Amsterdam Museum. Local History

A highlight visit of about 1 to 1.5 hours


How Amsterdam started out and grew. Folk culture. High culture. Leisure. Work. Trade. Shipbuilding. International trade.

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The City Orphanage building, for the most important orphans. Lodged in almost palatial halls, and well educated. These buildings are presently Amsterdam Museum


Cannon merchant tycoon Jacob Trip. Of the Trippenhuis building.


Board room inside the City Orphanage building, presently Amsterdam Museum.



Ships of the United Dutch East India (VOC) company ready to load or offload in deep waters by the island Texel. Painting in the Amsterdam Museum.

Model of a wooden ship. To the side a 'Camel' lifting mechanism to take it across shallow water. Object in the Amsterdam Museum.



Painted lid to a fancy harpsichord. Once probably belonging to the City Hall. The painting celebrates the might of the United Dutch East India (VOC) company.



Sculpture of nobility, belonging to the City Hall. The paintings also show City Hall. The map to the right shows the first bird-eye map of the city.


One of the creative solutions when the passageway was opened in 1975, also accessiblefor non-ticket holding visitors. Providing space for grand paintings. The tapestry shows the many cultures and lifestyles in Amsterdam.



"Here to stay" This tile wall object with the xxx Amsterdam logo requires analysis in order to gain understanding. It shows the many cultures and lifestyles in Amsterdam.


Portraits of enterpreneurs and their trade ships in Amsterdam.




The 1566 iconoclasm causes thousands of religious works of art to be smashed in Amsterdam. The sculpture was found in the earth. The painting is a small fragment of a large religious painting.


Outside there is a whole city full of art: here in the Jordaan district a sculpture by Henk Henriet, an active in WW2 resistance fighter. He made this sculpture of a very strong Jordaan Folk Woman who had to weather the crisis years of the 1930s.


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Drs. Kees Kaldenbach, art historian, Haarlemmermeerstraat 83hs, 1058 JS Amsterdam (near Surinameplein, ring road exit s106, streetcar tram 1 and 17).

Telephone 020 669 8119; cell phone 06 - 2868 9775.

Open seven days a week.

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E mail esponses and bookings to art historian Drs. Kees Kaldenbach.

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Update 17 january, 2017.