Amsterdam is regarded as a piece of art in itself, but one can also detect a kaleidoscope of cultural activities. Here you can satisfy your every desire for the arts, from the masterpieces of the old Dutch masters, through the impressionists, and to the most recent modern art. The city holds within its boundaries some of the most famous museums in the world, such as the Rijks, the Van Gogh and the Stedelijk Museums.
The country's premier art museum and the house of most Dutch old masters. The museum contains Amsterdam's greatest art and historical collections including works by Rembrandt, Hals, Vermeer, and Steen.
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum is located on the Museumplein, between the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum. With more than 200 paintings and almost 500 drawings, the Van Gogh Museum maintains the largest and most varied Van Gogh collection in the world.
Located in the house where Rembrandt lived and worked from 1639 till 1658. The museum shows an almost complete collection of Rembrandt's etchings and prints.
Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art
One of Europe's most important museums for modern and contemporary art, which closely follows developments in art, particularly those of the second half of the 20th century, with a comprehensive exhibition program.
Official site of the modern-day museum to Anne Frank, who spent two years in hiding while she wrote her diary in the house.
De Nieuwe Kerk
Famous for its much spoken-of exhibitions, with close to 500,000 visitors per year, the Nieuwe Kerk is one of the most attended exhibition centres in Holland. Hosting a large-scale of exhibitions on treasures from many other countries, cultures and religions.
Amsterdam Historical Museum
The collection consists of paintings, prints, marquettes, objects and archeological finds and shows how Amsterdam grew from a small medieval town to a world famous city.
As a national center for cinematography the museum aims to promote a lively Dutch film culture, by the collection, restoration and screening of film treasures. The filmmuseum also presents new films, both Dutch and foreign art films.
Jewish Historical Museum
The central tenet of the permanent collection is the religion, culture, and history of the Jews in the Netherlands.
In the KIT you can find exhibitions for children aged from six to twelve years old. The museum's method, whereby children bring the exhibition to life under expert guidance, and its high quality as a whole, make it unique in Europe.
Royal Tropical Museum
The institute supports non-Western countries in sustainable development and informs the public about the tropics and sub-tropics.
The Netherlands Maritime Museum
Housed in the National Naval Depot, a former arsenal of the Dutch Navy that is over 300 years old. The collection tells the story of the maritime past of the Netherlands.
The museum curates more than 13 million specimens with special focus on South East Asian and South American fauna, and marine fauna.
Center for contemporary art - Provides space to well-known and lesser known artists for projects, installations and research.