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The list of unique museums in Amsterdam keeps getting longer.
The list of unique museums in Amsterdam keeps getting longer. The Nationaal Brilmuseum en Brillenwinkel or National Museum of Spectacles showcases evolving styles of eyewear over 700 years over 2 floors of exhibits. It exhibits glasses worn by celebrities such as Buddy Holly, John Lennon, Elvis Costello, and Franz Schubert.
Gasthuismolensteeg 7, 1016 AM Amsterdam, Netherlands
De Negen Straatjes is a neighborhood comprising 9 side streets of the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Singel in central Amsterdam, lined with boutiques, designer outlets, antique stores, and jewelers, making it a favorite with shoppers
The Braggiotti Gallery on the Singel Canal has 4 rooms showcasing Dutch and international contemporary glass art
The Homomonument is a memorial to homosexuals persecuted and murdered in World War II, consisting of three 10m x 10m x 10m equilateral triangles of pink granite, representing the pink badges that gay men were forced to wear by the Nazis
The Amsterdam Museum, previously known as the Amsterdams Historisch Museum, traces the history and evolution of the city, from its origins as a settlement on the Amstel river banks to the bustling commercial city it is today
The Royal Palace on Dam Square is a magnificent 17th century building that was constructed as a City Hall
The Bijbels Museum or Biblical Museum, housed in 2 buildings of the Cromhouthuizen on the Herengracht, displays Bible-related artifacts from the Judeo-Christian tradition
The Begijnhof is one of the oldest inner courts in Amsterdam that formerly housed Catholic Beguines and is now a home for needy women
Rub shoulders with life-like wax models of your favorite celebrities and historical personalities at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Amsterdam
Het Grachtenhuis or Canal House is the Museum of the Canals - a gateway to the world famous Amsterdam canal ring ending in the de IJ Bay
The Nieuwe Kerk or New Church is a 15thcentury Gothic church in Amsterdam that is used for royal investiture ceremonies and exhibitions