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Amsterdam Museum

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Address: Kalverstraat 92 and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 359, 1001 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 20 523 1822
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Description: 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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A step back in Dutch History

A very well curated exhibit of the history of Amsterdam from its beginings centuries ago, built on wood pilings. Simply explained through diagrams, paintings, interactive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A very well curated exhibit of the history of Amsterdam from its beginings centuries ago, built on wood pilings. Simply explained through diagrams, paintings, interactive head-sets in several popular languages to listen as you view videos, and a guide, also printed in various languages. Very good for children as well as adults. There are 3 floors, so it takes several... More 

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Rabat, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A museum that relates the history in the heart of the old city. Very interesting, and when you leave it, you understand Amsterdam a lot better.

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Tahoe City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Loved this place.. I am not a big "art" museum guy, but more of a history enthusiast. This museum is my favorite in Amsterdam. It really gives you a feel for the place & it's history. Highly recommend during your visit!

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Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great,affordable city museum. Exhibits are in English as well as Dutch. City museums can be stuffy, attic-like spaces that will only delight those with great interest. This isn't the case here. The museum is beautifully laid out, architecturally clever and utilizes top notch lighting and graphic design. Exhibit items from historical paintings, artifacts and news clips from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Amsterdam Museum may not be as well known as some of the other great museums in the city of Amsterdam, but it should not be missed. The highlight is the group portraits of the leading citizens of the city. Other paintings and exhibits are equally interesting including those covering the 20th century. If you have the time and a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This museum gives you a great look into the history of Amsterdam (close to 1,000 years old), and its meaning to the world. Their website says: "Home to Johan Cruijff, Rembrandt, Ajax, the Red Light District, the Dutch East India Company and marijuana." But there is so much more. The building itself is a heritage edifice, in the very center... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I visited Amsterdam museum in August with my partner. It was one of the first things we did in Amsterdam and its ticket was included in my I Amsterdam card. If was a compact, comprehensive historical journey through Amsterdam's history! It was not tiring with too much detail and information whilst it's many interactive exhibits made it an experience! Good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We entered the museum as we had bought the i@Amsterdam card and we needed a break from the rainy weather. The museum provides lockers, clean facilities with staff looking bit tired of the tourist influx. It contains a lot of interesting info the social history of the city as well as paintings and impressive globe maps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We found this restaurant, courtyard and museum quite by chance, we had lunch there on a beautiful sunny day in the courtyard which was part of the old orphanage. We found the museum really interesting lots of information through headphones, really would recommend it,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you are travel to Amsterdam to see the city and its museums, this is the first museum you should see. After you visit Rijksmuseum (National Museum), all other museums will disappoint you. I made this mistake.

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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 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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