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Sunday 9 February 2020


A visit to the Museum of the Canals is the perfect way to learn more about the history of Amsterdam’s Canal Ring. The museum looks at the 17th-century city expansion projects that led to Amsterdam’s ring of canals which received UNESCO world heritage status in 2010. After seeing the interactive displays, you’ll look at Amsterdam in a whole new light when wandering through the city’s streets or taking a canal cruise. At Herengracht. Just around the corner at Huidenstraat.

Experiencing Amsterdam’s heritage

The Museum of the Canals is situated in a monumental building on the Herengracht, where you are taken on a whirlwind journey through 400 years of history.
The museum shows you not only why the creation of the Amsterdam canals was so unusual, but also why they are still special today. This museum is for everyone who loves or is just about to fall in love with the city of Amsterdam.

A free audio guide is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin) & Dutch.

Museum of the Canals Het Grachtenhuis – Herengracht 386

Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 until 17:00