Museum of the Canals, Amsterdam

4.1
#27 of 118 in Museums in Amsterdam
Learn how Amsterdam’s famous canal system came to be at Museum of the Canals. The museum itself is located in a typical 17th century canal-side house, and will lead you through the canals' 400-year history, right up to the present day. Gain insight into the urban planning that went into the canals' creation, and how they have influenced the city and its culture. Take a partly guided, partly self-guided tour (available in English), and view the interesting displays that incorporate interactive audio commentary and multimedia. Use our Amsterdam itinerary planning website to arrange your visit to Museum of the Canals and other attractions in Amsterdam.
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  • This is a cosy museum with a wonderful and friendly staff. The multimedia presentation is lively, fun, interesting and informative. It’s a lovely experience if you’re interested in history and city...  more »
  • Nice museum with interesting holograms. After this museum it will be clear why Amsterdam is city of canals. It might be a bit pricy, but if you have amsterdam card like we did, and you are nearby...  more »
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  • I wish we had skipped this one. Most places cost the same, this one seemed to have least to offer. The house was cool but it was mostly just an AV experiment.
  • Great modern museum! Uses a good mix of visual and auditory storytelling, projections and holograms, as well as explaining by the personnel. Great for almost all ages!

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