Open Monument Day
Once a year, September 10th and 11th this year, thousands of monuments open troughout the country open their doors for free. This year we will also be opening part of our location to a wide audience. Visit the City Orphanage between 10.00 - 17.00 hrs and register at the location for one of the free guided tours. Full = full.
The guided tours, that will inform you about the renovation and the future of this building, will start at 11.00, 12.00, 14.00 and 15.00 hrs. The tours will take about 45 minutes. You will partly enter the building and you can visit the courtyards of the former orphanage.
Do not participate in this tour when you have difficulty walking.
Location City Orphanage
Originally a monastery and a retirement home for olderly men, this building complex has housed the city orphanage (Burgerweeshuis) from 1580. The layered history of building modifications and expansions, which continues to today, can be read from its different facades. It has been the home of the Amsterdam Museum since 1975, and the whole complex will be sustainably renovated in the next few years.