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. Work out when and for how long to visit Museum Of The Canals and other Amsterdam attractions using our handy Amsterdam vacation trip planner.
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  • It blows my mind that this museum isn't on everyone's top 10 list of things to do in Amsterdam. Their engaging approach allowed me to really appreciate Amsterdam- its history, culture and architecture...  more »
  • This museum was recommend to us by our AirBnB hosts. We were so glad we listened to their recommendation. We loved that this museum was small and not crowded, but still provided quite a bit of history...  more »
  • We are fans of the off-beat, small, and quirky museums. Having been to many other Amsterdam museums on previous trips, we gave this one a try. It is small and very well done, and in a lovely old canal...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A really cool interface exhibition, interactive rooms and a cool way to know the story of Amsterdam