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 Dutch Costume Museum Entrance
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Dutch Costume Museum Entrance

Explore the Dutch Costume Museum and discover this aspect of Dutch cultural history on the basis of the folk costumes and stories!

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  • Visit the Dutch Costume Museum that exhibits a collection of the Dutch National Costumes with supplementary programs and workshops
  • Discover this remarkable aspect of Dutch cultural history
  • Admire the traditional costumes


The museum is open for everyone with an interest in Dutch folklore. 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. 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. 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. New exhibition 'contemporary fashion', 12 fashion designers made costumes which are inspired by the Dutch traditional costumes. Well known designers like Viktor and Rolf, Walter Van Beirendonck, Bas Kosters and others are on display.


Entrance fee
Audio tour in Dutch and English (soon also German, Spanish, Italian)
Costume photography in Volendammer costume

Important Information

  • 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.

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