Category: Museums

Tip: See our Amsterdam Museums home page for general information, including how to obtain discounts on entrance fees.

Artis Amsterdam Zoo

Artis Amsterdam Zoo Founded in 1838, Artis is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands.

Guidebooks rightly refer to it one of the most pleasant city zoos around, as the whole place breathes a 19th-century garden atmosphere with winding paths, majestic trees, fascinating sculptures and monumental historical buildings.

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.