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A house of important figure during the Dutch colonialisation

I went to this place with my family. We found a large historical map that depicts places where... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Gede Budi S
Wageningen, The Netherlands
Great for the right niche of people

There are lots of grand canal house museums in Amsterdam. But not many showing how the middle class... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 Dec 2017
“A house of important figure during the Dutch colonialisation”
21 Jan 2018
“Boutique museum”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Korsjespoortsteeg 20, 1015 AR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 638 1938
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Provides an insight into the life of the Netherlands’ greatest 19 th century author. The museum has both books and personal artefacts.

Thank Eduard S
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I went to this place with my family. We found a large historical map that depicts places where Multatuli had visited during his stay in Indonesia. His book, Max Havelaar, is displayed, including the translation of the book to many languages and the years of...More

Thank Gede Budi S
Reviewed 17 February 2017

After coming across the statue we followed the signs to the Museum. Which is a house that Multatuli lived in. Our guide was so knowledgeable and clearly enthusiastic on the subject it made the whole experience very enjoyable.

Thank Alex D
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Great location, great front desk, great breakfast, but the one thing I can't understand is how, in a span of one day, the room I had for 150 Euro could rise to 240 E. I have heard of demand and supply, but this is a...More

Thank Biswajit2409
Reviewed 15 December 2015

There are lots of grand canal house museums in Amsterdam. But not many showing how the middle class lived. There are only 2 rooms in this museum but has a great curator who is happy to show you around and answer questions. I think this...More

Thank TJRTravel
Reviewed 5 November 2015

I'm a bit of a Multatuli fan, so I was really looking forward to this. Well ... The website says opening hours are: Dinsdag:10.00-17.00 uur Zaterdag en zondag 12.00-17.00 uur So we came Sunday 25/10 at 13.00. The same opening hours were posted on the...More

Thank straightouttaCPH
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is a small, quaint museum which a friend and I went to out of curiosity, having very briefly read about the subject matter. We showed up knowing nothing but that didn't bother the custodian at all. He was so enthusiastic and passionate about Multatuli...More

Thank Zoe L
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Eduard Douwes Dekker had a book of his writings published under the title Max Havelaar, the eponymous hero speaking the philosophies and ideals of Dekker (or Multatuli as he called himself). As an official in the Dutch colonies in the East Indies during the 19th...More

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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