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Houseboat Museum - Things to Know Before Visiting

Prinsengracht 296K, 1016 HW Amsterdam, Netherlands


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About Houseboat Museum

A unique museum, which gives you get the chance to experience first-hand what it’s like to live in a houseboat on an Amsterdam canal. The museum is located in the “Hendrika Maria”, a former cargo ship built in 1914. The cargo hold is now a cosy living space featuring all the conveniences and a surprising amount of space and comfort.

Attractions Near Houseboat Museum

Negen Straatjes
Negen Straatjes0.26km from Houseboat Museum

De Negen Straatjes is a neighbourhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands located in the Grachtengordel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It comprises nine side streets off the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Singel in central Amsterdam which have been promoting themselves with that name since the 1990s.

Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography
Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography0.31km from Houseboat Museum

Huis Marseille is Amsterdam's 1st photography museum. It is housed in two 17th century canal houses and has a library, museum store and its own collection. The museum is housed in a residence built around 1665 for a French merchant, and contains 13 exhibition spaces and a restored room in Louis XIV style; the building was restored and the museum extended into the adjacent building in 2007–2013.

Museum of the Canals
Museum of the Canals0.35km from Houseboat Museum

The Museum of the Canals located inside a townhouse dating back to the middle of the 17th century that's been the home of numerous Dutch merchants. While the exhibitions on the canals are the main draw, the museum is also worth visiting for its interiors—one room features wallpaper dating back to 1776.

Amsterdam Museum
Amsterdam Museum0.52km from Houseboat Museum

A majestic museum opened in 1926 in the Waag, one of Amsterdam's 15th-century city gates, which says about the history of Amsterdam. The museum exhibits various items related to the history of Amsterdam, from the Middle Ages to the present time. Many of the original furnishings of the city orphanage are on display. The museum has on display paintings, models, archeological findings, photographs, but also less likely items such as a playable carillon, a Witkar and a replica of Café 't Mandje.

Homomonument0.52km from Houseboat Museum

The Homomonument is a memorial in the centre of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. It commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality. The Homomonument was designed to "inspire and support lesbians and gays in their struggle against denial, oppression and discrimination." It was the first monument in the world to commemorate gays and lesbians who were killed by the Nazis.

Anne Frank House
Anne Frank House0.59km from Houseboat Museum

The Anne Frank House is a writer's house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. It preserves the hiding place, has a permanent exhibition on the life and times of Anne Frank, and has an exhibition space about all forms of persecution and discrimination. The building is located on a canal called the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk, in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

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The province that houses the largest city and capital of Netherlands- Amsterdam.