Permanent Expo

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 tour through 400 years of history. The museum shows you not only why the creation of the Amsterdam canals was so special, but also why they're still special today. The Museum of the Canals is for everyone who loves, or is just about to fall in love with the city of Amsterdam.

The multimedia tour comes with a free audio-guide, which is available in seven different languages. After the tour, you can visit the temporary exhibitions or join in one of the many activities organised by the museum.