Amsterdam is famous for its spectacular museums. There are almost 75 museums in Amsterdam and some of them are the finest in the entire world. This city has museums of every genre including arts, science, history, culture, and even some weird museums. Hence, you will never get disappointed as it gives anything and everything you want. You may not be able to visit all these museums on your trip, however, there are some museums that you should definitely visit. Some of them are listed below:
This is the most visited museum in Amsterdam and over 2 million people visit this wonderful art gallery every year. Therefore, the Rijksmuseum tour is always given the highest priority in the must-do things during Amsterdam tours. This museum boasts a wide range of artworks including paintings, sculptures, ancient furniture, and a lot of other items that fill the visitors with awe. The collection of this museum includes many famous works of most of the renowned and notable artists in history including Vermeer, Rembrandt, van Gogh, Jan Steen, Frans Hals, etc.
The most famous exhibits of this museum are “Night Watch” by Rembrandt, “Milkmaid” by Vermeer, a self-portrait by van Gogh, “The Battle of Waterloo” by Jan Willem Pieneman, “Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters” by HendrickAvercamp, etc. This is a fantastic place for enjoying and admiring the secrets of Amsterdam’s history and culture.
This museum will definitely amaze people who love history and arts with its marvelous collection. A recent renovation which lasted for ten years has given a facelift for the museum without sacrificing its history and charm. Now it is easily accessible for everyone, even for people with disabilities.
You can choose to go on a Rijksmuseum guided tour that will take through the main highlights of this museum and you will be able to get in-depth knowledge about each work you see. There is also a mobile app that will make your Rijksmuseum tour easy and convenient. This app will help you to locate where the works you want to see are showcased, therefore, you will not have to wander around a large number of rooms and galleries this museum house to find out the pieces you like.
The Anne Frank House
As a memorial of a tragic history, this museum attracts a lot of people who are seeking to unfold the history of this place. This was a house where Anne Frank and her family hid for escaping from the Nazi soldiers during the Holocaust. But unfortunately, they were discovered and were transferred to the concentration camps. All her family members died in these camps, except Otto Frank, who was the only surviving member of the family and he returned to Amsterdam after the war.
The diary Anne Frank wrote during her stay in this house was later discovered and this became one of the best sellers in the world. This museum now stands as remainder of the tragic and horrible events happened during World War II.
The Anne Frank Museum is located at Prinsengracht which is among the picturesque streets in Amsterdam. You can enjoy the beauty of green trees, stunning historical Dutch buildings, and boats floating on the beautiful Amsterdam canals along with paying tribute to this notable name in world history.
Rembrandt House Museum
This museum which is dedicated to the great Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn is situated in his original residence. It contains hundreds of drawings and etchings created by this Dutch master and also a large number of works created by his contemporaries and pupils. The museum also houses some of Rembrandt’s personal belongings that survived his bankruptcy and the auction of his personal items.
Van Gogh Museum
Van Gogh was a truly admirable artist in the history of arts who contributed a large number of innovative paintings for the art world. This museum holds the largest collection of van Gogh’s paintings in the whole world and attracts a large number of people since its opening in 1973. It is home to 200 paintings, and more than 1,000 drawings and letters of van Gogh that will give you more insight into the life of this great artist. The paintings are arranged in different rooms and each room represents a certain period of his career.
Some of the famous paintings showcased in this museum’s collection include “Sunflowers”, “Potato Eaters”, “The Yellow House”, and many of his self-portraits. Another attraction of this museum is the letters written by van Gogh to his brother Theo which will give you a sneak peek into this artist’s personal life. Many items exhibited in this museum are contributed by Theo and other family members. Visiting this museum will be a wonderful experience for those who love art, as it is home to many wonderful creations of a legendary artist in art history.