Amsterdam Sights

Unusual Museums in Amsterdam

Lesser-known and strange or unique museums not typically found in a travel guide and which are known only to a few.


Moco museum

Modern contemporary art museum focusing on Street Art and underground artist Banksy.

Museum Our Lord in the Attic

Our Lord in the Attic Museum
A 17th-century town house with a hidden Catholic church in the attic, from the time that it was forbidden for catholics to practice their faith.

Museum Vrolik

Museum Vrolik
University of Amsterdam's anatomical and embryological museum with possibly the largest collection of human deformities in one place

Tassenmuseum Hendrikje
Museum of Bags and Purses
Take a guided tour and you will be surprised by funny anecdotes and stories about the history of the bag, ranging from the Middle Ages to through to the present.

Museum Willet-Holthuysen

Museum Willet-Holthuijsen
A fully furnished patrician mansion at the Herengracht. Built around 1685 for Jacob Hop, mayor of Amsterdam.

Houseboat Museum Houseboat Museum
See how an authentic barge was converted to a comfortable houseboat, with authentic skipper's quarters with sleeping bunk, sizable livingroom, kitchen and bathroom.
Sex Museum Amsterdam
The world's first and oldest sex museum, the "Venustempel", with an extensive collection of erotic pictures, paintings, objects, recordings, photographs and even attractions.

The Cat Cabinet


No actual cats, just art. Founded in commemoration of the red and frisky Tom Cat, JP Morgan, the life long companion and buddy of the museum's founder, Bob Meijer.


Amsterdam Pipe Museum

a fascinating story about the culture of pipe smoking and tobacco

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