Amsterdam Sights
Het Grachtenhuis

Museum of the Canals

gateway to the 17th-century canals of Amsterdam

Het Grachtenhuis (Museum of the Canals) is a new museum that is located in one of the most beautiful houses at Amsterdam's Herengracht (or "gentleman's canal"). It is a must-see for visitors who want to know more about the development of the city, Amsterdam's canals and the architecture that borders them?

During your visit you will find out how the ring of canals, which is nearly four centuries old, came to be.

There's a free audioguide available in the following languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin) & Dutch.

How to get there?

By tram: 1, 2 or 5 stop Koningsplein.
By car: nearest car park Europarking

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Museum Het Grachtenhuis

Herengracht 386
Amsterdam (Canal Belt)

official website

Opening hours

Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Entrance fee

€ 16.50 adult
€ 12.50 student
€   9.50 6-17 years
free0-5 years

Tip for visitors

Get discount and buy your tickets online in advance to gain entrance to the museum