Amsterdam Sights

Amsterdam Museum (Amsterdam Historical Museum)

  • Kalverstraat 92 and Sint Luciënsteeg 27 Map It
  • Centrum
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Any city that began in the 13th century as a boggy swamp and went on to become the trading powerhouse of the world in the 17th century is going to have a fascinating story to tell, and this museum showcases it superbly. It's housed in a rambling amalgamation of buildings, once a convent, which was used as Amsterdam's Civic Orphanage. Before visiting the actual museum, walk past the entrance and check out the glassed Schuttersgalerij (Civil Guards Gallery) lined with huge portraits of city militias—if you've seen Rembrandt's The Night Watch, at the Rijksmuseum, you can compare. Some 21st-century renditions of civil guard paintings have been added to the Amsterdam Museum collection, notably one featuring the "Maid of Amsterdam," with a joint in one hand and Rembrandt's face tattooed on her chest.

  • Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam, Holland

    © Ross Brinkerhoff / Fodors Travel

Sight Information

Address:

Kalverstraat 92 and Sint Luciënsteeg 27, Amsterdam, North Holland, 1012 PH, Netherlands

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Phone:

020-523–1822

Sight Details:

  • €12
  • Daily 10–5

Published 11/18/2015

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