From the Middle Ages through the 17th century, and right up to the present day, the story of the Dutch capital is told through ancient artifacts and interactive exhibits. This delightful museum covers everything Amsterdam, and it's great for kids!
Amsterdam doesn't hide its charming canals, nor its famous vices. But to really get to know the city you want to know its history, and how it became the thriving metropolis we know today.
Housed in a former orphanage, this beautifully maintained Classicist building contains a curated collection of paintings, photographs, models, and artifacts telling the story of Amsterdam – from its origins right up to the present day.
It touches on all aspects of the city, from religion and folklore to showbiz, prostitution, and Ajax. The museum also includes many original orphanage furnishings, revealing the long and fascinating history of the building itself.
Do grab an audio guide at the entrance, it complements the experience quite nicely. Also, make sure to bring a €1 or €2 coin if you'd like to use the lockers.
Tickets for Amsterdam Museum