Van Gogh Museum – One of Amsterdam’s most popular attractions

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.

How many people drown in Amsterdam’s canals?

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.

Anne Frank House – one of Amsterdam’s top 3 museums

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.

Amsterdam Light Festival 2016-2017

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.

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