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  • Address: Kalverstraat 92 or Sint Luciënsteeg 27, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 PH
  • Hours: Daily 10am-5pm
  • Admission: Adults €12; students €9; children €6

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Amsterdam Museum

Amsterdam’s historical museum recently joined the 21st century with a major rebranding and updates to its permanent displays; it’s now much more user-friendly, with many multimedia and digital activities. Arranged around a cobbled courtyard, where visitors can find the stylish Mokum Café, the museum is housed in a former convent and a 17th-century orphanage, while narrating the history of Amsterdam from its humble beginnings as a fishing village through its time as a world trading power and up to present day.

The exhibitions kick off with the brilliant Amsterdam DNA, a multimedia romp through the main stages of the city’s history with the aid of interactive displays, ancient maps, Old Dutch Master paintings, and seven themed short movies. There are tons of other displays tucked away in the museum, from 1960s beatnik fashions to examinations of the city’s once-lax drug policies; other highlights include a model of the Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace), and the Little Orphanage, where kids can experience life in a 17th-century Dutch orphanage. The Schuttersgalerij (Civic Guards Gallery) alongside the museum is free to all; along with massive wooden sculptures of David and Goliath, displays include oil paintings of the 17th-century civic guards who protected the city as well as contemporary photographic portraits of Dutch public figures and a highly colorful hand-embroidered patchwork carpet by Dutch installation artist Barbara Broekman, which represents all nationalities presently residing in multi-cultural Amsterdam. 

Practical Info

The museum has entrances at Kalverstraat 92 and Sint Luciënsteeg 27. Opening times are daily 10am–5pm. Admission is adults €12; students €9; children between 5-18 €6. Access to the Civic Guards Gallery is free for all. The museum is 15 minutes on foot from Centraal Station, or take trams 1, 2 or 5 to Spui.

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Amsterdam Museum Entrance Ticket

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Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Museum Tickets & Passes

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Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Historic Walking Tour of Amsterdam with Art Historian Guide, Amsterdam, Sightseeing & City Passes

Historic Walking Tour of Amsterdam with Art Historian Guide

Enjoy a pleasant 3 hour walk in the old center of  Amsterdam with an art historian guide who will give you all the information about the city's ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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