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Amsterdam Canal Museum
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Museum of the Amsterdam Canals

The Amsterdam Canal Museum: Het Grachtenhuis is located in a monumental (and beautiful!) canal house on the Herengracht. An interactive tour takes you back to the time when Amsterdam flourished as the most important city of the Dutch Golden Age.

Visit Canal Museum: Het Grachtenhuis

Discover the Amsterdam of the past and present, and learn the story of Amsterdam and its canals in an adventurous way. Start your voyage of discovery and go back in time 400 years at the Canal Museum: Het Grachtenhuis in the centre of Amsterdam.

Join the multimedia exhibition and experience how Amsterdam’s canals, in the past and still today, leave their mark on the city and are connected to the people of Amsterdam. Visit Grachtenmuseum Amsterdam in a 17th-century double canal house with classic period rooms located on the Herengracht.

Opening hours Canal Museum

The last round of the multimedia exhibition starts 30 minutes before closing time.

WeekdayOpening hours
Tuesday10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Please note that the museum has modified opening hours on the following public holidays:

Public holidayOpening hours
1 JanuaryClosed
EasterOpen on Mondays
PentecostOpen on Mondays
27 April (King’s Day)Closed
25 December (Christmas)Closed
26 December (Christmas)11 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
31 December10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ticket price & discounts Canal Museum

All ticket prices include free use of the audio guide. The audio guide is available in Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese. In the museum it is only possible to pay with pin. Free lockers are available.

Amsterdam Canal MuseumPrice
Adult ticket (13+)€ 16.50Book now
Kids ticket (4-12)€ 9.50Book now
Kids ticket (0-3)Free


The Amsterdam Canal Museum can be visited for free with the I Amsterdam City Card. This tourist card offers many advantages during a visit to Amsterdam. Visit the best museums, attractions, activities and a canal cruise for free. Learn more about the I Amsterdam City Card.

Availability Canal Museum

Check the availability of tickets for Amsterdam Canal Museum in the calendar below. Click on the day you would like to visit the museum, check availability and book your tickets directly.

How to get to the Amsterdam Canal Museum

The Canal Museum is located at the following address:

  • Herengracht 386
  • 1016 CJ Amsterdam
  • Phone: +31 (0)20 42 11 656
  • Mail: mail@grachten.museum

The location is in the centre of Amsterdam and is difficult to reach by car. However, you can park nearby and then travel to the address on foot, by rental bike or by public transport.

Metro Line 52, Rokin stop. From here it is a 9-minute walk to the museum.

Tram 2,11 & 12 Stop Koningsplein. From here it is a 4-minute walk to the museum.

Parking is limited around the museum, we recommend that you travel by public transport as much as possible. The nearest parking garages are parking garage Keizersgracht and parking garage Kalverstraat.

Take a look at the Grachtenhuis in advance

Map of the canal district in Amsterdam

You will never be bored in the canal district of Amsterdam. The many shops, restaurants, hotels, attractions and museums ensure that both young and old are entertained. There are also many activities to undertake on or along the canals. Use the map below to explore the canal area. What are you going to do in Amsterdam?