Museums

Outsider Art Museum

Amsterdam Outsider Museum

The Outsider Art Museum is a refreshing new museum located at the Amsterdam Hermitage Museum. The Amsterdam Outsider Museum shows ‘outsider art’: art that’s self-taught and created away from the mainstream art world. The Outsider Art Museum also has an Outsider Art Gallery and the Outsider Art Artotheek, both of which are free to visit. […]


Day trip Zaanse Schans

Day trip Amsterdam: Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans consists of a row of old but still functioning windmills and green painted houses and barns along a river in the Dutch countryside. The historic village is free to visit and easy to reach. A day trip to Zaanse schans from Amsterdam is only about 40 minutes away by train or bus. A day trip […]


Maritime Museum

maritime musem in amsterdam

Dark hallways lead you along dimly lit rooms with mysterious sea maps, compasses, silver and porcelain from seafaring era. […]


5 weird museums

Vrolik weird museum Amsterdam

Collecting is in the heart of Dutch people. In the 16th and 17th century the Dutch bourgeoisie was famous all over the world for their collector’s cabinets.

Collecting was done for showing off and later, for collecting. Collections grew and grew until they became entire museums.

Here’s 5 weird museums in Amsterdam:
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10 Facts about Dutch beer

Beer kettle

Beer from Amsterdam has a long history. Here are 10 facts about Dutch beer from Amsterdam. […]


Hortus Botanicus

Amsterdam botanical garden

The Amsterdam botanical garden, Hortus Botanicus, is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. Enjoy live jazz music on their lovely outdoor terrace, go see the giant water lily and step in the tropical green house […]


Amsterdam Canal Houses

Ballroom of Amsterdam canal house.

The stories of the Amsterdam Canal Houses are seen and told in the 4 Canal House Museums in Amsterdam.[…]


Dutch Museum of Resistance

Dutch museum of resistance

Till April 3 2016 the Dutch museum of resistance has an expo about the happenings in former Dutch colony of Indonesia (1945 – 1949). A telling and bold exhibition about the ways of propaganda that you won’t likely see in other countries and which should make us critical of war images in the media today. […]


Guggenheim in Amstelveen

Green Ballet

From April 5 to August 31 2014, the Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen showcases a selection of abstract paintings from the collection of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The Cobra Museum in Amstelveen is a 30-minute bus ride away from Amsterdam.

From the Guggenheim Collection: International Abstraction 1949-1960 reflects the radical changes society and the world of art went through after the Second World War. […]


Van Gogh in Amsterdam

Van Gogh exhibition

From September 15 2012 until October 6, 2013, the Amsterdam Beurs van Berlage shows (almost) all Vincent van Gogh’s work in one exhibition, in chronological order. […]


History Museum

Courtyard of Amsterdam Museum

Right behind busy Amsterdam shopping street of Kalverstraat lies an tranquil courtyard and the museum that tells the history of Amsterdam. From Amsterdam’s birth as a farmers and fishermen’s settlement along the banks of the river Amstel and the inner sea, to a fast growing European port, trading goods for Europe, to the rise of […]


Daytrip Kröller-Müller

Kröller-Müller Museum Netherlands

The Kröller-Müller Museum holds the second largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world. The museum is located in the midst of the quiet woodland forest of Dutch national Park Hoge Veluwe. The museum makes for a great day trip visit from Amsterdam. From Amsterdam it takes 2 hours by train and bus to get […]


Amsterdam Jewish Quarter

Amsterdam Synagoge

In 1700 there were 10.000 Jews living in Amsterdam, the biggest Jewish community of Western-Europe. Many arrived from wealthy Spain and Portugal in Amsterdam and brought important trade contracts, thereby boosting the Amsterdam economy of the Golden Age.


Amsterdam Sculpture Route

Amsterdam ArtZuid 2015

The Amsterdam Sculpture Route is a free open air exhibition of monumental sculptures. The sculptures are there between 22 May and 22 September 2015. […]


Tattoo Museum

tattoo museum amsterdam

Hanky Panky, the King of Amsterdam Tattoos has made his dream come true. He has opened his very own Tattoo Museum in Amsterdam. Tattoo-king Henk Schiffmacher (59), a well known tattoo artist (‘Hanky Panky’) and Dutch celebrity collected all things related to tattoos over a period over 40 years. Many photographs are on display of […]


10 Facts about Van Gogh

Van Gogh 'The Olive Trees' (1889)

The Van Gogh Museum is located in Amsterdam at the Museum Square (Museumplein). On display are around 200 paintings and many drawings and also, some 750 letters of the master painter. Every Friday night the Van Gogh museum is open till 22.00. The bar is open, there are video projections, there is a dj. Check […]


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