How is it to live on a houseboat?

What is living on the water like?

Everyone who is used to 'terra firma' under their feet sometimes wonders what it is like to live on a houseboat. Is there enough space? Do you get seasick? What's it like in winter? What kind of boats can you live on? How do you get your mail? This houseboat exhibition in Rotterdam lets you see what living on the water in the Netherlands is typically like. Using models of various houseboats and waterborne accommodations (a pontoon houseboat, a boat conversion and a water villa)


Have a look at these lovely exhibits with their detailed interiors, four of which were made specially for 'Living on the Water'. Listen to the interviews with houseboat residents who will tell you everything about their very different reasons - and the love they have in common - for living on the water.


I'd also recommend you to give the tiny deck-house a visit and see how to arrange things in a houseboat so that it will not float at a skew angle. Next you can have a nice stroll in the museum harbour with the free family walk that takes you past the most unusual vessels. But, the very best way to get to know the houseboat experience is to just rent a houseboat in Rotterdam!



What: exhibition 'Living on the water'
Where: Maritime Museum Rotterdam
When: till November 27, 2017
Address: Leuvehaven 1, 3011 EA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands