Also called the Amsterdam History Museum, it traces the history of Amsterdam, starting with how the city started, how it grew, how it went from Catholic to Protestant, and becoming a commercial power, the Golden Age in the 1600's. It goes all the way to the present.
Very extensive, and definitely worth visiting to learn about the city. The fun part was playing with the bells, that are in churches. And seeing the paintings from the Golden Age, and learning about the various types of people living in Amsterdam.
The museum entrance is not hard to find, which is on Kalverstraat, a pedestrian street. Just have to look for an archway, with a coat of arms at the top. Once through the arch, you enter a courtyard, where you can find the museum entrance.
There is a separate gallery, called the Civil Guards Gallery, which has paintings of the city's heroes. Admission to this section is free, and same hours as the museum. Not easy to find, though. Have to enter either from Kalverstraat or the Begijnhof. And these paintings can be seen from the 2nd floor of the museum as well.
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