Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam

(4.1/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Amsterdam has a rich history in terms of engineering, architecture trade and commerce. We visited a number of museums while in Amsterdam last week and this was among the best. This museum has an excel...  more »
  • My husband and I dashed in here in the late afternoon and found it to be a great discovery. The staff were super helpful and friendly. The museum itself was fantastic; many interactive, informative ex...  more »
  • In addition to the large well-known museums in Amsterdam this is a nice alternately museum. The history of Amsterdam told with audio tour. Furthermore, temporary exhibitions. Restaurant at entry is also recommended. Visit just once!
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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.