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Amsterdam Museum

Kalverstraat 92 and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 359, 1001 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
31 20 523 1822
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Ranked #38 of 303 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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San Mateo, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It's a nice museum with interactive and informative exhibits. I wandered into it because I had a museum pass and happened to be in the area. I've been to Amsterdam a bunch of times, but I actually learned some new things while here! I went while a special exhibit on contemporary Muslim women was going on...it was interesting, as was... More

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Tromso, Norway
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Make sure to have lots of time when visiting this museum. It would be like an adventure. Fortunately i went there with very limited time cuz i gotta go to Delft

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We really enjoyed the interactive overview of the city's history provided by the Amsterdam DNA exhibit, which is available in a wide range of languages. The latter galleries were essentially a repeat of the DNA exhibit, but with a bit more detail. If you have a limited amount of time, I wouldn't bother going beyond the Amsterdam DNA, as it... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This interactive, interesting museum was a nice stop during the day while in Amsterdam. We participated in the orphanage exhibit at this museum. The slap wristbands, at first, were forgotten to be given to us by the lady at the front desk. There was really no issue, just flash your tickets and she'll supply you. Just don't forget to ask!... More

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Seattle
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We spent about 90 minutes in the Amsterdam Museum and enjoyed it. It presents Amsterdam's story in an interesting way and has quite a bit of art displayed. I saw a couple of people with audio guides but didn't see where we could get them. One nit pick is that I wanted more information about the city and its history.... More

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Foster City, California
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

You could spend a day here it is so big. A little confusing as spans two buildings connected by a long mirrored tunnel. Take a break and lunch in the courtyard cafe.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very informative and interesting. You can quickly walk through grabbing short facts or spend an hour or two reading in depth and watching all the interactive features. We spend a lot of time in the first section not realizing that there was a bigger exhibition on another floor. Well worth the admission price, even better on a rainy day.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is missed by most travellers but we really enjoyed it. The Holland Pass covers it free as well. Some great history throughout the ages and very accessibly presented

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This museum is great for learning more about Amsterdam! There are a number of different sections, with the DNA section being superb! It's interesting and interactive without it being annoying and overly childish. Also, the staff were really nice and helpful to us during our visit

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This museum is a really well thought out one - very interactive and really informative. Plus the staff are extremely helpful and want you to enjoy their museum.

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