Houseboats in the Amsterdam Canals


All year long canal tours show people from all over the world how amazing the historical canal houses of Amsterdam look from the water. Some people enjoy this view every day from their own houseboat. Holland counts many houseboats, but Amsterdam holds the record with approximately 2500 houseboats.

Living on the Water

In the seventies houseboats became a new phenomenon in the Dutch canals. A houseboat has everything a normal house has; a living room, kitchen, bedroom, toilet, bathroom and often a small terrace. The only difference is that the owners live on the water and see the canal tours and other boats pass by their window.

Stay in an Houseboat

If you want to know what it is like to live on an Amsterdam canal, visit the Houseboat Museum. View our offer here if you really want to experience staying on a houseboat in Amsterdam or Utrecht.

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