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Museums in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is home to over 60 different museums ranging from art to history, so you'll probably find something that suits you quite easily.

Rijksmuseum / Riksmuséet

It is the most famous and popular museum in Amsterdam. Here you will find paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Frans Hals, among others. The museum also has a large collection of Dutch 'Golden Age' art.

The Rijksmuseum is home to many masterpieces, including Vermeer's Milkmaid (De Melkmeid / Het Melkmeisje) and Rembrandt's Night Watch.

There is also a large collection of sculptures, including works by Michelangelo and Rodin.

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the work of Vincent van Gogh. It is home to the world's largest collection of van Gogh's paintings and drawings.

The Van Gogh Museum is one of Amsterdam's most popular tourist destinations. It is dedicated to the work of Vincent van Gogh and is home to the world's largest collection of his art.

The museum has more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 letters by van Gogh. The museum attracts more than 1.5 million visitors each year.

The museum is housed in a beautiful building designed by Gerrit Rietveld. The building was completed in 1973, nine years after the architect's death.

FOAM - Fotografiska muséet

It is no longer just classic paintings and sculptures that attract art lovers. Nowadays it is very popular to see exhibitions containing photographs and other multimedia.

At FOAM you can see exhibitions of photographs of all colors and shapes and a variety of themed exhibitions, including fashion, war, history and cuisine.

The exhibitions are both by well-known artists and unknown talents. The large windows in the building allow the light to fall on the images and the whole space is brightly colored, so that all the focus is on the photographs.

Saturday to Wednesday the museum is open from 10.00 to 17.00 and on Thursday and Friday it is open from 10.00 to 21.00.

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is a giant wax museum headquartered in London, but many other cities have adopted the winning concept. Madame Tussauds attracts a large number of visitors every day to see its unique exhibition of wax dolls.

You can see Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe, as well as modern-day celebrities such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Even famous Dutch figures such as Rembrandt are faithfully depicted here in his paintings.

There is a section containing only technology and space. It's called Wubbo Ockels and includes the first Dutch astronaut. This is a very fun and different type of museum. You will be amazed at how real the dolls actually look, and many famous faces are here.

Jewish Historical Museum

This is a historical museum that shows how Jews have lived in Holland throughout history. The collection is rich in history, religion and culture. The Jewish Historical Museum received the Council of Europe Museum Prize in 1989 for their excellent presentation of the collection.

The museum is made up of four synagogues, the oldest of which dates back to the 17th century. Detailed texts and pictures show the history of the Jews and there is a lot to discover that you might not have known before.

Guided tours are offered every day and the staff are very good at recounting Jewish history. On Sundays, there are lectures and movies about Judaism and related topics. The museum also has a child-friendly little café where you can have lunch or coffee. The museum is open every day from 11.00 to 17.00.


NEMO is a science center with something for the whole family. It is housed in a large ship's hull and can be found on the Oosterdok. There are a variety of exhibitions and other things to discover.

Children can trap each other in soap bubbles and play with sophisticated toys in the various children's rooms. Those interested in criminology can solve murder mysteries using DNA and other clues. There is also a large chemistry lab where you can perform a variety of experiments.

The entire facility consists of four floors, filled with all kinds of things. There are several different restaurants and also places where you can eat your own food.

Anne Frank Museum

The Anne Frank Museum is the house where Anne Frank lived and wrote her famous diary. During World War II, she and her family hid from the Nazis in that house. In the 1950s, the house was donated to the Anne Frank Foundation, which has taken on the task of preserving the house as it was so that the public can get an idea of how the family lived.

At the front of the house there is a large exhibition of objects from that time. The inside of the house looks like it did in the 1940s. It has no furniture as the Nazis took it away from Anne Frank and her family. The house also contains Anne's original notes.

Films are shown in order to tell the story of those who hid from the Nazis. A visit to the Anne Frank Museum is definitely worth booking during your trip. If you have read the book The Diary of Anne Frank, you will find it even more interesting.


The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is a world-famous art museum. It has a large collection of modern and contemporary art, as well as design and architecture. The building was designed by Piet Kramer and is one of the most iconic buildings in Amsterdam.

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