Amsterdam Museum is a real meeting place for anyone who wants to learn more about the city.
Amsterdam, a metropolis? Yes, and also small, friendly and idiosyncratic. The city of Johan Cruyff, Rembrandt, Ajax, the Red Light District, the United East India Company and marijuana. The capital of the Netherlands. A 1000-year-old commercial city on the water, where entrepreneurship, creativity, citizenship and freedom all meet the eye. In the ancient monument that is the Amsterdam Museum you can see, read, hear and taste how the city came about and why it was – and still is – what it is.
The Amsterdam DNA presentation offers in less than an hour a fascinating and concise overview of the history of Amsterdam through interactive images, sound, movement and specially chosen objects. Amsterdam DNA is available in the following languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.
Your group is welcome for lunch or dinner in Mokum Museum Café. There are various other rooms in the building which can be hired for a meeting or special event. It is also possible to hire the whole museum for a private viewing or a private dinner.
The history explained in the Amsterdam Museum can be seen in two beautiful canal houses. Take a look in the 18th-century Willet-Holthuysen (Herengracht 605) or the 17th-century Cromhouthuis at Herengracht 366-368, a city palace from the Golden Age, where the Cromhout family reigned supreme. Both of these canal houses also have a range of options for special events, private viewings and dinners.
Daily from 10 am to 5 pm
The museum is closed on Koningsdag (King’s Day) and 25 December.
Closing time on December 5, 24 and 31 is 4 pm.
The museum is open on 26 December (Boxing Day) and 1 January (New Year’s Day).
Bus driver and guide
There is a free stopping place on the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal where buses can stand for up to 10 minutes to allow visitors to get out immediately in front of the museum. The bus driver and guide get free entry to the museum.