Best museums in Amsterdam

With over fifty museums, Amsterdam is one of the most culturally avant-garde European cities. The capital of Holland houses world-known institutions, as well as small gems behind inexpressive façades.

Museums and galleries


The Museum of the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum, features the largest Dutch art collection in the world. Every year, it welcomes two million visitors.

Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House is where the German-born adolescent Anne Frank hid and wrote her dairy during World War II. It is now a historic house museum.

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is the second most visited museum in Amsterdam with over two million visitors every year.

Rembrandt House Museum

The Rembrandt House Museum is where the world-famous Dutch artist lived and worked on his numerous striking paintings.

Amsterdam Museum

Amsterdam Museum displays an interesting collection of paintings and other items that explain the various periods of the history of Amsterdam.

Our Lord in the Attic Museum

Our Lord in the Attic Museum, also known as Amstelkring Museum, is one of the oldest museums in Amsterdam. It was once a secret chapel.

Museum Van Loon

In the late 19th century, the Van Loon family purchased this beautiful canal house and with their exceptional art collection founded the Museum Van Loon.

Dutch Resistance Museum

If you are a fan of history, you’ll enjoy visiting the Dutch Resistance Museum. It is dedicated to the years Holland was occupied by Nazi Germany.

NEMO Science Museum

NEMO Science Museum is the most important science and technology museum in Holland. A fun museum for both adults and children.

If you’ve already visited Amsterdam’s best museums and top attractions, why not explore the surroundings of the capital on these great day trips.