For a small city, Amsterdam is home to a delightful abundance of world-class museums. Amsterdam’s museums attract millions of visitors every year.
As well as The van Gogh Museum, The Rijksmuseum and The Stedelijk Museum, there are many other fascinating ones to choose from that are dedicated to almost every interest.. ...ships, houseboats, torture, eyeglasses, sex, the tropics, film, photo, cannabis, tattoos, cheese, social and natural history…to mention a few.
Museum van Loon
Museum van Loon is one of our favorite places in Amsterdam. This old canal house with it’s original interior is a great backwards glance at life in OLD Amsterdam. You can have a very special private event here… complete with entertainment and catering.
Van Gogh Museum
Recently renovated and expanded the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses a huge collection of paintings and drawings by Vincent van Gogh, including most of the works which he gave to his brother Theo. This museum also contains paintings by his contemporaries: Toulouse-Lautrec, Pissarro, Gauguin, and Manet. 10:00-17:00.
Museum het Rembrandthuis Exhibitions 2005
The Mystery of the Young Rembrandt
In association with the Staatliche Museen in Kassel (Germany) and the Rembrandt Research Project, the Rembrandt House is mounting a major exhibition centering on Rembrandt¹s earliest work.
Tropenmuseum “Musium of The Tropics”
New feature in progress
The Allard Pierson Museum
Museum specializing in Egyptian, Roman and Greek sculpture and artefacts.
Museum “Het Schip” – “Amsterdam School” of architecture
‘The Ship is actually a city housing block in neighborhood of the city that is famous for it’s style done in The Amsterdam School of Architecture. Features a permanent exhibition on the Amsterdam School architectural movement and displays an original post office interior.
Labour Union museum, in a beautiful 1900 building by the architect Berlage
Museum about the Dutch theatre in two classic 17th century buildings.
Synagogue from 1675, erected by Spanish and Portuguese Jews who fled from their home countries in the latter part of the 15th century settling here. This building is as it was during the ww ll German occupation completely intact other than repair maintenance. The inside lighting is with over 1100 candles with no added electrical lighting
Jewish Historical Museum – Joods Historisch Museum
Museum dedicated to the history of Jews in Amsterdam.
Jewish Historical Museum
Artis Zoo – Geographical Museum – Zoological Museum and a Planetarium
Artis Zoo is Amsterdam’s zoo. A wide selection of speciees other than the human animal. A popular and relaxing experience for kid in all of us.
The Royal Palace
In Dutch, The Koninklijk Paleis
This is the official Royal Palace of the Netherlands Royal Family and located prominently on Dam Square. It is usually open to the public, if not being used for special occasions or staging public ceremonies. an interesting note!
Rembrandt actually lost the bid to paint the interor decoration murials in the Palace.
should-a, could-a, would-a …said the city council..?
Museum van Loon
One of our favorite places in Amsterdam. This old canal house with it’s original interior is a great backwards glance at life in OLD Amsteradm. You can have a special event here complete with catering.
Netherlands Maritime Museum Amsterdam
The Netherlands Maritime Museum is housed in the National Naval Depot. This fabulous structure is the former arsenal of the Dutch Navy and is over 300 years old. The unique and superb collection tells the story of the maritime past of the Netherlands.
For children of ALL AGES, a special treasure island is being built at the Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum (ship museum) Actors playing the sailors provide a ‘lifelike’ impression of life on board the Amsterdam. “The kids loved it… especially uncle Martin” Free Museum tickets included with selected accommodations
If you love boats, and ships, and the history of sailing as much as we do… don’t miss this living museum.It’s on our walk around townThe jetty outside the Museum provides a permanent home berth for this working, sailing, replica of the
for descriptions of more than 300.000 objects and books
(Dutch and English!) visit the museum on line at http://www.scheepvaartmuseum.nll (In Dutch and English)
Sorry No direct link because they have disabled the back feature so the web site traps you to them.If you still want to go to their site paste into your browser >> http://www.scheepvaartmuseum.nl and have fun!
Amsterdam’s largest museum, and one of the word’s greatest, containing paintings by all of the Netherlands’ treasured 17th century painters such s Rembrandt, Vermeer, Jan Steen and Van Hals. The Nightwatch by Rembrandt is their prize piece. Contains many artifacts as well as paintings.The museum is now partly closed for maintenance. A special wing with the most important works is being kept open.
10:00-17:00 Free entry under 19 yr.
Through the original “carriage passageway” under the main gallery brings you out into beautifully renovated Museumplein featuring the recently restored and enlarged Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum of modern art.
a walk around town.
The Stedelijk Museum
Extensive collection of modern and contemporary art. Not to be missed if you enjoy the modern classics.
Touring collections are featured regularly. 11:00-18:00
TEMPORARY LOCATION DURING RESTORATION of THE OLD BUILDING: Next to Central Station (as you are looking at the front of CS on your right in the old Post Office building) The art collection is still as wonderful and the restaurant is a pleasantly unique experience.