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Address: Smits Koffiehuis | Stationsplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 530 1092
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11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

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Great way to spend a day

Only problem was that it was the hottest weekend in August and the boat was very hot inside, I should have taken a sun hat and sunglasses - but the views were good.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 December 2014
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Oxford, United Kingdom

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Newry, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We spotted this online before we arrived and had to visit. First time on a house boat and it was amazing to see the history of that boat. We where the only ones on it and it was very cheap.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

It is a real boat-house with all the furniture inside, so you really feel how it is to live inside that kind of boats. A way of living that I envy but I'm not sure if I could do it since living in a boat leads to a lot of problems related with floods and so...

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Thank Cátia G
Belfast, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

I love house museums and this is the first houseboat museum I've ever visited. It was great to see how a family might live on a boat, and learn a bit about how they are made and some of the history. Adorable wee place. I felt like this was another museum that was overlooked in tourist info, and we just... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

Only problem was that it was the hottest weekend in August and the boat was very hot inside, I should have taken a sun hat and sunglasses - but the views were good.

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Thank ddobson
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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738 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

Museum Boat or Houseboat Museum( Woonboat museum) or Houseboatmuseum Amsterdam, all three are on the sites of Tripadvisor. But this one has the wrong address. Smits Koffiehuis is a restaurant in front of Central Station

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

just one galleon there you can walk on and the rest in model boats and black and white photographs , not a patch on the Liverpool Maritime museum :) , but ok if you are into galleons

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

A nice example of life on a house boat. A little hard to find. If it is open look for the red tourist flag flying above it. It only costs $3.50. It is interesting and nice. Doesn't take long to see it all! would recommend if looking for a cheap thing to do.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

Nice example of Dutch life on the boat. Was surprisingly interesting for me =) When I just arrived to Amsterdam wanted to understand culture and life attitudes of the people - this experience was exactly what I needed. By the way boat appartment rent costs the same as normal flat in the center. Therefore it's not about money saving but... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

It gives you an idea of how it`s like to live in a boat. It was very cosy and after you how small their houses are the boat is a good option. You pay 3,50euros and you have very nice photos

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Island of Malta, Malta
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

Quite expensive as this is very small and there is not much to see. Still might be intresting for someone intrested in how life on the water might be like in Amsterdam.

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