Museums of Amsterdam

Amsterdam counts many interesting and beautiful museums. Visitors can choose between a wide variety of museums, all with different subjects and collections. Below we have selected the most important museums of the city, the ones that are definitely worth visiting.

  • The Anne Frank Huis
    The Anne Frank Huis at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam is where a young Jewish girl, Anne Frank lived in hiding with her family for more than 2 years during World War II. There is a sobering exhibition about the persecution of the Jews as well as discrimination in general.
    Address: Prinsengracht 267, Amsterdam.

  • The Allard Pierson Museum
    The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam has an authoritative archaeological collection of original works of art and utensils from Egypt, Etruria, the Greek and Roman world, the Near East and Cyprus from the period between 4000 and 1000 after Christ. Address: Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam.

  • Madamme Tussauds Amsterdam
    In 1971, the world-famous wax figure museum, Madame Tussaud’s opened an establishment in Amsterdam - the first branch outside of the United Kingdom. At Madame Tussaud’s you can come face to face with your favourite celebrities! The resemblance of the figures is so striking, that you expect them to start moving. Address: Dam 20, Amsterdam.

  • Rijksmuseum
    Built in 1876 according to a design by architect P.J.H. Cuypers, Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum is the largest museum in the Netherlands. It features a famous collection of works by Rembrandt ("The Night Watch"), Vermeer and Frans Hals as well as delftware, sculpture, Asian art and prints.
    Address: Jan Luijkenstraat 1, Amsterdam.

  • Stedelijk Museumj
    The Stedelijk Museum is closed for the final phase of construction and completion of the building renovation and expansion project (reopening 2012).
    The museum will partner with numerous organizations throughout Amsterdam to maintain a strong public face within the community. Temporary Stedelijk 3: Stedelijk @ will feature performances, film screenings, lectures, discussions, public interviews, music performances, book presentations, interactive happenings and other events throughout the city.
    Address : Museumplein 10, Amsterdam.

  • Van Gogh Museum
    Amsterdam's Van Gogh 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. The museum’s permanent collection includes paintings, drawings and letters.
    Address : Paulus Potterstraat 7, Amsterdam.

  • The Amsterdam Museum
    The Amsterdam Museum tells the compelling story of the growth and heyday of the Dutch capital. Discover seven centuries of the city's history – once a small settlement on the banks of the Amstel, and now a bustling, diverse metropolis. 
    Address : Kalverstraat 92, Amsterdam.

  • Amsterdam Museum of the Tropics
    Amsterdam's Tropenmuseum (Museum of the Tropics) is one of Europe's leading ethnographic museums. The vivid, interactive and life-like exhibitions offer a glimpse of life in the tropical and subtropical parts of the world.
    Address : Linnaeusstraat 2, Amsterdam.

  • Erotic Museum
    Collection of erotic art throughout the centuries from the old masters to contemporary artists. A varied offer including sculptures, pottery, paintings, drawings, photographs and other visual material.
    Address : Oudezijds Achterburgwal 54, Amsterdam.

  • Hash, Marihuana & Hemp museum
    Amsterdam’s Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum offers visitors extensive documentation and historical facts about today's use of the cannabis plant. There are informative displays about hash’s medicinal, religious and cultural applications. In addition, attention is given to the importance of cannabis for the environment, agriculture and industry.
    Address : Oudezijds Achterburgwal 148, Amsterdam.

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