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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 5 days ago

My 8 year old is fascinated by houseboats and RV's. This was a great quick little trip to show him the inside of a houseboat and talk to a houseboat owner. It was a great little "kid activity" before stopping for lunch.

Thank funtimesAustin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a real extensive museum but if you are in Amsterdam and have seen all the houseboats on the canals you are probably wondering what it is like to live in one. This museum gives you some idea of what it is like. Some interesting...More

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dang this cool! Super interesting to see coming from somewhere were everyone lives in big houses. Bearing in mind it's a tour which takes only a few minutes as it's literally someones old house, definitely worth the visit if you're not a local.

Thank Zach C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday in June. Situated on a pleasant canal away from many of the tourist crowds. Quite interesting to see how a houseboat could be set up for living. Lovely garden plants on the deck. Not busy. There was a pleasant young...More

Thank GregandDebbie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 10 June 2017 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 4 June 2017

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 June 2017 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 2 June 2017

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 2 June 2017

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

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of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll
through this especially convivial warren of narrow
streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and
quality galleries. Historically a haven for the
working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is
better known as an enclave for artists and designers.
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