Dutch Costume Museum

Dutch Costume Museum

€ 10 9

Highlights Dutch Costume Museum

  • Visit the Dutch Costume Museum that exhibits a collection of the Dutch National Costumes
  • Discover this remarkable aspect of Dutch cultural history
  • Spoil yourself in the best museumshop of Amsterdam
  • Admire the traditional costumes
  • Your picture in Volendammer costume in our photostudio.

Explore the Dutch Costume Museum and discover this aspect of Dutch cultural history on the basis of the folk costumes and stories in a beautifull 17th century canalhouse!

For who?
For young and old , fashion forward , and anyone interested in history and craft of fashion, design and Dutch cultural heritage.

What to Expect
The collection provides an overview of the most important local costumes worn by everyday people in the past, and still worn in some villages today. Discover this remarkable aspect of Dutch cultural history on the basis of the folk costumes and stories!

The Dutch Costume Museum shows the craftsmanship, artistry and passion that created the Dutch traditional costume. The collection encompasses a cross-section of local traditional dress and folk art per region. Each region has it own garb, with variations in different villages or stages of life, such as marriages and mourning after a death.

The museum houses seven rooms, each room decorated with motives and in colors characteristic for a specific region. There are beautiful photo's of famous Photographers like Jimmy Nelson, Henk van der Leeden, Bert Verhoeff and Mirjam Bleeker. In every individual room, the people wearing the folk costumes tell stories, giving an explanation on the function of their clothes. Amongst others, the different costumes come from Volendam, Marken, Hindeloopen, Staphorst, Spakenburg, Urk and Zeeland.

The museum is housed in a 17th-century canal house at Herengracht, around the corner of Leidsestraat in the center of Amsterdam. In 1665, rope maker Jan Jacobszn van Gelder purchased the plot of land on which he built house numbers 427 and 429. The carpenter Cornelis de Roos had a facade with neck gables constructed in 1700, a feature that is still visible today. The interior contains an original Blue Delft toilet, which is still in use.

The museum shop has unique items on sale: jewellery, handcrafted products, writing materials, textile products of traditional fabrics and special children’s gifts. The museum is open for everyone during opening hours of the museum.


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Important info

  • Opening hours: 
    Daily open from 10.00 – 18.00 h.
  • Location: 
    Herengracht 427, Amsterdam
  • Due to the high number of steep stairs and narrow passages the historic building is not accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.
  • Visiting the museum is at your own risk. The museum cannot be held responsible for any kind of physical injury or material damage.
  • Strollers can be parked in the basement.


What's included?

  • Entrance fee
  • Audio tour in Dutch and English

What's not included?

  • Costume photography in Volendammer costume

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