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Amsterdam Museum

Kalverstraat 92 and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 359, 1001 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
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Ranked #37 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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Queensland, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

What a great museum this is! Every visitor to Amsterdam should see this museum first. It provides a brilliant introduction to the history of Amsterdam. It is very well laid out, the information provided are interesting and very accessible. No need to pay for an audio guide, the labels in the displays are quite informative and engaging. I particularly enjoyed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The history of Amsterdam explained in a very structured in and clear way. I loved the organisation of this museum, which should be an example for others! I learnt a fair few facts and had an enjoyable hour!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

very interesting museum. first part of the museum you learn a lot about history of Amsterdam, very entertaining, because there are a lot of stands where you can listen special information in your native language. 2 nd art is art collection, loved it and very happy had time to visit this museum.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The best thing ive been to in a long time we are all going to go back on holiday here next year thats for sure.

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Calgary
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Make sure you buy the Museum Card when you first arrive in Amsterdam. This is one of the many museums that accepts the card. The Amsterdam Museum (like the London Museum) gives an excellent overview of the city. Our group of 2 adults and 3 teens spent 75 minutes here and thoroughly enjoyed the museum.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Museumkart taken here. Use tram 1,2,5 getting off at the Spui stop and it is right there. Gives an interesting timeline history of Amsterdam with lots of rooms and exhibits. audio guide cost 4 euro and I did not get it. Lots of interesting video clips from the later years of 1940s to present day.

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South Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Brilliantly laid out a signed. Excellent audio facilities. All in the context of what else was happening in the world. Good café too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Great museum to learn history of Amsterdam. Enjoyed special exhibit about soccer (futbol) and how it compares to religion.

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went here early in the morning and it was a nice relaxing way to start the day.there were some interesting exhibits about Dutch history and i would recommend it as a good starting point for a trip.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The 'DNA' of the city currently on display is a good primer on the development of the city. Permanent displays are organized by century, which helps in budgeting your time. Still, we only just got into the WWII era when closing time came - so save some time for the resistance story at the end.

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