Category: Museums

Amsterdam City Card

Free or discounted entrance to museums, plus many other benefits

The Netherlands has more museums per square mile than any other country in the world. And 40+ of them are in Amsterdam.

Here’s the Top 5 of Amsterdam’s Most Popular Museums

If you love museums and plan to visit at least 4 or 5 of them during your stay in Amsterdam, the I amsterdam card is a great deal.

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Museum of Bags and Purses, one of Europe’s 10 best museums

Unfortunately, on April 30, 2020 this museum announced that it has permanently closed.

What you missed: The world’s largest collection of bags and purses is located in the Amsterdam Museum of Bags and Purses. (Want to test your skills at Dutch? Here goes: Tassenmuseum.) Bonus: the museum is situated in a gorgeous 17th century canalside house — a former mayor’s residence.

Hollandsche Schouwburg — War Memorial

Amsterdam Hollandsche Schouwburg war memorial Built 1892, the Hollandsche Schouwburg (Dutch Theatre) long was a house of culture and entertainment.

But during the Second World War the German occupiers turned the building into a place of grief and sorrow.

It is now a war memorial in remembrance of the Jews who were deported from here.

Rembrandthuis – Rembrandt House Museum

Rembrandt Painter Rembrandt van Rijn bought what is now the ‘Rembrandt house’ museum in 1639 — just prior to being commissioned to paint The Night Watch.

A visit to the restored 17th-century house is like stepping into one of Rembrandt’s paintings.

Bonus: we give you some insider tips on where to eat (and where not to) before or after your visit.