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25 April 2018

Invitation The Grachtenhuis Dinner

We are delighted to invite you to the premiere of ‘The Grachtenhuis Dinner’. Together with an intimate number of guests, you will enjoy a unique three-course dinner on our first-floor, among masterpieces by the Amsterdam impressionist Isaac Israëls. Between courses we will be serving the inspirational life story of Isaac Israëls.


3 March 2018 - 30 April 2018

Isaac Israëls comes to stay in the Museum of the Canals

Welcome at the unique sales exhibition ‘Isaac Israels comes to stay in the Museum of the Canals’. Many of the pieces on exhibition are from private estates and have never before been exhibited in a museum. This temporary exhibition is the first in a series of Post Impressionists, inspired by city life in Amsterdam. The second exhibition in September will feature Jan Sluijters, the third exhibition will be in November featuring George Hendrik Breitner.


Permanent Expo

The permanent exhibition of the Museum of the Canals is open the entire year round on the first floor of the museum. In five interactive rooms, you can witness the history of Amsterdam and its canals, where clever use of multimedia brings the story of the canals to life. After a visit to this exhibition, you’ll have a whole new way of looking at the Amsterdam canals.

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1 July 2017


Since July the 1st you are more than welcome to come and visit us with your Museumkaart! Come and take 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 in love with the city of Amsterdam.