Amsterdam is not only known for its amazing fascades and canals, but also for its museums and attractions. Here’s a list of the top museums if you’re in Amsterdam but do not know what to do today!
This is the most well-known museum of Amsterdam and maybe even Europe. For us as Dutch people the Rijksmuseum is our national pride. The Rijksmuseum is dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The total art collection consist of more than 1.000.000 objects from the years 1200-2000! Around 8.000 objects are currently on display in the Museum. The most well-known object of the museum is ‘De Nachtwacht’ translated as ‘the Night Watch’ by Rembrandt.
The current exhibitions is ‘Who’s that girl’ about the only girl in the Night Watch.
The museum’s collection is the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings in the world. The collection includes 200 paintings, more than 500 draws, over 700 letters and the full collection Japanese prints. A visit is a unique and inspiring experience for young and old, residents or tourists. The museum is not only focused on the paintings of Van Gogh himself, but also on the artists who inspired him. Every painting has a unique story…
Adres: Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
This building is as beautiful as the performances to see there! This nineteenth-century hall is not only characterized by its beautiful interior, but also by the magnificent acoustics. It is one of the most crowded concert halls in the world, annually visited by about 700.000 people with over 900 performances. There are different things to do at the Royal Concert Hall, you can take a look behind the scenes with a guided tour or you can go to the free lunch concert which is taking place every Wednesday afternoon.
Adres: Concertgebouwplein 10, 1071 LN Amsterdam
In the heart of Amsterdam, on less than a square kilometre, you will find a lot of Jewish cultural history. The Jewish Historical Museum gives you an overview of the history of the Jewish neighbourhood and its heritage. Also you will find the Portuguese Synagogue, a Children’s museum, the National Holocaust Museum and the National Holocaust Memorial here. When you buy a ticket for the Jewish Cultural Quarter, you are able to visit all these venues.
Flower Power! The Keukenhof is the perfect attraction if your visiting the Netherlands between 23 March and 13 May 2018. 32 square meters and over 7 million different types of flowers The Keukenhof is the world’s largest flower show. Walk trough English, Japanese and historic gardens with the best tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other types of spring flowers. Every year The Keukenhof gets over 1 million visitors from all around the world.
Save time and pre order your ticket for the Hop on Hop off Keukenhof bus + entry ticket.
Adres: Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse
The Hermitage Amsterdam shows the collection of one of the most famous and largest museums in the world: The Hermitage St.Petersburg. The museum of the tsars, with more than 3 million works of art. These are now accessible in Amsterdam for every art lover. The Hermitage has a new high-profile exhibition every six months. From 7 October a new and spectacular exhibition is coming to the Hermitage: Dutch Masters from the Hermitage. Treasures of the Tsars.
Adres: Amstel 51, 1018 EJ Amsterdam
The zoo of Amsterdam and the oldest zoo of the Netherlands, that is Natura Artis Magistra. The purpose of Artis is to stimulate the love and growth of the nature. The zoo owns more than 900 species of animals, classified in different areas. feel free in the special Butterfly garden, listen to the stories from de caregivers and enjoy the spectacular shows at the Sea lion residence, enjoy the breath taking underwater world in the 200 square meters long aquarium and see the spectacular African wildlife at the Savanna. Every animal, every tree and every building has his own story.
Adres: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam
Heineken Experience is a museum inside the Original old brewery from the late ninetheen century. This museum will give the visiters an interactive Multi media tour through the whole brewery, where the history and the brewing secrets are explained in a fun way. Taste like a pro, pet the horses, scrum along with the Rugbycup players and experience the ultimate Champions League feeling. Then end your journey with a perfect served beer, either drafted by yourself or the charming bartenders. A nice fact is that your tickets include two free drinks! So enjoy the taste of the Original Dutch beer!
Adres: Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam
A museum of modern and contemporary art and design. Het Stedelijk was founded in 1874. Located at the Museumplein which is also home to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. The total collection consist over 90.000 objects and is known as one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary art in Europe.
Adres: Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
Are movies one of your hobbies. This museum in a spectacular building is something you need to visit! Each year EYE presents four different exhibitions. There is also a permanent collection with masterpieces from the collection of the film museum called the Panorama. In the four cinemas the new and the best classic movies will be screened, often with live music. EYE is not only a museum, but there is also an EYE shop and a EYE café-restaurant with a terrace.
Adres: IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam
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