Amsterdam is home to a variety of world-famous museums. No trip to the city is complete without stopping by the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum or Stedelijk Museum, but the city also has a multitude of treasures outside of the Museum District.

Something for everyone

From museums about cats to an amazing collection of handbags, plus photography, archaeology and more, Amsterdam has museums and galleries for every type of interest. Browse our selection of the best places in the city to get your cultural fix. 

Explore Amsterdam's museums & galleries

Amsterdam's major museums

Check out the top 12 major museums in Amsterdam and explore the diversity of art, history, culture and educational fun on offer!

All museums

A real treat for art-lovers, Amsterdam is home to over 50 museums, many of them of famous across the globe.

Exhibitions in Amsterdam

From modern art to archeology and photography to maritime history, Amsterdam has museums (and exhibitions) to suit every type of interest. Check out I...

10 unmissable highlights of the Rijksmuseum

Delve into Amsterdam’s grandest museum as Rijksmuseum insider Claire de Wolf shares her favourite works, lesser-known gems and hidden secrets.

Photography museums

The Amsterdam art scene naturally has strong associations with the Old Masters, but the city is also home to several premier photography museums and a...

Unusual museums

Amsterdam’s museums are world-famous and even without having visited the city, most people know about the Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and the Va...

Amsterdam galleries

Even if you're not planning to expand your personal art collection, a visit to one of Amsterdam's many art galleries is a great way to spend an aftern...

Canal house museums

Stroll through Amsterdam’s charming Canal District and discover the city's hidden gems. The city's elegant canal-side mansions house some of the most ...

10 hidden secrets of the Royal Palace Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Royal Palace is a building brimming with secret symbols and hidden meanings - as explained by Exhibitions and Education Curator Renske Coh...

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Major museums in Amsterdam


The Rijksmuseum is one of Amsterdam’s grandest museums and it showed off its new (and old) look in April 2013, following 10 years ...

Van Gogh Museum

Having opened on Museumplein in 1973, the Van Gogh Museum is one of the most popular museums in the world, attracting visitors fro...

Stedelijk Museum

Situated on Museumplein, where it first opened in 1895, Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum is the largest Dutch museum dedicated to mode...

Anne Frank House

Anne Frank is one of Amsterdam’s most well known former residents. The Anne Frank House at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam is where...

Amsterdam Museum

The Amsterdam Museum offers an expansive collection of exhibitions and items that retell the compelling story of the Dutch capital...

Hermitage Amsterdam

The Hermitage Amsterdam is the Dutch branch of the world-famous Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Located on the banks of the...