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Amsterdam Museum

Kalverstraat 92, 1012 PH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 523 1822
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“dna exhibit” (13 reviews)
“city's history” (25 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kalverstraat 92, 1012 PH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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"dna exhibit"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"city's history"
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"audio guide"
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"great overview"
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"worth a visit"
in 49 reviews
"couple of hours"
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"dam square"
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"orphanage"
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"information"
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"orphans"
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"development"
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"beginnings"
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"language"
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"timeline"
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"technology"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wife and I visited the museum as read it was recommended in a review of things to do while visiting Amsterdam. Wasn't sure what to expect having been to Van Gogh and Rijks museums the day before. Pleased it was different, very modern and contemporary...More

Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first museum in Amsterdam amd it's a good place to learn more about city's history. Amazing modern designed, with lot of interactive features. You can use the audioguide, but I didn't. The price could be lower.

Thank Petr M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum and appreciated learning about the history and background of the city. It certainly made walking around, subsequently, more interesting. Audio guides are included in the price and there are excellent videos highlighting each major stage of Amsterdam’s...More

Thank clarkchristine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed overall. This museum has a very confusing layout covering many buildings and levels. Best to research which periods you want to see - how to get there and whether they are all open as a surprisingly large are of the museum was closed...More

Thank John A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting museum with many interactive parts such as videos etc. at the Amsterdam DNA exhibition. You learn much about the history of Amsterdam. It's included in the I amsterdam card.

Thank Mislav B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The eyewitness guide for this museum gave a misleading impression of a large establishment which lead to disappointment on visiting. The interactive style was engaging for children and information on population growth compared to other cities was interesting. However other areas such as aprox two...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not miss this museum. If you purchased the IAmterdam pass you get a free admission. The presentations were excellent and the doll house was amazing. I don't want to spoil it for you. The gift shop was quite good.

1  Thank Jean D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum itself was pleasant, but in terms of what you learn it was pretty minimal. The audio guide you're given is linked to a set of videos about various elements of the city, which always left me wanting more. In terms of artifacts, there...More

Thank Joanne T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will admit that I knew very little about Amsterdam's history before visiting this museum. After visiting this well thought-out museum with its modern exhibits, I have a better understanding of how Amsterdam became what it is today.

1  Thank Klikes2travel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For adults: if you remember the high school history/geography, you won't learn anything new or interesting. For kids: it is simply not engaging to be informative for children. The ticket price, however, is too high compared to the variety and value of the exhibitions. Don't...More

1  Thank ReConnected
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Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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