn about the boat itself as well as Amsterdam houseboat life. Pretty cheap to get in and quite small so you could do it in half an hour or less!
  • Very interesting place. Here you can see how living on a boat looks like. You will have impression that owners just left and be back in a minute.
  • 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.
  • Was pretty interesting, definitely worth a visit with an iamsterdam city card.

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