The museums in Amsterdam are the best in the world
Museums in Amsterdam are known and celebrated throughout the world, and contain everything from some of our most beloved cultural patrimonies to curiously local and offbeat gems. Step inside the actual attic where a young Anne Frank hid out from the Nazis and wrote her extraordinary, best-selling diary. Then, gaze upon the brilliant yellow of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers at the wildly popular Van Gogh Museum. Round off your travels with a waltz through a place dedicated exclusively to microbes - Micropia! There are over 90 museums in Amsterdam, so if you’re pressed for time, consider these options.
The best one of all traditional museums in Amsterdam
Located in the user-accessible Museumplein (Museum Square), this art and history museum tells 800 years of Dutch history via thousands of historical and cultural artifacts. There are 2,000 paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, a period in which a prodigious amount of remarkable art was produced. Think towering greats of the paintbrush like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, Steen.
Hot tip: take a break in the museum gardens, a lush and tranquil refuge lined with showy flowers. A special treat in one of the most impressive museums in Amsterdam. Museum open daily from 9am-5pm. Tickets here.
One of the best new museums in Amsterdam
The Erotic Museum in Amsterdam
A collection of John Lennon’s lithographs, a history of the Red Light District and some sultry wax figures - the Erotic Museum is not so much about smut as about capturing the spirit of the iconic district in which it is located. Regarding museums in Amsterdam, it’s a real ruby-red gem, exploring the sensual and the sexy in all its forms. Get tickets here, or consider these museum options.
Travel to Amsterdam
Given it’s a state-of-the-art international travel hub, it’s cheap and easy to travel to Amsterdam. So thankfully, you’re never far away from the many museums in Amsterdam! Fly into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, which flies to over 350 destinations or consider a boat (over 1 million people travel to Amsterdam this way each year), a car, a bus or a train.