- The Klederdracht is the best of the best of Dutch culture in one museum. Costumes from all around the country are on display in this magnificent canal house in the heart of Amsterdam
- The audio guide has been recorded by the costume wearers themselves, so you even get personal stories about their childhoods
- This beautiful 17th century canal house still contains an original Blue Delft toilet, which is still in use
In days gone by, the Dutch had strong traditional costume game. Each region had its own distinctive outfit, and there were also variations for life stages and professions. A trip to this museum brings you into the craftsmanship and passion behind this way of life. The seven different rooms of the museum are populated with exhibits and people in traditional dress telling the stories of their region and way of life. This is a fascinating window onto the Netherlands of the past.
Grab your audio guide (available in Dutch and English) and explore the seven rooms of this traditional canal-side house. You'll see different types of dress from the different regions of the Netherlands and come to understand why they dressed the way they did. You'll also have the chance to marvel at the craftsmanship that goes into every stitch and strip of fabric in this now sadly neglected way of life.
If you're looking for a super souvenir and the chance to try one of the Dutch costumes for yourself, opt for the photoshoot option. You'll get to try on the traditional Volendam outfit and get a picture with you and your friends to keep and take home! Say cheeeeeese!
- Museum ticket
- Audio guide
10:00 - 18:00.
Tram: 1, 2 or 5, Koningsplein.