Museums in Amsterdam
There are loads of museums in Amsterdam. The city is home to over 50 cultural hotspots, from photo exhibitions to a museum offering an amazing collection of purses and even a monumental cat museum. The Museumplein is a real treat for art-lovers offering the Rijksmuseum’s impressive, historical collection of paintings, furniture and statues, the Van Gogh Museum’s work of the world-famous nineteenth-century master Van Gogh and some of the most famous pieces of contemporary art at the Stedelijk Museum. Outside of the so-called Museum District, there’s also a lot to see. The Anne Frank Museum, which provides insight into the living conditions of one of the world’s most renowned writers during World War II, is a must see. As are the Hermitage Amsterdam, which is a branch of the Russian Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and the futuristic Eye Film Museum. Amsterdam’s art district the Spiegelkwartier is an absolute must for lovers of art, antiques and curiosities. The area has been at the heart of the Dutch art and antiques trade for over 80 years.
Museums in Amsterdam – The must-sees
The Van Gogh Museum houses the largest collection of pieces by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It is truly remarkable to see the work of this Dutch post-Impressionist artist in his home country. The Rijksmuseum is one of Amsterdam’s biggest and most popular museum. Its huge collection showcases iconic pieces and artefacts that reflect more than 800 years of Dutch (and global) history, including jaw dropping paintings by the likes of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and countless more Dutch greats. The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is a must see. It is the biggest museum of modern and contemporary art and design in the Netherlands. Come and see iconic works by Appel, Chagall, Dumas, De Kooning, Koons, Malevich, Matisse, Mondriaan, Picasso, Rietveld, Warhol and many others. Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum is a museum that features us humans, housed in an impressive building overlooking Amsterdam’s Oosterpark. The extensive permanent display and regularly changing exhibitions feature objects that all have a story to tell about humankind. Water and the Netherlands is a combination that comes as no surprise given the history and location of the Netherlands. For people that want to explore that part of our history there is Het Scheepvaart Museum that features information on our extensive relationship with water.
So, there are loads of museums in Amsterdam to choose from. Which one will you visit?