Specialty Museums in Amsterdam

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Specialty Museums in Amsterdam

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  • Mark F
    London, UK226 contributions
    What can you say? The visit is very sobering but a must-visit during your stay. The museum combines a modern section and the house itself, with interactive audio that informs you as you enter each room of the museum/house. The journey takes about an hour and is completely recommended.
    Written June 29, 2022
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  • Diana L
    Colchester, UK4 contributions
    An extremely interesting and informative experience. Well worth the visit and a definite must see. Would go again as I'm sure there would be something that I might have missed.
    Written June 28, 2022
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  • Graeme
    19 contributions
    Great museum to spend an hour in. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and it wasn't overly busy. Staff were very helpful. The church in the attic itself is beautiful but the preceding floors are all interesting too.
    Written June 15, 2022
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  • Anoushka3005
    Bathampton, UK212 contributions
    This is a great science experience for kids of around 7 and up. The exhibition features real live microbes under microscopes which you can look at ‘live’, plus information on each one. There also some interactive parts to see which microbes live on us!
    Written April 22, 2022
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  • BiancaC
    Devizes, UK873 contributions
    Needed something for our last few hours in Amsterdam. This ticked the box. It’s not amazing but we both enjoyed it. Not suitable for young children… it’s mostly reading not interactive.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • Eyals1974
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
    It was very interesting I discovered new things about the plant and its use was a nice experience and it was also nice the transition from one building to another which is the continuity of the museum
    Written June 14, 2022
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  • crerickson
    Des Moines, IA14 contributions
    I would highly recommend this to anybody visiting Amsterdam. The tour guide provided a great overview of the history of windmills in the Netherlands and how they work and developed over the years. The tour in this working windmill brought everything home, seeing it work live. I even got some answers on what's with all the wooden shoes! Great visit overall, I enjoyed this more than anything in city center of Amsterdam.
    Written June 13, 2022
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  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy1,663 contributions
    The Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam is very close to the Portuguese Synagogue, and it is well worth a visit. The self-guide provided has very comprehensive explanations, and it is available in several languages.

    There are both a permanent exhibition, and temporary exhibitions.
    The temporary exhibitions were OK, but the true jewel is the permanent exhibition: there is a lot to see here, from documents to paintings, everyday objects and religius objects, and there are several rooms. Unfortunately, there is no clearly marked path on how the visit should be sequenced, so I ended up more than once in some rooms, and I'm afraid I might have totally missed others.

    The section I liked best is the section dedicated to pictures - there are some very beautiful pieces here - but the other sections were very interesting too:
    - section on religion
    - section on Jewish life in Amsterdam 1600-1900
    - section on Jewish life in Amsterdam after 1900
    Written October 23, 2020
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  • Cosetteiscookin
    Utrecht, The Netherlands477 contributions
    Been here a really long time ago. With a friend. We loved getting on pictures with the popstars. Was a fun time on our visit to Amsterdam.
    Written August 24, 2020
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  • Elle P
    25 contributions
    Really enjoyed this experience and you can take some great pictures. Was a little busy at times though and felt very crowded but overall would recommend.
    Written June 27, 2022
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  • Louise M
    Glasgow, UK12 contributions
    One of the best curated and well looked after anatomical collections I have visited. There’s an extensive foetal abnormality collection and one of the best (albeit small) oral and maxillofacial collections. Worth the visit.
    Written April 28, 2022
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  • Lizzie M
    Northampton, UK38 contributions
    I really enjoyed my visit here, you learn so much about the history of prostitution in Amsterdam and get to hear true stories from the girls who worked here!
    You even get to sit in the red lighted windows and learn what it is like for the girls that have people staring at them all night!
    It doesn't take very long to walk round but is a really good visit if you are interested in the subject matter.
    There are also some very poignant quotes, from workers and their clients, at the end of the museum, that really highlight what the industry is like for those in it.
    (Must be 18+)
    Written October 29, 2020
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  • R. K. V.
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1,991 contributions
    Cool place- interesting exhibitions and good overview of the topic in a stunning location with great views. Good place
    Written November 21, 2021
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  • Danielle K
    3 contributions
    I visited with my daughter who is starting to discover social media. We much enjoyed it. The museum looks really nice, lots of good photo spots (although some are advertising based)

    The staff could be more into it, by giving some explanation of the photo options or share more enthusiasm for the place. One exception was a lady who helped us take a great picture and took the time to explain, towards the end of the museum but she was not ‘our’ guide.

    I get that it’s corny, but kids are living the dream visiting here, so it would make much of a difference if the people working there give visitors some extra personal attention.
    Written March 4, 2022
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  • Stephen P
    Fairfield, CT699 contributions
    A Dutch friend told me this is her favorite museum in Amsterdam. I know I would not have gone here if not for her recommendation. It is a small museum taking about 1-2 hours and is worth every minute. One gets a good understanding of how the city came to be the way it is. It explains how the canals and Poldarks came into being, and how they divided the plots. One also has the opportunity to see photos into many canal homes and a large "doll" house showing how homes were arranged.

    A bonus bit of history there is a plaque from the DAR nothing that John Adams met the Dutch banker Jan Willink to arrange loans that the US need to help gain our independence. Thank you people of the Netherlands.
    Written June 21, 2022
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