Visit the fascinating exhibition about The Amsterdam Ordnance Datum and experience the centuries long struggle of the Dutch against the water.


The exhibition is situated in the Amsterdam City Hall (De Stopera).

Amstel 1

1011PN      Amsterdam

Opening hours (closed!)

Daily from 9:00 am – 18:00 pm , closed in weekend and public holidays.

Admission: € 1,00 per person

Guided tours: The cost of a tour is € 50.00 (including 6% VAT) for up to 2 hours (excluding the entrance fee per person). Booked in advance.  No tours are currently being given due to staff shortages.

Entrance Schools: Basic Education and Secondary Education led by teacher(s) and after reservation can take advantage of the educational programs. The costs are € 25.00 (including 6% VAT). If also next reception a tour assistance is required, the costs are € 50.00 (including 6% VAT) for up to 2 hours. (Mind you that the educational material is in Dutch). No tours are currently being given due to staff shortages.

Unfortunately, the visitor’s centre is not wheelchair accessible.

Reserve: phone: 06-83085155 or E-mail: or Registration: Registration form below.

Would you like to make a booking?


  • Parking garage under City Hall/Music theater: at the level of Mr. Visserplein clearly shows how you can drive there.
  • Parking garage in Valkenburgerstraat: only accessible for traffic from the IJ-tunnel/Prins Hendrikkade. The entrance is on the right before the traffic light on the Mr.. Visserplein.
    • The surroundings streets: parking cost is shown on the parking meters.

Public Transport

  • tram 9 or 14: stop Waterlooplein
  • Metro: stop Waterlooplein
  • Or take the Amsterdam Travel Tickets; unlimited travel across Amsterdam for 1-,2- or 3-days


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