The houseboat museum is an unique project. I have visited many boat museums, but this one is special. You get a feeling. It is a very small boat, used till the 60's for commercial use, then a houseboat and since a couple of years used as a museum.
The Hendrika Maria on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam
The interior is original, but slightly changed for museum use. It is small, entering the boat and having the original skipper's accommodation with bedroom and small washing table (kitchen???). The second room is now a reception desk, but used to be the kitchen when it was a houseboat. From the kitchen you walk into the main living room and also the biggest room of the boat. The next place is a small corridor and three rooms. One room is the toilet, another is used as tv room for museum (used to be a sleeping room??) and a room for th children to play (used to be???).
On deck are, as usual in Amsterdam, many flowers.
The boat is well maintained and worth a visit. The conservator has big collection of books on inland vessels and houseboats. If you ask, he takes time to explain and illustrate some of his ideas by showing these books.
Some pictures of the original back accommodation
The kitchen in the back accommodation
The bed in the old accommodation
The old accommodation
Some pictures of the current accommodation, made in the old cargo hold
Part of the living room, created in the cargo hold
Windows in the new accommodation
Going to the toilet, sleeping accommodation