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 think that the idea of a museum built on describing the “DNA” of Amsterdam is interesting. However, I didn’t find the execution to be strong. The building is modern, interesting, and enjoyable. The ...  more »
  • It was a short walk from the Royal Palace. I think people who are interested in the history of Amsterdam and Nice. Exhibition in the garden suburb.
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  • Although the story of the city in an extraordinary way, leaves wanting something more. Consists of two parts: a first floor where with an audio guide free goes jogging in every explanation of that part and that to me was that I liked, and another in the basement, which are temporary exhibitions. The duration of the visit is about 30 ', and the entry is free with the Amsterdam card.
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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.
  • Very interesting, audio and visual exhibits. Well organised with plenty of assistance available. Great access for prams/wheelchairs.
  • 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.
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