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Museums in Amsterdam

Concierge’s choice

No city in the world can offer as many museums per square mile/kilometre as Amsterdam. The museum server is an internet platform for Dutch museums. A comprehensive index guides you to the information pages, homepages and sites of more than 250 museums in the Netherlands. The concierge would like to suggest the following:

Around the Museumplein, all within footsteps of one another, stand the Big Three:

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum Home to the famed Night Watch and an outstanding collection of other Rembrandts, the Rijksmuseum contains the world´s leading collection of Dutch Masters. Reserve a day for this cultural feast.

Van Gogh Museum

Van_Gogh_Museum_gebouw At this museum Vincent´s tormented drawings and writings complement 200 striking canvases – providing marvellous insight into his life and work.

Stedelijk Museum

Stedelijk_museum_Amsterdam The Stedelijk Museum for Modern Art presents over 1,000 modern art exhibits, from 1850 to the present day, from impressionism and expressionism to pop and minimalism. Its features include paintings by Cézanne, Chagall, Picasso and Moret amongst others.
On September 23rd, the leading museum for modern and contemporary art in the Netherlands will open its doors again, after an extensive renovation and expansion project. Until the reopening, the museum presents Temporary Stedelijk 3: Stedelijk @, a program that includes performances, film screenings, lectures, discussions, music, book launches, interactive happenings and other events. Stedelijk @ is being developed in close collaboration with various cultural institutions in Amsterdam, such as the Concertgebouw, the Appel arts centre, the Rijksakademie, the Ateliers, SMBA and many others.

Anne Frank Huis

Anne_frank_huis Memorial to the famed, doomed diarist, her family and four other Jews who hid from the Nazi’s in World War II. It displays sections of Anne Frank´s diary and historic photographs and has informational exhibits about racism and antisemitism.

Nederlands Scheepvaart Museum

Scheepvaartmuseum

 

A major maritime museum housed in one of the grand headquarters of the Dutch East India Company, includes a full-scale replica of an 18th-century East India Company Ship.

Koninklijk Paleis

Koninklijk_Paleis_Amsterdam The Royal Palace on Dam Square, built by Jacob van Campen in the Dutch classical style, features magnificent state rooms, sculptures and paintings by followers of Rembrandt.

 

 

 

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