Dutch Costume Museum
The Dutch Costume Museum shows the craftsmanship, artistry and passion that created the Dutch traditional costume. The collection encompasses a cross-section of local traditional dress and folk art per region. Each region has its own garb, with variations in different villages or stages of life, such as marriage and mourning after a death. The museum houses seven rooms, each room decorated with motives and in colours characteristic for a specific region. In every individual room, the people wearing the folk costume tell stories, giving an explanation on the function of their clothes. Amongst others, the different costumes come from Volendam, Marken, Hindeloopen, Staphorst, Spakenburg, Urk and Zeeland.
The museum is open for everyone with an interest in Dutch folklore. The collection provides an overview of the most important local costumes worn by everyday people in the past, and still worn in some villages today. Come visit us and discover this remarkable aspect of Dutch cultural history on the basis of the folk costumes and stories! Also, unique items are for sale when you enter the museumshop: jewellery, handcrafted products, writing materials, textile products of traditional fabrics and special children’s gifts.
Get the picture?
The museum houses a fully equipped photo studio, which can be used to make portraits of visitors, dressed in the traditional costume of the fisherman’s village of Volendam. Suitable for company outings, family reunions, but also a chance for the individual visitor to take a personal souvenir home. Reservations are required for groups larger than 10 persons.
Special rates apply for school groups or other groups of 10 visitors or more. For business events and conferences, the museum is for hire after opening hours. Catering for these occasions can be arranged, if desired. Due to the limited space within the historic building, it is required that all groups, including schools, book their tickets online in advance of their visit. This way, the number of visitors can be spread out over the day, guaranteeing all visitors an optimum experience of their stay.
Opening times and fees
Daily from 10am-5pm
Entrance fee adults: € 10,00 (€ 2,00 discount at an E-ticket)
Kids 6-15 years: € 5,00
Kids 5 years and under: free
Address and map
Dutch Costume Museum
Herengracht 427, 1017 BR Amsterdam
Go to the website Dutch Costume Museum.