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Amsterdam museums guide

Best museums in Amsterdam, Holland

The many museums in Amsterdam highlight the city’s culture and as a result are popular tourist hotspots. There are over 50 museums in Amsterdam and many of the larger museums are globally renowned and are veritable treasure troves of famous art.

The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum are the most popular and best museums in the city of Amsterdam and attract millions of visitors every year.

Rijksmuseum Museum, Amsterdam

Ranked as a major European museum of the Western European painting and decorative arts, the Rijksmuseum is the largest museum in the Netherlands. It draws over one million visitors per year.

NEMO museum

The striking NEMO museum, a science and technology museum housed in a boat-shaped building, is an exclusive treat for kids and adults alike. Here, visitors are allowed to touch thVan Gogh musume arte items in the collection and experiment with them. The Tropical museum and the Jewish museum are also popular attractions for tourists.  

A trip to the Museum of Bags and Purses which currently houses more than 3000 handbags will surely add some fun to your trip. This museum also has a well maintained garden, a boutique for sales, a café and hundreds of designer handbags for you to see.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

The Van Gogh Museum which is open from 10am to 6pm daily, houses 200 exquisite paintings and 550 inspiring sketches showing Van Gogh in all his moods. The matchless combination of the paintings together with hundreds of letters by Van Gogh to Theo, form the core of the museum's collection. The colourful painting of the famous “Sunflowers” alone is worth a visit to this museum.

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