Amsterdam Historic Museum, Amsterdam

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

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    Amsterdam Historic Museum

    by Carino Written Nov 22, 2005

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    In every town I visit, I also visit the historic museum and usually they are very boring.
    The one in Amsterdam is different. It gives you a very good insight about the history of this fascinating city. Another must see in Amsterdam.

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    Amsterdam Historitic Museum

    by siso010 Updated Jul 10, 2005

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    It shows you the history of Amsterdam from being a village in the river,till its a modern city now.
    You will enjoy your stay in this museum,it is not that big also.

    Working hours is from 10:00 to 17:00

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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 Municipal Archives

    by pieter_jan_v Updated May 5, 2013
    Antique Record: Louis Davids - De Kleine Man

    The Amsterdam Municipal Archives have 35 kilometers of archives. It's a collection of millions of maps, paintains and drawings.
    The library has next to books also a sound and picture/movies archive.

    The archives are housed in the Bazel building; the former headoffice of the "Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij (NHM)".

    Guided tours in Englisg are available, but have to be booked in advance at telephone number +31-20-2511619. The themes are: Power in Mokum, Young and old in Amsterdam, Art and Culture, Money and Trade or Religion.

    Visiting hours:
    Mo: Closed
    Tu-Fr: 10AM - 5PM
    Sa-Su: Noon - 5PM

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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