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Best Museums in Amsterdam

With the most museums per square meter, Amsterdam has enough to offer if you're looking to enrich your cultural knowledge or if you just want to have some fun. The Museums vary from national historic museums such as the Rijksmuseum to fun interactive museums such as the Nemo Museum. The locals in Amsterdam are very proud of their city and its history. Therefore the locals would gladly guide you to all the local things to do in Amsterdam and show you their famous museums.

Another great attraction is the Heineken Experience visitor center, a brewery that opens up to show its fans what happens behind the closed doors. While a bit expensive, you get 2 drinks in the price and a branded souvenir at the exit. All in all, a nice family experience if you’re fond of beer. If you’re more interested in alternative musems, check out the Houseboat Museum to get a feeling of how it feels like to live on a boat.

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Great Museums in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • One of the biggest and most historic museums of the Netherlands is the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
  • The Anne Frank House is located where the Jewish girl Anne Frank wrote her diaries during the Second World War. Local volunteers made sure that the house was not demolished and transformed it into a museum.
  • Do you want to learn more about the works of one of the most famous Dutch artists in the history? Discover the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam.
  • Netherlands’ location made the sea an important part of the Dutch history and culture. In an exciting interactive exhibition in the Scheepvaart museum you’ll understand how the Netherlands copes with being under sea level.
  • Are you interested in science and technology? The Nemo Museum in Amsterdam will be worth the visit.
  • Amsterdam Museum tells the complete story of Amsterdam through different exhibitions.
  • Madam Tussauds is one of the more touristic museums in Amsterdam. Making a selfie with a celebrity has never been this easy!
  • The Grachtenhuis is all about the canals in Amsterdam. Within this museum you will learn everything about the complex architecture of the canal system.
  • The canals of Amsterdam are filled with houseboats where people actually live in. Wonder how these houseboats look like from the inside? One of these boats called “Hendrik Maria” opened for public so you are able to take a look inside.
  • Close to the Anne Frank House you will find the Amsterdam Cheese Museum. Learn all about the different Dutch cheeses and find out what your personal favorite is.

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Most Popular Museums Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • On of the most important museums of the Netherlands is the Rijksmuseum. This museums closed its doors for 10 years for a huge renovation. In 2013 the doors were opened again, and the museum is more popular than ever. There are over 8000 objects in the Rijksmuseum telling the story of 800 years of Dutch history from 1200 ‘till this day.
  • The Nemo Museum is one of the most interactive museums in the Netherlands. Here you can have a lot of fun with science and technology. Learn more about the human mind or test your science skills in one of the interesting lab experiences.
  • A tour through the Amsterdam Museum will really enrich your knowledge about the city’s history, present and future. The museum is divided into different exhibitions which will guide you through the history of Amsterdam in an interactive way. Bring your kids, they’re going to love it! Besides being a museum, the building is also a meeting place for the local community.