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Amsterdam Museum – An Archive Of The Dutch History!

Amsterdam is a lot more than what you actually think. This Dutch capital is home to captivating canals which are architectural marvels. The city owns a rich past that has been archived in more than 75 museums.  These museums are an archive of almost everything that belongs to Amsterdam: art, history, drugs, and the Bible. The best way to get to know about Amsterdam and its past is by visiting the Amsterdam Museum.

The Amsterdam Museum is also called the Amsterdam Historisch museum hosts a collection of amazing artifacts, displays, and objects that belong to the Renaissance period. The museum also conducts photography exhibitions, guided tours, other events on its premises. Located in the center of Amsterdam, the museum is a favorite attraction, making it the 4th most visited museum in Amsterdam. Through a series of interactive exhibits, you can know the history of Rembrandt, Van Gogh to Anne Frank and other important events of Dutch history.

So, If you are looking to see all the authentic works of famous art, painting, the Amsterdam museum is the best choice to be in.

the entrance to the amsterdam museum
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History of Amsterdam Museum

Will you believe that the museum building was previously an Orphanage? The building was an Orphanage that was remodeled as a museum. It was in the year 1926, the museum was opened to the public, after being renovated by the world-famous architects. With the design of many genius architects, the orphanage was converted to a museum, which still has some remains of the old building. A city like Amsterdam can never be static, hence the idea was to collect all of them in a single place and make the display as interactive as possible. 

Why Amsterdam museum is a must-visit?

The Dutch city is a maritime hub, known for its canals, coffee shops, red-light districts, and liberal attitude. But more than everything the city has a rich history, from the Renaissance, the medieval and the modern era. The Amsterdam museum includes authentic collections that belong to these periods.

The museum has 3 floors in all. Each floor is designated for each era in Dutch History. The museum rightly captures the traditions of the city, including its urban folklore, football fanaticism and many more. Simply this is the place you want to be if you are curious to know the history.

The Amsterdam museum
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Location

The museum is located at Kalverstraat 92, making it easily accessible through public transportation systems.

  • If you are choosing the train route, the museum is about a 15-minute walk from the Central station.
  • There are several trams connecting the Amsterdam museum from various parts of the city.
  • You can also choose to drive to the museum, there is a lot of parking space available. You can either park is at the Nieuwezjids Kolk or use the parking garage at de Bijenkorf.

Opening hours and Ticket information

The Amsterdam museum is open daily from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening. It is free for children up to the age of 18. The ticket for adults is priced at 15 euros. 

To learn about the city’s fascinating story, add this museum on your must-visit list when you plan your trip to Amsterdam. head to the Pickyourtrail website to craft a customized itinerary to Amsterdam. 

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