One of the most attractive parts of Amsterdam is its many museums and galleries. The Dutch have quite a long history when it comes to arts and painting. Whether you’re in photography, graphic design, painting, film, contemporary art, state-of-the-art spaces, you’ll have a place to go and see it executed brilliantly. These museums are the places to go if you want to get your fill of history and arts. Also, if you plan to visit all these museums, invest in the iAmsterdam card.
You can’t talk about museums in Amsterdam and fail to mention the renowned Rijksmuseum. This museum moved to Amsterdam from The Hague in the 1800s. Without question, it’s the best place to visit in Netherlands if you’re an arts enthusiast. Start out by checking their floor plan so as to know where you want to focus because the museum is quite large. Their main focus is the culture and history of the Netherlands displayed in their Dutch masters collection. However, they have also catered to those who aren’t fans of Dutch masters. You’ll find Asian art, modern art, antique ships, miniature doll houses, and Delftware.
2. Moco Museum
Moco Museum is a new kid on the block that has tones of modern and contemporary art. This makes it unique because the surrounding museums including Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh are pretty old-school. This private museum was opened in 2016 by local gallerists so it’s not on the main tourist trail. You’ll get to see the works of the rock star graffiti artist, Banksy and other eye-catching pop art. You can get the Moco Museum korting (Dutch for discount!) to enjoy rare contemporary art swagger.
This canal house is packed with punchy photography all round. It’s so much more than a museum. You’ll get a collection of photographs, an in-house magazine, and a graduate lab responsible for Foam’s marvelous exhibitions. Feel free to call it an incubator remit.
4. Van Gogh
Any impressionist lover would find Van Gogh their safe haven. Even when the museum has a lot of people, their spacious layouts don’t make you feel crowded. They don’t have all of Van Gogh’s work but you’ll get to learn the nitty gritty of his life. To avoid huge crowds, visit the museum on Friday or Saturday night as they’re open until 9:00 pm.
5. Anne Frank House
You can’t miss visiting Anne Frank’s house when you’re in Amsterdam. Whether you have read her diary or not, you’ll be moved by her story. Photos aren’t allowed when you’re inside the museum and you need to get your tickets two months prior. But if you lack out, they allow people without tickets in the afternoons and evenings.