Museum of the Canals

Grachtenhuis binnen

The museum about the most famous waters of Amsterdam, the historical canal district.

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 inMuseum of the canals outside 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.

Opening times and fees

Tuesday - Sunday from 10am until 5pm
Canal districtEntrance fee adults: € 12,00
Kids (6-17 years): € 6,00
Kids until 5 years: free
Order online: € 2,00 discount for adults and € 1,00 discount for kids

Address and map

Museum of the Canals
Herengracht 386, 1016 CJ Amsterdam
Go to the website for more information.
T +31(0)20 421 16 56

Amsterdam Oude Stad logo

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 264
1012 RS Amsterdam
T +31(0)20 - 62 38 622

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