Museums in Amsterdam

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.

Museums, galleries and exhibitions in Amsterdam

From museums about cats to amazing photography, Amsterdam has museums and galleries for every interest. If you're planning on visiting a few museums and galleries during your time in Amsterdam, then the I amsterdam City Card is a great way to save money. This handy visitor pass gets you free or discounted entry to many of the city's most popular attractions including the Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt House and the Stedelijk Museum, as well as free public transport for the duration of your trip. Find out more about the I amsterdam City Card

Most popular museums in Amsterdam


Rijksmuseum Gardens 24h Zuid Amsterdam
One of Amsterdam's most impressive and popular museums, the Rijksmuseum boasts a diverse collection steeped in more than eight centuries of history. Visitors can expect to see works from all the Dutch Masters of the 17th century: Rembrandt, Vermeer and more modern icons like Van Gogh.

Stedelijk Museum

A visit to the Stedelijk Museum - Museum of Modern Art takes you on a journey through 150 years of art, reviewing the best of modern art in Amsterdam. Iconic works by Karel Appel, Koons, Matisse, Mondrian, Picasso, Pollock, Gerrit Rietveld, Warhol and many others can be seen here. 

Family-friendly museums

Nemo Science Museum

NEMO Science Museum Amsterdam Energetica zonne eiland DigiDaan
NEMO Science Museum is the largest science museum in the Netherlands and is for anyone who is curious. Every visitor, young and old, can discover the world of science and technology for themselves. After a visit to NEMO, you will see the world with new eyes.


Microbes are everywhere, and they shape your world. You can experience this straight away through specially designed 3D viewers that make it possible for you to see how living microbes move around, eat, and reproduce. 

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Must-haves for your trip to Amsterdam

I amsterdam City Card

Get free entry to the city's top attractions and free public transport for the duration of your stay with this handy cultural pass.
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Canal Cruise Ticket

Canal Company Amsterdam
The Canal Cruise Ticket offers an easy way to experience canal cruising in Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket

This convenient multi-purpose ticket offers unlimited public transport by bus, tram, train and metro in the Amsterdam Area.
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