Museums in Amsterdam


Town: Amsterdam Address: Postbus 74888 Phone: +31 20 20 674 7000 Price: 10 - 10 EUR The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, or Dutch State Museum, located on the Museumplein, is dedicated to arts and crafts, as well as history. The museum houses an extensive collection of paintings from Denmark’s Golden Age, as well as an impressive collection of Asian art. The museum’s front is located at the Stadhouderskade, while its back is situated on the Museumplein, along with the Van Gogh Museum,
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Van Gogh Museum P.O. Box 75366 Phone: +31 20 570 5200 e-mail: info@vangoghmuseum.nl Price: 25 - 10 EUR The Van Gogh Museum features the paintings of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, as well as a substantial background of works by his contemporaries. The site holds the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh works, with the main exhibits chronicling the stages of Van Gogh's life, spanning from the childhood through his diverse emotional phases,
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Prinsengracht 296 K Phone: +31 20 4270750 e-mail: info@houseboatmuseum.nl Price: 0 - 3 EUR The Houseboat Museum in Amsterdam provides an opportunity to personally experience what life was like onboard a houseboat in the Amsterdam canal. The boat’s location in the Prinsengracht Canal makes a picturesque and ideal background for a museum vessel. The museum’s mooring spot is indicated on the city map and is found under ‘route and free gift’. The spot is some five minutes walk from the Anne Frank House and close to the Westerkerk Church.
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Jodenbreestraat 4 Phone: +31 20 5200 400 e-mail: museum@rembrandthuis.nl Price: 55 - 8 EUR The Museum het Rembrandthuis, or Rembrandt House Museum, was originally constructed as a house in 1606-07 on the street Sint Anthonisbreestraat, later named Jodenbreestraat. Rembrandt lived in the house between 1639 and 1658. The two-storey house was erected on two lots in the eastern part of the city, the gathering point of many artists and rich merchants.
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Prinsengracht 267 Phone: +31 20 5567100 Price: 35 - 0 EUR The Anne Frank House offers a glimpse of what happened in the rooms of the Secret Annex. Although the rooms of the annex have been maintained and preserved, the original furniture was carted away after the family’s arrest. The salvaged documents, as well as objects belonging to the eight people who dwelt in hiding, are displayed in the Secret Annex. The house where Anne Frank hid and produced her famous diary,
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 357 Phone: +31 20 523 1822 e-mail: info@amsterdamescape.com Price: 45 - 6 EUR The Amsterdam Historical Museum is located near Amsterdam’s busiest shopping street, Kalverstraat, in the core of the city. The museum showcases Amsterdam’s people in the city’s rich history, and is well known for its displays of Rembrandt paintings and centuries-old portraits depicting the men of the civic guard, which are displayed in a separate building – the Civic Guard Gallery.
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Vondelpark 3 Phone: +31 20 5891 400 e-mail: info@filmmuseum.nl Price: 45 - 8 EUR Amsterdam’s museum for cinematography, Filmmuseum, houses a massive collection of films which cover the history of cinema, from the first silent films of the late 19th Century to contemporary productions. The internationally renowned collection, which has been regularly augmented with many Dutch and foreign titles, is also the base for many museum-held film programmes, exhibitions and events. The annual major thematic programmes examine the history of film,
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Herengracht 366-368 Phone: +31 20 624 24 36 The Biblical Museum in Amsterdam houses a large collection of archaeological discoveries, Egyptian artefacts, a centuries-old model of the temple of Solomon and Herod, and religious items from the Judeo-Christian tradition. The site also holds a 19th-century model of the Tabernacle. The displays focus on a model of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as well, a sacred place for Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The museum also showcases an abundance of clay tablets,
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Keizersgracht 672 Phone: +31 20 6245255 e-mail: info@museumvanloon.nl Price: 5 - 7 EUR The Museum Van Loon, located on the street Keizersgracht 672 in Amsterdam, is installed in a two-storey canal house dating from 1672. Painter Ferdinand Bol, one of Rembandt's famous pupils, was the house’s first resident. The Van Loon family moved into the house in the 19th Century. Several Van Loons held positions as city-mayors, while others, such as Willem van Loon,
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Nieuwe Amstelstraat 3-5 Phone: +31 20 5 310 310 The Joods Historisch Museum, or Jewish Historical Museum, which opened in 1932, is primarily dedicated to Jewish history, culture and religion. It is the only museum in the Netherlands dedicated to Jewish history, and received the Council of Europe Museum Prize in 1989 for its collection and outward appearance. Inititally housed at the Waag, or Weighing House,
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Oude Turfmarkt 127 Phone: +31 20 52 52 556 e-mail: allard.pierson.museum@uva.nl Price: 25 - 5 EUR The archaeological museum of the Universiteit van Amsterdam, Allard Pierson Museum, showcases ancient civilisations of Egypt, the Near East, the Greek World, the Roman Empire and Etruria. The museum’s art objects and vessels date from 4000 BC to AD 500 and provide a comprehensive glimpse of mythology and religion in Antiquity. The museum displays original antiquities,
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Linnaeusstraat 2 Phone: +31 20 568 8200 Price: 75 - 4 EUR One of Europe’s leading ethnographic museums, the Tropenmuseum, is renowned for its exhibitions of photographs, music, film and objects from non-Western cultures. The museum collection currently features over 254,000 pieces, with 155,000 objects, 89,000 photographs, albums, slides or negatives, and 10,000 drawings, paintings and documents. The Tropenmuseum highlights eight permanent exhibitions and a series of temporary exhibitions, featuring modern and traditional visual arts,
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Spaarndammerplantsoen 140 Phone: +31 20 4182885 e-mail: info@museumhetschip.nl Amsterdam’s Spaarndammerplantsoen comprises three monumental residential properties by Michel de Klerk. The Expressionist-style Het Schip apartment block is one of the best works of the Amsterdam School, an early 20th-century architectural movement. The Museum Het Schip, also designed by M. de Klerk, is situated in the former post office. In 2001, the former post office at Spaarndammerplantsoen 140 reopened to accommodate the documentation centre for public housing.
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Damrak 277 Phone: +31 20 530 41 41 e-mail: info@beursvanberlage.nl The Beurs van Berlage is a building in the centre of Amsterdam which was designed as a commodity exchange and influenced by Modernist architects. Architect Handdrik Petrus Berlage (1856-1934) constructed the building in the same period as Amsterdam’s Centraal Station and the State Museum, between 1898 and 1903. The building was constructed alongside the Amstel River on a tract of reclaimed land,
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Sandbergplein 1-3 Phone: +31 20 547 5050 Price: 0 - 7 EUR The CoBra Museum gets its name from the first letters of the three European capitals Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam. The CoBra group (1948-51), with its snake symbol, was founded by artists during an international conference held in 1948. The museum housed a collection of significant works by the CoBrA artists and works of their Dutch contemporaries,
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Hoogte Kadijk 147 Phone: +31 20 6276777 Shipyard 't Kromhout, set at the Hoogte Kadijk, is among the few still operating shipyards of historical importance, and forms, together with the National Maritime Museum, the single existing storehouse of VOC – the Dutch East-Indian Company, an indispensable piece of maritime memorabilia. The rapid progression of the Eastern Islands, a main site of docks in Amsterdam, due to the quick development of VOC, enabled the setting up of a large scale shipbuilding industry.
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Keizersgracht 633 Phone: +31 20 6390747 e-mail: info@geelvinckhinlopenhuis.nl The Museum Geelvinck-Hinlopen is set in a two-storey, canal-side mansion which was erected for Albert Geelvinck (1647–93) and Sara Hinlopen (1660-1749) in the vicinity of the Rembrandtplein, a new part of Amsterdam. The couple moved into the mansion in 1687. The museum boasts a quiet garden, with its back resembling an English cottage garden and its front a formal French garden. The property holds the largest pond of Amsterdam’s inner-gardens.
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Arena boulevard 1 Phone: +31 20 311 13 36 e-mail: info@amsterdamarena.nl The Ajax Amsterdam Arena football stadium is one of largest structures of this kind in Europe. The large scale of both Ajax's club achievements and the impressive stadium can be appreciated while taking a guided tour through the exceptional modern architecture and the numerous examples of advanced technology. The Ajax museum provides a comprehensive multimedia journey through the 100 years long history of the renowned football club,
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Town: Amsterdam Phone: +31 900 423 11 00 e-mail: president@museumbus-amsterdam.nl During the early 1970s, buses dating from the 1950s were rapidly withdrawn from service in the Netherlands. Following efforts to save some of this industrial heritage, an Amsterdam initiative started in 1975. The Amsterdam Bus Museum – MUSA trust was formed, and the organisation succeeded in preserving several buses from the 50s. The collection was later enriched by buses dating from more recent times, and today the museum holds a total of 25 buses.
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Prinsengracht 112 The Amsterdam Tulip Musuem provides an interesting showcase of the “world's most dangerous flower,” which has, according to a legend, driven Sultans and the wealthy to madness and bankruptcy. Before tulips became known as garden flowers planted in neat flower beds, they grew in the wilderness of central Asia, on the territory where China and Tibet meet Russia and Afghanistan. The harsh terrain was isolated from civilisation by the Tien Shan and the Pamir mountains.
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