Amsterdam Historical Museums

See the house where Rembrandt lived or visit the beautiful Royal Palace. At the National Maritime Museum you will discover how the Dutch culture has been shaped by the sea or learn more about the history of Amsterdam’s canal ring at Het Grachtenhuis (the Canal House). Most popular and famous of all historical museums in Amsterdam is of course the Anne Frank House, the former hiding place, where Anne Frank wrote her diary during World War II.
Our recommendations for Historical Museums in Amsterdam are:

Go to the details & reviews page of the Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam The former hiding place, where Anne Frank wrote her diary during World War II, is now a well-known museum. The museum tells the history of the eight people in hiding and those who helped them during the war. Anne Frank's diary is among the original objects on display. The Anne Frank House Museum is one of the most popular museums in Amsterdam.

There are no guided tours but at the entrance you will find free guidebooks, available in 12 languages. In some rooms are TV's showing short films in Dutch with subtitles.
Address:
Prinsengracht 267, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 556 71 00
Open:
Daily: 09.00 to 19.00 (in summer to 21.00)
Sat: 09.00 to 21.00 (in summer to 22.00)
Book:
Book your ticket for Anne Frank Museum on TicketBar. Or buy your ticket in combination with a tour on Amsterdam City Tours.
Go to the details & reviews page of the Verzetsmuseum - Dutch Resistance Museum in Amsterdam The Verzetsmuseum (Dutch Resistance Museum) tells the story of the Dutch people in World War II. How did Dutch people respond to the Nazi occupation? How did they respond to the increasing oppression of this occupying power? Who took up resistance? Why, and in what ways? The choices and dilemmas facing the population became more far-reaching.

You’ll see, hear en read fascinating stories about the exceptional, as well as about everyday life. Streets and walls full of photos make up the décor of the museum.
Address:
Plantage Kerklaan 61, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 620 25 35
Open:
Tues to Fri: 10.00 to 17.00
Sat to Mon: 11.00 to 17.00
Book:
Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of the museum itself.
Go to the details & reviews page of the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam The Jewish Historical Museum houses in a complex of four former Ashkenazi synagogues. Religion, culture and history of the Jews in the Netherlands and its former colonies are the main focus of the museum's collection and the Resource Centre. The museum has over 14,000 works of art, ceremonial items and historical objects. Only five percent of these are on permanent display.

The museum's focus on art encompasses both work by Dutch Jewish artists and depictions by non-Jewish artists of Jewish themes.
Address:
Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 531 03 80
Open:
Daily: 11.00 to 17.00
Go to the details & reviews page of Museum Van Loon in Amsterdam In the heart of the Amsterdam canal district lies this magnificent private residence built in 1672. The first resident was painter Ferdinand Bol, a pupil of Rembrandt. The interior of the house has remained largely intact and still evokes the splendour of the Golden Age. An elaborate staircase leads to elegant bedrooms, a large collection of paintings, fine furniture, precious silvery and porcelain from different centuries are on display.

Behind the house is a coach house and a beautiful garden, an oasis of quiet.
Address:
Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam
Contact:
+ 31 20 624 52 55
Open:
Daily: 11.00 to 17.00
Closed on Tuesdays
Book:
Tickets for Museum van Loon can be purchased at the entrance of the museum itself.
Website:
Museum Van Loon
Go to the details & reviews page of Museum Willet-Holthuysen in Amsterdam Museum Willet-Holthuysen is located in a 19th century canal house and houses the extraordinary art collection of Abraham Willet (1825-1888). He was already an active collector at a young age, far before his marriage with the wealthy Louisa Holthuysen in 1861. The collection includes ceramics, glassware, silver, furniture, trinkets, paintings, photographs and more.

The museum has a garden laid out according to the early 18th-century fashion. The garden is open all year around during opening hours.
Address:
Herengracht 605, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 523 18 22
Open:
Mon to Fri: 10.00 to 17.00
Weekends: 11.00 to 17.00
Book:
Book your ticket for Museum Willet-Holthusen on TicketBar.
Go to the details & reviews page of The Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam The house where Rembrandt lived between 1639 and 1658 is now a museum. In the same year he bought the house, he was awarded the prestigious commission to paint the Night Watch. In this house, where his son Titus was born and his wife Saskia died at a young age, many of his famous masterpieces were made.

An art historical tour is possible on request. A professional guide will take you through the rooms of Rembrandt's 17th-century home and studio. The museum is located near the famous Waterlooplein.
Address:
Jodenbreestraat 4, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 520 04 00
Open:
Daily: 10.00 to 18.00
Book:
Tickets for The Rembrandt House Museum can be purchased at the entrance of the museum itself.
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