Amsterdam Museum Tours

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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. 

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

Sail past the long lines outside of the enriching Amsterdam Museum with a priority-access entrance ticket to one of the Dutch capital’s finest cultural institutions. Gain fascinating insight into the cultural, industrial and agricultural development of Amsterdam through a range of informative exhibits. Explore the museum at your own pace with your unlimited ticket, marvelling at exceptional permanent exhibits like Amsterdam DNA and the Little Orphanage. Special features for EuroPride (July 23 through August 7, 2016) include LGTBI guided audio tours and a temporary exhibition entitled 'Transmission'.
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Historic Walking Tour of Amsterdam with Art Historian Guide

Delve into Amsterdam's unique heritage on a private, 3-hour walking tour led by an art historian guide. Learn about the city’s glory days as a 17th-century trading and guild capital, and admire finely preserved examples of Dutch architecture on a stroll through the old city center and along its famous canals. Visit a local spice shop, rest your feet during a quaint coffee break and hear about famous figures and scandals that shaped Amsterdam’s culture. Price is per group, based on a maximum of six people.
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Cromhouthuis Entrance Ticket

The Cromhouthuis is a collectors’ house: it tells the story of the Cromhout family and is today home to some extraordinary Amsterdam collections.Collections, top quality and art are inseparably linked to the Cromhouthuis. The rich and illustrious Cromhout family, who lived in the canal houses at Herengracht 366-368 in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, were great art lovers and collectors. Enjoying their costly possessions with family and friends was an important part of their social life. Portraits, furnishings, silver, seashells and other curiosities form an astonishing feast for the eyes in the Cromhouthuis.
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