It is common for most of the tourists visiting Amsterdam to go on the Rijksmuseum museum tours and to other famous museums. There are so many such museums in Paris, which are the prime attractions in the city. However, there are many other offbeat museums too there, which you can visit along with your tours to these main museums. These visits to the offbeat museums can be a wonderful experience in your Amsterdam tours.
Here are some of the offbeat museums in Paris, which you may visit during your trip to Amsterdam.
Museum of Bags & Purses
It is the only museum of this kind in the world. The visit to this museum will help you understand the history of the evolution of handbags from the Middle Ages to the present time. You can explore fashion and history here. Over 5000 bags and purses are exhibited here permanently, which includes some celebrity bags as well including the ones of Margaret Thatcher and Madonna.
The Amsterdam Cheese Museum is one, which highlights cheese of Dutch origin. It is situated in an important location, which is close to the Anne Frank House Museum. It is a cheese shop, which also has a small space for the exhibition. There are videos and photos here, which can help you, understand the 600 years of making the Dutch cheese. You can find tour guides dressed up in Dutch clothes of the traditional aura. You will be able to taste the samples of different varieties of Dutch cheese.
It is an art museum of the fluorescent kind and is the only one of this kind in the whole world. There is a permanent collection of artifacts, artworks, and advertisements of the fluorescent kind in the museum. These are from the 1930s and the 1950s. There are many fluorescent minerals exhibited here, which when light shines on them from several beautiful color combinations.
This is a special museum, which is dedicated entirely to cats and their species. William Meijer started the museum in 1990 in memory of his cat Tom. You can find real cats and posters, paintings, photographs, and sculptures, which are cat-themed.
In this museum, you can explore the history of smoking pipes. You can trace the history of pipes since its beginning in 500 BC in Northern America. You can find smoking-related items from around the world here.
Add some of these offbeat museums in your Amsterdam trip itinerary to have some remarkable experiences.