The Little Orphanage

The Little Orphanage will remain closed until further notice due to the coronavirus.

In The Little Orphanage (Het Kleine Weeshuis), children and their parents can discover together what life was like in a 17th-century orphanage.

For 400 years, the building complex which now houses the Amsterdam Museum was the City Orphanage of Amsterdam. With his display, the museum brings the building and its history to life.

Visitors experience The Little Orphanage with all their senses. Learn about what life was like in a 17th-century orphanage in the heart of a flourishing trade city and discover he closed world behind the orphanage doors. See dining rooms, dormitories, classrooms, kitchens, a crude toilet and even a cattle shed! The youngest visitors to The Little Orphanage discover animals hidden along the way and children over the age of seven befriend the little orphan boy Jurriaan (avilable in Dutch and English, French written text).

The Little Orphanage tour is available in Dutch and English. Parents can already prepare at home via the handout for accompanying adults.