When you are in Amsterdam the museums are definitely worth visiting. We have 51 museums in Amsterdam and they are unique in its kind. We are extremely proud and I would like to share it with you.
I will show you a few Amsterdam Museums, so that you can get an idea how beautiful they are.
The Rijksmuseum is the largest museum in the Netherlands, the basis of which was laid at the beginning of the nineteenth century. With more than a million visitors each year, the Rijksmuseum is a popular Amsterdam landmark and possesses an unrivalled collection of Dutch art, from early religious works to the masterpieces of the Golden Age.
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum has the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent Van Gogh. The collection includes more than 200 paintings, 500 sketches, 700 letters and his collection of Japanese prints. The museum’s collection is divided into three sections – the Van Gogh collection, work from other artists and the collection concerning the Van Gogh Museum’s history.
Amsterdams Historisch Museum
The city’s historical museum, the AHM is a great journey back in time. It has an overview of the history of Amsterdam from the thirtheenth century to the present using archeological finds, models, silver and gold exhibits, glass, earthenware and porcelain. Many splendid items from the 17th and 18th centuries are also on view.
Amsterdam’s municipal museum of modern art, the Stedelijk Museum houses the civic collection of modern art and stages contemporary art exhibitions. Its large collection includes international painting and sculptures, graphics and drawings, applied art, industrial design, posters and photos. Major works include those by Malevich, Picasso, Mondriaan, De Kooning and Rietveld.A sculpture garden can also be found behind the building.
Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank House on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is a museum dedicated to the Jewish girl Anne Frank, who kept a diary while she and her family hid from Nazi persecution. A number of exhibitions give an impression of the life of Anne Frank, in which the diary takes a central role. Temporary exhibitions demand consideration of racism, anti-semitism and the tragedies that have happened to the human race. The original of the diary is also on display as part of the Anne Frank House’s permanent exhibition.
Rembrandt House Museum
The Rembrandt House Museum is a 17th century house, which used to be residence of famous Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. The house – both its exterior as well as interior – are preserved exactly the way they were when he lived here three centuries ago. The rooms of the also house several paintings by Rembrandt’s contemporaries, his pupils and his teacher Pieter Lastman. The new wing of the museum houses a virtually complete overview of Rembrandt’s graphical work. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum presents changing exhibitions which highlight, directly or indirectly, certain aspects of Rembrandt’s work.
Our Lord in the Attic Museum
Our Lord in the Attic, also known as Amstelkring Museum is ‘hidden church’ in a canal house in the middle of the red-light district. This is a Catholic church hidden into the upper stories of a house built in 1663, when Catholics were persecuted and had to disguise their churches.The lower floors of the building became a museum in 1888 and today contain refurbished rooms, as well as a collection of church silver, religious artefacts and paintings. It’s a beautiful place to visit, and amazing to see how they fit worshippers, an organ, and an altar into such a narrow place.
Allard Pierson Museum
Allard Pierson Museum is Amsterdam’s the only specialist archaeological collection. Owned by the University of Amsterdam, the museum houses Egyptian, Greek, Cypriot, Roman, Etruscan and Coptic artefacts as well as prehistoric finds from across Europe.
Nederlands Scheepvaart Museum
The maritime museum of Netherlands, known as Nederlands Scheepvaart Museum, boasts the the largest collection of boats in the world. It contains including more than 500 replicas of authentic ships, dozens of charts, navigation instruments, weapons, flags and paintings, especially from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and gives a chronological view of Dutch naval history.
The Tropenmuseum is the largest anthropological museum in the Netherlands and contains an extensive collection of exhibits on life and work of people in the (sub)tropics. Owned by the Royal Institute for the Tropics, a foundation devoted to the study of the cultures of tropical areas around the world, the museums is famous for its realistic reconstructions of local environments. Themes featured include, among others, music and theater from the non-Western world, religions, Indonesian Textiles and the The Dutch East Indies.
The Houseboat Museum gives you the unique chance to personally experience how exactly life is on board of a houseboat in an Amsterdam canal.
The Amsterdam hortus from 1638 is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world.
In almost four centuries developed hortus from medicinal herb garden for doctors and pharmacists to a city garden, an oasis of calm in the center of the city.
In the garden are more than 4000 species of plants and trees, including medicinal plants that 300 years ago in the hortus grew.