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3 Best museums in Amsterdam, Holland

Museums are among some of the main tourist attractions in Amsterdam and if you are planning a tour of them, it is advisable to start with the three best museums in the region.

1. Rijksmuseum

This museum is located on the north of the Museumplein also known as the museum square. Rijksmuseum houses the largest and most important 17th century Classical Dutch collections and presents nearly a million objects ranging from paintings, decorative art and valuable possessions. It is best to pre- purchase tickets to avoid the massive queues at the Museumplein. The Rijksmuseum features interesting audio tours and Rijksmuseumchildren can be kept busy by the illustrated colourful guides available for purchase. Rijksmuseum souvenirs, books and posters are displayed for sale and tourists can also opt to visit the café there.

2. Van Gogh Museum

Located in the western part of the square, this museum is dedicated to the 19th century artworks of Vincent Van Gogh. Opened in 1973, the Van Gogh Museum is the most visited museum in Amsterdam and displays Gogh’s paintings in sequence. With the help of an audio tour one can interpret fragments of his letters and understand his impact on art. The ideal time to visit the museum is on Friday evenings or during weekday mornings when the crowds are less.

3. Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum has been described as the largest contemporary art museum in the region. Situated next to the Van Gogh museum, this museum has been revealing new developments in art since its inception. Its exhibits feature pictures with vivid thoughts, designs and photography and most of the pieces housed here were created between the 20th and 21st century.

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