We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Amsterdam City Archives

Vijzelstraat 32, 1017 HL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-2511510
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #70 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Museums
18 visitor photos
Write a Review

13 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    6
    6
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Auckland
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
44 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Apart from the temporary exhibition, this museum was free, and it's worth a visit when you're in Amsterdam. It is a little hard to follow the written content if you don't read Dutch, which I don't, so I read ahead online about what I was going to see. You can see archival information re Anne Frank and Karl Marx, to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Very nice place to visit! I could enjoy a very nice Fotograf exhibition, and also enjoy the film about Amsterdam in the 60 and the bookstore!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Ed van der Elsken street photography exhibition was very interesting and even funny. Another exhibition I once went to about the 400 year old canals was also very interesting and well-displayed. Stadsarchief is a hidden gem, often overlooked because of other world famous museums. If you want an interesting look into Amsterdam's past without the hordes of tourists, this... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Most tourists pass by this large building in the centre of Amsterdam. It is worth a visit for its architectural interest alone, being a monumental converted bank. The old vaults now display treasures from the city's rich archive. Temporary exhibitions are also regularly held here. There is also a very tranquil little cafe where you can escape from the tourist... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was the last museum we have visited, and we would regret if we had missed it. For me personally it is a must see. It shows the development of the city from the early 17th century, from first plans how to build canals to the moder time plans for restructuring. The exibition is divided into several parts, every part... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
York, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

A fabulous building, with many interesting artefacts and Heineken films and photographs together with items reflecting on the Frank family. Staff friendly and a great shop too that has many items less than in the other shops in town.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

An amazing building set in an old bank. The city achrives offers a nice overview of Amsterdam in the basement (old vaults). The bookshop is amazing everything to do on Amsterdam. The best postcard selection I have seen in Amsterdam. Pop in if in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
Top Contributor
600 reviews 600 reviews
44 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We came across this gem from a recommendation of a local. There is currently an exhibit going on called Growing Amsterdam. Admission is only 6 euros. All the documents and maps used in planning the expansion of the canals in the 1600's and architect plans. The accompanying book explains it all. There is also a free movie and signboards as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Booked by email after a quick response to my emailed request for availability. The cost for the guided tour was a reasonable price. Despite arranging to be included on the tour in Dutch, because that was the only one during our stay, the tour guide AND the other people all agreed to hearing the tour in English !!!! Tour included... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
34 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We stumbled upon this place after 6 years of living here. It's free to the public and worth a visit. Plan for about an hour or two, depending on your interest levels. You could easily spend an hour watching the old films on display in the quiet little auditorium inside. Guided tours are possible on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Amsterdam City Archives also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to Amsterdam City Archives? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Amsterdam City Archives, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing