From 2011 the Amsterdam Historical Museum is known as the Amsterdam Museum. This museum in Amsterdam shows the present and past of the largest city in our country. In addition to a fixed collection consisting of more than 70.000 objects, exhibitions have are also organised with extensive, changing themes regarding the city of Amsterdam.
Because a large part of the objects don’t comply with the requirements for preservation and protection, only 15% may be displayed to the public. This is done through exhibits and exhibitions, sometimes in cooperation with institutions like the Rijksmuseum. Among the highlights are several paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn and Karel Appel. One of the permanent exhibitions in the museum is “The Story of Amsterdam”. This exhibition tells us the history of the city, from the emergence of the settlement in the Amstel, to the metropolis that Amsterdam has become.
The Museum is located in the city centre, with an entrance in, amongst others, the Kalverstraat. AS a result the Museum is very easily accessible with public transport. From the hotel you can take trams to the Rokin or Spui stop. A visit to the museum can easily be combined with a day of shopping in the Kalverstraat, or a visit to one of the other tourist sites in the centre of Amsterdam.