Amsterdams Historisch Museum
Lonely Planet review for Amsterdams Historisch Museum
The fascinating Amsterdams Historisch Museum resides in the former civic orphanage (which was here till 1960). Begin with the large-screen TV showing an aerial view of Amsterdam’s evolution, from tiny settlement on the Amstel to canal-crossed metropolis. Exhibits include religious objects, porcelains, a detailed history of Dutch trading, bicycle use, WWII, gay rights, civic projects and the city’s drug policies.