Museum of the Canals, Amsterdam

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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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  • Was no expecting much but I loved this museum! It was interactive, each room was different, and it was informative. The staff were also very nice and answered our questions. Definitely recommend.  more »
  • I've been to this museum a few times now, I brought international clients in the past and now my family, and even after a few visits it still doesn't get boring. The audio visuals are done really...  more »
  • 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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