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Museum Het Grachtenhuis (The Canal House) is the natural starting point for visitors to Amsterdam. It is located in one of the most beautiful canalside houses. Het Grachtenhuis introduces visitors to one of the best city development projects in the...more
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Herengracht 386, 1016 CJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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As others have stated, you’ll breeze through this museum in about a 1/2 hour. The scenes are interesting and fun to listen to, but you really don’t learn much about the history of the canals.
The only bit I learned about anything is when you...More
High asking price (15 Euros) for what is a pretty scant experience.
Warning - not a museum in a traditional sense. No artifacts or interesting pieces or even photographs here. It’s multimedia.
What is does it does well - but there needs to be more...More
The museum takes you from room to room where audio visual presentations of the history of Amsterdam and its canals are shown. I found it very interesting with models, 'cut-outs' and a wonderful house where there are many interior scenes portrayed through the windows. Well...More
The start on the ground floor was a little boring (at least for me). But once you get to the part where they talk about the engineering elements and you can see the models of the houses, it is pretty cool.
Left this museum feeling robbed. For a €15/person admittance fee, I had high expectations of learning more about Amsterdam’s historical canal scape and the design/construction of the famous canal houses. Please be warned that this museum will take you 30 minutes start to finish with...More
We really enjoyed the 45-min (or less) tour of this museum, which described how the city was smartly planned and developed and how the houses were built. We didn't spend much time in the dollhouse room or in the room with the video of people,...More
This was an unusual little museum in a beautiful building. Our visit was only marred by a group of students who weren't at all interested and kept forcing us along the route faster than we wanted to go. Maybe these "school" trips should be better...More
This great little museum was an easy way to see the history of Amsterdam. It clearly showed how the city was originally laid out and organized nearly 500 years ago. Modern, fun presentations. Highly recommended when you visit.
The Museum of the Canals is only a 45 mnute experience, but it provides tremendous insight into the physical building and development of Amsterdam. Housed in a 4-story former luxury home on the Herengracht, it also provides an inside look at how the upper crust...More
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.