The Rijksmuseum is the most famous museum in the Netherlands, here you will find all the great Dutch painters such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Vermeer and all the others. The perfect place for a rainy day. 

Van Gogh Museum

As Vincent van Gogh died in 1890 his brother collected over 200 pieces of the by then unknown painter. The museum displays many of his best pieces. 

Stedelijk Museum

Besides contemporary art, the museum also displays crafts, design, photography and furniture. To see you get works of Rietveld, Calder, Aalto, Breuer, Chagall, mugs, Gursky and many other big names from Art & Design. 

Amsterdam Museum

If you want to understand the history of Amsterdam, this museum is the place were you will get all the information you want. The building was erected as a monastery and became an orphanage in 1578. In 1975 the "Amsterdam Museum" moved into the historical building. 

Anne Frank Museum

Anne Frank had to leave her hometown of Frankfurt because of the persecution of Jews by the Nazi regime in Germany. Her family fled to Amsterdam in 1933. In 1940 Germany conqured the Netherlands and her family had to hide in this house, where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary. Anne Frank died in the concentration camp of "Bergen-Belsen" in 1945. Her father survived the war and returned to Amsterdam, where he got her diary.

Joods Historisch Museum

In the rooms of the former synagogue, the culture and history of the Jews in the Netherlands are presented. The "Jewish Museum" of Amsterdam has an impressive collection of cultural objects, paintings and historical documents. 

Hermitage Amsterdam

In 2009, the former retirement home was converted into an offshoot of the "Hermitage" in Saint Petersburg. The Russian President Medvedev came to Amsterdam, to celebrate the opening ceremonies. 


The NEMO is a museum of science and technology. The concept is entirely aimed at children, the small ones can explore and try out at lot. The focus is on fun.

EYE Filminstituut NL

The EYE Filminstituut opened in 2012, the building is located on the Ij harbor in Amsterdam-Noord. A great place to vistit even if you don't want to watch a movie.


Amsterdam Noord



Scheepvaart Museum

The "Maritime Museum of Amsterdam" has a very special attraction, the ship "Amsterdam". The merchant ship of the VOC sank in 1749 at the coast of England. It was rebuilt in 1985. Since then, it is one of the top attractions of Amsterdam. It is right next to the "Het Scheepvaart Museum" in the harbor basin.  

Map of museums in Amsterdam


Travel Guide Amsterdam