Het Grachtenhuis, Amsterdam

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
Learn how Amsterdam’s famous canal system came to be at Het Grachtenhuis. The museum itself is located in a typical 17th century canal-side house, and will lead you through the canals' 400-year history, right up to the present day. Gain insight into the urban planning that went into the canals' creation, and how they have influenced the city and its culture. Take a partly guided, partly self-guided tour (available in English), and view the interesting displays that incorporate interactive audio commentary and multimedia. Work out when and for how long to visit Het Grachtenhuis and other Amsterdam attractions using our handy Amsterdam vacation trip planner.
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  • This museum makes use of the most modern media and 3D projection techniques to captivate your imagination and transport you into the lives, houses and the development of old Amsterdam. Plus it is a be...  read more »
  • Small but very interactive museum where you can learn a little of the history of Amsterdam in about an hour. It focuses on the expansion of the city and also how the typical houses are built and organ...  read more »
  • On the structure of the city of Amsterdam is a museum that exhibits about. Had been exhibited by using new technology, such as presentation. Quite a novel and was the Netherlands. Cute little garden.
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  • It's not on the museumkart, but well worth a visit! We were hesitant, with having to pay for entry, but they have done a truly fantastic job to make your entry fee worth while. Being a canal house, they don't have a lot of space, but the little they have, they've used well. Super informative and well thought of ways of presenting the information in a modern and interactive manner. Sweet wee gift shop as well, I will probably go back just to get presents for people from there! Loved by our visiting friend, but also by us - one true Amsterdammer and one of coming up to 6 years and even then the information was still interesting to us.
  • Very nicely done place. We really enjoyed it. However we found it a bit short and would have loved to see more about history to date of the grachtenhuisen of amsterdam.
  • This small, lesser know museum is AMAZING!! We were happy local friends recommended it and I would suggest you make this one of your first stops on your visit. The museum is in a historic canal home and the mix of the setting with a very clever, visually and auditory modern experience was fascinating! Our kids (9 & 11) loved it as well. Plan on about an hour & enjoy the beautiful little gift shop as well!
  • Really good one. Very interesting stories of Amsterdam history. Many interactive presentations.
  • This was one of the best history Museums I've every been to. They used some amazingly well produced multimedia displays to explain the complete history of Amsterdam. Absolutely worth your time!
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