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“Poor excuse of a museum”
Review of Amsterdam Museum

Amsterdam Museum
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Ranked #53 of 532 things to do in Amsterdam
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

If you want to learn about Amsterdam history, this is not the place. The exhibits only provide enough information to tease. For example, they talk about the dam and canals, but not why they were built and why there. They discuss having houses in piles but did not explain whether they have been replaced in modern times. Instead they focused on a shoe they found in the mud. The exhibits were high tech (using bar codes) but it didn't always work and the technology was unnecessary. We could not find the permanent exhibits because of the confusing layout. We left with more questions than were answered. If we did not get in as part of a museum pass, we would have asked for our money back - it was so frustrating and poor.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Kind of hidden away in a shopping area just off Dam square. A nice little museum that charts the history of Amsterdam. Find out about the people, politics, trade and Architecture. Novel interactive displays dating from the beginnings of Amsterdam to the modern day. Lots of interesting displays.......and not too busy !

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Totally agree with another reviewer. A confusing place to walkaround but still it is OK. Provides an adequate history of the city from the 1200's to present. Worth the money. Crowded

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Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Was ok, a rather confusing walk around, getting lost was a slight issue for me! Wasnt clear which route to take around, however was interesting and the DNA interavtice points were good.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Go to the Grachthuis museum instead - they have much better visuals and it is more fun. I did not get anything from this museum

1  Thank Pippa65
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