Amsterdam Historic Museum, Amsterdam

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Kalverstraat 92 - 1012 PH Amsterdam +31-20-5231822

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    Post Office at the Paalhuis 1665.
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    Amsterdam for free: old orphanage

    by tompt Written Mar 18, 2004

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    regents room

    The Amsterdam historic museum is located in the former city orphanage. The museum is worth visiting, but will cost you 6 Euro.
    A small part is dedicated to the city orphanage and is free.... It are three rooms, on eroom will show what the orphans looked like, the second room is the regents room, and behind that is the third room dedicated to van Speyk. He is a dutch hero, who blew himself and his ship up to prevent the enemie from capturing them. Van Speyk was a former Amsterdam orphanage boy.
    You can reach these rooms by going into the museum and instead of going left to the cassier go right straight into the rooms.

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    Schuttersgallerij

    by Imaniac Written Jan 2, 2004

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    The Schuttersgallerij (Civic Guard Gallery) is a passageway to the Amsterdam Historic Museum/ It's a hallway with 17th century paintings of civic guards on both sides. The entrance is free of charge. You can get there from the begguinage or go to Kalverstraat number 92. Not a lot of people seem to know about this gallery, so you won't find huge crowds here.

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    Amsterdam Historic Museum

    by TrekknHil Written Jul 14, 2003

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    The old way for protection

    Since this is a museum that is dedicated to the city of Amsterdam and it's history, you will find treasures almost equal to the Rijksmuseum.

    Tour the collection and watch Amsterdam rise from the water to become what it is today.

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    Amsterdam Historic Museum

    by martin_nl Written Jun 29, 2003

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    This hangs above the entrance

    The Amsterdam Historic Museum tells you all about the history of Amsterdam. It is quite a big museum with many different sections that focus on many different subjects. Interesting parts are the Schuttersgallerij (Civic Guard Gallery), the part where the painting De anatomishe les van dr. Jan Deijman by Rembrandt hangs as well as many other places.
    Please also check out the travelogue if you want to see more pics.

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    Visit The Amsterdam Historical...

    by margaretvn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Visit The Amsterdam Historical Museum
    This is a marvellous museum housed in what used to be the home for the cities orphans, and its entrance is on one of the cities busiest shopping streets, the Kalverstraat. The museum shows the cities history and also the story of the people. The museum is famous for its huge group portraits which date bavk several hundred years. They show the men of the cities civil guard. The paintings are so big that they have been in housed in a street which has been covered over. In this museum there is also Rembrandt’s famous painting “The Anatomy Lesson” which I find really fascinating but then he is a favourite artist of mine! There is also a section of the museum which covers the 20th century with topics such as World war II, life in the city, the protest movement Provo etc. There is an inner courtyard where you can sit and have coffee and a restaurant.

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    Amsterdam Historic Museum

    by tompt Written Mar 18, 2004

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    This museum tells you everything about the history of this city. It is located in a former city orphanage. The monumental entrance gate is already an attraction on itself.

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    Amsterdam for free: Civic Guard Gallery

    by tompt Written Mar 18, 2004

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    The Amsterdam Historical museum has a Civic Guard Gallery with some great painting in Rembrandts Nightwatch style . And the best thing is you can walk through this gallery for free.

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    History Museum

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jul 17, 2003

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    Amsterdam History Museum

    Great little museum outlining the history of the city, each level outlines a different age of Amsterdam from the medevial city till modern day.

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    The History of Amsterdam

    by kushempeng Updated May 24, 2003

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    Display in the museum

    The museum is housed in a former orphanage. The museum has displays on how the land became livable and thrivable.

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    Civic Guard Gallery

    by dila Written Apr 27, 2003

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    painting

    Schuttersgallerij.
    this is a gallery with paintings also from the Amsterdams Historisch Museum.
    you can walk in for free.
    open
    mon-fri: 10.00-17.00
    sat,sun: 11.00-17.00

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    Jun 21, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    Beste Pieter Jan,
    The photo (by dough48) appearing as first for the Amsterdam Museum (former Amsterdam Historisch Museum) is that of the Palace on the Dam ! This photo is on the wrong place.

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