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Address: Herengracht 386, 1016 CJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31-204211656
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Description: Museum Het Grachtenhuis (The Canal House) is the natural starting point...
Museum Het Grachtenhuis (The Canal House) is the natural starting point for visitors to Amsterdam. It is located in one of the most beautiful canalside houses. Het Grachtenhuis introduces visitors to one of the best city development projects in the world: the 17th-century canals of Amsterdam. During your visit to the multimedia, interactive exhibition, you will travel in 40 minutes through 400 years of history.
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Must do for those who crave a bit of Amsterdam History

Very awesome; it is a multi-sensory museum and very delightful! The tour guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing their love of the story of Amsterdam. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very awesome; it is a multi-sensory museum and very delightful! The tour guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing their love of the story of Amsterdam. They expalin how the canals were built, the expansion of the city during it's various stages of growth and other tidbits of history. I got a wonderful book there, A Millenium of Amsterdam:... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Located in beautiful historical building with a lovely garden and view of the canal. The exhibitions are in about 4 rooms and all have a great use of sound and technology. It starts really well with a video but as you go through I really wanted more on how the canals were built and used. I was dissapointed and wanted... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Good multi-media museum about the architecture of canal houses in Amsterdam from the 17th century. Very good audio guide that informs you.

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Small but lovely and interesting museum describing history city and specific arhitecture in Amsterdam-Holland. Very good audioguide keep you focused on all details. We spent more time than we thought.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

In a city rich of culture and museums, this was my favourite (though admittedly, I am no art expert hence may have appreciated the van Gogh and Rijkmuseums less than others). Perfect place for families as well, it is very interactive. An amazing summary of this great city.

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Buren an der Aare, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Visiting this museum makes me wonder and also amazed by its history. The museum itself is not really big, but the information they give are very useful. I love the interior design and the staff are also friendly.

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I went to this "museum" after I read the Tripadvisor comments... This is NOT a museum, it's a storytelling reconstruction with models and projections, there are no ancient relics whatsoever. The projections are interesting but I don't think it worth the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

What fantastic museum! We really enjoyed this impressive building and the well-done multi-media exhibits that uses a combination of great narration and technology. It is an excellent way to learn about Amsterdam's history. I can't say enough about it. Just go!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Having read the other reviews, I would say I wholeheartedly agree. Everyone is very nice at the house, and when you go upstairs and do the first two rooms, it's pretty interesting. I would even say the third room, showing how they drive piles was informative. Beyond that, it gets a bit random. You won't feel horrible if you go,... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

no information, only 4 small "exhibition" rooms, no coherent story, no details about the history of the house and his inhabitants,...

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Address: Address: Herengracht 386, 1016 CJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31-204211656
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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