Houseboat Museum

I have been meaning to go to the Houseboat Museum since I frist discovered there was one! Houseboats are so prevalent in Amsterdam and all over the Netherlands, that it’s a little hard to not wonder what they look like on the inside.

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All things considered, I’ve lived in smaller apartments.

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And it certainly fit more people than places I’ve lived in!

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Though I think I had a bigger kitchen …

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… wardrobe …

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… and bedroom. There’s another sleeping space opposite this one.

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There was interesting information regarding what it actually costs you to own and live in a house boat. You need to not only pay for the house, and then council rates, but also rent the mooring where you’re berthed.

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I think renting one would be a great experience …

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… though I wouldn’t want to own one.

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Not a bad little museum if you’d like to get a feel for how house boats work and how they’re built. And right in the Negenstraatjes means that it’s a convenient place to get to when exploring Amsterdam.

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