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Museums in Amsterdam


Amsterdam has a wide variety of fascinating museums catering to all sorts of interests.

Relive the Golden Age by visiting Rembrandt's House or the newly renovated Rijksmuseum; see modern art at Stedelijk, CoBrA or the iconic Van Gogh Museum; experience wartime history at the Anne Frank House or Dutch Resistance Museum. Kids will love the Maritime Museum, NEMO Science Center and Royal Artis Zoo.

You should seriously consider getting the annual Museumkaart pass if you plan to visit a number of museums and want to cut costs significantly. Alternatively, the Iamsterdam City Card is a scheme run by the tourist board which includes museum admissions and transport for 1-3 days.

amsterdam museums

 Check out:
 Metro-style Map of Amsterdam Museums - visual overview of the city's museums
 Listing of Amsterdam Museums - full listing
 Amsterdam Museums giving FREE child entry - age ranges
 Museum Map of Amsterdam - 61 museums highlighted


 Major Museums in Amsterdam:
  See Rembrandt's Nightwatch at the newly restored Rijksmuseum.
 Van Gogh Museum
 Showcasing the works of infamous Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh.
 Scheepvaart (Maritime) Museum
 A 21st century look at Dutch maritime history and heritage.
 Hermitage Amsterdam
 Exhibitions from the rich Hermitage collection.
 Stedelijk Museum
 Significant collection of modern and contemporary art.
 Amsterdam Museum
 Learn about the history of the city from fishing village to metropolis.
 Anne Frank House Museum
 Annex where Anne Frank and family hid from German occupation in WW2.
 Artis Royal Zoo
 Magnificent zoo in the middle of the city.
  Superb museum with cultural exhibitions from around the world.
 NEMO Science Museum
 Science and technology museum for children.
 EYE Film Institute
 Stunning location on the IJ for films and exhibitions.
 Royal Palace Amsterdam
 The Koninklijk Paleis on Dam Square is open to the public for visits.
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 Other Museums in Amsterdam:
 Rembrandt House Museum
 Restored house where Dutch artist Rembrandt lived and worked.
 Part of Artis Zoo, the world's first museum dedicated to micro-organisms.
  MOCO Museum
  Newly opened museum featuring modern and contemporary artists.
  Canal House Museum
  Grachtenhuis is a multimedia museum on the history of Amsterdam's canals.
 Dutch Resistance Museum
 Verzetsmuseum helps tell the story of WW2 in Netherlands.
  Allard Pierson Museum
  Archaeology and antiquities museum located in the heart of Amsterdam.
  CoBrA Museum
  Avant-garde art museum in Amstelveen.
 Museum Het Schip - Amsterdam School
 Tour the monumental social housing complex in the north-west of Amsterdam.
 Jewish Historical Museum
 History of Jewish culture in the Netherlands.
  National Holocaust Museum
  Museum under development which tells the story of the Holocaust.
  Portuguese Synagogue
  Magnificent 17th century building in Amsterdam's Jewish quarter.
 Hollandsche Schouwburg
  National Holocaust Memorial in a former theatre and deportation centre.
Biblical Museum
 Biblical antiquities on show in a large merchant canal house.
 FOAM Photography Museum
 Photo exhibitions in a canal house on Keizersgracht.
 Huis Marseille Photography Museum
 Contemporary photo museum also on Keizersgracht.
 Diamond Museum
 Museum devoted to all things diamond.
 Houseboat Museum
 Visit an authentic Amsterdam houseboat.
 Museum of Bags and Purses
 Comprehensive collection of bags, purses and wallets.
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 Grand Canal Houses:
 Museum Geelvinck-Hinlopen Huis - CLOSED
 Canal house with possibly the finest private garden in Amsterdam.
 Museum Van Loon
 Keizersgracht canal merchant house, collection and gardens.
 Willet-Holthuysen Museum
 Visit the Herengracht canal home of a wealthy family from the 19th century.
 Cat Cabinet Museum
 House on the Herengracht with a unique feline art collection.
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 Nieuwe Kerk
 The "New Church" of Amsterdam on Dam Square.
 Oude Kerk
 Amsterdam's old church also holds regular exhibitions and concerts.
 Ons' Lieve Heer Op Solder
 "Our Lord in the Attic" museum house with hidden 17th century church.
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 For Sport Fans:
 Amsterdam ArenA Stadium Tour
 Full guide to the Amsterdam ArenA stadium.
 Olympic Stadium Amsterdam Tour
  Guide to Amsterdam's historic Olympic Stadium built in 1928.
  Ajax Experience - PERMANENTLY CLOSED
  Multimedia football exhibition about AFC Ajax.
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