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Houseboat Museum (Woonboot Museum)

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Address: Opposite Prinsengracht 296, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020/427-0750
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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A simple look at life of the canal boats. There were some nice models and some info on its history. Some teas were available to buy and chairs shattered about so you could relax... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Greater London, United Kingdom

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A simple look at life of the canal boats. There were some nice models and some info on its history. Some teas were available to buy and chairs shattered about so you could relax and look at the displays. As you can imagine, it's quite narrow and small. So it can be done quite quickly and it's not too expensive... More 

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Split, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Very small but nice. Croatian guide leaflet included :) You can have a drink and enjoy sitting in a living room.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

While nice to see I don't think the Boat House Museum provides additional information than can be obtained via the internet and the boat interior is that of an older boat. would have liked to see then and now comparison. Very warm and became a bit crowded with other tourists.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Houseboat Museum is, of course, a very small attraction and takes well under an hour to visit. The price of admission is low, so give it a whirl if you really want to see the inside of a houseboat.

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Nicely decorated and furnished, the place offers an intimate look into what life is like in these floating homes.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It's always good to check out something different and I would recommend the Houseboat Museum. It is a restored boat now over 100 years old. Originally used for trade it has now been converted to a boat to live on. The exhibits are very interesting and you get to learn a lot about how the boat has been used over... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We visited the houseboat museum on a cold morning and were greeted by a charming young lady who invited us to look around and to feel free to sit in the lounge. It's interesting to look around a boat and it is well labelled and lovely and warm! There are postcards for sale and you can buy hot drinks to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

After seeing all of the houseboats on the canals, we were happy to be able to actually go inside of one. But it was not much of a museum. Interesting to look around. A quick visit, if you are passing by.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Well worth a visit if in the area. The gentlemen inside the museum was very friendly and knowable about the boat. The boat has low ceilings so mind your head.

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Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a quick visit you should do that shows you what it is like to live in a boathouse, a iconic part of Dutch culture. It's actually quite bigger than what I imagined it would be as a house! It won't take long, so there no reason for not going there!

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Additional Information about Houseboat Museum (Woonboot Museum)

Address: Opposite Prinsengracht 296, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020/427-0750
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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