The Amsterdam Museum showcases the history of Amsterdam from the Middle Ages to the present time. Visitors will explore Amsterdam as an international city but also small, quaint, and strong-minded. It’s home to Johan Cruijff, Rembrandt, Ajax, the Red Light District, the Dutch East India Company, and marijuana. The 1000-year-old trading city has a special relationship with water and a strong focus on entrepreneurship, creativity, citizenship and free-thinking. The museum building was formerly the City Orphanage, housing thousands of children between 1580-1960, many of whom lost their parents to the plague. Collection highlights include masterpieces, an aerial map dating back to the Middle Ages, and Breitner’s The Dam.