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Amsterdam Museum

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Address: Kalverstraat 92 and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 359, 1001 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 523 1822
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Housed in a splendid 17th-century building that was a former civic...

Housed in a splendid 17th-century building that was a former civic orphanage, this museum tell the history of Amsterdam through its vast collection of art and artifacts from medieval times to the present.

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DNA Exhibit 45 mins max, well worth a look

I am not massive on spending a whole day in a museum, but the free art gallery street and the DNA of Amsterdam will take you an hour or so and is set at just the right level. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am not massive on spending a whole day in a museum, but the free art gallery street and the DNA of Amsterdam will take you an hour or so and is set at just the right level. The short films and audio tours are really good and the exhibit gives you a brief overview of the history of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

City museums can be a little dull, but not this one. Very engaging exhibits and a wide range of interesting material in very digestible pieces. Good special exhibitions, too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent exhibition on the history of Amsterdam and the rise and decline of Dutch Colonial power and influence into Amsterdam as a cosmopolitan, liberal city. The Maurice Boyer Exhibtion was superb in particular the series on the squatters protest and clashes with the Police and Council as well as his most recent work looking at refugees arriving and settling in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum takes you through the history of Amsterdam from its earliest days, leading up to the Golden Age and its decline and into the 21st century. If you've already been on Amsterdam walking tours, you will have already heard a lot of the history detailed in this museum. Some of exhibits come with explanations and a short video, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum will tell you everything a visitor might wish to know about the city and more. Many exhibits on several levels, chronologic walk through and excellent audioguides. There is an interesting kid's section with interactive walk-through hands-on exhibits called The Little Orphanage (Het Kleine Weeshuis) - because the museum buildings themselves were the City Orphanage for 400 years!?!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A relatively small museum that shows the history of Amsterdam and the special character of the city. If you are visiting more museums in the Netherlands, this one might overlap somewhat with others.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A history of the development of Amsterdam, from how it is built upon wooden piles to recent years. Some objects are of more interest than others in particular Rembrandt's anatomy painting and Medieval statues. Other exhibits like the history of Schipol airport may be of less interest.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of history and learning experience. Worth the visit. I spend about 2 hrs and I think that should be enough.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All museums have their niche this one for me falls between stools its top heavy on art and had large presentatio0n on the development of the airport it must be interesting to plane spotters but thas about it airports are well a bit boring but thats me

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent introduction to the history of Amsterdam and the Dutch. A very well planned and informative Museum.

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Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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