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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 MuseumThe 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.

Featured Museum

Museum van Loon 
Keizersgracht 672

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”

The Tropenmuseum web site.

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.

De Burcht
Labour Union museum, in a beautiful 1900 building by the architect Berlage

Theater Museum
Museum about the Dutch theatre in two classic 17th century buildings.

Portuguese Synagogue

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  >>     and have fun!

The Rijksmuseum  

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.

The World famous The Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk, The “New” van Gogh, border the recently restored and beautiful Museumplein.

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.

The Museumplein is a lively wide open area and recreation playground that stretches out to Amsterdam’s concert hall The Concertgebouw.(Concert building)

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.

Museum Square Cities and Member Museums
An online list of all museums in The Netherlands is available from Holland Museums.
AALSMEER * Historical Garden of Aalsmeer
ALKMAAR * Alkmaar Municipal Museum * The Dutch Cheese Museum * National Beer Museum “De Boom” * Stove Museum
AMSTELVEEN * Cobra museum
AMSTERDAM * Koninklijk Paleis * Oude Kerk * Oudheidkamer of Ouder-Amstel
BAARN * Groeneveld Castle
BERGEN * Museum Kranenburg
BREEZAND * Museum Anna Paulowna
BROEK OP LANGEDIJK * Museum Broeker Veiling
BLOEMENDAAL * Museum Meerenberg
QRUQUIUS * Museum de Cruquius
DEN HELDER * Kijkduin Fortress * National Rescue Museum * Naval Museum
DE KOOG * Ecomare
DE RIJP * Museum in ‘t Houtenhuis
EDAM * Edam Museum
ENKHUIZEN * Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen
HAARLEM * De Cruquius Museum *
TREASURY OF THE SAINT BAVO CATHEDRAL * Frans Hals Museum / De Hallen * South Kennemerland Historical Museum * Stichting NFGC / Spaarnestad Fotoarchief
HILVERSUM * Gooi Museum * Museum of Broadcasting * Filmarchive Smalfilmmuseum
HOOFDDORP * The Haarlemmermeer Historic Museum
HOOGWOUD * Farm Museum
HOORN * Museum of the 20th century * Steam Tram Museum * West-Fries Museum
HUIZEN * Bakery Museum (Huizen) * Huizer Museum het Schoutenhuis
IJMUIDEN * Pieter Vermeulen Museum * Sea and Harbour Museum
KOOG AAN DE ZAAN * Molenmuseum (Windmills)
LAREN * Hofland Geological Museum * Singer Museum
LOOSDRECHT * Sypesteyn Castle – Museum
MARKEN * Marker Museum
MEDEMBLIK * Bakery Museum * Netherlands Steam Engine Museum * Radboud Chateau
MIDDENBEEMSTER * Betje Wolff Museum
MUIDEN * Muiderslot
NAARDEN * Comenius Museum * Netherlands Fortification Museum
OUDE SCHILD * Maritime & Jutters Museum
OUDER KERK AAN DE AMSTEL * Oudheidkamer Ouder-Amstel
OPMEER * The Frisia Museum
PURMEREND * Purmerend Museum
VELSEN-ZUID * Beeckestijn Museum
WEESP * Weesp Municipal Museum
ZAANDAM * Museum of Dutch Clocks * Tsar Peter House * Zaans Museum * The Zaanse Schans
ZAANDIJK * Zaan History Museum
ZANDVOORT * Zandvoort Cultural Centre / Museum
An online list of all museums in The Netherlands is available from Holland Museums.