Amsterdam Museum

inner courtyard of the amsterdam museum

The Amsterdam Museum contains thousands of works of art and objects to tell the story of Amsterdam. It is the treasury of the city.
The story spans from the early Middle Ages through the Seventeenth Century to today’s Amsterdam.
Paintings, books, prints, drawings, sculptures, furniture, textiles, tokens, glass, ceramics, crafts and everyday objects bring the history of the city to life.
The museum also houses the archaeological finds of the city’s Archaeological Department.
The Amsterdam Museum used to be the Burgerweeshuis, one of the oldest and most famous orphanages in the Netherlands. The former sleeping and dining rooms are now the museum rooms. From 1580 to 1960, tens of thousands of children grew up here without parents.
The building is of classical beauty, built on historic land, drenched in history.