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Amsterdam Museum

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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.
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Kalverstraat 92, 1012 PH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 523 1822
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum take you visually through the history of Amsterdam, although it seems to skip large chunks.. presumably the portraits themselves that did not capture the passers interest. The art gallery underneath was good and the maps in the lower part of the building. Disappointed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect and Rick Steves didn't star it, but as we were walking by we decided to go in. While some of the exhibit items were interesting and worthy ,the whole museum felt like a potpourri of miscellaneous but decent historical...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a new and well designed museum which shows the history of Amsterdam in the last 1000 years. Some parts are interactive and the free audio-guide helps you to understand some things a little more clear. Worth the visit even if you have a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vasw-George
Reviewed 1 week ago

Neat displays and excellent information about Amsterdam's history, but be prepared to be bewildered by the layout. (They at least warn you...) We finally just gave up and went with the flow and enjoyed the museum, but I am sure there were displays and sections...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CraneSmith
Reviewed 1 week ago

In my experience, city museums are often disappointing, poorly constructed and often not worth the trouble. The Amsterdam Museum happily defies these norms: it's well-presented and interesting throughout and gives a visitor a strong sense of this fascinating city's history. An essential sight for understanding...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wrb3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story of Amsterdam and the Netherlands is explained clearly, with a good narrative flow and some interesting and engaging interactivity in several places. The mixture of display media and artefacts made it very digestible, and there's sufficient variety if you want to spend longer...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Devon1964
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at a nearby hotel in the Spui area, the Amsterdam Museum was an easy choice in terms of historic exploration of the city. The building (once an orphanage) looks freshly renovated and the displays reflects intelligently on the city's past. I was impressed by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AnneML63
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Great museum to visit. Easy to walk thru. Learned a lot about Amsterdam. Good interactive exhibits. Free audio guides. Enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Teach1977
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Amsterdam Museum is a fascinating and insightful museum that covers the history of the city of Amsterdam from its beginings. It is not as well known as the Rijksmuseum but is worth a visit. Admission purchased through the Concierge of your hotel or online is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Very many historical museums overwhelm you with fragments of pots and pans and other historic fragments. The Amsterdam Museum does not commit that fault. It relies on themes and tries to tell the Amsterdam story or stories. It succeeds. Their own presentation reflects it well:...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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Response from I9377XYjeand | Reviewed this property |
The proper way to arrive in the City Center is by train. It is available at the airport. Excellent service!!