Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam

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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. Before you head to Amsterdam, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Amsterdam road trip planner, to make sure you see all that Amsterdam has to offer, including Amsterdam Museum.
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  • Glad we visited early in our trip as it's good to have an appreciation of a new city. It was at times overly interactive, but they had a free audio guide. Highly recommended.  more »
  • Modern Museum, packed with panels and education solutions. About the history of the City provides essential data, when it's not bare, evidently aimed at a young audience. The cost of the card appears frankly excessive for what it offers.
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  • The museum shows the history of Amsterdam. we can learn about the trading, industries, the relation with water, Rembrandt, Ajax Amsterdam, Johan Cruijff, the marihuana... so everything about this beau...  more »
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  • It's easy to learn the Amsterdam history and Dutch culture. Everything is easily explained with virtual guides and very well made videos. There are different exhibitions, but I advise to start from Amsterdam DNA. I went there at least 6 times and I'm never tired to go back :)
  • I enjoy museums that give history, interaction, and uses modern technology. This museum has it. With interesting exhibits about the history of Amsterdam and how it relates to world history with its timeline throughout, it's worth a visit. Bring non apple iPhone headphones because you can't use them with the audio guide.
  • Very nice and large! The Amsterdam DNA takes 45 minutes at least alone! We barely scratched the surface of this museum and it was very cool and interactive. Lots of languages available for the audio tour that you keep with you.
  • Amazing place to easily get lost with the amount of artifacts this museum houses. The layout is a little confusing and maze like but it kind of makes it fun to navigate every corridor and level. They do have maps which do a pretty decent job about explaining where everything is. I still had to backtrack quite a few locations just to get a second look at some of the stunning artifacts. The audio guide is extremely helpful and I thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the history of Amsterdam.
  • This museum is very well organized and will give the visitor a complete perspective of the origins of the city and the Dutch nation. Audio guide is a must as many interactive booths narrate the history and art of this wonderful city in audio visual form.

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