Guided tours

You can book two different guided tours in the Museum of the Canals. A short 15 minute introductory tour in the period rooms or an in-depth 60 minute tour of the entire museum. Here you can read more about the costs and content of the guided tours.


 1. An in-depth tour in the period rooms

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Regular entrance fee + 100 euros for the guide

What does the tour look like?
In this tour, our guide takes you back in time to learn all there is to know about the history of the museum, the building, the history of the beautiful city of Amsterdam, and its world-famous canal ring. The story complements the existing audiovisual tour on the first floor but also goes further by providing more in-depth knowledge. The tour can be organized for small or large groups but has a maximum amount of 15 attendees.


2. Introductory tour in the period rooms

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Costs: Regular entrance fee + 50 euros

What does the tour look like?
The introductory tour is given in Dutch or English for groups up to 20 people. You are welcomed in the period rooms of the museum on the ground floor. In these rooms, you learn about the architect of the building, the people who have lived here, and the functions that the period rooms served in the past. After the tour has ended, you will have the opportunity to visit the permanent audiovisual tour about the history of the Amsterdam canal ring on the first floor.

Both our tours are very popular and are therefore limitedly available. For information about the possibilities for your group, you can visit our email,, or give us a call: 020-4211656.


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

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


Herengracht 386, 1016 CJ, Amsterdam

+31 (0)20 42 11 656