Amsterdam Special Interest Museums

Smell, hear, feel and see how the world works at Science centre NEMO or dive into the fascinating world of Heineken. See for yourself what it's like to live on a houseboat in Amsterdam. Experience a true voyage of discovery through the past, present and future of the plant Cannabis at The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum or enjoy a Jenever Cocktail Experience at House of Bols.
Our recommendations for Special Interest Museums in Amsterdam are: 
Go to the details & reviews page of the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum Amsterdam The Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum is dedicated to the cannabis plant and its uses. All aspects of this controversial plant are explained in detail using a variety of media, including short films and photo collections. One of the artworks is a rare watercolour painting by Piet Mondrian.

The Museum Collection consists of over 6000 cannabis related items. From cultivation to consumption, from ancient ritual to modern medicine, every aspect of cannabis in human culture is represented in some way.
Address:
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 148, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 624 89 26
Open:
Daily: 10.00 to 23.00
Book:
Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of the museum itself.
Go to the details & reviews page of Heineken Experience in Amsterdam The former Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam offers some 3000 square metres of special exhibition space. Millions of hectolitres of Heineken beer have been brewed here until 1988. Like their pay-off says: "We’re not the Heineken Museum, we’re the Heineken Experience". Four levels of interactive experiences - see, hear, smell, taste - will take you into the fascinating world of Heineken in a fun way.

A visit to the Heineken Experience attraction takes about 90 minutes. Two drinks are included.
Address:
Stadhouderskade 78, Amsterdam
Contact:
+ 31 20 523 92 22
Open:
Daily: 11.00 to 19.00
Go to the details & reviews page of special interest museum Kattenkabinet (Cat Cabinet) in Amsterdam The Cat Cabinet is a quirky museum dedicated to the role of the cat in art and culture throughout the centuries. The museum is housed in five rooms on the first floor of one of the canal houses in the "Golden Bent" of the Herengracht. A must see for cat lovers and the rooms of the museum itself are also worthwhile seeing. They still breath the atmosphere of former residents.

The Cat Cabinet was founded in commemoration of the ginger cat John Pierpont Morgan (1966-1983).
Address:
Herengracht 497, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 626 90 40
Open:
Mon to Fri: 10.00 to 16.00
Sat & Sun: 12.00 to 17.00
Public Holidays: 12.00 - 17.00
Closed on 25 & 26 December; 31 December & 1 January; 30 April
Book:
Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of the museum itself.
Go to the details & reviews page of Museum Het Schip in Amsterdam Museum Het Schip is one of the most beautiful examples of the architectural style, Amsterdamse School. Het Schip was built as social housing and was finished in 1921. It is the most renowned work of Amsterdamse School architect Michel de Klerk. You can visit the former post office, which still has its complete original interior designed by De Klerk.

Furthermore you can visit the Museumwoning (Museum House) on the other side of the complex. There is also a lunchroom and Museum garden across the street.
Address:
Spaarndammerplantsoen 140, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 418 28 85
Open:
Tue to Sun: 11.00 to 17.00
(Lunchroom till 17.30)
Book:
Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of the museum itself.
Go to the details & reviews page of the Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam Discover the unique collection of Hendrikje Ivo, who collected bags for more than 35 years. The Museum of Bags and Purses houses a collection of more than 4000 bags and is the largest museum of bags in the world. There are bags, purses, trunks, pouches, cases and accessories from the late Middle Ages until today.

They also organise exhibitions of contemporary bag designers. The museum is located in the centre of Amsterdam in a characteristic canal house, dating back to 1664.
Address:
Herengracht 573, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 524 64 52
Open:
Daily: 10.00 to 17.00
Book:
Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of the museum itself. Or book a workshop or guided tour on Amsterdam City Tours.
Go to the details & reviews page of Science centre NEMO in Amsterdam NEMO is the largest science centre in the Netherlands. Spread out over five floors there is a lot of exciting things to do and to discover. And not just for kids. Everything in NEMO has something to do with science and technology. Exhibitions, theatre performances, films, workshops and demonstrations. You will smell, hear, feel and see how the world works.

Our personal favourite - if we still would be a kid - is NEMO's Wonder Lab, where you mix various chemicals using test tubes, flasks and cylinders.
Address:
Oosterdok 2, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 531 32 33
Open:
Tues to Sun: 10.00 to 17.00
Book:
Tickets for NEMO can be purchased at the entrance of the museum itself.
Go to the details & reviews page of Tropenmuseum, Museum of the Tropics in Amsterdam The Tropenmuseum (Museum of the Tropics) is one of Europe’s leading ethnographic museums, renowned for its collection. The permanent and temporary exhibitions display (art) objects, photographs, music and film from non-western cultures. There are ten permanent exhibitions and an ongoing series of temporary exhibitions.

Museum restaurant Ekeko is only accessible with valid museum ticket. Café-Restaurant Soeterijn is accessible for non-museum visitors.
Address:
Linnaeusstraat 2, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 568 82 00
Open:
Tues to Sun and holidays: 10.00 to 17.00
Book:
Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of the museum itself.
Website:
Tropenmuseum
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