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Houseboat Museum (Woonboot Museum)

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Address: Opposite Prinsengracht 296, 1016 HW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 20 427 0750
11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Costs 5Euros but is included in the "I Amsterdam" pass. It's one houseboat which you visit. There's a lot of information given and the man there is happy to talk to you and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
Sarah N
Hertford, United Kingdom
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend has been trying to convince me to buy and live on a tug boat converted into a houseboat. This gave me a really good idea of what it is like to live on a houseboat and got me thinking about way to make it work for us.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

It is so nice to see the inside of a typical houseboat and understand how life differs living on the canal. It's inexpensive to go inside and lovely to see how life is on a boat. Every available space is used and there is no clutter around - what is necessary exists and what is not necessary - just isn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I really did not know what to expect from this museum but I was very pleasantly surprised. My teenage kids absolutely love this and thought it was great fun especially the clogs. I've never been in a houseboat so did not know what to expect and I was very surprised by all the space within. Houseboats are just as expensive... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Costs 5Euros but is included in the "I Amsterdam" pass. It's one houseboat which you visit. There's a lot of information given and the man there is happy to talk to you and answer questions. Interesting to see what the inside of one of these boats is like.

Thank Sarah N
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

On the busiest canal, Prinsengracht, you find this houseboat you can visit for a fee. Good for children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a very short but extremely interesting visit. The curator of the museum really does go out of his way to explain how the boat used to work the canals, what was involved in the conversion to the housebaot and how the people used to work and live on the boat. It was a thoroughly worthwhile visit and very... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

What a jewel !! As the canals of Amsterdam are lined with houseboats, it was exciting to get to board one (built in 1914) and see how others live. Had a super discussion with the girl onboard about winterizing water and sewage lines against the cold, and mooring costs. Great fun !!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

It won't take you long to go around, it is a boat after all. Price on entry depends upon if you're carrying a tourist card or not. Full price is €4.50, but is free with the "I Am Amsterdam" card, with some discounts for other cards. I won't give much away, but if you're passing or nearby then do try... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

It's a lovely houseboat not far from Anne frank house. The owner is helpful and friendly and runs a tight ship! It's small but interesting and a fave with my mum who enjoyed the coffee and sit down ! We were there pretty early about 930 10 nice and quiet. Video showing other details on boats with an enya soundtrack... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Free with I Amsterdam card think it's 4 or 5 euro otherwise. Very interesting to see the inside of a houseboat. Takes no more than 15 or 20 minutes.

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