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Amsterdam Museum Entrance Ticket

Product ID: 28842
Learn the 1,000-year history of Amsterdam at the ultra-modern interactive Amsterdam Museum. Discover the reason for the city’s legendary Red Light District, explore the spice trade, learn about religious freedom, and more.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Dutch, English
Audio guide/headphones
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the history of Amsterdam at the Amsterdam DNA exhibition
  • Visit the Amsterdam Museum and learn about the city's 1,000-year history
  • Take the kids to the little orpanage and learn about life in a 17th-century orphanage
  • Discover the reasons for the Red Light District and religious freedom
  • Journey back through the spice trade
Full description
Visit the new exhibition “Amsterdam DNA” at the Amsterdam Museum, and discover the history of Amsterdam in less than one hour!

Explore the city of Johan Cruijff, Rembrandt, the East India Company and marijuana. Superb interactive displays will explain the rise and reason for the city’s notorious Red Light District, and describe the significance of the spice trade in the city’s development. A memorial to 1,000 years of commerce in the watery city, Amsterdam DNA presents superb stories of entrepreneurship, creativity, citizenship and freedom.

See, read, hear and taste how the city came about, and why it was – and still is – what it is. Get a concise overview of the city’s history through interactive images, sound, movement and specially chosen objects.

Enjoy the current special exhibition of Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck – Rembrandt’s master's pupils. Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680) and Govert Flinck (1615-1660) are two of the most important Amsterdam painters of the Golden Age; they were at least as successful as their former teacher Rembrandt.

In the autumn of 2017, the first ever retrospective of Bol and Flinck will take place, in which the Amsterdam Museum and the Rembrandt House Museum are working together to present a unique image of these two artists. The Rembrandt House Museum, the place where Govert Flinck and Ferdinand Bol were trained by Rembrandt, will highlight their exciting learning period. Their further development as absolute masters of their profession will be shown in the Amsterdam Museum.
Includes
  • Entrance to Amsterdam Museum
  • Free WiFi
  • Audio tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Kalverstraat 92, Amsterdam

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• The little orphanage (Het Kleine Weeshuis) is a special attraction for children aged from 4 to 10. This interactive exhibition enables kids and their parents to see what life must have been like in a 17th-century orphanage
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 101 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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It was very nice as a fun activity, but not as a learning activity

I actually give two reviews: it was meticulous, it worked and it was fun. At the same time as I go to the little orphanage with the grandchildren I don't want to hear about bugs, but about orphans. The same applies to the rest of the museum. In another five years all museums will be the same, because they all try to fascinate you interactively and therefore it is all about the same "relevant" themes: nature, openness, free sex, strangers, ...

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July 26, 2018

Very interesting historic museum, missed a bit a historic overview

The museum had a lot of good info about key periods of Amsterdam's history. We saw it as a start to our visit to enjoy better the city, but focus on selected periods for instance meant you heard about the Spanish being kicked out - but never when they came, which was a bit confusing.

June 21, 2018

Great for getting bearings!

Gave us the run down of the city and it’s history, definitely worth the cheap price for a student ticket to get information about Amsterdam. Fun and interactive, would definitely reccomend

September 8, 2019

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Product ID: 28842