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“Magical multimedia experience - pure genius”

Museum of the Canals
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$49.84*
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$73.51*
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I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam
Ranked #61 of 536 things to do in Amsterdam
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Museum Het Grachtenhuis (The Canal House) is the natural starting point for visitors to Amsterdam. It is located in one of the most beautiful canalside houses. Het Grachtenhuis introduces visitors to one of the best city development projects in the world: the 17th-century canals of Amsterdam. During your visit to the multimedia, interactive exhibition, you will travel in 40 minutes through 400 years of history.
Reviewed June 14, 2013

This is quite expensive as an attraction at 12 Euros per head, but as my partner is a real town planning afficionado and was very taken with the canal district we went in anyway- and we were both so delighted. It is tough to do the exhibits justice in words- really the spice of genius is in evidence here. Fascinating stuff.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

The tour is audio guided with visual effects. Within 40+ minutes you know much more about the way Amsterdam was built, and can also enjoy the lovely hidden garden

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

A lot of thought had been put into this museum, it is interactive and fun. Imagine stepping on sand just so that you know, the houses and streets of Amsterdam that we are standing on, have a sandy base. The usage of miniatures and 3D interaction with the latest technology, makes this a must-visit place.

Tip: Do try to visit this on the first day, since they have an interactive booth in which you can print out your itinerary for free!

Tip: Do try to visit right before closing, you will be surprise that you're the only one touring the area, making sure that you get to see and interact without having to squeeze among other tourists.

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

This particular canal house museum had received very good feedback on Trip Advisor, with good reason, as I discovered today. An exceptional exhibit, both interesting and entertaining. Some very switched on people must have been behind the design. The attention to detail is to be applauded.

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Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed this relatively short multimedia presentation that goes from room to room. We particularly enjoyed the presentation of the decision for expanded the canals, and learned a lot - like John Adams borrowing money from the Dutch to fund the U.S. Revolution. The docent was particularly helpful at answering questions we had about the canals, and helped us understand the canal expansion maps at the Public Archives exposition. Definitely pricey for 40 min, and not the best museum in town, worth visiting if you don't care about the price or have an I Amsterdam card.

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