The garden

The garden of the Museum of the Canals was laid out in 2022 and is an ode to four centuries of Amsterdam canal gardens. The garden is regularly open to visitors and a special audio tour is available.

Just like architecture and art, garden designs were subject to fashion. Elements from those different periods can be seen in the garden. It is designed in such a way that there is a lot of greenery and color and attracts many birds.

The four antique statues in the garden represent the four seasons. The statues are carved from Italian limestone. The fountain comes from France and has a 16-piece pond edge with an accolade motif. In the center of the pond are four winged horses surmounted by putti carrying scalloped shells. Sometimes we can open the garden to visitors. You can go down the stairs in the hall and there is the entrance to our (silent) garden. Ask our public employees if the garden is open today.

 

OPENING HOURS

Open from Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 to 17:00.

Closed: every Monday, December 25th, January 1st and April 27th.

CONTACT

Herengracht 386, 1016 CJ, Amsterdam

+31 (0)20 42 11 656

mail@grachten.museum