Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world.
With 2.16 million visitors in 2018, it is second most-visited museum not just in Amsterdam — but in the entire country of the Netherlands.
We provide details about the collection, along with information about the current temporary exhibition: Hockney — Van Gogh.
Also: Details about this summer’s Exhibition Van Gogh and the Sunflowers
NOTE: No ticket sales at the door. You can only visit the museum after buying timed-entry tickets online. We show you how and where.
The Rijksmuseum currently presents — for the first and only time — a unique, temporary exhibition of all 22 paintings, 60 drawings and more than 300 best examples of Rembrandt’s prints in its collection.
This special event is part of a year-long commemoration of the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death.
Amsterdam remains the least safe city in the Netherlands, according to the 2019 edition of the Crime Index (Misdaadmeter) published annually by Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.
The city held on to its position in the index even though there was a reduction in the number of the most common type of crimes.
The Anne Frank House is the third most popular museum in Amsterdam — after the van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.
The popularity of the small museum has made it necessary to introduce a new, online tickets only system, complete with timed entry slots.
While it can be quite a challenge to secure tickets online, there are benefits as well. Earlier, waiting times in the line to the box office easily topped 2+ hours.
Also: after two years of remodeling work the Anne Frank House has been renewed. See what’s new, and why you may want to re-visit.
The top 5 museums in the Netherlands, as measured by the number of visitors during the year 2018, are all located in Amsterdam.
Celebrating King’s Day? Amsterdam puts on the world’s largest street party.
Previously known as Queen’s Day, 2020 will mark the seventh King’s Day, in honor of King Willem-Alexander.
It’s actually a nationwide party, but Amsterdam definitely is the place to be.
The date: Monday, April 27, 2020.
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the premier art museum in the Netherlands. In 2018 it was the most visited museum in the country.
The Rijksmuseum is devoted to several national collections — and consists of Dutch art from the earliest moments to the 19th century. One of its most popular paintings is The Night Watch, by Rembrandt.
You may need a travel converter and an international plug adapter kit to make use of your electronic equipment while traveling in Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands.
Here’s what the bring.
The annual Amsterdam Light Festival is a winter event that combines light, art and — of course — water.
The organization promotes boat-, walking-, and bicycle tours along the 30 art installations.
Now in its seventh year, the previous two editions drew 900.000 visitors each.
However, the festival leaves us (among others) underwhelmed.
We suggest an excellent alternative.
The Coat of Arms of the city of Amsterdam is somewhat of an enigma: not much is known about its origins or its precise meaning.
However, we do know that the three X’s don’t stand for anything untoward.
Also: we’ll tell you why a vexillologist really likes the Amsterdam City Flag