The Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam – 1000 years of history in one place

Our final museum stop before heading back to our hotel to collect suitcases was in a former orphanage and now the Amsterdam Museum.

It was our chance to use the I amsterdam city card one last time and meant we saved a further 15 euros each.

It tells the story of a 1000-year-old trading city that has a special relationship with water and a strong focus on entrepreneurship, creativity, citizenship and free-thinking. In the monumental Amsterdam Museum building, we discovered the story of Amsterdam through a large number of masterpieces, such as an aerial map from the Middle Ages and Breitner’s The Dam.

It was great to see, read about, hear and experience how the city has developed over hundreds of years.

Amsterdam DNA 
The Amsterdam DNA presentation offers a captivating, one-hour overview of the history of Amsterdam on the basis of interactive images, sounds, movement and specially selected objects.

Find out more about The Amsterdam Museum here

When we finished at the museum we popped into the Magna Plaza shopping centre for a final browse before finishing our busy weekend in Amsterdam.