10 special museums in Amsterdam - do you know them all?

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Everyone can name a number of Amsterdam museums: the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House are known all over the world. But there is more to discover in Amsterdam. There are many special museums dedicated to houseboats, cats, bags or Fluorescent stones. You'll find some behind historic facades while others have to dive into the small streets. In this city guide you will find 10 special museums.
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Het Grachtenhuis

Listen to the story of Amsterdam's canals in this museum and get to know the city of then and now in an adventurous way.

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Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

Hidden in the heart of the city centre is a small wonder: climb up the stairs and discover a complete church in the attic.

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In addition to real cats, you will find a collection that shows the role the cat has played over the centuries in the field of art and culture.

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Electric Ladyland

In the Jordaan you will find this unique museum dedicated to fluorescent art.

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Tassenmuseum Hendrikje

With a collection of more than 5,000 bags, you won't be bored with this, complete your visit with a delicious lunch or special high tea.

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If you look closely at the world, a new one opens up for you. This first microbes museum in the world shows the invisible.

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Woonboot Museum

As a houseboat resident, Vincent noticed that passers-by were curious about the interior of his boat, creating the idea for a museum.

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Amsterdam Museum

This city museum tells the story of the city of Amsterdam. About then, now and later. Young and old can discover the secrets of the city here.


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Foam Fotografiemuseum

Foam shows in a surprising and high quality way all aspects of the medium of photography, from contemporary to historical work.

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Moco Museum

The Moco Museum showcases a wide range of modern and contemporary art, unique is the permanent exhibition with work by graffiti artist Banksy.

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