Museum Het Grachtenhuis
All about the Amsterdam Canals — Food, Drinks & Sleep
in a nutshell...
The Amsterdam canals make the city. For centuries here, money has been earned, art created, feasts celebrated and life enjoyed. This is the story that the Museum of the Canals brings to life.
The museum is situated in a monumental building on the Herengracht, where you are taken on a whirlwind journey through four hundred years of history. The Museum of the Canals 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.
The museum store offers souvenirs which have a link with the Amsterdam canals and the museum Het Grachtenhuis. Books, jewelry, scarfs, cups, notebooks, pens and wine; this is only a small part of the huge assortment. The shop is very accessible and you can even go inside witout visiting the museum.