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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  • I urge to know everything about the history of Amsterdam. Great tour with audio guides handy! Especially when it has not revised his English before leaving. The visit is a good two hours approximately.
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  • What a really interesting place to send a few hours .... really enjoyed seeing how the city of Amsterdam was built really enjoyed the interactive elements. The building it's self is very pretty and th...  more »
  • Wasn’t too impressed with this museum. The layout was confusing and I felt like we missed a couple of bits. Couldn’t find the Remembrant! It was basically just a poor version of the Rijkmuseum and som...  more »
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  • I Like this place as it is not the classic boring museum. I could see plenty of useful information of history of Amsterdam. You enter free with Amsterdam card.
  • I loved the visit to this museum. Really well done and not boring. A lot of interaction.
  • A fantastic museum of the city and to some extent the country. Not the best museum for small children but high school aged will appreciate the displays. Displays take you from Amsterdam as a village right through to now. Highly recommended.
  • 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!
  • It gives a good history and understanding of Amsterdam. They seems to work continuously to find interesting pieces of stories or items. Walking route is quite confusing and I got lost half way. Not good for young children. They will get bored. If you have 1.5-2 hour free time, I would recommend to visit.

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Amsterdam boasts hundreds of registered hotels and hostels offering rooms suitable for every traveler's budget and needs. If the volume of choices seems overwhelming, figure out your interests and sightseeing priorities before making a decision. To stay near the best nightlife and shopping, explore the hotels in the city center, where rooms range from economical to luxurious. For quick access to museums and galleries, check out the budget and mid-range hotels in the so-called
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