Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world.
It is one of Amsterdam’s most popular museums, attracting 2.1 million visitors in 2016 — a historical record. Note: that’s just 100.000 fewer guests than the nearby Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands’ most popular museum.
Learn how to avoid the busiests days and times, where to buy Skip-the-line tickets, and how to get there.
Also: details about the collection, along with information about the current temporary exhibition: Prints in Paris 1900: From Elite to the Street.
Update in the Van Gogh news section: Stolen 14 years ago, the paintings Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen and View of the Sea at Scheveningen are once again on display at the Van Gogh Museum.
One quarter of Amsterdam — ‘the Venice of the North — consists of water, including 100 kilometers (60 miles) of canals.
So it is not surprising that the city sees a number of drowning incidents each year.
What may come as a surprise, though, is the reason many of these victims end up in the water.
Updated to include the latest statistics.
Brewery De Prael, located alongside one of the oldest canals in the heart Amsterdam, is renowned for its beer and its food.
But it also has won the hearts of Amsterdammers by being environment-friendly, and socially conscious.
The I amsterdam City Card provides lots of free and discounted goodies.
See Amsterdam museums for free, use public transport for free, get a free canal cruise…
Customers overwhelmingly agree that the pass provides good value for the money.
Amsterdam is a freewheeling city, but — contrary to popular opinion — not everything goes. And even some things that are perfectly legal are best avoided. Here is our list of tips.
Ordering a beer is simple enough, of course, but knowing the Amsterdam lingo for doing so can certainly help foreigners get exactly what they want.
What will it be: Pilsje? Vaasje? Biertje?
Amsterdam’s Red Light District is home to a bronze statue in honor of prostitutes around the world.
Situated in front of the Old Church, the oldest building in the city, it is the first and only such monument anywhere.
The Anne Frank House museum is one of Amsterdam’s most popular tourist attractions.
A new ticket & entry system introduced last May has now significantly reduced the legendary ‘eternal’ queues . However, with some 1.3 million visitors in 2016, visiting the museum takes some planning.
We explain the ticket & entry system, alert you to the busiest times, and have a serious warning about where not to get tickets.
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the premier art museum in the Netherlands.
It is devoted to several national collections — and consists of Dutch art from the earliest moments to the 19th century.
Amsterdam doesn’t do Christmas well. But it does have the annual Amsterdam Light Festival — a fantastic winter event that combines light, art and — of course — water.
Now in its fifth year, the Amsterdam Light Festival has quickly become a very popular attraction. Last winter it drew 850.000 visitors — 100.000 more than in the year before.
Advance ticket sales promise another record for the 2016-2017 version.