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Amsterdam museums - Rijksmuseum, van Gogh museum and Anne Frank House

Are you looking for museums in Amsterdam? Then you are currently on the right page. Amsterdam has an awful lot of museums in all kinds of categories. These include the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the world-famous van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House and the incredibly popular NEMO Science museum. We have listed the most famous, the most beautiful and the most special museums of Amsterdam for you.

Amsterdam museum:

1. Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam - The museum of Amsterdam.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the most famous museum in the Netherlands. Here you marvel at The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn, The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer and the Threatened Swan va Jan Asselijn. The imposing building filled with beautiful art, takes you through the different moments of history.

€20.-

Dinner at restaurant RIJK – elegant dishes in a chic restaurant.

Monday – 09:00 tot 17:00

Tuesday – 09:00 tot 17:00

Wedsnesday – 09:00 tot 17:00

Thursday – 09:00 tot 17:00

Friday – 09:00 tot 17:00

Saturday – 09:00 tot 17:00

Sunday – 09:00 tot 17:00

2. Van Gogh Museum - Discover Vincent van Gogh

Next to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Van Gogh Museum is the capital’s most famous museum. From all over the world, Vincent van Gogh’s finest works of art are admired here. You can admire the permanent collection as well as the varying exhibitions.

€19.-

Find out in advance what exhibitions are on display.

Monday – 09:00 tot 17:00

Tuesday – 09:00 tot 17:00

Wedsnesday – 09:00 tot 17:00

Thursday – 09:00 tot 17:00

Friday – 09:00 tot 21:00

Saturday – 09:00 tot 18:00

Sunday – 09:00 tot 18:00

3. Anne Frank House - Absolutely impressive

The Anne Frank House is a museum in Amsterdam with an impressive story. You experience Anne Frank’s story through photos, quotes, videos and, of course, the revolving door to the Secret Annex. The atmosphere in the museum gives you a glimpse of how the Jewish people went into hiding during World War II.

€7.-

Buy tickets for the introductory program, which explains Anne Frank’s history in 30 minutes.

Monday – 09:00 tot 22:00

Tuesday – 09:00 tot 22:00

Wedsnesday – 09:00 tot 22:00

Thursday – 09:00 tot 22:00

Friday – 09:00 tot 22:00

Saturday – 09:00 tot 22:00

Sunday – 09:00 tot 22:00

4. Bols (Boels) Museum - Interactive and colorful

During your visit to the Bols (Boels) museum in Amsterdam, you’ll get to know the centuries-old genever brewery. You’ll enjoy a delicious self-selected cocktail, taste their newest flavor genever in the experience room and get acquainted with all their types of liquor.

€16.-

Learn the real tricks of the trade at a cocktail workshop after your visit.

Monday – 13:00 tot 18:30

Tuesday – 13:00 tot 18:30

Wedsnesday – 13:00 tot 18:30

Thursday – 13:00 tot 18:30

Friday – 13:00 tot 20:00

Saturday – 13:00 tot 20:00

Sunday – 13:00 tot 18:30

5. Body Worlds Amsterdam - Anatomie museum

With a book to the Body Worlds Amsterdam museum, discover the secrets of the human body. The 200 unique plastinates (real bodies) show you how the body works under the skin. This impressive exhibition teaches you the effects of health on happiness and vice versa.

€24,50

Great for children over 6 years old.

Monday – 10:00 tot 22:00

Tuesday – 10:00 tot 22:00

Wedsnesday – 10:00 tot 22:00

Thursday – 10:00 tot 22:00

Friday – 10:00 tot 22:00

Saturday – 10:00 tot 22:00

Sunday – 10:00 tot 22:00

6. Hermitage Amsterdam - Cultural museum

The Hermitage museum in Amsterdam is a museum where various art collections are exhibited. The permanent exhibition from Saint Petersburg with over 3 million objects is the permanent art decor in he Hermitage museum in Amsterdam.

€15.-

Visit the market in the garden of the Hermitage – it is beautiful there.

Monday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Tuesday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Wedsnesday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Thursday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Friday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Saturday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Sunday – 10:00 tot 17:00

7. Sex museum Amsterdam - Erotic Amsterdam museums

At the Sex Museum in Amsterdam, the most natural thing in the world is on display to you. Eroticism goes beyond contemporary pornography to the depths of human history. Discover facts, imagery, paintings and much more while visiting this erotic museum in the heart of the capital.

€9.-

Check out the virtual tour online to find out if the museum is for you.

Monday – 10:00 tot 18:00

Tuesday – 10:00 tot 18:00

Wedsnesday – 10:00 tot 18:00

Thursday – 10:00 tot 18:00

Friday – 10:00 tot 18:00

Saturday – 10:00 tot 18:00

Sunday – 10:00 tot 18:00

8. Nemo Science Amsterdam - Populair museum

Nemo Science museum in Amsterdam is one of the most popular museums in the Netherlands. In 2015, for example, it attracted over 600,000 visitors. What makes this experimental museum unique is the setup where the visitor explores for himself. For example, 38% of visitors are under the age of 18.

€17,50

Check in advance which exhibitions are on, that way you won’t miss anything.

Monday – 10:00 tot 17:30

Tuesday – 10:00 tot 17:30

Wedsnesday – 10:00 tot 17:30

Thursday – 10:00 tot 17:30

Friday – 10:00 tot 17:30

Saturday – 10:00 tot 17:30

Sunday – 10:00 tot 17:30

9. Jewish Cultural Quarter - Historical Museum.

At the Jewish Historical Museum, you will discover the history of the Jews in Amsterdam during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. You will visit four beautiful synagogues and take a look at what it was like to live as a Jew in a country like the Netherlands.

€17.-

Also listen to the free podcast online for an additional experience.

Monday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Tuesday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Wedsnesday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Thursday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Friday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Saturday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Sunday – 10:00 tot 17:00

10. Museum Moco Amsterdam - Contemporary art

10. Museum Moco Amsterdam – Contemporary The Moco Museum in Amsterdam is a private museum that does not focus on historical art, but rather contemporary and modern art. By doing so, they want to make art accessible to the younger audience. For example, you can admire art by Bansky and Kaws, among others.

€18.-

Don’t get bored? Also visit the museum at Moco museum in Barcelona.

Monday – 09:00 tot 19:00

Tuesday – 09:00 tot 19:00

Wedsnesday – 09:00 tot 19:00

Thursday – 09:00 tot 19:00

Friday – 09:00 tot 19:00

Saturday – 09:00 tot 21:00

Sunday – 09:00 tot 21:00

11. Willet Holthuysen Museum - Heart of Amsterdam

The double canal house on the Herengracht, gives you a glimpse of chic life during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The beautifully decorated rooms tell you the story of how those with money and power lived during those times.

€18.-

Visit the museum during nice weather so you can admire the beautiful garden.

Monday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Tuesday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Wedsnesday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Thursday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Friday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Saturday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Sunday – 10:00 tot 17:00

12. Micropia - Fun and educational

Micropia is a science museum at the ARTIS in Amsterdam. You will be introduced to the microscopic small world of tiny organisms. In addition, this is the only microbe museum in the world!

€17,50

Combine with a visit to Artis for a complete day out.

Monday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Tuesday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Wedsnesday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Thursday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Friday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Saturday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Sunday – 10:00 tot 17:00

13. Het Scheepvaartmuseum Amsterdam - All about shipping

A visit to the Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam provides an entire journey of discovery of shipping and the navy. They have a huge collection of paintings, models and real ships there to immerse you, the visitor, in the world of shipping.

€17,50

The location there is beautiful, also for events!

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Wedsnesday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Thursday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Friday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Saturday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Sunday – 10:00 tot 17:00

14. The upside down Amsterdam

An absolutely Instagram worthy museum in Amsterdam. During your visit to The upside Down Amsterdam, you will be stimulated by the artful and sometimes hysterical rooms, you will encounter optical illusion and there is room for a lot of interaction.

€24,95

Visit the restaurant for special and delicious dishes.

Monday – 10:00 tot 19:00

Tuesday – 10:00 tot 19:00

Wedsnesday – 10:00 tot 19:00

Thursday – 10:00 tot 19:00

Friday – 10:00 tot 20:00

Saturday – 10:00 tot 20:00

Sunday – 10:00 tot 19:00

15. Resistance Museum - Historical Museum Amsterdam

The Resistance Museum in Amsterdam tells you the story of the occupation, persecution and resistance in the capital during a unique tour. You get a glimpse into the fierce world in which people lived at that time.

€13.-

Tickets are also valid for the Resistance Museum Junior, fun for youngsters.

Monday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Tuesday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Wedsnesday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Thursday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Friday – 10:00 tot 17:00

Saturday – 11:00 tot 17:00

Sunday – 11:00 tot 17:00

Have you been able to choose between the various Amsterdam museums? Will it be the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam? The van Gogh museum? The Anne Frank House? Or the new NEMO Science Museum? Let us know so we can inspire even more people when it comes to museums in Amsterdam.

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