Top 5: Museums of Amsterdam

by Jack Guy

Oct 18, 2016

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam © Henry Burrows | Flickr

Top 5 / Europe

The Dutch capital is jam packed with cultural offerings. These museums will leave you feeling inspired by your trip.

 

The Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam, Netherlands © David van der Mark | Flickr

© David van der Mark | Flickr

 

Van Gogh Museum

Home to the largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world, this museum is a must see for fans of the tortured artist. The space often exhibits work from other top artists thanks to the demand for Van Gogh paintings from galleries around the world.

 

The Anne Frank House and Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands © Dennisvdwater | Dreamstime 30557445

The Anne Frank House and Holocaust Museum © Dennisvdwater | Dreamstime

 

Anne Frank House

One of the most famous sites in Amsterdam was home to the Frank family before becoming their hiding place during World War II as the Nazis occupied Holland. Book ahead to avoid the queues.

 

Museum Van Loon

If you want to see how rich Dutch families lived during the 17th century, this is the place to go. The mansion sits on the side of a canal and has been lovingly restored for visitors.

 

FOAM Photography Museum, Amsterdam © Bart van Poll | Flickr

© Bart van Poll | Flickr

 

FOAM Photography Museum

Photographers should be sure to check out this lively museum, which also hosts lectures and other events. Contemporary photographers such as Richard Avedon have exhibited here, as have local talents.

 

Verzetsmuseum (Museum of the Resistance)

This small museum tells the story of life in the Netherlands under the Nazi occupation of World War II, as well as those who resisted the occupiers. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the lives of those brave enough to stand up to the Nazi aggressors.

 

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