Amsterdam Museum began in 1926 in the Waag on the Nieuwmarkt. During World War II the Waag was closed to open again in 1955. In 1975 the museum moved to the Kalverstraat. The building complex between the Kalverstraat and the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, which the museum is housed in, was in the Middle Ages, St. Lucien Monastery. Today, pieces of the history of the orphanage can still be learned about and discovered through the museum’s “The Small Orphanage” on site. This allows visitors such as little boys and girls to find out what it was like to be an orphan there and find out more on the history of the good things it did and still is doing to this day.
Not only that, the Amsterdam Museum is the perfect place for those who want to learn about the city as a whole. Amsterdam is a place of rich history, culture and was once the home to several world famous artists and professionals. Guests can explore temporary exhibitions, guided tours and events along with constant attractions that help to tell stories and allow for its guests to gain a better understanding of this beautiful city the world has come to love.
Walk through the halls as you discover the story of Amsterdam through a wide collection of masterpieces, maps from the Middle Ages, pictures, paintings and so much more that help to shed light on how the city of Amsterdam has come to be what it is today.
Amsterdam Museum in brief
|Place||Kalverstraat 92, 1012 PH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Locally Known As||Amsterdam Historical Museum|
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Did you know that the Amsterdam Museum actually used to be an orphanage?