Category: What to See
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 could easily top 2 hours.
Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world.
With 2.26 million visitors in 2017, it is not only Amsterdam’s most popular museum — but also the most visited museum in the Netherlands.
We’ll show you how to avoid the busiest 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: Van Gogh & Japan
By the way, do you know how the Dutch pronounce ‘Vincent van Gogh’?
Spring 2018: No ticket sales at the door. Entry with pre-booked tickets only!
Built on 13,659 wooden piles, Amsterdam’s Royal Palace on Dam Square — which started life as the city’s Town Hall — was once described as the world’s Eight Wonder.
Though the palace is at the disposal of the Royal House, most of days of the year it is open to visitors.
Founded sometime in the 14th century for the Beguines, members of a lay Catholic sisterhood, the Begijnhof is one of Amsterdam’s oldest inner courtyards — and one of the city’s best known landmarks.
Even taking into account the effects of mass tourism, the Begijnhof remains for the most part a haven of peace and tranquility in the busy center of medieval Amsterdam.
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.
The Night Watch is Rembrandt’s most popular painting. But its real name is different, and the scene painted actually took place during the day.
A’DAM Lookout is Amsterdam’s only publicly accessible observation deck.
It provides spectacular, 360° panoramic views of Amsterdam and surroundings.
Plus: are you brave enough to take a ride in Europe highest swingset? You’ll swing right over the edge, 20 stories above the ground!
The Westerkerk is Amsterdam’s — and indeed Holland’s — most famous church. At its completion, in 1631, it was the largest Protestant church in the world.
Crooners have written countless songs about the Westerkerk and its tower. Anne Frank and her family described hearing its bells from their hiding place. The painter Rembrandt van Rijn is buried in the church.
One of the city’s most photographed monuments.
One of Amsterdam’s most unique museums is the EYE Film Instituut Nederland — EYE Film Institute Netherlands.
EYE houses an internationally renowned film collection that covers the entire history of cinema.
Devoted to modern art from the mid-19th century to the present day, the Stedelijk Museum is one of the world’s leading modern art museums.
After an extensive renovation, that took much longer than planned, the museum will re-open in September, 2012.