Get to know Amsterdam from then till now!

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.

We start off in 1600, showing you how Amsterdam flourished and how the canal district expanded…

... to the metropolis that it is today.

We show you not only why the creation of the Amsterdam canals was so unusual, but also why they're still special today.

Visit the Museum of the Canals

This museum is for everyone who loves or is just about to fall in love with the city of Amsterdam.