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14x museums in Amsterdam that you really have to visit

12 July 2023

Admire paintings by Rembrandt or discover digital media art? Amsterdam is bursting with museums! The Dutch capital is rich in history and culture and has more than 60 museums. We have listed 14 gems for you.

Anne Frank's Secret Annex

The Anne Frank House is perhaps the most impressive museum in the Netherlands! During the Second World War, Anne Frank, her family and another Jewish family went into hiding for more than two years in a secret annexe on Amsterdam's Prinsengracht. During a visit to the Anne Frank House you will discover the stories she wrote in her world-famous diary.


Modern and contemporary art at Moco Museum

Do you like modern and contemporary art? Then Moco Museum is the right place for you! The museum focuses on street art, pop art and contemporary art by various artists such as street artist Banksy and digital art by Studio Irma. A museum fun for young and old, even if you are not an art lover.


Discover the human body at Body Worlds

Embark on a fascinating journey through the human body at Body Worlds! Discover everything about your own anatomy and what the effect of happiness has on your body. Did you know that in this museum there are more than 200 real plastinated bodies that teach you everything about the body? An interactive show fun for young and old.

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Admire a wide collection of art at the Stedelijk Museum

For works of art by Mondrian, Picasso and Yayoi Kusama, you should definitely visit Stedelijk Museum. The greatest museum with a large collection of the best modern and contemporary art that the Netherlands has to offer. With approximately 90,000 works from painting, sculpture, photography, film and video art, works on paper, art books and graphics.


Among the celebrities at Madame Tussauds

Sing with Beyonce, reenact the Titanic with Leonardo DiCaprio or take a selfie with Princess Beatrix? Come face to face with celebrities at Madame Tussauds! At this world-famous wax museum you will meet famous political leaders, historical figures and well-known pop stars with whom you can take a picture with.


Experience fascinating science and technology at the NEMO Science Museum

How does lightning occur? Why do you sometimes see things that are not there at all? How are bridges built? Get answers to all these scientific and technological questions at NEMO Science Museum! With five floors, both young and old can experience science through experiments.


Discover Dutch Golden Heritage at the Rijksmuseum

Dive into art and history! The Netherlands is rich with iconic painters from the Golden Age and we are very proud of this. With more than 800 years of Dutch history, the Rijksmuseum displays works by great Dutch masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer and Frans Hals. The most famous painting in the Rijksmuseum is 'The Night Watch' by Rembrandt. A picture that you really can't miss.


Ripley's Believe It or Not!

The museum where curiosity comes to life! At Ripley's Believe It or Not you can discover all the rare works of art collected by the curious explorer and world traveler Robert Ripley. For example, stand next to the tallest man who has ever walked the earth or play with optical illusions and interactive brain games.

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Dive into the life of Van Gogh

Step into the world of Vincent van Gogh during a visit to the Van Gogh Museum! Why is he so important? Why did Van Gogh cut off his ear? In the museum you can admire his large collection of paintings. Discover masterpieces such as 'Sunflowers' and his self-portraits as you learn more about his life and work.


Awaken the child in you at WONDR Experience

Those who love taking Instagram photos should definitely pay a visit to WONDR Experience. A colorful and artistic playground, for young and old, where you can take the best photos in different thematic areas. From roller skating to a mega ball pit… and then finish at Pink Beach by WONDR! A pink beach where you can enjoy delicious cocktails and snacks.

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The largest maritime collection at the Scheepvaartmuseum

One of the largest, most prominent maritime collections in the world can be found in Het Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam! The museum displays a collection of some 400,000 objects, including ship models, paintings and nautical charts. Discover 500 years of Dutch maritime history.


Fabrique des Lumieres; the place where art comes to life

See art come to life accompanied by music at Fabrique des Lumières. There are various exhibitions throughout the year. Until the end of December 2023 you step into the world of Salvador Dalí: The Endless Enigma. Fairytale, hallucinatory and dreamy works of art by this great artist come at you from all sides. A visit to the new digital art center in Amsterdam cannot be missed!

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Taste the Heineken story

Amsterdam… the place where Heineken was born. Taste the story of the most famous beer in the world in the very first Heineken brewery: Heineken Experience! Learn all about the story of Heineken, the brewery and the beer brewing process, how to tap the perfect Heineken and raise your glass with a nice cold beer at the end of the tour.


Sharpen your senses at the Nxt Museum

Expand your view and sharpen your senses while discovering new media art at Nxt Museum. The place where technology and artistic expression come together through the use of modern technologies. Be surprised by digital media art in the form of sound, light and movement.

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