Of the tens of museums that are found in Amsterdam, probably the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum are probably the most well known.
But don’t let this blind you from the other jewels that exist among the museums in the city. Like the photography museum Foam with frequent exhibitions by internationally renowned photographers.
Not known by all, as the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum tent to get most of the attention, the Foam Museum definitely deserves to be in the spotlight. With over 200,000 visitors a year it's proven to be worth the trip. Explore the world [...] Continue reading about Foam Museum.
For a better understanding of the history of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam (History) Museum, an old monestary, on the Nieuwezijdse Voorburgwal is definitely recommended. The exhibition Amsterdam DNA explains the details of the city which can also be experienced in person during a tour of Amsterdam. [...] Continue reading about Amsterdam Museum.
Anne Frank House
Millions of visitors continue to experience the unique story of Anne Frank in the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Rightfully so, as this museum shares a unique perspective on the live of a family in hiding during the second World War that no history book [...] Continue reading about Anne Frank House.
Beurs van Berlage
Construction of the De Beurs van Berlage at the Damrak, one of the top 100 Dutch heritage monuments, started in 1898 when the existing stock exchange turned out to be too small for the increasing trade. Today the building is used for among others exhibitions [...] Continue reading about Beurs van Berlage.
Already from the Central Station you can see the EYE Filmmuseum, opened in 2012. It's unique form and location directly at the waterfront of Amsterdam North makes it impossible to miss. For movie lovers this museum is the place to be with an extensive collection [...] Continue reading about EYE Filmmuseum.
NEMO science center
Taking your kids to Nemo is an educational and fun experience they're sure to remember for a long time. The great thing about Nemo is that they organize a lot of activities that allow kids to participate, while they learn interesting things about science and [...] Continue reading about NEMO science center.
The flagship of the Museumplein is of course the Rijksmuseum. The stately building that has been in use since 1885 belongs to the Top 100 Dutch UNESCO heritage monuments, which makes it a museum piece worth viewing in and of itself. For 10 years the [...] Continue reading about Rijksmuseum.
In the warehouse of ’s Lands Zeemagazijn (National Sea Stockroom) of 1656 you find the completely modernized Scheepvaartmuseum (National Maritime Museum) at no more than 5 minutes away from the Central Station in Amsterdam. The museum explains in a very interactive and extensive way the [...] Continue reading about Scheepvaartmuseum.
Since 2012 the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is open for business again. It underwent a large scale renovation and nowadays has an large extension, known as the bathtub. While visiting Amsterdam, this museum can hardly miss from your to do list, with all her modern [...] Continue reading about Stedelijk Museum.
Between Artis and the Oosterpark you find the Tropenmuseum, part of the Royal Tropical Institute, in a beautiful historical building, opened in 1926. The collection of the museum encompasses an impressive number of musical instruments, masks and pottery from cultures all around the world. You [...] Continue reading about Tropenmuseum.
Van Gogh Museum
For the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings, you head over to the Van Gogh Museum at the Museumplein in Amsterdam. After the recent construction, the works of this Dutch master again shine in full glory in the exposition Van Gogh at work. Next to [...] Continue reading about Van Gogh Museum.