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5 reasons to visit the Amsterdam Museum

Formerly known as the Amsterdam History Museum, this cultural treasure trove is a must-do for anyone eager to learn about the city's rich history. Here are five reasons you can't miss it!

The historic location

The historic location

Not only is it easily reached in central Amsterdam, the museum is housed in an old orphanage, developed over time by the city's leading architects!

The local art

The local art

The collection of Dutch paintings is one of Amsterdam's more modest, but lesser known works from famous names like Rembrandt provide a charming alternative to the larger galleries.

See important historic artifacts

See important historic artifacts

Among the curios illustrating the city's past is the barrel organ damaged when hidden Nazi soldiers emerged to kill 22 in an ambush on liberation celebrations in 1945.

Insights beyond history

Insights beyond history

The former Amsterdam History Museum outgrew its old name as it began to shed more light into the city's modern culture, from cycling and prostitution to Ajax soccer fandom!

An easy museum to tour

An easy museum to tour

Despite being spread chronologically across three floors, a lot of knowledge can be gleaned in a short space of time due to its efficient layouts and interactive exhibits.

Our insider tips

What are the opening times?

The Amsterdam Museum is open daily 10:00AM to 5:00PM, though closed on April 27th (King's Day) and December 25th (Christmas). It doesn't open until noon on January 1st and closes an hour early on December 5th, 24th, and 31st. Some generous concessions are offered on ticket prices and entry is free with the I Amsterdam City Card or the Museumkaart.

How to get there?

The Amsterdam Museum is inaccessible by car but is just a short walk from Dam Square. The closest tram stops are Spui (lines 1, 2, and 5) and Rokin (4, 9, 14, 16, 24 and 25).

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    10:00AM to 5:00PM daily, but check ahead of time for holiday closures in December.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult tickets are only €12.
  • Will I need a guide?
    You won't need a guide for the museum, but other tours in the area are definitely worth it!
  • How to get there
    It's just a short walk from Dam Square, or take tram lines 1, 2 or 5 to Spui, or lines 4, 9, 14, 16, 24 or 25 to Rokin.
  • Additional information
    Photography is allowed, but not with a tripod. | Some areas are not accessible for the disabled.

What people are saying about Amsterdam Museum

Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 12,495 reviews

I took the city walking tour and I was amazed: I already knew Amsterdam is a very interesting city, but I was surprised it has such a rich history. Our guide Miguel was great, he explained many stories and funny things about Amsterdam and the Netherlands. We learned to know the city from different points of view and we got nice indications about good restaurants and bars. After the tour we had a cheese tasting, they explained us their cheese is made with traditional methods. We tried delicious cheeses (even a 3 years old one) and wines. Highly recommendable!

Amsterdam: Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting Reviewed by

A wonderful, moving and inspiring museum. The self portrait exhibition is unique snd thought provoking. The prrmanent ecihibition sbout hos eork, in combination with his life story and tome line , depicted such a good description about the styiartistsy. It affected me for the test of the days to follow. Lovely experience. Very well presented.

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket Reviewed by

The museum is amazing and provides a great overview of Van Gogh’s life and work as he slowly drifted to insanity. The way that other artists inspired his work is also explained elaborately by displaying his work alongside theirs. All tickets provided by the museum were sold out. Getyourguide saved the day!

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket Reviewed by

Wonderful. However, I didnt know this but they didt have starry night on display. Cost €5 for an audio guide which is a bit dear considering tickets are already expensive. Lively learning about his life though

Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum Ticket Reviewed by

Very interesting to learn about the history of prostitution in Amsterdam’s red light district and there’s a little photo booth at the end to take a free picture in the S&M costume accessories of your choice.