The story of Amsterdam – your entry to the city!
Amsterdam, a metropolis? Yes, and also small, friendly and unconventional. 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.
Do you want to get to know the extensive Amsterdam Museum collection even better? Then why not rent an audio tour for € 4,-? Available in English, Dutch, Spanish, French and German.
For whoever wishes to explore Amsterdam in a different way there are four thematic routes (Amsterdam DNA Tours) available as an App. This App can be downloaded onto your iPhone. For € 5,- you can borrow an iPhone from the reception desk. Available in English and Dutch.
The Amsterdam Museum shop contains souvenirs, gifts for the people at home and interesting literature which you can use to explore the city and its history even further.
Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Museum is closed on January 1st, April 30th and December 25th.
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 and are given a free drink ticket.
Group lunches and coffee
Museumcafé Mokum, the Amsterdam Museum café, is renowned for its charming courtyard with terrace and colonnaded passage – located in the bustling heart of Amsterdam! Groups of upwards of 15 persons can enjoy a tasty lunch or coffee and cake. For more information call +31 (0) 20 5231 720.
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