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DISCOVER THE HEART OF THE CITY

Adventure into Amsterdam’s past and present, through exploring the history of the city’s canals. Start your journey of discovery as you travel back 400 years at the Museum of the Canals.

Our multimedia exhibition illustrates the evolution of Amsterdam through the lens of its canals, which have been and continue to be central to the movement of the city and its inhabitants.

Visit the Museum of the Canals, located in a 17th-century canal house with classical period rooms at the Herengracht.

The must-see Amsterdam Canals exhibition

What were the canals created for in the first place? The canals of Amsterdam constitute the heart of the city and have a layered and fascinating history. At the Museum of the Canals, you can explore these exciting stories in our permanent multimedia exhibition. How did Amsterdam transform from a small fishing port into a […]

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Exhibition – Waterkracht

This exhibition focuses on the water in Amsterdam’s canals. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the quality of the canal water has gradually improved. Today, the canal water is even teeming with underwater life. Various bodies are working together to keep Amsterdam’s water clean. How did the quality of the water improve? How is […]

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