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Allard Pierson Museum - Oude Turfmarkt 127 (Old Centre, close to Spui)
Archaeological Museum of the University of Amsterdam. Original works of art and utensils from Egypt, Etruria, the Greek and Roman world, the Near East and Cyprus from the period between 4000 and 1000 after Christ.
Amsterdam Cheese Museum - Prinsengracht 112, Amsterdam (Centrum)
relive the history of cheese making and experience the unique flavor of the best cheese of Holland.
Amsterdam City Archives (Stadsarchief Amsterdam) - Vijzelstraat 32, Amsterdam (Centrum)
for anyone interested in learning about the history of their Amsterdam family, house, business or neighbourhood, or anyone requiring information for a paper, thesis or publication on Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Museum - Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 359 (Old Centre, close to Spui)
Amsterdam Pipe Museum (former Pijpenkabinet) - Prinsengracht 488, Amsterdam (Centrum)
the worldwide culture of pipe smoking and the use of tobacco.
Amsterdam Tulip Museum - Prinsengracht 112, Amsterdam (Centrum)
Tells the story of Holland's most famous flower, from its origin on the windswept mountains in Central Asia to the worldwide phenomenon it is today.
Anne Frank House - Prinsengracht 263, Amsterdam (Centrum)
the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary during WWII.
ARCAM - Prins Hendrikkade 600 (IJ Waterfront, between NEMO and the Maritime Museum)
The ARCAM foundation aims to show the public all aspects of Amsterdam's architecture and is housed on the top floor of a unique building designed by René van Zuuk. You can find different exhibitions throughout the year, and once a month a distinguished architect is invited to talk about his or her work.
Artis - Plantage Kerklaan 38-40 (Plantage)
the oldest zoo of the Netherlands housing the Planetarium, Geological Museum, Aquarium and Zoological Museum.

Beurs van Berlage - Damrak 277, Amsterdam (Centrum)
houses a permanent exhibition on the history of the Beurs and exhibitions in the fields of architecture, design and applied modelling.
Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (The Ritman Library) - Keizersgracht 123, Amsterdam (Centrum)
a private library with manuscripts and printed works in the field of Hermeticism, more specifically the 'Christian-Hermetic' tradition
Bijbels Museum (Amsterdam Biblical Museum) - Herengracht 366-368, Amsterdam (Centrum)
Housed in monumental canal-side buildings on the Herengracht. Bible stories are brought to life during a fascinating expedition through the world of one the oldest and most-read books.
Bijlmer Meer, Vitrine van Zuidoost (OBA Zuidoost) - Frankemaheerd 2, Amsterdam (Zuidoost)
exhibition on the history of the Bijlmer

Cobra Museum - Sandbergplein 1, Amstelveen
Museum of modern art with works of the international CoBrA Movement.
Cromhouthuis - Herengracht 366-368, Amsterdam (Centrum)
Get acquainted with the Cromhout family, the family that resided in 4 impressive buildings on Amsterdam's stylish Herengracht canal for nearly 2 centuries.

De Appel (the Appel Foundation) - Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 10 (Spiegelkwartier)
institute for contemporary art
De Burcht   the National Trade Unions Museum, situated in the Bastion of Berlage.
De Nieuwe kerk
Diamant Museum Amsterdam - Paulus Potterstraat 8 (Oud-Zuid - Museumplein)

Erotic Museum - Oudezijds Achterburgwal 54 (De Wallen)
Located right in the hart of the red-light district, this museum reflects the history of the area. Five floors full of erotic enjoyment and artwork.
Eye Filmmuseum - IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam (Noord)
Exclusive masterpieces of cinema history with thousands of movies, photos, posters and scripts of Dutch and international movies.

FOAM - Keizersgracht 609, Amsterdam (Centrum)
Photography Museum Amsterdam

Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis - Keizersgracht 633, Amsterdam (Centrum)
Double canalside house from 1687 between the Golden Bend and Amstel
Grietje Tump Museum - Zuideinde 69, Amsterdam (Landsmeer)
a museum in 19th century style with furniture, utensils and jewelery, as well as old textiles such as christening gowns and samplers

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum - Oudezijds Achterburgwal 148, Amsterdam (Centrum)
Heineken Experience - Stadhouderskade 78, Amsterdam (Zuid)
No visit is complete without taking a peek in the breweries of the worlds best beer. Find out everything you wanted to know about the history of beer making and take a bottle ride to see the process of beer making from beginning until the end.
Hermitage Amsterdam - Nieuwe Herengracht 14 (Centrum, close to Rembrandtplein)
In a beautiful building on the Amstel river small temporary exhibitions drawn from the rich collection of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg and other Russian museums are on display.
Het Grachtenhuis - Herengracht 386, Amsterdam (Canal Belt)
A new museum located in one of the most beautiful canal houses introducing visitors to the 17th-century canals of Amsterdam.
Het Huis van Aristoteles - Westergasfabriek, Pazzanistraat 27 (Westerpark)
A new museum with temporary expositions for families with kids.
Het Klederdrachtmuseum (Dutch Costume Museum) - Herengracht 427, Amsterdam (Centrum)
Discover the Old Dutch cultural history and costumes
Hollandsche Schouwburg (Dutch Theatre) - Plantage Middenlaan 24 (Plantage)
photographes, documents and video images about the persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands.
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam (the Botanical Garden) - Plantage Midddenlaan 2a (Plantage)
One of the oldest botanical gardens (1682) with a classical designed outdoor garden and 7 greenhouses (with each representing a different climate), 300-year-old Eastern Cape giant cycad and palm greenhouse.
Houseboat Museum
Experience how exactly life is on board a houseboat in an Amsterdam canal. On board you can see how this authentic barge was converted to a comfortable houseboat, provided with authentic skipper's quarters with sleeping bunk, sizable livingroom, kitchen and bathroom.
Huis Marseille - Keizersgracht 401, Amsterdam (Centrum)
Museum for Photography, with four exhibition rooms situated in a monumental 17th century canal house on the Keizersgracht.

Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (IISG) - Cruquiusweg 31, Amsterdam (Oost)
International Institute of Social History, an Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

Jewish Historical Museum
presenting the versatility of Jewry of today and the past, with the emphasis on the religion, culture, and history of the Dutch Jews.
Jordaanmuseum Palmstraat 92, Amsterdam (Centrum)
The cultural heritage of a unique Amsterdam neighborhood.

Kattenkabinet (Cat Cabinet) - Herengracht 497, Amsterdam (Centrum)
Permanent art collection around the cat.
Kuiperijmuseum in de Molen van Sloten
The Sloten Windmill and Coopery Museum. The Sloten Windmill is a tower mill that is still operative and accessible to the public. The Coopery Museum shows an old handicraft: wooden casks used for packing, transport and storage of products such as salted fish, meat, cheese, beer and onions.

Madame Tussauds - Dam 20, Amsterdam (Centrum)
Max Euwe Centrum - Max Euweplein 30 A-1, Amsterdam (Centrum)
⟩ permanent exhibition about the history of chess with objects from Euwe's chess inheritance
Medieval Torture Museum - Damrak 33 (Old Centre)
Displays over 100 devices used to torture people during medieval times. To get a lively image of the Middle Ages, the devices are shown with wax figures.
Micropia - Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, Amsterdam (Centrum)
⟩ Discover the invisible life
Moco museum - Honthorststraat 20, Amsterdam (Zuid)
⟩ private modern and contemporary art museum with street art collection
Multatuli Museum
Located in the birthplace of Multatuli (pseudonym of Eduard Douwes Dekker), Korsjespoortsteeg 20, Amsterdam, between Singel and Herengracht. Dutch author Multatuli (1820-1887) was writer of the famous novel Max Havelaar (1860).
Museum Amsterdam-Noord - Zamenhofstraat 28A, Amsterdam (Noord)
⟩ exhibition on the past, present and future of city district Amsterdam-Noord
Museum Het Schip (The Ship) - Spaarndammerplantsoen 140, Amsterdam (Spaarndammerbuurt)
⟩ highlights of Amsterdam School architecture
Museum Jan van der Togt - Dorpstraat 50 (Amstelveen)
museum of modern art
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (Museum 'Our Lord in the Attic') - Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40 (De Wallen)
Amsterdam canalside house with a 17th century hidden catolic church.
Museum Suriname - Zeeburgerdijk 21, Amsterdam (Oost)
Museum Van Loon - Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam (Centrum)
An impressive patrician canal house, still owned by the aristocratic Van Loon family, which decided to open it to the public. An interesting private museum documenting the life of the upper class in the city of Amsterdam.
Museum voor Kunst en Actie - Lombokstraat 40, Amsterdam (Oost)
Museum Vrolijk - Faculty of Medicine, Academic Medical Center (AMC), Meibergdreef 15 (Zuidoost)
Anatomic Embryological Museum of the Universiteit van Amsterdam
Museum 't Kromhout - Hoogte Kadijk 147, Amsterdam (Centrum)
⟩ motor museum
Museum Willet-Holthuijsen - Herengracht 605, Amsterdam (Centrum)
An impressive collection of furniture, silverware and paintings housed in a beautiful preserved 17th-century canalside mansion.

Nationaal Brilmuseum Amsterdam
Nationaal Holocaust Museum - Plantage Middenlaan 27, Amsterdam (Centrum)
⟩ National Holocaust Museum
Nationaal Vakbondsmuseum (National trade union museum) - Henri Polaklaan 9 (Plantage)
Situated in one of the finest trade union buildings, de Burcht van Berlage, build in 1900 for the Dutch diamond workers, it now houses the national trade union museum. It houses several exhibitions that are related to the long history of trade unions in the Netherlands.
Nederlands Uitvaartmuseum - Kruislaan 124 (Watergraafsmeer)
NEMO Science Museum - Oosterdok 2 (IJ Waterfront)
a hands-on, science and technology museum housed in a boat-shaped building.
Netherlands Media Art Institute: Montevideo/Time Based Arts - Keizersgracht 264, Amsterdam (Centrum)
collection of video and media art productions by known Dutch, international artists and rising talents.
Nationaal instituut Nederlands slavernijverleden en erfenis (NiNsee) - Linnaeusstraat 35 F (Oost/Watergraafsmeer)
the National Institute for the Study of Dutch Slavery and its Legacy. The history of Dutch Slavery and its impact on society.

Olympic Experience Amsterdam - Olympisch Stadion 21, Amsterdam (Zuid)
Open Havenmuseum (Open Harbour Museum) - KNSM-laan 311 (IJ Waterfront)
Located on the oldest passenger terminal of Amsterdam this open air museum will give you the opportunity to examine historical vessels and see what life was like in the old days of the port.
Oude Kerk - Oudekerksplein 23, Amsterdam (Centrum)

Persmuseum - Zeeburgerkade 10 (IJ Waterfront, Zeeburg)
exposition of 400 years of news in the Netherlands, showing how the press evolved from the beginning to an influential mass medium.
Pianola Museum - Westerstraat 106, Amsterdam (Centrum)
one of the smallest museums in the city with a collection of automatic pianos and related objects on display.

ReclameArsenaal (the AdvertisingArsenal) - Cruquiusweg 31
The depository for the Dutch advertising heritage, an independent institution, founded in 2001 at the Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis.
Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House Museum) - Jodenbreestraat 4, Amsterdam (Centrum)
Rijdend Electrisch Tram Museum (RETM) - Haarlemmermeerstation, Amstelveenseweg 264, Amsterdam (Zuid)
Amsterdam Tram Museum
Rijksmuseum - Jan Luijkenstraat 1, Amsterdam (Zuid)
National museum of art and history
Royal Palace Amsterdam - Dam, Amsterdam

Scheepvaartmuseum Oosterdok 2 (IJ Waterfront)
Discover Dutch History at the Netherlands Maritime Museum Amsterdam
Schriftmuseum J.A. Dortmond
writing museum
Sexmuseum - Damrak 18, Amsterdam (Centrum)
Another must when in Amsterdam: The Venustemple houses an extensive collection of erotic paintings, pictures, objects and recordings from different ages and cultures all over the world.
Stadsarchief Amsterdam - Vijzelstraat 32, Amsterdam (Centrum)
Amsterdam City Archives, the historical documentation centre of the city of Amsterdam with 35 km of archives, historical topographical collection with millions of maps, drawings, and illustrations, a library and large collection of sound-film and photographic archives.
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Museum for Modern Art)

Tassenmuseum Hendrikje (Museum of Bags and Purses) - Herengracht 573 (Centrum)
Take a guided tour and you will be surprised by funny anecdotes and stories about the history of the bag.

Tattoo Museum - Oudezijds Achterburgwal 130, Amsterdam (Centrum)
Tattoo Museum - Plantage Middenlaan 62 (Plantage)
Theatermuseum - Sarphatistraat 53, Amsterdam (Centrum)
a unique collection of the Netherlands' theatre heritage at present and in the past.
Theo Thijssen Museum - Eerste Leliedwarsstraat 16, Amsterdam (Centrum)
An old small house, typical for the Jordaan area of Amsterdam accommodates on its ground floor a museum of the popular Dutch writer, author of popular in the Netherlands books for children - Theo Thijssen. The sympathetic, very small museum with a strong local character.
Torture Museum - Singel 449 (Grachtengordel)
Small and dark museum showing some of the most horrid inventions to extract confessions. Complete with straps, spikes, weights and blades, these machines are sure to make you talk, and be thankful that they are no longer used in modern times.
Tot zover - Kruislaan 124 (Oost/Watergraafsmeer)
Het Nederlands Uitvaartmuseum is hét museum over de dood, uitvaart, begraven, cremeren en rouw. In het verleden het heden en de toekomst.
Tropenmuseum (Tropical Museum) - Linnaeusstraat 2 (Plantage, Oost)
One of the most intriguing Amsterdam's museums belongs to the Royal Institute for the Tropics, a foundation devoted to the study of the cultures of tropical areas around the world.
Tropenmuseum Junior - Linnaeusstraat 2 (Plantage, Oost)

Van Eesterenmuseum - Burgemeester De Vlugtlaan 125, Amsterdam (Nieuw-West)
a unique museum about post-war urban planning and architecture in the Netherlands and in particular the western suburbs (Westelijke Tuinsteden).
Van Gogh Museum - Paulus Potterstraat 7, Amsterdam (Zuid)
World's largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam (Dutch Resistance Museum) - Plantage Kerklaan 61 (Plantage)
The main exhibition of this museum shows the work of the Dutch resistance during WWII, but it also makes the visitor think about the things we take for granted nowadays, like freedom.

Werelderfgoed Podium (Gebouw De Bazel) - Vijzelstraat 32, Amsterdam (Centrum)
Dutch world heritage
Werfmuseum 't Kromhout (Museum Shipyard 't Kromhout) - Hoogte Kadijk 147 (IJ Waterfront)
one of the very few still operating shipyards of cultural and historical importance.

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