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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  • 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 »
  • This compact and informative museum tells the story if Amsterdam from its builders perspective. It also tell story of canals in Amsterdam. Round took approximately 45 mins. and guidance was very...  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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