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National Museum of Spectacles

Gasthuismolensteeg 7, 1016 AM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Rubbish

We were visiting a record shop across the street and noticed the museum attached to an interesting... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Bik1973
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Dublin
Quirky, not much to it

Glasses museum was all a bit strange. Had to press a door bell to get in. Rather abrupt reception... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2016
Jemimax123
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This museum has an odd specialty: you can trace the 700-year history of glasses through its art and culture.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good27%
  • Average25%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible16%
25 Apr 2017
“Rubbish”
20 Mar 2016
“Quirky, not much to it”
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Gasthuismolensteeg 7, 1016 AM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were visiting a record shop across the street and noticed the museum attached to an interesting old opticians, I assumed it would be free entry but it was €4.50 each which as it turned out was a complete waste of money. The "exhibition" covers...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Glasses museum was all a bit strange. Had to press a door bell to get in. Rather abrupt reception by staff. Directed towards very steep stairs - most definitely not accessible if any mobility issues. First floor was private second and third various glasses and...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2015

We like a niche museum, my other half and me, so were excited to find so many in Amsterdam. We popped in to the Spectacles Museum and found there is a shop on the ground floor and two rooms above (up some terrifying stairs) with...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

I love vintage and vintage glasses. I once bought 2 pairs here (not cheap, because it is new deadstock vintage). I always advice my 50's loving friends to go here. Wanted to buy a new pair,but the lady in the shop was awfully unfriendly. Don't...More

2  Thank Belleblaasbel
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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

I think that 4.50?/person for a Very small room with no guide nor interactivity is really too much. Pass here only if it's raining and you are curious about glasses...... Poor.

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

I love all the small random museums in Amsterdam, and this one is perfect!! Lots of cool artifacts and photographs...plus it's free!

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Located in a building dating back to 1620, this museum traces 700 years of eyewear history. The first floor is a shop selling glasses dating back 100 years. The top three floors house the collection. The stairway is very narrow with no lift, so it...More

2  Thank Nancy W
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