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Museums in Amsterdam

Museums in Amsterdam

Interested in Dutch art, culture, history or science? Here’s a list of some of the most visited and interesting museums in Amsterdam that both expats and tourists should visit.

  • Prinsengracht 267 Amsterdam

    Opened to the public in 1960, the canalside house serves as a present-day reminder of the war, the plight of its Jewish inhabitants, Anne Frank’s indomitable spirit and the celebrated diary she wrote during the time she spent in hiding in its Secret Annexe. Today the Anne Frank Huis is a world-famous museum that receives around a million visitors yearly and the most visited building of its kind in Amsterdam.

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  • Herengracht 366-368, 1001 AK  Amsterdam

    Where Bible, art and culture meet in a monument full of history.. Archaeological discoveries, ancient artefacts, centuries-old models of the temple of Solomon and Herod, religious objects from the Judeo-Christian tradition and even aromas bring stories from the oldest and most-read books to life. The Bijbels Museum presents how the Bible came into existence, and its influence on Dutch society through the ages.

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  • Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam

    The Rembrandt House Museum consists of the 17th century old house and studio of Rembrandt and a modern building which houses the entrance, the museum shop and the two exhibition rooms.

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  • Museumstraat 1 Amsterdam

    The Rijksmuseum is the national museum of the Netherlands. Its collection comprises 1,1 million objects from and about the Netherlands, dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

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  • Gravenstraat 17, 1012 NL Amsterdam

    De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam is famous for its much talked-about exhibitions on treasures from other countries, cultures and religions.

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  • Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam

    Completed in 1716, Keizersgracht 609 first operated as a warehouse. After coal merchant and art buyer Carel Joseph Fodor (1801-1860) took ownership, his last will and testament stipulated that the canal depot be used to store his impressive collection of works.

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  • Museumplein 10 Amsterdam

    Located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Museum District, the Stedelijk Museum is dedicated to modern art and design!

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  • Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam

    Visit the Museum of Bags and Purses and discover the unique collection of Hendrikje Ivo, who collected bags for more than 35 years.

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  • Amstel 51 Amsterdam

    Hermitage Amsterdam is the largest dependency of the Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg, with the total area of the building (exhibition area) numbering 12.846 (2.172) square meters.

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  • Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1 Amsterdam

    The Joods Historisch Museum (Jewish Historical Museum) provides deep insight into one of Amsterdam's most prolific cultures. The museum displays Jewish religious objects as well as Jewish art, historical artefacts, and multimedia presentations.

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  • Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam

    The Tropenmuseum is one of Europe’s leading ethnographic museums, renowned for its collection. The permanent and temporary exhibitions display (art) objects, photographs, music and film from non-western cultures.

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  • Stadhouderskade 55, 1072 AB Amsterdam

    A visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. The museum houses the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It provides the opportunity to keep track of the artist's developments, or compare his paintings to works by other artists from the 19th century in the collection.

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  • Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam

    Het Scheepvaartmuseum, the National Maritime Museum, shows how the Dutch culture has been shaped by the sea. Stimulating, interactive exhibits allow everyone to explore 500 years of maritime history.

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  • Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam

    In 1997, Queen Beatrix opened the Netherlands’ largest science center. In so doing, she opened a unique place in Amsterdam comprising five floors packed with scientific and technological things to do and discover.

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  • Herengracht 386 Amsterdam

    Het Grachtenhuis (Museum of the Canals) introduces visitors to one of the best city development projects in the world: the 17th-century canals of Amsterdam.

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  • Kalverstraat 92 Amsterdam

    The rich collection of works of art, objects and archaeological finds brings to life the fortunes of Amsterdammers of days gone by and today.

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  • Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40, 1012 GE Amsterdam

    Our Lord in the Attic is one of the oldest and most remarkable museums in Amsterdam. Behind the characteristic facade of the house by the canal lies a largely original 17th-century home and a complete hidden church.

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  • IJpromenade 1 Amsterdam

    EYE Film Institute Netherlands, the Dutch centre for film culture and heritage, is dedicated to developing a vigorous film culture in the Netherlands.

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  • Herengracht 497, 1017 BT Amsterdam

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  • Honthorststraat 20, 1071 Amsterdam

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  • The creative space "Amsterdam Illusions" is a wonderful and unforgettable family story, the main participant of which is the spectator. Exhibits may and should be touched, explored and photographed. You become a part of an exciting story! There are neither strict rules, nor bans..

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