historical

Amsterdam has some 800 years of history behind it. The 16th and 17th centuries made a particular mark on the city and it’s this historic period that attracts so much public recognition. But fans of historical architecture and development can also find discover a great number of historic figures and places from subsequent periods.

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Open Garden Days

Herengracht
1017 BZ AMSTERDAM
Diverse grachtentuinen
14/06/2019 - 16/06/2019
For one weekend only, visit the pristine gardens of some of Amsterdam’s finest canal houses and experience the quiet oases during ...

Flower market

Singel
1012 WP AMSTERDAM
Bloemenmarkt Amsterdam
06/06/2016 - 31/12/2020
The Singel flower market is one of Amsterdam’s most colourful attractions. The small shops are located inside a row of floating ba...

Kuiperij

Schansend 7
1509 AW ZAANDAM
Discover a piece of history at Kuiperij in Zaanse Schans. This is where barrels were made to transport goods. The historic family ...
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Amsterdam Pipe Museum

Prinsengracht 488
1017 KH AMSTERDAM
In the historic ambiance of a 17th-century canal house, the Amsterdam Pipe Museum presents an overview of smoking pipes throughout...
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Kattenkabinet (Cat Cabinet)

Herengracht 497
1017 BT AMSTERDAM
The Kattenkabinet (Cat Cabinet) is located in a lovely canal house in Amsterdam. This museum is dedicated entirely to the role of ...
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Amsterdam Museum

Kalverstraat 92
1001 AC AMSTERDAM
The Amsterdam Museum offers an expansive collection of exhibitions and items that retell the compelling story of the Dutch capital...

Civic Guards Gallery

Kalverstraat 92
1001 AC AMSTERDAM
An oasis of art: marvel at enormous 17th-century paintings just off one of Amsterdam’s busiest shopping streets.
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Jewish Historical Museum

Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1
1011 PL AMSTERDAM
The Jewish Historical Museum is located at the heart of Amsterdam's former Jewish quarter. Although not as famous as the bigger ar...
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Bijbelsmuseum (Biblical Museum)

Herengracht 366-368
1016 CH AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam's Bijbelsmuseum (Biblical Museum) illustrates life in biblical times with archaeological discoveries and other artefacts...