Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam

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History Museum
Presenting the history of Amsterdam from medieval times to today, Amsterdam Museum features furniture from a former orphanage at the site, artifacts from a factory prison, and 70,000 historical objects. Hosted in a 17th-century edifice, the museum delves into social history as well as art, and includes paintings, photographs, and some archeological findings. Learn about the culture and quirks of Amsterdam through stories and depictions of events from the past and present. See some of the constantly changing temporary exhibits, and take an audio tour that will guide you through the highlights of the museum. Amsterdam Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Amsterdam Edition.
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TripAdvisor
  • A great museum that traces the history of Amsterdam and Dutch art from its beginning to the present. Great for all ages as there are several hands on exhibits as well as a special childrens' exhibit d...  more »
  • I loved how interactive it was and it was much better than expected. The only thing I would suggest is having a volume dial on the audio guide but apart from that they were very easy to use and I lear...  more »
  • Enjoyable historical museum, makes a nice change from many of the art museums Amsterdam offers. An audio tour is included in the price, but we did find a lack of audio spots so there was still a lot t...  more »
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  • If you spend only a couple of days in Amsterdam and would like to know it better, than this is the right place to be. It has a short version (can take 1.5 hrs) and a longer route followed by the first (can be up to 3.5 - 4 hrs) which explains Amsterdam in dept. The shorter part of the museum is very well organised but the 2nd part is too hectic if you try to follow the exhibition in chronological order.
  • It covers brief history of Amsterdam. Nice place to visit if you are interested in History of Amsterdam.
  • Didn't expect the museum to be so large on the inside. Extremely informative and interactive, with exhibits explaining the history of Holland, Amsterdam. Top floors are modern and old paintings. Can easily spend more than 3 hours here!
  • Interesting to visit. Spent a couple of hours here and felt like I saw most exhibits. Gives a good history of Amsterdam. Would recommend if you want a few hours in a museum that isn't too intense. You also get a free audio guide which is good.
  • Fantastic immersive introduction to the history of Amsterdam. Tasty food at the café too.