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Amsterdam Museum  


Amsterdam Museum is our NO. 2 because:
The whole museum is about Amsterdam.A visit to the Amsterdam museum is essential to understand and experience Amsterdam.

The Amsterdam Museum is a museum about the history of Amsterdam. The museum exhibits various items related to the history of Amsterdam, from the Middle Ages to the present time. Many of the original furnishings of the city orphanage are on display, as are artifacts relating to the Rasp house, the former house of correction in Amsterdam where the prisoners were forced to rasp wood to make sawdust. As of 2011, the museum manages 70,000 objects kept in various buildings and storage areas. Of those, approximately 25,000 have been photographed and are available to the public online

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"A great introduction into the history and evolution of Amsterdam"
I have been working in Amsterdam for so many years, visited various museums, and all those years never visited the Amsterdam Museum. I visited last week...
Written by nzwaneveld, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"A great museum to skip"
There are so many great museums in Amsterdam but this is not one of them. Basically, it's an example of what to do if you have a building and some...
Written by Trisha M, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"2 OAPs on a fun trip."
This was a lovely museum to visit; we learnt a lot about the building of Amsterdam, very interesting.
Written by Janice R, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Quick Overview of Amsterdam History"
Everyone needs the audio which is included in the price....we used a ticket from the Holland Pass. My kind of museum as it is a short visit and you get...
Written by retiredsmile, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Very engaging"
I love the audio tour with the short clips of different era in Amsterdam and Netherlands as a whole. It really gave us the overall view on how Amsterdam...
Written by katd3p, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Fabulous history of the magnificent city of Amsterdam"
I`m very intrigued by the forming of the city and this museum captures it all in fine fashion. There are centuries broken down into parts so one can...
Written by BlakievanHemert, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Well done history"
Everything you may want to know on Amsterdam history is found in this museum very close to Dam square. The exhibits do a credible job on portraying the...
Written by waterlogged65, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Learn more about Amsterdam"
We had fun visiting the Amsterdam Museum and also its external gallery, this last one free of charge. Don't expect a fancy museum, but a source of...
Written by Patinha2412, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Enjoyed"
I visited several museum during my stay and this one was the most educational on Dutch history . A bit of a maze however. Not along visit but interesting
Written by kperky96, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Museumkaart attraction"
I visited this museum because it was included in the museumkaart group. I really enjoyed this museum and could have spent another hour there if I...
Written by Jayne S, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Absolutely the place to start your visit to Amsterdam."
This is a wonderful way to get a quick history of Amsterdam from 1500 to the present. Excellent for all ages.
Written by jim497, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Very Nice"
The entire history of Amsterdam is laid out in a chronological and interesting manner. Allow at least 2 hours to see it.
Written by Carols01, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Good historical lesson"
You can learn a lot in this museum about the history of the city and also from Netherland. Very well organised in an old building. It is worth to vist.
Written by 545medva, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Decent Museum"
This museum is worth a visit. It is less crowded than some of the other ones, but still has enough to keep you entertained along the way. It provides a...
Written by 2Much2See41Lifetime, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Amsterdam trip"
A nice museum full of information on how Amsterdam evolved. Lots of interactive things and good for children and Adults likewise. Sometimes directions...
Written by Elaine L, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Interesting"
An interesting museum to visit with lots of history, but a bit of a maze. Some of the exhibition areas were not open.
Written by n1ck2016, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Quick Visit"
We were in the area and we had a museum pass so why not. Short and interesting. If you want to know the history of Amsterdam suggest you visit.
Written by Ian B, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Start your Amsterdam tour here."
Would recommend this Museum as first place to visit before exploring city, you get back ground to history and development of Amsterdam and puts everything...
Written by MaximusP, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Beautiful Art Housed in a 500 year old Orphanage"
This museum tells the complete story of the history of Amsterdam. It's quite large with a maze of room. We particularly liked the Civic Guard Gallery...
Written by Skootamattaken, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Good place to learn about Amsterdam"
We did not expect to see a ton but it's actually full of info about Amsterdam in the early day. Kind of scary to learn how much it's below the sea...
Written by T N, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Nice museum"
Perhaps the reviews set high expectations in my mind - a lovely museum if you have the I amsterdam pass - and a lovely courtyard exhibit / glass walkway...
Written by GP P, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Excellent and lively museum"
Well worth visiting this museum...has excellent artefacts and due to the very good audio guide you can easily bring them to life . Fun activities for kids...
Written by BandCtravellers, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"One of my favorites museums in Amsterdam"
The museum tells the history story of the city. I visited it and learned a lot, and in a very comfortable way. The museum also have a corridor, where you...
Written by Prigurt, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Nice and informative museum"
The museum is informative and nice and is absolutely worth the money. At the moment they are upgrading some of the areas and not all areas are available...
Written by AfromN, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Quite a collection about Dutch history"
The entry to the museum includes an impressive array of large art. The audio guide was very good, as was the signage in both Dutch and English. Each room...
Written by CityHiker73, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Amsterdam's history under one roof"
This museum is quite big and you could easily spend a day wandering and learning about Amsterdam's history. From the art aspect to World War II, there...
Written by Becky E, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Definitely get the audio guide (it's free!)"
I don't normally get the audio guides when I go to museums but I did here because it was suggested and because it was free. I think you need your own...
Written by ahh_gigi, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Great overview of Dutch/Amsterdam history"
Nice museum to visit in the afternoon when the crowds are elsewhere. Large selection of decent Dutch art and artifacts. Well presented with English...
Written by kagatlin, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Great little museum on the history of Amsterdam."
Doesn't take too long, good audio visuals are short enough not to get in the way, Useful background to understand a bit of Amsterdam history, although...
Written by Paul F, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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"Amsterdam through the ages"
This museum was recommended to us by an artist we met in the church at the base of Westertoren tower and he wasn't wrong. It was well worth the visit...
Written by jjnorf, 2 years ago on Tripadvisor
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