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Some of Amsterdam’s better known museums and exhibition venues are located in the Museumplein (Museums’ square) area – one of the most important cultural districts in Europe together with Exhibition Road in London, Berlin’s Museuminsel, Vienna’s MuseumQuartier, and the Barrio de Las Letras in Madrid -; world-renowned museums sited there include the Stedeljik, the Riksmuseum, and the Van Gogh Museum.

Museumplein Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Museumplein, photo by Mariano Mantel

Yet, curious travelers should take their time to explore also the less touristic neighborhoods of this fascinating city; thus, they will discover magnificent museums – of art, cinema, history, science, and design – overlooking quiet canals and riverfronts; Amsterdam is not called “Venice of the North” for nothing, after all.

museums in Amsterdam

Anne Frank House Museum

Anne Frank House Museum

Amsterdam - Prinsengracht 263-267
closed on: open every day except Yom Kippur
The Anne Frank Huis (House) is a museum in Amsterdam dedicated to the story of Anne Frank, it lies in the place where Anne was in hiding during the WW II
ARCAM – Amsterdam Center for Architecture

ARCAM – Amsterdam Center for Architecture

Amsterdam - Prins Hendrikkade 600
closed on: Mondays, Christmas, Boxing day, and 27 April
ARCAM (Amsterdam Center for Architecture) is a museum and research center in the Plantage neighborhood of Amsterdam, dedicated to architecture and urbanism
EYE Film Museum

EYE Film Museum

Amsterdam - IJpromenade 1
closed on: open every day except King’s Day 27 april
The EYE Film Museum is an institution in in Amsterdam committed to presenting, conserving, and promoting Dutch and international films and cinematography
Hermitage Amsterdam

Hermitage Amsterdam

Amsterdam - Amstel 51
closed on: open every day except Christmas and April 27
The Hermitage Amsterdam is an art museum on the Amstel river; it presents notable exhibitions based on the vast collection of the Hermitage Saint Petersburg
Nemo Science Center – Amsterdam

Nemo Science Center – Amsterdam

Amsterdam - Oosterdok 2
closed on: Mondays, Christmas, New Year's Day, and April 27
Nemo is a museum, a science center and a popular cultural attraction housed in an iconic building designed by architect Renzo Piano in Amsterdam's docklands
Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam - Museumstraat 1
closed on: open 365 days a year
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is a museum with a one-million-piece collection of Dutch and international art dating from the Middle ages to the 20th century
Stedelijk Museum

Stedelijk Museum

Amsterdam - Museumplein 10
closed on: open 365 days a year
Founded in 1874 in Amsterdam, the Stedelijk is a museum of Dutch, European, and American modern and contemporary visual arts, graphic art, and design
Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum

Amsterdam - Paulus Potterstraat 7
closed on: open 365 days a year
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has the largest art collection in the world of works by Vincent Van Gogh, encompassing over 200 paintings

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New Entrance Building at the Van Gogh Museum

New Entrance Building at the Van Gogh Museum

For the new Entrance Building of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Hans van Heeswijk Architects developed the preliminary drawings by Kisho Kurokawa

Amsterdam | The new Rijksmuseum – Part 2

Amsterdam | The new Rijksmuseum – Part 2

The second part of the article on the architecture of the new Rijskmuseum by Cruz y Ortiz architects: the New Entrance building and the Philips Wing

Amsterdam | The new Rijksmuseum – Part 1

Amsterdam | The new Rijksmuseum – Part 1

The first part of Inexhibit's article on the architecture of the new Rijskmuseum in Amsterdam by Cruz y Ortiz architects: the Atrium and the Asian Pavilion

Amsterdam | EYE filmmuseum

Amsterdam | EYE filmmuseum

The fluid white shape of the EYE film museum, designed by Delugan Meissl architects, since 2012 marks out the north IJ riverside in Amsterdam

The Stedelijk renovation and extension

The Stedelijk renovation and extension

The Stedelijk is "the museum" in Amsterdam for modern and contemporary art. In 2012 it was renovated and expanded on a design by Benthem Crouwel Architects

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Amsterdam | “Dream Out Loud”, radical design ideas at the Stedelijk Museum

Amsterdam | “Dream Out Loud”, radical design ideas at the Stedelijk Museum

With the exhibition "Dream Out Loud. Designing for Tomorrow's Demands" the Stedelijk Museum presents an overview of the future of Dutch design

The 2015 European Museum of the Year Award goes to the Rijksmuseum

The 2015 European Museum of the Year Award goes to the Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam has been announced as the winner of the 2015 edition of the prestigious EMYA Award, that rewards excellence in European museums

Amsterdam | “When I Give, I Give Myself”, 23 artists reply to Van Gogh

Amsterdam | “When I Give, I Give Myself”, 23 artists reply to Van Gogh

The exhibition “When I Give, I Give Myself” at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam presents the replies by 23 contemporary artists to Van Gogh's letters

MING: The Golden Empire, by Nomad Exhibitions

MING: The Golden Empire, by Nomad Exhibitions

How a major touring exhibition is conceived, designed and adapted to different contexts? The example of MING: The Golden Empire by Nomad Exhibitions

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