About the Museum
The Amsterdam Museum is a meeting place for anyone who wants to learn more about the city. Housed in a historic building that served as a civic orphanage, the museum tells the story of Amsterdam through its large collection of art and artifacts that span from Medieval times to the present. The museum possesses over 90,000 objects and artifacts that include paintings, models, archaeological findings and photographs as well as original furnishings from the city orphanage.
The Amsterdam Gallery, a covered street leading from Begijnensteeg to the museum, is one of the few freely accessible 'museum streets' in the world. Original group portraits, made between the 16th century and present day by artists such as Bartholomeus van der Helst and Rineke Dijkstra, hang in the gallery.
The permanent exhibition Amsterdam DNA provides an exciting overview of the history of Amsterdam. The exhibition focuses on four core themes: entrepreneurship, free thinking, citizenship and creativity.
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