Amsterdam Museum, formerly known as ‘Amsterdam Historical Museum’, is a museum about the history, past and present of Amsterdam. It can be seen as the material memory of the city of Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Museum is situated in the heart of the city (‘old center’ area) and located in the Amsterdam’s originally orphanage.
Before the First World War, the idea was born to establish a museum with a historic collection (art, objects and archaeological finds) about Amsterdam. Only afterwards the museum became a fact and found its origin in a building (‘de Waag’) at the New market. It became a dependence of the ‘Stedelijk Museum’ until 1963. From that time onwards the Amsterdam Museum moved to the former orphanage and got its first director.
The museum exhibits almost everything connecting with Amsterdam or its inhabitants. Think about paintings and drawings, but also furniture and textile. The tour through the museum is really modern because of all the forms of multimedia and therefore quite exciting. In an interactive way you will witness the way of life in Amsterdam or even the success of the Amsterdam football club ‘Ajax’. You can also listen to the sound of Amsterdam back in the days. Nowadays the old and former orphanage is part of the Amsterdam Museum as well. A presentation is made for families with children (> 4 years). Take the highlight tour or the grand tour.
The Amsterdam Museum organizes several activities and events. Furthermore the museum focuses on children and their education. Several high educational products are available. And there are also possibilities for business occasions. The museum facilitates a museum shop and the museum café ‘Mokum’.
0031 20 5231822
Tram 1, 2, 5 (stop Spui), 4, 9, 14, 16, 24 and 25 (stop Rokin) / 15 minute walk from central station
Daily from 10 am to 5 pm
No closing days
Accessible for disabled people
Adults EUR 10.00
Children 5-18 EUR 5.00
Children < 5 years FREE
CJP/ ING card: EUR 7.50
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