Grachten Museum Amsterdam. This wonderful museum will take you through all the reasons how and why the canals exist. All this in the fabulous setting of this period building. This museum is an underrated gem on the Amsterdam museum scene. It is well worth the visit and people that do come here are often talking about the quality of the content. You can see all the details on the Grachten Museum website. For more great museums in Amsterdam, see our handy listings.