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You can't be bored in Amsterdam
You will find lot’s of activities, highlight and hotspots in Amsterdam. Here you’ll find information about the most important museums in Amsterdam.
Don’t feel like visiting a museum? Then visit one of the many shopping area’s, or sit down on one of the many terraces that Amsterdam counts.
While the most part of the Rijksmuseum is under construction the most important pieces of the Dutch art history are shown here. Here you can see Works of Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Vermeer. Plan your visit at the end of the afternoon to avoid long lines. A must see for anyone who comes to the Netherlands.
Jan Luijkenstraat 1
Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm.
Van Gogh Museum
Around the corner from the Rijksmuseum also located at the Museumplein, is the Van Gogh museum. They have a vast collection of Van Goghs and frequently changing temporary exhibitions of high quality. The Van Gogh is a popular museum and we would recommend going early in the day or during lunchtime to avoid long lines. Have a nice cafe latte in the beautiful lounge of the Conservatorium hotel across the street after your visit.
Paulus Potterstraat 7
Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, Friday to 8 pm.
The Hermitage Amsterdam
This annex of the Hermitage in Russia is located near the Amstel and very close to the apartment. Until June 12th they show a rare combination of Rubens, Van Dijck en Jordaens, famous Dutch and Belgium painter from the golden century. Starting June 13 they will have a impressionist themed exhibition with works from Monet, Renoir and Sisley. Not often can you see works from these painters in the Netherlands.
Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday to 8 pm.
The Stedelijk Museum
Although the museum is closed for renovation at the moment, it is scheduled to re-open in 2012. In the meantime the expositions are scattered around the city. The Stedelijk Museum has a large collection of contemporary art.
April 5th the new film museum will open it’s doors. This futuristic building is situated at the banks of the IJ. The best way of getting there is by taking the ferry which departs every 3 minutes from the back of Central Station.
The museum focuses on the history of film but also on the medium film and it’s art forms.
The museum is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm, the cinema is (depending on the movie shown) open until 11 pm.
The museum focuses on contemporary photography. The exhibitions are a mix of works from well-known photographers and beginning new talents.
The museum is housed in a canal house and on almost every floor there is a different exhibition to be seen.
Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday until 9 pm.
This museum is housed in the monumental premises on the Herengracht. The last owners of the house gave it to the city of Amsterdam under the condition that the city made it into a museum. The museum gives a good insight to how the prosperous merchants lived.
Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, weekends an national holidays from 11 am to 5 pm.
The museum that looks like a sunken ship, is the largest science centre for children in the Netherlands. Practically everything in the museum is interactive. The perfect way pass the time during a rainy afternoon with your children. And after the weather clears you can enjoy a drink on the roof terrace.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Amsterdams Historisch Museum
This museum is housed in a former orphanage hidden behind the Kalverstraat, the biggest shopping street of Amsterdam. The museum gives an insight in the history of Amsterdam. They also have a collection of works from old masters.
Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, weekends from 11 am to 5 pm.
Hortus Botanicus, Artis
Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. The garden is located in the centre of the city, but a quiet and beautiful place to visit. Around the corner from the Hortus is the city zoo, Artis. They have a large variety of animals and of course the springtime a the perfect time to have a look at al the cute new babies.
Plantage Middenlaan 2a
Hortus Botanicus open daily from 10 am to 5 pm
Plantage Kerklaan 38
Artis open daily from 9 am to 6 pm
A must see during your visit to Amsterdam. This is the house were Anne Frank lived in hiding during the Second World War. Try to go early in the day or late in the afternoon to avoid long lines, or order your tickets online.
Open daily from 9 am to 9 pm. Saturdays from 9 am to 10 pm. In July and August open daily until 10 pm.