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.
All things considered, I’ve lived in smaller apartments.
And it certainly fit more people than places I’ve lived in!
Though I think I had a bigger kitchen …
… wardrobe …
… and bedroom. There’s another sleeping space opposite this one.
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.
I think renting one would be a great experience …
… though I wouldn’t want to own one.
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.