The Dutch Costume Museum in Amsterdam

Dutch Costume Museum in AmsterdamIn many Dutch villages since centuries local people wear truly unique folk costumes. You may see them every day in streets of villages located north from Amsterdam like Volendam, Marken and Enkhuizen. A new small museum called The Dutch Costume Museum or in Dutch Het Klederdracht presents a collection of most beautiful of these costumes.

The Collection

Amazing with their colours and beauty of their craftsmanship the presented costumes are most of all women’s clothes - blouses, hats, dresses, shoes but also complete clothes for men and for kids. The Amsterdam Costume Museum presents its exceptional collection of Dutch vintage clothes on mannequins. All information about the exhibit comes through a free audio tour. The exhibit is arranged on several floors of the beautiful originally preserved 17 C. canal house.

Photo Studio

The basement of the museum was adapted to a simple photo studio. In a traditional decor of the Dutch village interior and with some basic props at hand, you may dress up in a traditional Dutch costume. A professional photographer at an additional fee of € 15.00 will make your picture in this exotic outfit. A true fun if you visit museum with kids or in a group of friends.

The feel

Dutch Costume Museum in AmsterdamA small sympathetic museum, addressed to people interested in fashion, design and folk art. The exhibit might be not worth a detour, but certainly remains a small interesting show presented in an authentic old canal house setting, especially for people interested in the subject. Free audio tour helps to understand the background of the costumes on show.


Monday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm.
Closed on Christmas (First Day), New Year (January 1), Kingsday (April 27).
On Christmas Eve and December 31 the museum closes at 3 pm.


Adults: €10.00
Children age 15 and younger: €5.00
Children 4 and younger: free
Museum Card, CJP Youth Card: €8.50
Stadspas, iAmsterdam Card: free
Audio tour: free

Dutch Costume Museum in AmsterdamHow to get there:

from Leidsestraat – walking North along Herengracht – 2 minutes
from the Central Station: tram: 1, 2 or 5 (exit on Konigsplein/Flower Market stop)
by car: closest car park is Stopera on the Muziektheater/Stadhuis Waterlooplein 1, located under Stopera, later 10 minutes walk direction Flower Market. If you are able to find a parking place, there is a metered parking along all streets in the museum area (€ 5.00 per hour).


The Dutch Costume Museum in Amsterdam
Herengracht 427
1017 BR   Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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