Amsterdam Museum

Medieval cauldrons, 17th-century anatomical engravings, paintings by Bol, Flinck and Maes and all kinds 
of 20th-century memorabilia make this former orphanage a treasure trove of city history. Must-sees include the 17th-century mechanical Goliath in the restaurant (12 m/39 ft high with blinking eyes and a rolling head), and the Civic Guards Gallery—a roofed-over street made in the 19th century to show off the huge group portraits produced for the
 rich guilds of the 17th and 18th centuries. Open 10am-5pm Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm Sat-Sun and hols. Adult €11, child €5.