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.
Govert Flinck & Ferdinand Bol – star students of Rembrandt
13 October 2017 to 18 February 2018
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.
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.
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