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Amsterdam Museum

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Kalverstraat 92, 1012 PH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 523 1822
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum to visit. Easy to walk thru. Learned a lot about Amsterdam. Good interactive exhibits. Free audio guides. Enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Teach1977
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Amsterdam Museum is a fascinating and insightful museum that covers the history of the city of Amsterdam from its beginings. It is not as well known as the Rijksmuseum but is worth a visit. Admission purchased through the Concierge of your hotel or online is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Very many historical museums overwhelm you with fragments of pots and pans and other historic fragments. The Amsterdam Museum does not commit that fault. It relies on themes and tries to tell the Amsterdam story or stories. It succeeds. Their own presentation reflects it well:...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ilolahti
Reviewed 24 October 2018

A small museum with a lovely exhibit - excellent for those with children so they can get a better understanding of the history of this fascinating city. The interactive "little orphanage" was fun the for kids as well. Good to fill a couple of hours...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FPdeG
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The story of Amsterdam, lots of animated displays and less in the way of original items (although some rooms better than others). Probably just about worth it

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martin_Ridgway
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the history. Fairly well done. From al that I had already learned in other parts of my visit to Amsterdam, there could have been more. So.. that makes the entrance fee a bit high.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravelingDrZ
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

If you have a couple of hours to fill then this is not a bad way to spend the time. It also gives you a good overview of the history of Amsterdam-we visited at the start of our Amsterdam break. It is very clean and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LynC131
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We found the museum to be both informative and interesting and we learned a lot about Amsterdams history. The staff were very kind and the audio-player allowed you to progress at your own pace. There were also a lot of interactive activities throughout the museum....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul_Norway_3420
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Not sure if the history of Amsterdam or the history of the building was more interesting. I did like the history and liked using the earphones, but they were not working at several locations. I also thought that comparing it to the cost of other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CatRob_12
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Nice museum that isn't too crowded. You need about 1.5 hours to see it all with the audio guide - you can do it in 1 if you rush it but probably won't take in everything there, which would be a shame.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christopher V
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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
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Response from I9377XYjeand | Reviewed this property |
The proper way to arrive in the City Center is by train. It is available at the airport. Excellent service!!