The Embassy of the Free Mind is a museum and library that's home to a huge collection of free-thinking philosophy inspired by Hermetic wisdom. The extensive collection strives to offer insight into the connections between the cosmos, man and notions of God.

    As a niche attraction, this destination is going to appeal most to those interested in philosophy and libraries. Of course, there are special kids activities at this library as well. Most people spend about 2 or 3 hours here, though it'll take much longer to experience everything it has to offer.

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    At The Embassy of the Free Mind, you'll find an impressive collection of works to explore with more than 4,500 books and manuscripts dating prior to the 20th century. More than 20,000 books are from after the year 1900. You can take a guided tour to learn more about the collection.

    Don't hesitate to bring your kids along if they're looking for some fun and adventure. You'll find a wide variety of activities here suitable for kids, such as a treasure hunt. Of course, older kids may be more interested in the standard guided tour and learning about the history.

    Good to know when visiting The Embassy of the Free Mind

    When you visit The Embassy of the Free Mind, your ticket will give you a free pass to enjoy the museum for the entire day. Kids get in cheaper than adults, and kids who are 10 years of age and younger get in for free. The library also offers a discount for students.

    You'll find this museum in the town centre area, so you can explore several other attractions nearby after your visit. The Anne Frank Huis, for example, is just a short walk to the southwest. Several other museums are within walking distance as well, though you'll need to cross the canals.

    The Embassy of the Free Mind

    Location: Keizersgracht 123, 1015 CJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Open: Wednesday–Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (closed Monday–Tuesday)

    Phone: +31 20 625 8079

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