Museum Of The Canals, Amsterdam

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Learn how Amsterdam’s famous canal system came to be at Museum Of The Canals. 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. Use our Amsterdam itinerary planning website to arrange your visit to Museum Of The Canals and other attractions in Amsterdam.
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  • Wow. What a property. What a contemporary, very attractive, way to shed light on the history of Canal houses. The audio tour not forget. Definitely still a 2nd or even 3rd visit!
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  • Visit with two children (10-14 years), we learn why the city is built, how it s is built all in a House that has a history and especially with playful terms (holograms, video, reconstitution, plans) brief, children (and parents) learn without s bored! Audio guide in french within the price free cloakroom or locker at €1 young and friendly
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  • Interesting museum about the history of Amsterdam. Good guide that had good size of the groups. At one of the houses used to of the audio guide. You could then hear how it sounded in the different rooms. Fun. Affordable and unusual small museum. Recommended.
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  • Totally worth it and a must see. I am not very much in museum usually and I get bored fairly quickly but I enjoyed every minute and wish it was a bit longer. Bring your kids they'll love it ! Very original and entertaining. A really nice exhibition, interactive rooms and a cool way to know the story of Amsterdam.
  • To call this a Museum hardly gives it credit. The very latest in AV and computer graphics makes this a fascinating tour of how and why Amstetdam developed the way it did. It's so much more than just canals. A world class attraction. Well done.
  • Very small museum but very interesting. Great for kids. Really gives a sense of Amsterdam
  • Absolute MUST SEE! Wildly entertaining! Great value for a fascinating history of the city! I can't recommend it highly enough! X
  • First and especially room two of five was great! Sad that the others couldn't keep it up. A bit over priced can compared to other museums to its size.

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