Tag Archive | Amsterdam Houseboat Interiors

Life Inside an Amsterdam Houseboat~

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Vincent Van Loon was a houseboat owner in Amsterdam who was constantly being questioned by tourists about his houseboat and what life was like for him living on it.

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So, in 1997 he decided to open a houseboat in Amsterdam to the public to address this curiosity.
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Take a peek inside the Maria Hendrika!

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She was built in 1914 to haul materials up and down the canals.

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In the 1960’s she was converted to a houseboat where people lived until she was opened to the public for tours in 1997. And yep, that’s me, reflected in the mirror.
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Holland houseboats have all the comforts of home as you can see, including heating, kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms and decks which function as garden terraces.
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There are approximately 3,050 houseboats in Amsterdam with people living onboard, and 100,000 legally occupied houseboats in all of the Netherlands.
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Does life aboard a houseboat appeal to you? If it does, and you want to try out living aboard, there are houseboat bed & breakfasts you can stay in to see if you like the lifestyle.

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Cheers to you from a cozy and comfortable Amsterdam houseboat~