Amsterdam Museum

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Amsterdam: a world city? Yes, but also small, quaint and strong-minded. Home to Johan Cruijff, Rembrandt, Ajax, the Red Light District, the Dutch East India Company and marijuana. The capital of the Netherlands. A 1000-year-old trading city that has a special relationship with water and a strong focus on entrepreneurship, creativity, citizenship and free-thinking. In the monumental Amsterdam Museum building you will discover the story of Amsterdam through a large number of masterpieces, such as an aerial map from the Middle Ages and Breitner’s The Dam. See, read about, hear and experience how the city has developed in the Amsterdam Museum.

Amsterdam DNA
In the space of an hour, the Amsterdam DNA tour will give you an exciting overview of the history of Amsterdam. Based on the four core values of entrepreneurship, free thinking, citizenship and creativity, and divided into seven periods, you will learn all about this city’s fascinating story.

The Amsterdam DNA tour is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

For the kids
The Little Orphanage (Het Kleine Weeshuis), children and their parents can discover together what life was like in the 17th-century orphanage.

The Little Orphanage tour is available in Dutch and English.

What else

The Amsterdam Museum also regularly organizes temporarily exhibitions, guided tours and events. Please find out more about the current programme on our website, blog and social media:

Opening times
Daily: 10 AM – 5 PM

How to reach us
15 minutes walking distance from Central Station 
Trams: 2, 4, 12, 14 and 25.

Kalverstraat 92
T +31 (0) 20 5231 822