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6 Must-Visit Museums in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is home to a variety of world-famous museums. Whether along the canals, in the city centre, or in the Museumplein, the Museum quarter of Amsterdam, make sure you stop by and visit the must-see museums as well as other little gems.

Rijksmuseum

The home of Amsterdam’s finest collection of art, the Rijksmuseum is not to be missed. Even the building itself is considered a UNESCO World Heritage site and the museum’s commitment to the preservation and display of Dutch art, history, and culture is apparent. There are over one million works of art and the museum also houses the National Print Library, the Rijksprentenkabinet, so there is plenty to see. Be sure to take a walk through the gardens and see the collection of sculptures. 

Entry Price

  • Adults: €19 (Effective: 1 January 2019)
  • Children 18 and under: Free

Hours

  • Open daily from 9:00 – 17:00. 

Address

Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam

Anne Frank House

This Anne Frank House opened its doors in 1960 in collaboration with the father of Anne Frank, Otto Frank. Anne Frank is a victim of the Holocaust who garnered posthumous fame after the publishing of her diary. Along with the Van Pels family and Fritz Pfeffer, her family  went into hiding from 1942-1944 when Germany occupied the Netherlands during the Second World War. The museum is housed in the actual Secret Annex where Anne hid and wrote her diary, which you can see on display. 

Entry Price

  • Adults: €10 
  • Children aged 10-17: €5
  • Children Aged 0-9: Free
  • Booking fee for each ticket:  €0.50
  • Tickets can only be bought online

Hours

  • 1 April – 31 October: Open daily from 9:00 – 22:00 
  • 1 November – 31 March: Open daily from 9:00 – 19:00 and on Saturdays from 9:00 – 22:00

Address

Anne Frank House, Westermarkt 20, 1016 DK Amsterdam

Van Gogh Museum 

The Van Gogh Museum is an art museum dedicated completely to the works of famous Dutch artist, Vincent Van Gogh and his contemporaries. This is absolutely a museum that should be topping your list if and when you visit Amsterdam. It houses the single largest collection of Van Gogh’s work.

Entry Price

  • Adults: €19 (Effective: 1 January 2019)
  • Children 18 and under: Free
  • Tickets can only be bought online

Hours

  • 7 January – 28 February: 9:00 – 17:00 and on Fridays 9:00 – 21:00
  • 1 March – 20 June 2019 9 am to 18:00 pm, Fridays 9:00 – 21:00
  • 1 June – 1 September: 9 am 19:00 and on Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 – 21:00
  • 2 September – 27 October: 9:00 – 18:00 and on Fridays 9:00 – 21:00
  • 28 October – 22 December: 9:00 – 17:00 and on Fridays 9:00 – 21:00
  • 23 December – 31 December: 9 am – 19:00 and on Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 – 21:00 
  • Full schedule including public holiday hours available here

Address

Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Museum Ons’Lieve Heer Op Solder

Translating to Museum Our Lord in the Attic, Museum Ons’Lieve Heer Op Solder is a 17th-century canal-house-turned-museum in the city centre with a Catholic church in its attic. It’s an example of a place where Catholics and other religious dissenters of the Dutch Reformed Church would go in the mid-1600s to worship in privacy because they were not allowed to in public. It’s the second-oldest museum in Amsterdam after the  Rijksmuseum and worth a visit.

Entry Price

  • Adults: €11
  • Children 5-17: €5.50
  • Children 0-4: Free 

Hours 

  • Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
  • Sunday: 13:00 – 18:00
  • 1 January: 13:00 – 18:00 
  • 27 April: Closed

Address: 

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38, 1012 GD Amsterdam, Netherlands

Moco Museum 

Staying true to its name, the Modern Contemporary (Moco) Museum is dedicated to an array of modern and contemporary art. From Banksy to Andy Warhol, this museum celebrates those artists who have stepped away from the status quo. 

Entry Price

  • Adult:  €13.50;  €12 online
  • Youth aged 10-15:  €8.50;  €7.50 online
  • Children under 10: Free. 
  • Before 11:00 hours and after 17:00 hours:  €11;  €10 online 
  • Tickets can be purchased online 

Hours

  • Open daily from 9:00 – 19:00. 
  • July – August: Sunday-Thursday 9:00 – 19:00; Friday-Saturday 9:00 – 21:00 
  • August – October: Sunday-Thursday 9:00 – 19:00; Friday-Saturday 9:00 – 20:00. 

Address

Honthorststraat 20, 1071 DE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum is a museum dedicated to modern art and design. See art from some of the greats – whether Willem de Kooning, Henri Matisse, or Jackson Pollock, there is plenty of amazing works to marvel at. 

Entry Price

  • Adults: €17.50
  • Children up to 18 years old: Free
  • Tickets can be purchased online

Hours

  • Open daily from 10:00 – 18:00 and on Fridays from 10:00 – 22:00

Address 

Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam

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