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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    Nicely done. Interactive. Gives a personal perspective of historical events, which is lovely. Audio guide is recommended.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This is a well curated museum about the history of the city of Amsterdam, from founding to current day. Very modern setup and easy to follow.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    You see the city grow and change. What were the determining factors? Interesting if you want to know more about the city. Though we were at the end a bit lost their way through the halls. Audio guide will interest,
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  • April 24, 2017
    I spent 1.5 hours here before it closed. It was great experience here but if time allows I would like to stay longer since all the exhibitions are worthy of spending more time seeing slowly!! Meanwhile, you can feel they put a lot of effort setting up exhibitions. New technologies integrated very well with context and physical environmental setting up! Audio guide is free included in the ticket. You can enjoy here while shopping around!
  • June 25, 2017
    This is one of my favorite museums in Amsterdam. I've been multiple times now, and am always impressed with the quality of the exhibits. The motion graphics do a great job and introducing you to Amsterdam's history in a brief film format that is easy to comprehend.
  • July 9, 2017
    Very well presented modern museum with varied and fascinating exhibitions. A great place to begin a trip to Amsterdam. Get the audio guide, it's really good.
  • April 19, 2017
    Simply one of our favorite museums, and a must for anyone who wishes to learn more about how Amsterdam citizens actually created the very land they built their city upon. Their ongoing reclamation process is fascinating! There is so many much there to digest, that we could not take it all in in only one day.
  • May 9, 2017
    I felt the museum was small and didn't really have a lot of exhibits. Many of the video lessons last a minute at best. I would have loved to see some detail about the founding of New Amsterdam, Tulip Mania, or even the details about building dikes. I'm sure Amsterdam has a far richer and deeper history than the glossing over at this Museum.

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