Amsterdam's best museums

Amsterdam is world famous for its museums. From old masters and modern art to history and the cultural heritage of the Netherlands, Amsterdam has the highest density of museums in the world. Besides famous museums such as Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum, you will find more than 60 museums in the city, each with its own theme. From art to design, history, heritage and other interests. Discover the most special museums and their impressive collections and exhibitions.

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Art lovers never run out of things to do in Amsterdam. With more than 60 museums and changing exhibitions, there is always an excuse to visit a museum. Absolute highlights are the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk, Amsterdam Museum, Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Tropenmuseum and Het Rembrandthuis. Smaller and more specialized museums such as Huis Marseille, FOAM, Moco Museum, EYE Film, Het Grachtenmuseum, Fashion for Good, Het Schip and NXT Museum are also well worth a visit.

Amsterdam Magazine has listed the best museums for you. Through the filter Art & Culture in the menu you will find exhibitions and shows that are currently on view. Have fun!

The Rijksmuseum: Discover 800 years of Dutch art and history

The place for art by 17th-century Dutch masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hals.


The Rijksmuseum is the largest museum in Amsterdam. Its collection offers an overview of Dutch art and history. From the Middle Ages to Mondrian. At the museum in the Museum Quarter in Zuid, you will find works by 17th-century Dutch masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hals.  

Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam

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The Rembrandt House: The house where Rembrandt lived and worked

The museum contains the largest collection of Rembrandt's magnificent paintings.


The Rembrandt House is where Rembrandt van Rijn created some of his most acclaimed masterpieces. Rembrandt lived and worked in the center of Amsterdam and is considered one of the most important Dutch masters of the seventeenth century.

Jodenbreestraat 4, Amsterdam

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Van Gogh Museum

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The Van Gogh Museum is the epitome of high quality Dutch artistry. Perhaps not always understood in his time, but today Van Gogh is considered one of the most important artists of Dutch origin. A visit to the Van Gogh Museum is a unique experience. Nowhere in the world is it possible to see so many paintings by Vincent van Gogh together. The Almond branches in bloom, the Sunflowers, Starry Night,...

Paulus Potterstraat 7, Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Museum, hidden treasure in the heart of downtown

Experience and explore the past and present of our beautiful city


The Amsterdam Museum, as its name implies, is entirely focused on everything there is to know about our beautiful city. The museum manages a collection consisting of over 80,000 objects, half of which are preserved by the city itself and the other half are donations.

Kalverstraat 92, Amsterdam

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The Maritime Museum brings maritime history to our time

Discover one of the largest and most distinguished maritime collections in the world.

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At Het Scheepvaartmuseum you will discover 500 years of Dutch maritime history and experience how strongly it is connected to the society of today and the future.

Kattenburgerplein 1, Amsterdam

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MOCO Museum: Modern, Contemporary & Street Art Museum

On display works by Banksy, Kaws, Dali, Herring, Kusama, Warhol and Basquiat

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The MOCO Museum is the place in Amsterdam where you will experience a wide range of modern, inspiring and contemporary art. The museum is an ode to the "rock stars of art. On the walls and in the garden of the museum you will find artworks by Banksy, Kaws, Dali, Haring, Koons, Arsham, Kusama, Warhol and Basquiat, among others.

Honthorststraat 20, Amsterdam

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Fashion for Good: sustainable fashion is how you do it

The world's first interactive museum focused on sustainable fashion


Fashion for Good is the world's first interactive museum entirely focused on innovation within sustainable fashion. The goal: to transform our view of fashion forever. Discover how your clothes are made and learn all about the new techniques that are shaping the future of fashion.

Rokin 102, Amsterdam

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Nxt Museum, first museum in NL for new media art

Discover large-scale, digital art installations that expand your view


Nxt Museum, Holland's first museum for new media art merges art with technology with a focus on "what's next.

Asterweg 22, Amsterdam

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The World Museum is a museum about world cultures

Discover that except for a few differences, everyone is all the same: Human.

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At the World Museum, you'll take trips to exotic places without leaving Amsterdam. You will find the most beautiful stories and objects collected from all over the world.

Linnaeusstraat 2, Amsterdam

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EYE Film Museum: discover the world of cinema

Step into the world of cinematography. From films to exhibitions and festivals

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The EYE Film Museum is all about cinematography. In the beautiful, futuristic-looking building on the IJ in Amsterdam Nood you will find 4 cinema halls, an exhibition space, a store and restaurant with perhaps the most beautiful terrace in Amsterdam.

IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam

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Experience 400 years of Amsterdam's history at the Grachtenmuseum

The ring of canals makes Amsterdam. This is where money has been made, art created and life celebrated for centuries. 


The seventeenth-century canal belt has a magical effect on many people. If you want to really get to know Amsterdam and the history of the canals, visit the Grachtenmuseum Amsterdam and take an exciting journey through 400 years of Amsterdam's history.

Herengracht 386, Amsterdam

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Photography Museum

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Foam is the place for photography in all its guises: from documentary to fashion, from contemporary to historical. A museum with an international allure. Besides large exhibitions presenting the work of (world) famous photographers, Foam also shows young talent in smaller, rapidly changing exhibitions. At least three different exhibitions are always on view at the same time. In the extraordinary, series of canal houses strung together on...

Keizersgracht 609, Amsterdam

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Municipal Museum

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After years of renovation with its share of setbacks and delays, the Stedelijk Museum is finally open to the general public again. The historic building has had a complete makeover inside and out, with the museum receiving a new main entrance at the rear, on Museumplein, in the form of a large, white wing. An eye-catcher also known in Amsterdam's vernacular as "the Bathtub,"...

Museumplein 10, Amsterdam

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