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“Really good way to learn about Amsterdam's history” 4 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam Museum
Kalverstraat 92 and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 359, 1001 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Centrum)
31 20 523 1822
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Ranked #42 of 405 things to do in Amsterdam
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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.
Albany, New York
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“Really good way to learn about Amsterdam's history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

It poured one of the days of our visit and so we decided to spend the morning at the Amsterdam Museum. What a great, well-managed and well-maintained museum. The DNA exhibit was fantastic and engaging.

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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“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
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 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
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Stockholm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A must to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 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
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