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  • Address: Prinsengracht 296K, 1016 HW, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hours: Daily, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; closed on bank holidays.
  • Admission: Adults € 4,50; Children 5–15 years € 3,50; Groups of 10 or more, € 3,50/person

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Houseboat Museum (Woonboot Museum) Tours

In Amsterdam’s central district Jordaan, along the Prinsengracht canal, you’ll find this small, quirky museum floating right on the water. The Houseboat Museum (Woonboot Museum) is a traditionally furnished houseboat that really gives a feeling for what everyday life on the canals of Amsterdam was like before ‘modern’ times. The boat, a former freighter named the ‘Hendrika Maria,’ is completely furnished and has several different visuals and models to show how life on the canals has changed through the decades. Once on board, you can see how the authentic barge (built in 1914) was converted to a comfortable houseboat in the 1960s. The houseboat has proper skipper’s quarters with a sleeping bunk, a good-sized living room and kitchen, and a bathroom. (The houseboat is equal in size to the average Amsterdam apartment.) Nowadays, the Hendrika Maria welcomes visitors to its homey interior — it seems as though the owners have just popped out to do a bit of shopping! Visitors can sit in the ship’s living room with a cappuccino or a hot chocolate from the museum’s shop while taking in the surroundings.

Practical Info

The Houseboat Museum is located in a very central area of Amsterdam, in the Jordaan district, just a five-minute walk from the Anne Frank house. Though it’s small and rather off the traditional tourist circuit, the charming museum is interesting and well worth a visit.

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