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“A must see when in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Het Grachtenhuis

Het Grachtenhuis
Herengracht 386, 1016 CJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
+31-204211656
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Ranked #34 of 300 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Museums
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Owner description: 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.
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A must see when in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this wonderful museum. The technology to show how Amsterdam was built leaves you speechless. They have put a lot of thought into this and it is so easy to follow. Once you get over the IT wizardry, you quickly appreciate just how much thought went into building the city. When you are in Amsterdam, go and see it as it is highly recommended. The staff are one of the most knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly we have ever come across (especially as we went near closing time!)

Visited March 2014
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“How Amsterdam was built!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Good informative museum. Explains how the canals were planned and how the houses were constructed. Headsets are available and are a must to get the best out of the museum. The museum is situated alongside the Herengracht canal and gives you an insight to living in a typically wealthy Dutch persons residence in the 18th century.

Visited February 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Delightful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

This was a charming, interactive experience, which the children absolutely loved. The staff were helpful and seemed rightly proud of this well thought out history of the design of Amsterdam and the canals. Not stuffy or boring - well worth a visit.

Visited February 2014
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best short history of Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Interactive museum, quirky but very professional, good audio guide, also visit the Bijbels next door, also a valuable addition to history of Amsterdam/Dutch

Visited February 2014
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing ”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

If you are interested in how the canals were built and want to learn interesting facts about the canal system, then don't go here, just google it! If you are interested in the history of the population and about building of the houses along the canals, then this may be of interest to you. There is some nice videos and hologram displays, just not what I was hoping for as I didn't feel I understood much about the build by the end of the audio tour.

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