Amsterdam is best known for her canals, Red Light District and very tolerant nature. The city is also home to world-famous museums like the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and of course Amsterdam Museum. This city museum will teach you all about the history of this magnificent place and how it became the city that it is today.
Amsterdam is one city that shines the world over, sparkling like the best-polished diamond you’ve ever seen. The more you visit the city, the more often you want to come back. We believe Amsterdam to be truly addictive. The history of Amsterdam is fascinating: from an insignificant fishing village in the 13th century, to the most powerful centre of trade in the world in the 17th century. That rich history comes to life in the Amsterdam Museum. This can still be seen in the wooden storage lockers of the orphans who now have photographs and applied art in their collection.
Located in an old orphanage, the famous Amsterdam Museum is dedicated to the city of Amsterdam: with the intention of telling her story to the world. It is the perfect place to learn all you want about the city of a thousand canals. The Amsterdam Museum is located right in the centre of the city, with an entrance in the Kalverstaat and another in the Sint Luciënsteeg.
The museum regularly organizes changing exhibitions with titles such as ‘Stadse Beesten’, ‘Zeemans Tatoeages’, ‘My Hoofddoek’, ‘Geef mij maar Amsterdam’, ‘Rembrandt Puur’ or ‘Anne Frank, haar leven in brieven’.
Every month, there is a tour of the museum followed by a city walk, all based on a theme.
Amsterdam Museum for children:
This is mainly for families visiting with children: the museum is home to the Kleine Weeshuis. This is where visitors discover what it was like to live in an orphanage in the 17th century. In addition, there is also a free Amsterdam DNA family tour. This tour takes you through the history of Amsterdam – a look in the past and all its effects on the future. You also get to see and read the stories of illustrious sons and daughters of Amsterdam and how they have impacted the spirit of the city that we’ve all come to know and love.
The Amsterdam Museum also houses paintings depicting the colonial past of the Netherlands. A lot of these paintings depict how trade flourished in Amsterdam (as an important port city) with traders from the Ottoman Empire and other parts of Europe coming to the city to sell their wares and seek their fortune. Visitors are also treated to the tolerant history of the city. How poets, religious refugees and economic migrants all came to the city’s shores seeking a better life for themselves and their families.
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A visit to Amsterdam is definitely not complete without a visit to the Amsterdam Museum!
At the beginning of this year, The Amsterdam Museum started taking part in ‘Museum in Gebaren‘ (Museums in Gestures). This program makes museum visits more accessible for deaf and hearing-impaired visitors. Museums in Gebaren is an initiative of the Amsterdam Foam Museum in collaboration with Wat Telt. This initiative aims to make all museums in Amsterdam more accessible to deaf and hearing-impaired visitors.
Our Amsterdam Museum Photo Impression
Of course, we paid a visit to the Amsterdam Museum and took some pictures. Here are some pictures for you to have an impression of what the museum is like and if you’d like to know more about the museum, keep on reading!
Amsterdam is one hell of a city. Home to more than a million inhabitants, this is a city that has so much history and quite a story to tell. The Amsterdam Museum is where you experience the city and truly listen to her story. Here are a few pictures to give you an impression of what the museum is all about.
Opening Hours Amsterdam Museum
The Amsterdam Museum is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. The museum is closed on 27 April and 25 December. On January 1, the museum is open from 12.00 to 17.00.
|Daily||10:00 – 17:00|
|December 5, 24, 31||10:00 – 16:00|
|January 1||12:00 – 17:00|
Amsterdam Museum tickets, prices and discounts
Tickets are available at the entrance of the Amsterdam Museum. You can also buy your tickets here on our website via the blue bar. The regular admission price at the entrance is €13,50 -. Visitors with a Stadpas, Amsterdam City Card, Holland Pass and a Museum Card get free entry.
Note: children under 18 are admitted only when accompanied by an adult, they won’t be served any alcoholic beverages.
Regular entrance prices
|Child 0-17||Free of charge|
|Students (older than 17)||€ 11,-|
|I Amsterdam card/Museum Card/Holland Pass/||Free Entry|
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Address and Contact Information
The Amsterdam Museum is located on the busy Kalverstraat area in Amsterdam. It’s very close to De Spui and can be easily reached by tram from Central Station.
1012 PH Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 523 1822
Amsterdam City Museum on the map
The Amsterdam Museum is about 15 minutes walk from Central Station via Damrak, Dam Square and Kalverstraat. The following trams will take you to the museum:
From Amsterdam Central Station:
- Tram 2, stop at Het Spui
- Tram 11, stop at Het Spui
- Tram 12, stop at Het Spui
- Tram 4, stop at Rokin
- Tram 14, stop at Rokin
- Tram 24, stop at Rokin
From Amsterdam Leidseplein:
Tram 1, 2 or 5, heading to Central Station. They all stop at Het Spui. From there you can walk to the museum.
Coming from the Ringweg (A10) direction S100, take the road that leads to Centrum (city centre). Follow the P signs for parking garages in the Amsterdam city centre. The nearest underground car park is ‘De Kolk’ on the Nieuwezijds Kolk. You can also use the parking garage at the Bijenkorf.
With the widget below you can find accurate advice for the real-time travel times based on your current location. This application will help you when you are not sure which bus or tram you can take from your location.
Amsterdam Museum FAQ
Can I visit the Amsterdam Museum in a wheelchair?
Yes, the museum is wheelchair accessible. All you have to do is call the museum to let them know the time and date of your visit. You can reach them on +31 (0) 20 5231 822.
Is there a queue for the Amsterdam Museum?
No, not really. The museum can sometimes be crowded during the summer periods or when groups visit but most times of the year, it is very quiet and there are no queues.
Can I bring my dog into the museum?
Guide dogs for the blind are allowed but no, pets aren’t allowed in the museum.
Can I bring my travelling bags with me to the museum?
Yes, you can but you have to leave them in the locker. In order to use the locker, you must have a 1 euro coin with you.
Can I eat or smoke in the museum?
No, smoking and eating aren’t allowed in the museum.
Is the Amsterdam Museum suitable for children?
Yes, children under 18 can be brought under adult supervision.
Does the Amsterdam Museum have a discount for groups?
Yes, groups starting from 15 people per person pay € 12, – for adults. Groups of children from 0 to 17 years have free entrance.
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