Amsterdam

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 Stedelijk, the Rijksmuseum, and the Van Gogh Museum.

Museumplein Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Museumplein, photo by Mariano Mantel

Yet, we suggest curious travelers 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, Amsterdam

Anne Frank House, Amsterdam

Amsterdam - Prinsengracht 263-267
closed: open every day except Yom Kippur
The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam is a museum dedicated to Anne Frank and the place where Anne was in hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands
ARCAM – Amsterdam Center for Architecture

ARCAM – Amsterdam Center for Architecture

Amsterdam - Prins Hendrikkade 600
closed: Mondays, April 1, and December 27, 24,25,26 and 31
ARCAM (Amsterdam Center for Architecture) is a museum and research center in the Plantage neighborhood of Amsterdam, dedicated to architecture and urbanism
EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam

EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam

Amsterdam - IJpromenade 1
closed: open daily, except April 27
EYE Filmmuseum is a cinema museum on the Amsterdam riverfront housed in a futuristic building designed by Delugan Meissl Architects
Hermitage Amsterdam

Hermitage Amsterdam

Amsterdam - Amstel 51
closed: open every day, except 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: Mondays, 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: 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, Amsterdam

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Amsterdam - Paulus Potterstraat 7
closed: open 365 days a year
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is an art museum famous for its collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, possibly the most important in the world

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The new entrance building of the Van Gogh Museum by Hans van Heeswijk

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