Formerly called Amsterdam Historical Museum, or in Dutch: Amsterdams Historisch Museum.
Located in the very center of Amsterdam, this museum is crucial for understanding Amsterdam rich history. Apart from its permanent art treasures, Amsterdam Museum presents interesting temporary shows – not only about Amsterdam recent history, but also about its people, arts, fashion and crafts.
The museum is located in and old cloister, which since the Reformation (1578) served as an orphanage. Enlarged by famous architects of the Golden Age - Hendrik de Keyser and Jacob van Campen and rebuilt in the 18th C. in the classicist style, remains a beautiful historical monument, which creates from 1976 perfect setting for the Amsterdam Historical Museum.
Historical Museum permanent exhibit
The history of Amsterdam has been presented chronologically, on three floors of the museum with a huge respect for the tradition (remarkable paintings). This rich presentation has been made with an eye for different social aspects of the city life, its religions as well as urban folklore and diverse subcultures, including entertainment, prostitution and Ajax football fanaticism. Additionally, a small interactive exhibit in the museum attic allows you to listen to all Amsterdam carillons. Each year the museum presents an interesting temporary exhibit.
Fascinating, big and rich museum located in the beautiful historical buildings - plan more of your time for this visit.
Open every day 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Closed on January 1, April 26 (Kings Day) and December 25 (Christmas).
Closing time on December 5, 24 and 31th: 4 P.M.
Young visitors (age: 5 – 18) - €5,-; seniors (65+)- €7,50
Children age up to 5, Museumkaart, Stadspas, I’amsterdam City Card, I amsterdam Congress Card, ICOM, Holland Pass voucher, Vereniging Rembrandt, XXXs Card - free
Other cards: Holland Pass, CJP, Cultuurkaart, ISIC, ITIC, IYTC - €7.50
University of Amsterdam Student Card - €5,-
Group reduction (15 visitors and more): -25%
Audio tour (ca 1 hour), renting the headphones: €4,-
The museum has a wheelchair access for the disabled with lifts to upper floor, but while it is located in the old and complex buildings, you should inquire at the reception how to get around. Small parts of the exhibit are not accessible for the disabled.
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You may photograph in the museum under condition of not using a tripod.
Entry from the courtyard:
You may enter the museum from the courtyard through the door accessible from three streets: Amsterdam central commercial street Kalverstraat 92 and two small side streets: St.Luciensteeg 27 and tiny cul-de-sac leading to the Civic Guards Gallery, called Gedempte Begijnensloot.
How to get there:
The museum is located within 5 minutes walk from the Dam square.
Public transport: tram lines 1, 2, 5 (stop Spui); lines 4, 9, 14, 16, 24 and 25 (stop Rokin).
By car: this is an area off limits for the car owners. If you persist, park your car at De Kolk Car Park, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 67 and walk along the same street for 10 minutes to the museum.
There are 2 adresses for the Amsterdam Museum:
Kalverstraat 92 and Sint Luciënsteeg 27
1012 RM Amsterdam
1001 AC Amsterdam
Telephone: +31 20 523 18 22
Fax: +31 20 620 77 89