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The 10 Best Museums in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam is a city full of culture and interesting museums. From big, famous names to small independent niche museums; the city has something to offer for everyone. Obviously you have the “big three” that we start our list off with, but don’t forget to check out our other favorites in the city. These are the 10 best museums in Amsterdam:



The Rijksmuseum is one of Amsterdam’s grandest and most popular museums. Its vast collection showcases iconic art and a wide variety of artifacts 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. As well as being …

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Stedelijk Museum

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. The Stedelijk Museum is the place where everyone can discover …

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Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum houses the largest collection of pieces by Vincent van Gogh in the world. The work of the post-Impressionist Dutch artist, Van Gogh, heavily influenced 20th-century art to make him one of the most famous artists from The Netherlands. In total, the permanent collection of the museum includes 200 paintings, 500 drawings …

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Jewish Historical Museum

The Jewish Historical Museum tells the story of Jewish religion, culture and history in The Netherlands and its former colonies. It holds a collection of over 13,000 artworks and objects and displays several expositions each year on contemporary Judaism. The Hollandse Schouwburg is an old theatre that is also part of the museum. At this …

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Nemo Science Museum

At NEMO Science Museum discover how science and technology make ordinary things special. Explore five floors full of experiments, demonstrations and workshops. Roll up your sleeves and get busy learning about how bridges work, how water is made drinkable, and how lightning is created. This summer you can enjoy the new exhibit Energetica on the …

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The National Maritime Museum Amsterdam

The Netherlands was a rich naval History. The National Maritime Museum Amsterdam is dedicated to this time. This museum has an impressive collection of historical objects including weapons, paintings, world maps and scale models. The crown jewel of the museum is a full-size replica of a cargo ship from the 18th-century that shipwrecked in the English …

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Amsterdam Museum

When you think of Amsterdam the following images will probably come to mind: the traditional boathouses, iconic architecture, beautiful canals, the bustling red-light district, famous coffeeshops and the allover great look of the city. Yes, the city has a beautiful and almost magical charm! This is Amsterdam – Amsterdam Museum All of those images seem …

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Moco Museum

Moco Museum

The Moco museum in Amsterdam is an invitatie of private gallery holders Lionel and Kim Logchies. With more than eighteen years of experience and a broad art-network they are able to display various international art pieces from private collections. At the museum giftshop you can buy artdvd’s, souvenirs, small art pieces and posters. Besides that, …

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Anne Frankhuis

The Jewish girl, Anne Frank, hid from the Nazis in a secret backhouse on the Prinsengracht with her family and close family friends before being betrayed and transported to concentration camps. Her beautifully written diary became a symbol of life under German occupation. A visit to the Anne Frank House is not a happy one, …

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Hermitage Amsterdam

The Hermitage Amsterdam is the largest branch of the world-famous Hermitage of St Petersburg. The museum is located along the Amstel River in the historic Amstelhof building. The Hermitage is situated in the Amstelhof, this historic building dates back to the Dutch golden age and used to serve as a retirement home until 2007. When …

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