The Amsterdam Museum, until 2011 called the Amsterdams Historisch Museum, is a museum about the history of Amsterdam. Since 1975, it is located in the old city orphanage between Kalverstraat and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal.
The museum opened in 1926 in the Waag, a 15th century building on Nieuwmarkt square. It has been located since 1975 in a building that was originally constructed in 1580 as Amsterdam’s orphanage. The building was extended by Hendrick and his son Pieter de Keyser before Jacob van Campen rebuilt it in 1634. The orphanage continued in this building until 1960.
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- Adult €11
- Child 5 – 18 € 5
- Child 0 – 4 free
Cards & Vouchers
- CJP, Cultuurkaart, IYTC: € 8,25
- Student Card: € 8,25
- I amsterdam City Card: free
- I amsterdam Congress, ICOM and Museum Card : free
- Holland Pass voucher free
- Highlight Audio Tour€ 4
The museum is a 15-minute walk from Amsterdam’s Central Station, via Damrak, Dam Square and Kalverstraat.
Free Public Transport with
I amsterdam Card
Trams 1, 2 and 5 (stop at Spui); Trams 4, 9, 14, 16, 24 and 25 (stop at Rokin).
More information about public transport in Amsterdam check the GVB website
From route A10: follow signs for S100 (exit ‘Centrum’) and follow P signs.
The nearest underground parking facility is ‘the Kolk’ at Nieuwezijds Kolk.
Another underground garage is located at het Stadhuis/Muziektheater.
Coaches can stop at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 357.
Important: temporarily the museum is not accessible for wheelchairs due to a defect elevator. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Our museum is located in one of the oldest buildings in the city: the City Orphanage (Burgerweeshuis). In the Middle Ages, this was home to the Saint Lucien Monastery, but in 1578 it was converted into the City Orphanage.
The product of this rich history is not only a unique atmosphere, but also a complex route, many staircases and various different levels. Our building therefore has different lifts, making most of the rooms accessible for everyone.
The museum also has disabled toilets.
For reasons relating to safety, it is not possible to visit the museum on a mobility scooter or in an electric wheelchair.
The wheelchair stair lift in the entrance area has a maximum capacity of 250 kilos.
You may however make use of our loan wheelchair (can be booked by telephone).
If you visit the museum with a care assistant, he/she will not be required to pay admission.
Tel: 0031 020 5231 822
Museum Cafe Mokum
Museum Cafe Mokum is famous for its inviting terrace in the inner courtyard of the Amsterdam Museum.
Located in the vibrant heart of Amsterdam, between the Kalverstraat and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, it is a real oasis of calm.
And a wonderful place to combine a visit to the Amsterdam Museum with breakfast, lunch and an early dinner.
The varied menu offers sandwiches, pancakes, egg dishes and large salads. For full details visit the Mokum website.
From cow shed to cafe
The place where Museum Cafe Mokum is located has a rich history, because the café is situated in the former cow shed of the Saint Lucien Monastery. The monastery was established in 1414 and was one of 21 monasteries in Amsterdam at the time. The spot where you can now sit down and enjoy a bite to eat and a drink was once home to the sisters’ cows! These days the café has an atmosphere typical of Amsterdam, interspersed with impressions from the museum.
Museum Café Mokum can be hired for different events in the evening. The doors to the Amsterdam Museum are closed to visitors during these hours, which means your party will have exclusive access to the inner courtyard and large terrace. Mokum is very suitable for drinks receptions, private dining, lunches, buffets, meetings and parties. And the options are practically endless in terms of catering, because the modern kitchen caters for every need. Ask about the packages, such as the wine and beer tastings, cocktail and cooking workshops or an exclusive museum visit.
Cafe Opening hours
Summer season: 10am to 5.45pm
Winter season: 10am to 5pm
T 020 6236 736
Every day from 10.00 am till 5.00 pm.
The museum is closed on April 26 2014 (Kings Day) and December 25. Closing time on December 5, 24 and 31 is 4.00 pm.