Museums in Amsterdam


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 9 museums in Amsterdam



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 building and the presentation of its collection. For the very first time, visitors can follow a chronological journey through the collection, ...

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    Stadhouderskade 42, Amsterdam
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    2Van Gogh Museum

    Van Gogh Museum

    The Van Gogh Museum has the world’s largest collection of paintings, drawings, and letters by famous Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh. This influential artist likely needs no introduction, as his extensive body of work is amongst some of the most well-known in the history of modern art. A trip to the Van Gogh Museum is an ...

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      Paulus Potterstraat 7, Amsterdam
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      3Anne Frank House

      Anne Frank House

      Anne Frank is one of Amsterdam’s most well known former residents. The Anne Frank House at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam is where she lived in hiding with her family for more than two years during World War II. Now converted into a museum it contains a sobering ...

        Prinsengracht 267, Amsterdam
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        4Royal Palace on Dam Square

        Royal Palace on Dam Square

        The Royal Palace on Dam Square in Amsterdam is one of three palaces still in use by the Dutch royal family. It is used for state visits, award ceremonies and other official receptions. When the palace is not being used by the royal family, it is open to the public. Visitors ...

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          Dam, Amsterdam
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          5Maritime Museum

          Maritime 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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            Kattenburgerplein 1, Amsterdam
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            6Stedelijk Museum

            Stedelijk 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 ...

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              Museumplein, Amsterdam
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              7NEMO Science

              NEMO Science

              NEMO houses loads of experiments and exhibitions inside its giant green hull on Oosterdok. No matter your background you will learn something new and have fun while doing it. ...

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                Oosterdok 2, Amsterdam
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                Invisible yet all around us, and if you put them all together they would weigh more than all of the humanity combined, according to some estimates. We share our existence with countless ...

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                  Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, Amsterdam
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                  9Museum of the Canals

                  Museum of the Canals

                  In Amsterdam you can visit a museum that is dedicated to the canals of Amsterdam from the 17th ...

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                    Herengracht 386, Amsterdam
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