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People looking at art in the Stedelijk Museum for Amsterdam Culture Club
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10 City Card things to do in Amsterdam for art lovers

If you love art, the I amsterdam City Card offers a great variety of attractions and museums that shouldn't be missed during your visit to Amsterdam.

Stedelijk Museum

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Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam

(regular price €22.5 – free with the City Card)

Wander through this museum of modern and contemporary art and marvel at pieces by the likes of Vincent Van Gogh, Roy Lichtenstein and Jackson Pollock. There's also an extensive design collection that includes jewellery and furniture, as well as special exhibitions.

Eye Filmmuseum

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IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam

(regular price €15 – free with the City Card)

Jump on the free ferry from Amsterdam Centraal and ride across the IJ to Amsterdam Noord, brushing elbows with locals and taking in the sights of the city along the way. On this side of the river, you will find the iconic Eye Filmmuseum, housed in a bold modern building on the waterfront. Inside, discover the antique movie camera, interactive exhibitions and listening benches where you can learn how films are made and much more.

Huis Marseille

Huis Marseille people looking at art
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Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam

(regular price €12.5 – free with the City Card)

Head down the street to this photography museum. The first institute of its kind in the Netherlands, Huis Marseille reveals the world around us through unforgettable images. When you’ve had your fill, don’t miss the chance to stroll through the beautiful back garden.

Museum Cobra

Installation view of Kosmogonie: Zinsou – een Afrikaanse kunstcollectie Cosmogony: Zinsou -- an African art colleciton contemporary art exhibition in October 2022
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Sandbergplein 1, 1181 ZX Amstelveen

(regular price €25 – free with the City Card)

Visit this museum in Amstelveen to see its collection of Cobra-movement art. Spanning 1948 to 1951, it was inspired by imagination, experimentation and breaking from the past. The colourful, playful pieces on display, including artworks by Karel Appel, Basquiat, and others, are sure to leave an impression.


Paul Kooiker –FASHION, 2023 exhibition at Foam photography gallery
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Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam

(regular price €15 - free with City Card)

Step inside a stately old canal house to experience Foam, a museum dedicated entirely to photography. At any given time, it hosts four exhibitions focused on different subjects ranging from faraway cities to intriguing subcultures.

Fabrique des Lumières

Fabrique des Lumières at Westerpark - Gustav Klimt exhibition.
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Pazzanistraat 37, 1014 DB Amsterdam

(25% discount with the City Card)

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Immerse yourself in art through the Fabrique des Lumières light show combining visual installations with famous artworks and a musical soundtrack that underscores your visit. Past and current exhibitions have included works by Dali, Klimt, Gaudi, and others. This new way to experience art in a digital and engaging way will leave you wanting more.

Moco Museum

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Honthorststraat 20, 1071 DE Amsterdam

(regular price €21.95 - free with the City Card)

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Discover the playful contemporary exhibitions from Banksy to Studio Irma. Take unforgettable pictures in its digital immersive art surroundings and find out how you fit together into a world of art at the Moco Museum.


STRAAT graffiti and street art museum artworks
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NDSM-Plein 1, 1033 WC Amsterdam

(25% discount with the City Card)

STRAAT Museum is the place to be for all fans of street art. Located in Amsterdam Noord right at the modern NDSM-wharf, the museum brings in street artists from all over the world. From famous works such as the super nurse by FAKE or the Anne Frank mural by Kobra to upcoming talent, you will find more than 150 artworks by 130+ (inter)national artists and graffiti writers on display here.

NXT Museum

Asterweg 22, 1031 HP Amsterdam

(25% discount with the City Card)

Nxt Museum is the home of new media art, right in Amsterdam North. Nxt Museum's exhibitions include ambitious commissions and large-scale art installations from both established and emerging artists, designers, technologists and scientists. Walk through the immersive interactive displays that envelop you with specially designed light shows, soundtracks, and visuals.

Our House

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Amstelstraat 24-26, 1017 DA Amsterdam

(25% discount with the City Card)

Our House takes you on a 75-minute digital storytelling journey of electronic dance music through an array of interactive exhibits, shows and performances, telling the story of how it evolved from a rebellious underground community into a global cultural phenomenon. Explore the exhibit through the eyes of its creators, narrated by renowned DJ producers Kevin Saunderson, Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren, Diplo and Charlotte de Witte.