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.

“Lots of information in bad layout” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Amsterdam Museum

Amsterdam Museum
Kalverstraat 92 and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 359, 1001 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
31 20 523 1822
Website
Improve this listing
Visit Amsterdam Museum like an insider
$21*
and up
Ranked #56 of 534 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Yardley, PA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Lots of information in bad layout”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

As long as you don't mind feeling lost most of the time, you do learn a lot about the history of Amsterdam. There are many artifacts and educational displays as well as nice use of technology, some of which did not work. Overall worth a visit - we went here first to understand the city and its history before we started exploring all the sights.

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

674 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    278
    281
    86
    23
    6
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Cool Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is the best museum to visit if you want to know about Amsterdam history. They have a very cool display which all is mostly modern and visitor can watch movie, or listen to history or even smell what the VOC have been trading.

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
543 reviews 543 reviews
249 attraction reviews
Reviews in 123 cities Reviews in 123 cities
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
“I learned a lot about Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This museum is really in two parts - one gives you the highlights of the development of the city and the is more like an historical exhibition of the dutch history. The first experience is very good. A really modern multimedia exhibition which I really enjoyed. This alone makes it worth visiting. The audio guide gives you quite a lot of information in addition to the very good information all through the museum.
The second bit is not as good. The section devoted to the dutch golden age is wonderful and interesting, but the parts that shows the 18th century was closed (hopefully to upgrade it) as the 19th and 20th century was a bit outdated.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stockholm
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A must to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is really a splendid museum and gives you a fantastic and very enjoyable overview of Amsterdam and its history and traditions. The museum is very high tech so it is not att all another "dull" museum. There are a lot of multimedia presentations and other cool things so both parents and children will be able to enjoy the museum. When leaving the museum you have a much better understanding of Amsterdam. Another advantage is that this museum is in the city centre so it is very easy to visit. The audio guide that is provided (4 euro) is really worth the expense (good stories and high quality sound).

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
bremen
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

hope im reviewing the right museum here. if it is the one with the history of amsterdam then i am. this museum is very user friendly with lots of audio visual technology which makes for an interesting viewing. give you a good insight into the growth of amsterdam. i really enjoyed it.

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Amsterdam Museum also viewed

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

Been to Amsterdam Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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