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

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  • Chris, 27 Nov 2017

    Maybe my favorite museum in Amsterdam and that's saying something. Great history of the city

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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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  • 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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