Museum Mania in Amsterdam

Events, free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips — By Scott Roane on March 31, 2011 at 12:24 pm

NEMO Science Museum - Free Entry for Museum Weekend

This coming weekend, starting on Saturday 2 April, it’s Museum Weekend in the Netherlands. This means that 33 museums in Amsterdam will be offering something for nothing! And in the case of 15 museums this means that entrance is free. These include:

Allard Pierson Museum

Bijbels Museum

Bilderdijk Museum

Hollandsche Schouwburg

De Oude Kerk (Highly recommended)

Erotic Museum

Film Instituut Nederlands

Historisch Archief TOZ – Mueseumwoning (Highly Recommended)

Huis Marseille – Museum of Photography

National Science Center (NEMO) (Highly Recommended)


Stedelijk Museum

Activities for Kids

The other museums have additional activities, ranging from Hebrew lessons at the Jewish Historical Museum to Roman cooking demonstrations at the Allard Pierson Museum. A number of museums have specific activities for children:

Museum Het Schip – A 1.5 hour workshop for young and old, where together you’ll paint a fabric in Amsterdamse School style for use by the Amsterdam Fashion School

Madam Tussauds – Free karaoke corner where you can sing with the stars.

NEMO – special workshops based on fun scientific activities.

Verzet (Resistance) Museum – 50% discount on the entry price and a free handheld computer with explanations that bring the displays to life.

The website is in Dutch, but to find museums which are taking part, simply type Amsterdam into the box ‘op plaatsnaam’. To find museums with children’s activities click the ‘Toon musea met’ tab on the map and select the bunny rabbit icon.

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