Houseboats of Amsterdam Part Twee (Two)

Houseboats of Amsterdam Part Twee


Although my time spent in Amsterdam was very brief, I loved every minute of it. We filled our days with many adventures.

One of those adventures was a boat tour through the canals of Amsterdam.


Amsterdam’s canals are filled with houseboats. In fact, there are around 2,500 legally moored houseboats in the more than 100 km of canals found in Amsterdam. But you may have already known that fact. Especially, if you’ve read Part One of my Houseboats of Amsterdam series.

Let’s head off for part two.

It’s never too late in life to have a genuine adventure.

– Robert Kurson

To live is the rarest thing in the world.

Most people exist, that is all.

– Oscar Wilde

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.

– Susan Sontag

If you think adventure is dangerous. Try routine. It’s lethal.

– Paulo Coelho

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

– Helen Keller

I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.

– A.A. Milne


I hope you’ve enjoyed this houseboat tour of Amsterdam.

Houseboats of Amsterdam Part Twee

If you’re a fan of doors, be sure to hop over to Norm’s blog where door lovers of the world meet each Thursday.

If you’d like to see more posts from my time in Amsterdam, you can read about our visit to the Anne Frank house here. I’ve also shared about stumbling into the red light district with a set of teens.

If you are a fan of architecture you can find a tour of doors here or a stroll along the streets here.

Of course, another thing that Amsterdam is well known for is all of the bikes and I’ve share some photographs of them in this post.

Have you visited Amsterdam? What was your favorite place to visit?

Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures. -Lewis Carroll

Let your light shine!




26 thoughts on “Houseboats of Amsterdam Part Twee (Two)

    1. Thanks so much Julie! There’s so much to see there that it’s hard to take it all in. We were only there for 2 days, but all my teenagers talk about wanting to return. It was a first overseas destination for me and the teens. The hubby had done much traveling in his youth. 🙂

      1. So awesome! I feel like once you’ve been bitten by the travel bug there’s no going back. Our family is opposite. My husband didn’t travel at all when he was younger, and he kind of fought wanting to do international trips. But now he really enjoys it. I hope you guys get to go back for longer!

  1. I have never been to Amsterdam: thank you for the glimpse into this city. I live walking along canals, and these homes are so cheerful! Love the quotes: my favourite is the Knutson: never too late!

    1. I’m glad that you enjoyed the tour! It is such a vibrant city and I hope to be able to return again someday. I love canals as well. They are so peaceful. Yes!! It is never too late! 🙂

  2. You caught quite a few boats! Did you walk, or did you capture them on a boat trip? Love that sight and site and you captured it well! It’s like some other capital cities in Europe, so full of history. Did you know there is a whole Jewish neighborhood in Amsterdam called the Jordaan? That’s why many of their Jewish expressions every Dutchman can understand.
    his is Jesh StG -writing from my other blog.

    1. Hi Jesh!!
      I captured these on a boat trip. We did do quite a bit of walking, but I didn’t take near enough photos as it was drizzly much of our time there. I had heard of the Jordaan, but we didn’t end up getting over that way. I didn’t know it until we returned home that my Van Hoose line set sail from Amsterdam. They lived on Tuinstraat, which appears to be in the Jordaan district. If I had known that while I was there, I definitely would have moved it higher on our must see list. As it was, we had very little time and hope to return again someday.

  3. I really do want to spend a week vacationing on a houseboat at some point. I’m sure Amsterdam would be as good a place as any to do it in 🙂

    1. I hope you get a chance to vacation on a houseboat! I hope I get a chance to do it too for that matter! We loved Amsterdam. I think it would be a great choice as a place to do stay in one. 🙂

      1. My mind often works faster than my fingers and I find myself having skipped words as well. I knew what you meant. 😉

  4. Wonderful photos Amy. I went to Amsterdam as part of my Contiki when I was just 23 so it was a loooong time ago. But I have good memories of the place. Thank you for this houseboat tour. 🙂

    1. Thank you Miriam! We loved it there. All of my teens would like to return again someday. We didn’t have near enough time.

  5. These are lovely! I’ve always wanted to do a river cruise living for a couple of weeks on house boat.

    Just a few weeks ago I was wandering around San Francisco and was admiring several houseboats in an inlet I never knew about.

    1. I’m always getting brochures from Viking River Cruises and they look so magical. Our nearby lake has a houseboat that you can rent and it has a slide and everything. Our summer’s haven’t worked out to book one yet.

      That must have been a fun find in San Francisco. The dock in Naples had boats that would come in and stay for an extended time while they lived aboard. We used to walk along and admire them.

    1. I hope that you achieve your goal! Amsterdam is a beautiful city and the houseboats look like an amazing option for a living aboard 🙂

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