Amsterdams Historisch Museum

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The Amsterdam Historical Museum is a much underrated museum which has interesting displays detailing the city’s history. The adjoining Schuttersgallerij (Civic Guards Gallery) is one of the surprises in the Amsterdams Historisch Museum. In a passage-way between the Kalverstraat and the Begijnhof it is possible to admire fifteen enormous paintings – portraits of the Amsterdam Civic Guards from the 17th Century. This is probably the only place in the world where paintings are simply hanging on display in the street. (They are of course protected by a glass roof.) The most famous painting of the Civic Guard is of course the Nightwatch by Rembrandt which can be admired in the Rijksmuseum. The Schuttersgallerij from the Amsterdams Historisch Museum can be reached via the beautiful gateway on the Kalverstraat.


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Address:
Kalverstraat 92, Amsterdam
Trams 1, 2, 5 (stop: Spui-Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal); 4, 9, 14, 16, 24, 25 (stop: Spui-Rokin)
Telephone (020) 523 1822
Website www.amsterdammuseum.nl
Admission €11 (child: €5)
    Open Mon-Sun 10am-5pm

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  • harley, 22 Oct 2017


    Nice museum in the centre of Amsterdam

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  • Seda Meriç, 07 Sep 2017


    Yine sıkıcı müzelerden biri

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  • Lita, 23 Aug 2017


    love this place

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  • Courtney, 09 Jul 2017


    Museum was very quiet for a Saturday afternoon. Nice to take your time learning about Amsterdam history away from the crowds.

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  • Larisa, 03 Apr 2017


    Some of the installations are great, others are older/in need of updating, but this is a solid museum for city history.

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  • Mathieu, 03 Mar 2017


    Was really great to learn about Amsterdam's history. A must do with the Van Gogh Museum

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  • Jamie, 28 Jan 2017


    Good museum with a sound range of exhibits

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  • Walter, 23 Jan 2017


    Um pouco caro, mas muito interessante. Vale a visita.

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  • B. Aaron, 08 Jan 2017


    cool exhibit on schiphol at 100 years old...definitely do the self-guided audio, it is not much fun just wandering

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  • ellali, 30 Dec 2016


    מאוד מעניין

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  • Dazia, 19 Sep 2016


    Not that big, but has really cool stuff from Amsterdam.

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  • Emily, 28 Aug 2016


    Fun, interactive museum. Nice temporary exhibits and inclusive of what's going on in the world outside of Amsterdam.

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  • Thorsten, 16 Aug 2016


    Very progressive: the explanation of aspects of homosexual life in Amsterdam with critical remarks by audio guide. Listen and learn!

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  • Vladimir, 03 Aug 2016


    One of the most entertaining museums I've ever been

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  • S Marks The Spots, 29 May 2016


    Very interesting museum where you can learn about the history of the city. If you’re looking for a calm spot for a coffee break, head to the Mokum Museum Café, a real oasis of calm.

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  • Marten, 10 May 2016


    Great location. Very interesting exhibitions.

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  • Silvina, 04 Apr 2016


    Muy interesante y tiene audio guías gratuitas

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  • LukaSH, 03 Apr 2016


    Nice chillout patio right next to the overcrowded Kalverstraat.

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  • Eutuxia, 19 Mar 2016


    Interactive and well-organized museum, definitely it worths the visit

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  • Dirk, 16 Mar 2016


    Amsterdam history

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  • Mykolas, 27 Feb 2016


    Get familiar with Amsterdam history - and how it got to be such an awesome city!

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  • Jan, 31 Jan 2016


    Nice big museum about Amsterdam

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  • Rommert, 06 Jan 2016


    Nice different shows, really big also, be amazed

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  • Albert Jan, 30 Dec 2015


    Fantastisch!!

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  • Demet, 27 Oct 2015


    Amsterdam in tarihini yaşamak için kesinlikle gidilmesi gerek. Eğer sadece bir müze gezecek zamanınız varsa bu olsun.

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  • Olga, 20 Jul 2015


    A very big museum about Amsterdam history. A pot of interactive parts and very interesting

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  • Adrián, 31 May 2015


    Really interesting to learn a little bit about Amsterdam and how the city ended being so different, crowded by bikes, and tolerant.

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  • Jack, 13 May 2015


    Interesting interactive museum that tells the history of Amsterdam. The DNA exhibit is a fun way to discover Amsterdam's past!

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  • Peggy, 16 Apr 2015


    History of Amsterdam

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  • Jerenimosss, 01 Apr 2015


    Amsterdam ın tarihine bir yolculuk yapmak istiyorsanız doğru yerdesiniz👍

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  • Anya, 02 Mar 2015


    Очень понравился музей интересно разобраться в истории города, и экспозиции удобно сделаны. Особенно понравился настоящий героин 💉💉💉

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  • Ter, 01 Mar 2015


    If you're in Amsterdam go to this museum. Period

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  • Fabio, 30 Jan 2015


    Interessante

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  • Carlos, 26 Jan 2015


    Você pode visitar a parte aberta e a parte paga. A área aberta é muito bonita, principalmente para fotografar

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  • Sissy, 09 Jan 2015


    Another perspective for the history of Amsterdam, if you have been to the Rikjs it might sound repetitive but it is more fun and counteracting.

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  • Jonas, 22 Dec 2014


    All you want to know about the Amsterdam history. And great expositions too.

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  • Deniz D., 27 Nov 2014


    Not a must-go place unless you are a big fan of A'dam history.

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  • Roy, 09 Nov 2014


    Always interesting exhibitions on the history (and present time) of Amsterdam

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  • Clint, 09 Nov 2014


    Great museum to learn about the city. It's very large so five yourself plenty of time. The kids love the interactive exhibits, too

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  • Sergey, 05 Nov 2014


    Много фотографий и аудио. Экспонатов мало. За деньги сюда лучше не ходить. А вот если карта на все музеи, то можно

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  • Kirill, 02 Nov 2014


    Great museum for history of Amsterdam. Interactive things all around you. You would probably spend there only an hour or two, but that won't be boring. Infographics on the walls are also there.

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  • Denis, 20 Oct 2014


    Интересно и креативно.

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  • Sabrina, 15 Oct 2014


    Nos encanto sobretodo Ámsterdam ADN, es muy didáctico y explica muy bien la historia de Ámsterdam. Nos encanto

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  • Keti, 14 Oct 2014


    Nice garden..

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  • Baran, 09 Oct 2014


    Amsterdam ve kısmen Hollanda hakkında tarihsel ya da kültürel olarak bilmek istediğiniz hemen herşeyi burada öğrenebilirsiniz.

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  • Mehmet, 01 Oct 2014


    Müzeden çaktırmadan anahtarlık filan alıp çıkınca kimse bi dakka birader filan demiyo. 😋

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  • Chris, 23 Sep 2014


    It gets better when you move beyond the kids stuff. Cool exhibits on 20th century amsterdam

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  • Zefanja, 14 Sep 2014


    The exhibitions, story of the development of Amsterdam

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  • Nuno, 23 Aug 2014


    If you want to know all about the history of the city, this is the place to go. A cool interactive experience that shows you the evolution of the city in many ways.

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  • Edgar, 21 Aug 2014


    El museo de Amsterdam es bueno, y sí tomaste un free tour antes seguramente podrás ver de que hablaba el guía

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  • Basma, 07 Aug 2014


    Informatics museum about Amsterdam's history! Loved the visual aspect of it.

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  • Filipe, 26 Jul 2014


    1st stop in the city, DNA route is very interesting and worthy. Free with amsterdam city card

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  • Maria, 12 Jun 2014


    Amsterdam DNA was fantastic. A great way to learn about the city.

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  • Paul, 03 Jun 2014


    A good place to start a visit to Amsterdam as it puts everything else in context. The DNA system is clever - it plays info (in your language).

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  • Yorkshire, 07 May 2014


    Маловато артефактов. Много видео и аудио контента. :(

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  • izi.TRAVEL, 31 Mar 2014


    It’s really is a multimedia experience which brings to life the Amsterdam’s long history with artefacts ranging from clothing to a fifteenth century map of the city.

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  • Rik, 26 Jan 2014


    LEGENDS // PARADISO // 01.02.2014 // SOUL TRAIN SPECIAL with Rob Manga, VJ Suprème Cuisine & MC Pete Philly www.facebook.com/Legends.Tribute #soulmusic

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  • Rogerio, 06 Jan 2014


    Excelente para conhecer a história da cidade.

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  • Diego, 04 Dec 2013


    Topmuito bom

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  • Bruno, 03 Oct 2013


    Excelente museu e uma boa introdução à peculiar história de Amesterdão.

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  • Daphne, 26 Aug 2013


    Very well-designed museum. Makes the history of Amsterdam interesting and engaging, especially the newer DNA exhibit. The museum is massive so it takes hours to explore everything thoroughly.

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  • Engy, 24 Aug 2013


    Graziose le "case di bambola".

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  • Sascha, 31 Jul 2013


    Nettes Stadtmuseum.

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  • Bruna, 31 Jul 2013


    Explain the history of Amsterdam in a fun and interactive way! It's a must see

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  • Agnes, 26 Jul 2013


    Coool. ;))))

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  • Anna, 23 Jul 2013


    Great museum!!!

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  • Pierre, 08 Jul 2013


    Endroit très agréable pour passer un moment au calme, la terrasse est ombragée.

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  • Roxanna, 16 Jun 2013


    Great museum & highly interactive! Except totally confusing layout with no definitive path to follow in the permanent exhibition. Be prepared to get lost & stitch together the story yourself!

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  • Jorge, 24 Feb 2013


    Me gusta, es muy dinámico y entretenido.

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  • Vladimir, 03 Jan 2013


    Nice interactive exibition for children

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  • Susanne, 29 Dec 2012


    De tentoonstelling over de Gouden Eeuw is super. De audio guide voegt helaas weinig toe.

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  • Semin, 20 Nov 2012


    Although you learn so much anout the city... It was like a never-ending museum.

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  • Eelke, 03 Nov 2012


    Nice museum with a lot of variety!

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  • Luz, 02 Sep 2012


    If you know the City and like history. You will easily understand why this city is a great place to live and enjoy! The ADN of Amsterdam is a must!

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  • Melanie, 02 Sep 2012


    10e entrance fee. An interactive museum explaining the different phases of Amsterdam. U can even ride a real bike(still) and watch yourself ride round old Amsterdam on a tv screen. Very interesting

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  • Aaron, 14 Aug 2012


    Great museum, and free with the museum pass.

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  • Joachim, 15 Jul 2012


    Very nice and interactice museum

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  • Pawel, 01 Jul 2012


    Now opened daily from 10:00 till 17:00. Free with IAmsterdam card.

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  • Christopher, 30 May 2012


    Recommended to explore! Stop trying to sniff the drugs on display!

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  • S.B.B., 05 May 2012


    Love this museum; community building ain't easy, but they are doing it to the fullest!

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  • Exploring Julia, 03 Feb 2012


    Explore every nook and cranny and you'll get the most out of this beautiful museum!

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  • Luciana, 29 Jan 2012


    Interesting and interactive museum with a large range of languages. You really have a cuatomised visit.

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  • Maarten, 28 Jan 2012


    Misschien wel het leukste museum van Amsterdam. Ga naar de zolder van het permanente gedeelte voor nostalgisch kroegje, kraakgeschiedenis en Ajax historie.

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  • Arjen, 15 Jan 2012


    Klein weeshuis erg leuk voor kids vanaf 4 jaar.

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  • Richard, 25 Oct 2011


    If you go late (about 1 hr before closing) you can get in for half price, if you don't mind rushing around the exhibits

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  • Bjorn, 12 Oct 2011


    Amsterdam DNA is TOP, à real entry to THE City

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  • DHR.com, 11 Oct 2011


    To learn about the history of Amsterdam, you must visit this place. Originally an orphanage, this museum has collections spans from the middle ages to present. Adults €10, kids 6-18 years old € 5.

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  • Arnold, 16 Dec 2010


    Mooi museum over alles van Amsterdam! Haal het 'Historische' maar weg... ;) De gehele collectie staat ook online op http://collectie.ahm.nl

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  • Amsterdam, 02 Nov 2010


    Great for children as well!

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  • Edwin, 09 Oct 2010


    Interesting movie about THE development and growth of Amsterdam

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  • iwa, 04 Sep 2010


    hammer geil

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