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“Good General background information”
Review of Amsterdam Museum

Amsterdam Museum
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Ranked #52 of 509 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.
Pontefract, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good General background information”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

This museum has some good and bad points. The good points are that it gives you a good background into Amsterdam. If you are looking for width instead of depth of knowledge then this is the place for you. The DNA system is clever. I feel that the kids would enjoy using it.
The bad points is that on a busy day it could annoying. There is only a maximum of four listening devices at a display. This leads to queues and feeling pressurised to move along quickly. Not what you want when you are learning...
Tip:- you get a free coffee, beer or soda with your ticket if you go to the cafe next door. Treat yourself to a Dutch pancake :)

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Philippa M
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I liked this museum because there was LOTS to see. In fact, you may have to just choose what you want to see and skip some of the exhibitions if you need to. This Museum walking distance to Dam Square.

Visited October 2013
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Cold Lake
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Eye opener for kids”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

I truly enjoyed wondering around this museum,although got lost few times and walked around in circles. The former civic orphanage is a great place to take your kids to see how it felt being a kid at that time. Although its a bit too dark in places and small children might find it a bit scary.
Amsterdam past Exhibition has various exhibits as well as maps and stats about this great city. It's a good quiet place to visit if you have seen the art museums or have less time to spent.
It's tucked away on one of the side streets,an has a nice restaurant downstairs.

Visited July 2013
Thank Dana C
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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Really good way to learn about Amsterdam's history”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

It poured one of the days of our visit and so we decided to spend the morning at the Amsterdam Museum. What a great, well-managed and well-maintained museum. The DNA exhibit was fantastic and engaging.

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lots of information in bad layout”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

As long as you don't mind feeling lost most of the time, you do learn a lot about the history of Amsterdam. There are many artifacts and educational displays as well as nice use of technology, some of which did not work. Overall worth a visit - we went here first to understand the city and its history before we started exploring all the sights.

Visited September 2013
Thank Jeffrey L
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