Museums in Amsterdam

Museumplein

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 10 museums in Amsterdam

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Rijksmuseum

After ten years of rebuilding, renovation and restoration, the Rijksmuseum has opened its doors again. For the first ...

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Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum has the world’s largest collection of paintings, drawings, and letters by famous Dutch painter ...

  3  
Anne Frank House

Anne Frank is one of Amsterdam’s most well known former residents. The Anne Frank ...

  4  
Hermitage Amsterdam

The Hermitage Amsterdam is the Dutch branch of the world-famous Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Russia. ...

  5  
Maritime Museum

Het Scheepvaartmuseum, the National Maritime Museum, shows how our culture has been shaped by the sea. ...

  6  
Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum is an international institution in Amsterdam dedicated to modern ...

  7  
NEMO Science

NEMO houses loads of experiments and exhibitions inside its giant green hull on Oosterdok. No matter your background you ...

  8  
Micropia

Invisible yet all around us, and if you put them all together they would weigh more than all of the humanity combined, ...

  9  
Museum of the Canals

In Amsterdam you can visit a museum that is dedicated to the ...

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Keukenhof

For 60 years now, Keukenhof has been the most beautiful place in the world, where spring bursts out in all of its ...

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