Amsterdam Historical Museum The Amsterdam Historical Museum (Amsterdams Historisch Museum) is housed in magnificent buildings, once the city orphanage built in the 15th century and extended in the 17th. Since 1975 the complex has housed the city's historical museum. The main focus is on the city's 17th century golden age, a period when Amsterdam was the richest city in the world, and some of the most interesting exhibits are of the trades that made it rich. There are countless fascinating details about this old city and it's people. The collection consists of paintings, prints, marquettes, objects and archelogical finds and shows how Amsterdam grew from a small medieval town to a world famous centre. The permanent exhibition, which is continually being added to with temporary exhibitions, also has a important selection of porcelain and silver.turkeyarena.com Permanent exhibitions are housed around the complex's inner courtyards. Clear signpostings allow the visitor to concentrate on a specific period - The Young City, The Mighty City or The Modern City. Visitors can also take a Grand Tour through Amsterdam's entire history, with a new multimedia map. The museum hosts also temporary exhibitions. The two museum entrances can be accessed from Kalverstraat 92, Sint Luciënsteeg 27 and Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 357. The museum is a twelve-minute walk from Amsterdam's Central Station, via Damrak, Dam Square and Kalverstraat. In the Amsterdam Historical Museum you can view a certain wooden chest which has had a somewhat miraculous history. Amsterdams Historisch Museum Kalverstraat 92 and Nwz Voorburgwal 357 Amsterdam Tel. +31 (0)20-523 18 22 Fax +31 (0)20-620 77 89 Museum opening hours: Mon-Fri 10.00 am - 5.00 pm. Sat-Sun 11.00 am - 5.00 pm. Closed on 1 January, 30 April and 25 December.