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Houseboat Museum (Woonboot Museum)

Opposite Prinsengracht 296, 1016 HW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 427 0750
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Opposite Prinsengracht 296, 1016 HW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 427 0750
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely little house boat museum, best way to see how people would live on the canals. Nice and quiet too, best to visit early in the day to avoid sharing with another group while exploring the little boat. You get given a laminated sheet to...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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, first timber and later sand. When visiting the...More

Thank DeborahBee45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 visit, and I was glad to have...More

Thank CGUrbanaIllinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 spacious on board. Crammed with information and history...More

Thank Scruffy-sue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very much renovated 1914 boat. Excellent work. Shows life aboard in olden days. Tiny beds for family. All needs there, tiny kitchen, nice living area. Makes use of all space. EU 4.50. Not on museumkaart. Nice spot to sit on deck and in pretty part...More

Thank IntrepidTraveller777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a houseboat which you can walk around and read about life on houseboats. It is included in the Amsterdam card and worth 30 minutes of your time. It is not an essential site but a minor diversion. It is good that someone has...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find friendly owner tour was smaller then i expected however it was a nice small enjoyable tour in this canal boat house

Thank sannyj89
Reviewed May 19, 2017

The Houseboat Museum is the only museum in the world that allows you to experience life on the water on one of Amsterdam's canals. The museum, which was built in 1967, was once a cargo ship called Hendrika Maria, and was converted into an authentic...More

Thank Tal R
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

We just happened upon this museum and it was well worth the visit to see the history of this 100+year old boat, and understand people's way of life. It's a cosy boat with the option to purchase hot drinks also and for a few moments...More

1  Thank Liz123D
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum dedicated to the life of the Hendrika Maria canalboat. If you have a few minutes spare during your tour of Amsterdam, it is worth taking a look. It is a bit overpriced though at €4.50 per person considering its size....More

Thank Max M
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