There are almost one hundred museums in Amsterdam. The list ranges from the more well-known such as the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum, the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum, to the obscure like the Torture Museum, the Museum of Handbags and Purses and the Museum of Prostitution. Which ones to visit is entirely up to you, but to help you make an informed choice, here is a countdown of which we consider to be the top 5 museums in Amsterdam!
#5: The Torture Museum
One of the most unique museums in Amsterdam and perhaps in the world, the Torture Museum houses a collection of original and reconstructed torturing devices from the Middle Ages. It offers a unique peek into Europe’s dark past.
#4: The Stedelijk Museum
The Stedelijk Museum is the most important venue for modern art, contemporary art, and design in the Netherlands. Housed partly in a historical building and partly in a recently completed futuristic annex, it boasts an impressive collection of artworks from the early 20th century to the 21st century (including works by Appel, Kandinsky, Pollock and countless others).
#3: Red Light Secrets
Also known as the Museum of Prostitution, Red Light Secrets offers the most comprehensive insight into the history of prostitution and the Red Light District in Amsterdam.
#2: The Van Gogh Museum
This fascinating museum has the largest collection of paintings, letters, drawings and sketches by Vincent van Gogh. Definitely, one of the museums in Amsterdam you should not miss!
#1: The Rijksmuseum
The Rijksmuseum is the largest museum in Amsterdam as well as the Netherlands. It is also one of the most celebrated museums in Europe. It houses over 8,000 art objects and historical artifacts, as well as several masterpieces by Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer. It earns a well-deserved spot on the #1 of our list of museums in Amsterdam.
Where can you book cheap tickets to the museums in Amsterdam?
The best place to book cheap tickets to these (and several other) museums in Amsterdam is online, on the Tours & Tickets website. You can find an overview of cheap tickets to museums in Amsterdam here.