I truly enjoyed wondering around this museum,although got lost few times and walked around in circles. The former civic orphanage is a great place to take your kids to see how it felt being a kid at that time. Although its a bit too dark in places and small children might find it a bit scary.
Amsterdam past Exhibition has various exhibits as well as maps and stats about this great city. It's a good quiet place to visit if you have seen the art museums or have less time to spent.
It's tucked away on one of the side streets,an has a nice restaurant downstairs.