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Amsterdam Museum

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Address: Kalverstraat 92 and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 359, 1001 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 523 1822
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Housed in a splendid 17th-century building that was a former civic...

Housed in a splendid 17th-century building that was a former civic orphanage, this museum tell the history of Amsterdam through its vast collection of art and artifacts from medieval times to the present.

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I have visited quite a lot of museums, and this was one of the better ones I've been to in a long time. The first impression was friendly, helpful staff (that always makes a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We (25 until 30 y/o) went there for about an hour but it was not enough time to see all the interesting things. You can listen the audio comments in your favourite language. The history of amsterdam is interesting because of the special construction of that city. Also 2nd world war had a great influence on the population and the... More 

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Weggis, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The woman who was working at the frontdesk sold me a student ticket even though I forgot my student ID, very nice! The museum has its own free audio guide in several languages which acts as a speaker for the films and gives you additional information. The part about Schiphol Airport is perfectly suitable for children. Would recommend it!

Thank Markus Z
Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Coming from a country where museums run by public authorities are usually free I tend to be insistent on good quality from ones that charge. I was disappointed by this museum which charges €12.50 for entrance. Not least the use of audio guides - described as 'free' but in fact paid for in the admission fee. An honest description would... More 

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Kingston, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice museum, gives detailed information about history of Amsterdam and Schiphol airport. Very informative. Covered by Museumkaart.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited quite a lot of museums, and this was one of the better ones I've been to in a long time. The first impression was friendly, helpful staff (that always makes a difference!) - we were informed that our tickets also got us discounts on a group of other museums, which we got given a list of, someone... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't really impressed with the museum. To start, there are A LOT of stairs. We borrowed a stool for my bad knee which was very nice but the sheer amount of ridiculous stairs was annoying. If you are not familiar with Amsterdam/The Netherlands history (we're from the US and that's not a standard they teach) then you feel lost... More 

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Ness Ziona, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there to learn about Amsterdam history. We got an audio tour device and went point by point. All we found were childish videos with as less information as they could supply. On the walls there were childish representations of numbers, of which we had to work very hard to extract anything. At last we went to our hotel... More 

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Boldon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the museum quarter gets all the attention, if you don't have the time nor the inclination to wait in a queue or two, go straight to this museum for a potted history of Amsterdam enhanced with computer generated imagery and interactive displays.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be my #1 in Amsterdam, eight years ago. And then they have "renovated" it... Alongside completely defaced Maritime Museum, this museum was our second largest disappointment in Amsterdam. This used to be the most lovely, packed with information and historical paraphernalia pertaining to the development of Amsterdam from a small fisher village to the center of the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just like most of Amsterdam museums, this one has something for all ages. i was about to skip it but then gave it a shot since our hotel was so close, and it is in my top 3 places to visit in Amsterdam, especially if you have your kids with you.

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