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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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Good start to your Amsterdam visit

The initial part of the museum has great tech that provides explanations of exhibits in "your" preferred language. The museum gives a very good and understandable history of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Deerfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The initial part of the museum has great tech that provides explanations of exhibits in "your" preferred language. The museum gives a very good and understandable history of Amsterdam. It was a great way to begin our visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The museum has great gadgets, videos and photos to learn about the history of the city: how it was settled and built, how it developed, the prosperous times, the Napoleonic invasion, the early 20th century and the occupation, the modern times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We found this museum completely by chance, entered by a arch hidden door in one of the main shopping streets, originally a orphanage, had lunch in the court yard where you can actually imagine life in the Second World War, the museum was very interesting, where you can listen to the audio film through headphones, many beautiful paintings including Rembrandt.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Wonderful graphics and many hands-on elements to entice all age groups. The exhibit 'DNA of Amsterdam' is great and may be enough for some. The floor plan is hard to decipher from the maps. This may have been caused by some portions being closed off for unknown reasons. We broke off to partake of an excellent outdoor cafe but had... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The museum is in the towel centre and is full of things to see. It had interactive features and very few queues of people. The sights tell the story of how the city was made and keep people entertained throughout. Expect the museum to take around 1.5-2hours in duration.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

An excellent display of Amsterdam's history. The museum is interactive and easy to follow. Perfect if you are wanting a full recollection of the city of Amsterdam and its times through history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

We visited the museum and found that the temporary exhibition about the DNA of Amsterdam was better than the museum itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Amsterdam Museum is a great place to visit; despite it's fairly small size for a museum it covers the key points of city's history, however it doesn't really go into too much detail. The exhibition is mostly infographics on the wall, some (beautiful) paintings, short videos and small archeological objects. It's definitely worth visiting if you have the City Card.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A great lesson about Amsterdam the city and its phenomenal history. Several areas are available for free and well worth your time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Generally I shy away from museums or rush through them as some are not particularly interesting (to me anyway!). Amsterdam Museum is definitely the exception, with floors of interesting and interactive exhibits and facts, from the early bikes to William of Orange and links to Ireland. Pick up the booklet to allow more interactivity. Absolutely a must see even if... More 

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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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