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 metropolis? And why do they remain of central importance to the city to this day? You’ll learn all of this in our compelling audiovisual exhibition, which takes you on a journey through 400 years of Amsterdam’s history.
Our audiovisual exhibition comes with a free audioguide, which is available in eight languages. After visiting the exhibition, you are free to take a tour through the temporary exhibition or to partake in the many activities that the museum organizes. Our museum is accessible to wheelchair users.