Multatuli Museum

Fee: Always free

Sun. Closed
Mon. 12 PM–5 PM
Tue. 10 AM–5 PM
Wed. Closed
Thu. Closed
Fri. Closed
Sat. 12 PM–5 PM
Korsjespoortsteeg 20
Amsterdam, Amsterdam 1015 AR
+31 20 638 1938

Check the Multatuli Museum website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


Eduard Douwes Dekker (2 March 1820 – 19 February 1887), better known by his pen name Multatuli
The Multatuli Museum (website) is a Museum (Historical) in Amsterdam.
Official description from Multatuli Museum:
Multatuli is the pseudonym of Eduard Douwes Dekker (1820-1887). After 18 years of civil service in the Dutch East Indies, he returned to Europe in 1856 a disillusioned man. The way the natives were treated by their own as well as by the Dutch rulers offended him so much that he resigned after a public conflict. In his novel Max Havelaar he recorded his experiences. The book was published in 1860 and made him an instant success. Encouraged by this public acclaim, he decided to pursue a career as a writer. He became a sort of national conscience, inspiring emancipatory movements such as freethinkers, socialists and anarchists. The Multatuli Museum is located in the birthplace of the author.

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the Multatuli Museum homepage or our exhibitions list for Amsterdam-wide exhibits.

Official Multatuli Museum Links
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