Amsterdam through the centuries

Housed in a former orphanage just a few minutes from Dam Square, the museum’s rich collection of art, household objects and archaeological discoveries gives a detailed impression of the fortunes of Amsterdammers today and in days gone by.


Unique experiences

Of course, the Amsterdam Museum is also big on experience as a means of learning, and it firmly believes that both big and little experiences matter – be it royals and dignitaries or local folk singers. Exhibitions such as Amsterdam DNA don't simply retell the history of the place, but represent the spirit and feelings of its people too, utilising interactive displays and multimedia exhibits that bring stories of people and the city to life. Amsterdam DNA is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

Amsterdam museum for children and families

Families with children can enjoy an exciting adventure at the Amsterdam Museum. Through the children's display Het Kleine Weeshuis (The Little Orphanage), the museum offers a fascinating insight into what life was like in a 17th century orphanage. The museum also offers the free Amsterdam DNA Family Tour, suitable for children aged four and over and available in Dutch and English.