For a small city, Amsterdam packs a very large cultural and artistic punch.
Over 50 museums are located in the city, with collections ranging from the priceless Van Gogh Museum to the Vodka museum. Others include the Anne Frank House, the Bag & Purse Museum and many smaller art museums.
However, a visit to this charming city isn’t complete without a visit to at least one of its museums focused on Amsterdam’s great artists. Here are a few…
A truly inspiring gallery shows the works of this Dutch master chronologically – allowing you to graphically see the different tones of his work, which reflected both the artist’s state of mind and the contemporary influences on his work. You can see the dark tones of Dutch Traditionalist influence to his bright, colorful works of his later life when he was in France and being influenced by the Impressionists.
Address: The Van Gogh Museum is on Museumplein in Amsterdam, between the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum.
Opening hours: daily 10:00am to 6:00pm, Friday to 10:00pm.
Closed: January 1
Admission fees: Adults € 14
This was the home of the Dutch master and contains furniture, art and other items from the period when he resided here. This is the house where his son was born and where his wife died. Also, many of his most famous masterpieces were created here.
1011 NK Amsterdam
Opening hours: 10am to 5PM
Closed: January 1
Admission fees: € 10
This large building contains many world-famous art masterpieces of the Golden Age of Dutch art. Included are many of the greatest works by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hals. A must-see during your visit to Amsterdam.
Address: Jan Luijkenstraat 1, 1071 CJ Amsterdam
Opening hours: Every day from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Closed: 1 January
On 25 December the museum closes at 6.00pm
Admission fees: € 12.50
Visit these museums and more on an extension in Amsterdam on VBT’s Holland and Belgium Bike & Barge vacation.