Grachtenmuseum Amsterdam

Waterkracht

Until 26 February from 10:00 to 17:00

Exhibition

What is the quality of the water like in Amsterdam's canals now? And what was it like in the past? In the exhibition, you will learn about life in, on and along the canals of Amsterdam from the seventeenth century to the present day through photographic works.

State of the Canals

In the Middle Ages, people ate fish from the canal and brewed beer with the water. But with the rapid growth of the city in the seventeenth century and the lack of a sewer system, the canals became increasingly dirty. All kinds of things were dumped into them: household garbage, offal, and the contents of toilet buckets. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the quality of the canal water has gradually improved. Nowadays, various agencies work together to keep the water clean. How is the water being managed? Sea levels are rising, but how do we keep the canals from flooding?

Photographer

Waterkracht is an exhibition of photographic work by the Amsterdam photographer Gosse Bouma. Bouma's photographs are serene scenes of a normally busy inner city of Amsterdam.

Visitor information

Access

Included in the museum ticket.

Netherlands Museum Pass valid

Age

Children aged 9 to 18

Date

Until 26 February from 10:00 to 17:00

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Location

Grachtenmuseum Amsterdam

Herengracht 386
1016 CJ Amsterdam
Plan route Plan route

020 - 42 11 656

Open today until 17:00

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