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The city is home to more than 60 different museums. Therefore Amsterdam has the highest museum density in the world. There are galleries for almost every style and taste. From old masters to modern art. Several museums even belong to the absolute world class.


World-famous museums

The main tourist attractions of the city include world-famous museums. Amsterdam is a compact city, and within a short time you can see many beautiful things. At the Museumplein (Museum square) you will find the three most famous museums of Amsterdam. Each year they attract millions of visitors from all over the world. In addition to the wealth of prominent paintings from the Golden seventeenth century, you will find modern art, history, monarchy, printing press, film, theater and photography museums. Furthermore there's also several unique Dutch museums such as the Heineken Experience, the Houseboat Museum and the Museum of Bags and Purses. So, you have no excuse to get bored in the Dutch capital.

Most museums are open daily from 9am to 5pm. Exceptions are New Year's Day, and King's Day.

Top 6 Museums


After ten years of rebuilding, renovation and restoration, the Rijksmuseum has opened its doors again. For the first time in history the museum underwent a complete transformation of both its ...

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2Van Gogh MuseumVan Gogh Museum

A visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. The museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world. It provides the opportunity to keep track of ...

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3Anne Frank HouseAnne Frank House

Anne Frank is one of Amsterdam’s most well known former residents. The Anne Frank House at Prinsengracht 263 in ...

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4Hermitage AmsterdamHermitage Amsterdam

The Hermitage Amsterdam is the Dutch branch of the world-famous Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Located on the banks of the Amstel River, the Hermitage ...

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5Maritime MuseumMaritime Museum

Het Scheepvaartmuseum, the National Maritime Museum, shows how our culture has been shaped by the sea. Stimulating, interactive exhibitions allow visitors to explore 500 years of ...

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6Stedelijk MuseumStedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum is an international institution in Amsterdam dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design. The Museum aims to provide a home for art, ...

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