Reasons to visit

The Dutch Costume Museum promises an unforgettable experience for visitors in Amsterdam.
A unique and engaging experience for anyone with an interest in Dutch fashion, folklore and cultural history.



  • Discover a unique collection of traditional costumes from all the regions of Holland.
    See how the fishermen’s villages created their own identity with special codes in the costumes.
  • Discover the worldwide influences in the costumes brought by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 17th century.
  • Admire our magnificent canal house, it’s part of a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Enjoy Dutch tastings with several special Dutch drinks and (home-made) bites in our kitchen.
  • Visit our museum shop, with a broad selection of original costume pieces, books, folk and chintz fabrics and special gifts.
  • Join the weekly masterclasses of the listed cultural heritage: ‘Staphorster Stipwerk’ a paint dotting technique originated in Staphorst.


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Doe mee

Het Klederdrachtmuseum is een particulier museum dat geen overheidssubsidies ontvangt en kan alleen voortbestaan met de steun van vrienden, donateurs en sponsoren die het museum een warm hart toedragen. (scroll down for english text)


The Dutch Costume Museum is a privately owned museum which does not receive any government subsidy. The support and donations of our members represent an essential contribution to us, whether used for the preservation of the collection and organizing exhibitions, education, research, restoration or acquisition purposes. The museum puts this support to good use and is grateful for gifts of any size.

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