Amsterdam Museum
Amsterdam Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Over the next few years, our main location at the Burgerweeshuis on the Kalverstraat will be undergoing renovation. In the meantime, we can be found at Amstel 51, online, and at other locations in Amsterdam.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Nieuwmarkt • 9 min walk
  • Waterlooplein • 10 min walk
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Helen S
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
The Amsterdam Museum is being renovated and will take 6 years before it is fully operational. The museum is exhibiting a fraction of its collection but is still charging full price. 18euros is an exorbitant amount for such a limited exhibition. It is contemptuous and the management should be ashamed. Don't bother.
Written November 14, 2023
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Mike B
Edinburgh, UK166 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit. It was a very wet day and it took us a while to walk here but we’ll worth the trip. We dropped our coats in the free cloakroom and spent a few hours immersed in the history of Amsterdam using the free talking guide and headsets - which are a must. We really liked the approach of the museum sharing facts but also inviting the audience to think and challenge views and consensus- we were hooked from the intro message explaining the concept. Lots of detail and history through the ages - excellent. We didn’t really like the final modern section - but that’s our taste and not a criticism - form your own views. All the staff we dealt with were really pleasant and happy to help - great venue and would recommend.
Written October 23, 2023
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Anthony T
London, UK7 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I went to the museum when it was in the old building, and it was a decent experience. With its renovation and transfer to the hermitage, I knew it couldn't be as detailed but my wife wanted to know the history of the city.

What I didn't realise just how terrible – and terribly expensive – my visit would be.

First, the exhibition is small one room. And unlike before, there's no cohesion – so you're not actually told how Amsterdam started.

Instead, you're treated to two curators/academics – obviously versed in post-modern critical theory – talking about how everyone has a "different perspective" on history. Which means… no facts! Just opinions. And nothing about the Golden Age, and all the incredible arts science and literature this produced.

It's a mess. And at €18 each, an expensive one.

Seriously. Do not go here. Try the Rijksmuseum or the Maritime Museum if you want to understand something about Amsterdam. Spend the money on some Indonesian food instead. Or beer. Or whatever. Just not here.

Written October 3, 2023
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Fraser S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands14 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
I have visited the The Amsterdam Museum many times and enjoyed it. Unfortunately though, it is being renovated and that has led to this review. Today, I visited the temporary exhibit at the Hermitage and was shocked that anyone would think it was acceptable to charge €18 for a fraction of what one would see if the museum was open at its normal location. Within 2 mins, I went back to reception to ask for a refund. They confirmed that there had been many complaints but that a refund wasn't possible. I suddenly realised what it felt to be a tourist again, rather than a resident of the city.
Written May 8, 2023
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Cynthia B
Richmond, VA11 contributions
This was a tiny museum and had some nice history but u wanted more. It did seem like there could be a lot more history about Amsterdam. I love history and unfortunately this museum didn't capture my interest at all.
Written May 2, 2023
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Mary E
Aldridge136 contributions
Apr 2023
Plenty to see, information about the city,over many centuries but not overlapping too much with the material displayed in other museums in Amsterdam Barrel organ - with its own history- was played at one point - very enjoyable. good cafe with helpful staff.
Written April 21, 2023
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AnatoliZ
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK182 contributions
Apr 2023
Good museum. A lot of historical information and excellent exhibitions. Good attraction for people of any age.
Written April 7, 2023
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Stan L
London, UK7 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Amazing place you will need to visit if you visiting Amsterdam 🇳🇱 The place have amazing masterpieces ,
Written March 23, 2023
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Richard C
London, UK79 contributions
Jan 2023
The Amsterdam Museum has taken refuge during renovation of its building and laid on a relatively small exhibition in a wing of the Amsterdam Hermitage. You'll be much better off saving the exorbitant 18 euro entrance fee for this and going to another museum in town, such as the Rijksmuseum or Maritime Museum, both of which have much more about the history of the city.
Written January 25, 2023
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Dennis S
Boston, MA19 contributions
Nov 2022
Directions were simple and staff was helpful. There is a good location and museum us near other sights..
Written January 23, 2023
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