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.

Permanent exhibition

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 multimedia exhibition. How did Amsterdam transform from a small fishing port into a metropolis? What were the canals created for in the first place? […]

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Masterpiece

What is the secret of Dutch Master Painters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen? And what makes the masters still world famous nowadays? On April 18th 2020 22 best known paintings of Dutch history and their secrets will unravel at the Museum of the Canals.

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