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Houseboat Museum

Prinsengracht 296 K, 1016 HW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 427 0750
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A LOOK INSIDE A HOUSEBOAT At the Houseboat Museum, you get the chance to experience first-hand what it’s to live in a houseboat on an Amsterdam canal. The museum is located in the Hendika Maria”, a former cargo ship built in 1914. The cargo hold is now a cosy living space featuring all the conveniences and a surprising amount of space and comfort. * Photography permitted * Plenty headroom inside * Description available in twenty languages Welcome on board!
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  • Poor3%
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Prinsengracht 296 K, 1016 HW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having walked past many houseboats it was great to take a look at this beautifully restored boat. Really interesting - with information on other boats and canal living in Amsterdam. We were encouraged to sit in the main cabin and on the rear deck giving...More

1  Thank Simon R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museum is nice, quaint and well thought out. It’s great to get an opportunity to see inside a houseboat. However it is quite small for the price you pay. On the IAmsterdam card it is free and well worth the visit!

Thank heather l
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go here as it was a bit of a grey day. If you show the website on your phone you get a small discount. You only really need half an hour to 45 minutes on the boat but it's nice to see....More

Thank Rachael B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a must-see attraction but if you are nearby definitely stop here and check it out; its interesting.

Thank Mayo N
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I found details of this museum in a very old guide book and was delighted to be able to visit during our recent trip to Amsterdam. The entry fee is nominal and the two staff on duty when we were there were very typical of...More

1  Thank Annexe2a
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Well worth a visit. A charming houseboat that I now want to retire to! The boat is deceptively spacious and a delight to look round. It is beautifully presented, surprisingly light, whilst still being cosy.The owner has gathered lots of interesting information and to get...More

1  Thank juliabolland
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Properly loved this... went with two small sons (9 and 7) who are now determined to live on a houseboat when they're older. It was a lovely, understated find. No queue, not busy, just a happy potter around the boat, peeking into all the rooms...More

1  Thank digestivedunker
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The houseboat museum a treat. Shows you life upon a houseboat throughout history. The lady who welcomed us friendly. You can walk through each room and great photo opportunities to take pictures. There is a video at the end to watch which finishes off the...More

Thank crazyclare
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit, on a trip to Amsterdam it gave us a fab opportunity to actually see inside a houseboat and to learn the history of the boats and waterways. Deffo one to add to the sightseeing list.

Thank Scruffy-sue
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Perhaps only interesting to us as we'd love to actually live the lifestyle, maybe not such a must see for most!

Thank lewandsoph
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