Museums: History

Cruquius Pump Museum
Features exhibits on the function of windmills, steam-driven pumps (cruquius) and modern technology. At Cruquius Dijk 32, Haarlem.
Werf t Kromhout Museum
One of the oldest working shipyards in Amsterdam which is also a museum dedicated to the history of marine engineering. Open Tuesday 10:00-15:00. At Hoogte Kadijk 147, Amsterdam Plantage.
Amsterdam Historical Museum
Museum displaying items, art, archeological artefacts and city treasures. Also venue for temporary exhibitions. Open Monday to Friday 10:00-17:00. At Kalverstraat 92, 1001 AC Amsterdam.
Nederlands Scheepvaart Museum
The National Maritime Museum, housing the largest collection of boats in the world. Displays give a chronological survey of Dutch naval history. At Kattenburgerplein 1, Amsterdam Plantage.
Hash Marijuana Hemp Museum
The only museum in Europe to chart the history of hemp, with exhibits referring back 8000 years, including smoking devices and displays explaining smuggling methods. At Oudezijds Achterburgwal 148, Amsterdam Oude Zijde.
Museum housing a collection of memorabilia recording the activities of the Dutch Resistance workers in World War II. Open Monday, Saturday an Sunday 12:00-17:00, Tuesday to Friday 10:00-17:00. Plantage Kerklaan 61.
Tropen Museum
Museum of the Tropics with exhibits on the different cultures in the world. At Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam.
Electrische Museumtramlijn Amsterdam
A collection of vintage Dutch and European trams. Special tram rides for visitors and events. At Haarlemmermeerstation Amstelveenseweg 264, 1075 XV Amsterdam.
Film Museum Vondelpark
Museum for cinematography. Collection includes films from 19th century silent films to digital productions of current day. Also information centre with largest film library in the Netherlands. At Vondelpark 3, 1071 AA Amsterdam.
Wijnmuseum Arnhem
Wine museum and workshop at Velperweg 23, 6824 BC Arnhem.
Corrie ten Boom-huis
Museum recreating 1940s history. It includes a real hiding place used by people trying to escape the Nazis. At Barteljorisstraat 19, 2002 CE Haarlem.
De Burcht
Small museum outlining the history of the General Dutch Diamond Workers Union. At Henri Polaklaan 9, Amsterdam Plantage.
Anne Frank House
Museum based in the house where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis. Also contemporary exhibitions including interactive activities. Open 15 September 14 March 09:00-19:00 and 15 March14 September 09:00-21:00. At Prinsengracht 267, Amsterdam.
Allard Pierson Museum
Amsterdams only specialist archaeological collection, owned by the University. The museum contains Cypriot, Greek, Egyptian, Roman and Etruscan artefacts. Open Tuesday to Friday 10:00-17:00 and weekends 13:00-17:00. Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam.
The Corrie ten Boom House Foundation
Visitors can see the actual "hiding place," which is a small area behind a false wall in Corries bedroom. This is where Jews and others were safely hidden from the Nazis. At Barteljorisstraat 19, 2002 CE Haarlem.
Joods Historisch Museum
Museum situated in a complex of 4 17th and 18th century synagogues. Displays of art and religious artifacts chronicle Jewish culture and the history of Judaism in Holland. Open daily 11:00-17:00. At Jonas Daniel Meijerplein 2-4, Amsterdam Oude Zijde.
Houseboat Museum
The Houseboat Museum located on the Prinsengracht on the edge of Jordaan. A Dutch houseboat converted to a museum. Opening hours vary and available on the website.