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Best Museums in Amsterdam

by Jack Guy

Oct 23, 2019

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Among the busiest and biggest in Europe is Amsterdam Schipol Airport, an iconic airport opened in 1916. Travelers through the airport enjoy its wide variety of leisure activities, including a library, XpresSpa and luxurious lounges.

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Amsterdam has a fascinating history and many museums to tell the story. Here are some of the most interesting museums to pop into on a rainy afternoon.

 

First up is the Museum of the Resistance, which provides a look at life under the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Information is provided in English, and the exhibits are fantastic. It’s small, so you will get around it in an hour or so.

 

The Maritime Museum is a larger space, telling the story of 500 years of history. One of the highlights is the replica Dutch East Indiaman ship, which would have sailed in the 18th century. You can take a look around it as it floats in the harbor outside the museum.

 

Amsterdam Museum has a whole load of artifacts from throughout the city’s history, including the first map of the city and a remarkable aerial view painted in the 16th century.

 

The Jewish Historical Museum is a must-see for those interested in the Jewish story in Amsterdam. For centuries the city was home to a large Jewish community, and it’s fascinating to learn about. The museum serves Dutch-Jewish cuisine if you get peckish too, so you could easily spend an afternoon here.

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