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!

Major museums in Amsterdam

Whether you're a first-time visitor or a veteran of the city's cultural scene, there's no escaping the international attraction of Amsterdam's major museums. Within them you'll find artefacts and exhibitions to suit all tastes, from family fun and science through to the Dutch Masters and modern art.

Don't forget to search the ongoing and upcoming exhibitions in Amsterdam, or to explore some of the city's smaller and quirkier – but no less enchanting – museum treasures.

Top museums in Amsterdam

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Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum is one of Amsterdam’s grandest and most popular museums. Its vast collection showcases iconic art and a wide varie...
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Stedelijk Museum - Museum of Modern Art

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

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is one of the most popular museums in the world, attracting visitors from every corner of the glo...
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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...
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Hermitage Amsterdam

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

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

Take a voyage of discovery at NEMO Science Museum in Amsterdam, where children can playfully experience science and technology all...
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The National Maritime Museum

Built in 1656, the former national naval warehouse was once used by the Dutch navy to store sails, ropes, weapons and ammunition. ...
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Eye Filmmuseum

The striking architecture of the Eye Filmmuseum made it quickly become one of Amsterdam’s modern icons. Situated on the northern b...
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Foam

Foam is an internationally renowned Amsterdam museum that exhibits all genres of photography in a beautiful canal-side setting. As...
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Rembrandt House Museum

During the height of his career, renowned Dutch Golden Age artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn lived in this house located just ...
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Tropenmuseum

Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum is a museum of world cultures, housed in one of the most beautiful museum buildings of the Netherlands, o...
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