Learn the 1,000-year history of Amsterdam at the ultra-modern interactive Amsterdam Museum. Discover the reason for the city’s legendary Red Light District, explore the spice trade, learn about religious freedom, and more.
What to Expect
Visit the new exhibition “Amsterdam DNA” at the Amsterdam Museum, and discover the history of Amsterdam in less than one hour!
Explore the city of Johan Cruijff, Rembrandt, the East India Company and marijuana. Superb interactive displays will explain the rise and reason for the city’s notorious Red Light District, and describe the significance of the spice trade in the city’s development. A memorial to 1,000 years of commerce in the watery city, Amsterdam DNA presents superb stories of entrepreneurship, creativity, citizenship and freedom.
See, read, hear and taste how the city came about, and why it was – and still is – what it is. Get a concise overview of the city’s history through interactive images, sound, movement and specially chosen objects.
- Entrance to Amsterdam Museum
- Free WiFi
- Free Amsterdam DNA exhibition booklet
- Audio tour
Know Before You Go
• The little orphanage (Het Kleine Weeshuis) is a special attraction for children aged from 4 to 10. This interactive exhibition enables kids and their parents to see what life must have been like in a 17th-century orphanage
• Closing time on December 5th, 24th and 31st is at 16.00
• On January 1st the Museum is open from 13.00 to 17.00