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Museum of the Canals

Herengracht 386, 1016 CJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 421 1656
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Herengracht 386, 1016 CJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 421 1656
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I prefer small, specialized museums to the behemoths, and this museum certainly fits the bill. You can spend an hour or two here and emerge feeling you have a much better handle on Amsterdam's architecture and evolution. PROS: -Amazing use of projection technology in the...More

Thank meredithandmarley
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum provides a good overview of the city's history and its construction. Its exhibits are particularly well put together if you're interested in bringing kids to this museum. My only complaint was its size - the museum in total is only about 4-5 rooms...More

Thank vichy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this best of all. Not typical of a museum but the planning and bulding of Amsterdam comes alive here. It is a must see. Great gift shop too..

Thank AHS4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Engaging, informative, multi-sensory; what more could you ask for in a museum. I highly recommend this gem.

Thank badohio0303
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you expect to find historical interiors with period furniture, furnishings and artefacts, you will be disappointed, as we were. This 'museum' consists almost entirely of an audio-visual 'experience' describing the historical development and building of the city of Amsterdam, and even as such it...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but very interactive museum where you can learn a little of the history of Amsterdam and canal construction. I really enjoyed the various mini ‘shows’ and in particular the massive interactive dolls house! The model of Amsterdam was pretty impressive too – down to...More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not on the museum card, but definitely worth shelling out the cash for a ticket. Incredibly interesting and well done, considering the space that they have. A must see for any visitor to Amsterdam.

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We might well have missed this if it wasn't on our I AM AMSTERDAM ticket( travel and attractions purchased at Central Station) . This is a small but insightful museum, imaginatively presented to introduce visitors to Amsterdam and its canals - not overly detailed or...More

Thank Nhiggins
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is an amazing museum! Not very well known with other tourists but it is done beautiful and with so much class! I will recommend this to any one that love Amsterdam!

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The design and presentation of this museum made this an unexpected highlight of our trip to Amsterdam. It is full of clever and creative features that I have never seen before and which fit very well with the information presented.

Thank Niskaguy
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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