Amsterdam is known as a museum city. Many world-class museums are within walking distance of each other. The Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Anne Frank House are among the top museums in Amsterdam. Discover classical and modern art and the history and cultural heritage of Amsterdam and the Netherlands in these museums in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Museum Square
Many museums are located on or near the museum square in the center of Amsterdam. Below you will find the best museums at the Museum Square.
The Rijksmuseum is one of the largest museums in Amsterdam.
The collection includes world famous works, such as ‘The Night Watch’ by Rembrandt and paintings by Johannes Vermeer and Frans Hals. In addition, the museum manages a collection of Delft blue, sculptures, Asian art, prints and other important art objects.
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam manages the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh in the world. The permanent collection includes 200 paintings, 500 drawings, more than 700 letters and Van Gogh’s collection of Japanese prints. The Van Gogh opened in 1973 on the Museumplein and is one of the most popular museums in the world.
Moco Museum – Banksy Exhibition
The Moco Museum (Modern Contemporary) aims to introduce a broad and young target group in Amsterdam to works by international greats in the art world such as Banksy. The Amsterdam museum focuses primarily on modern and contemporary art. It is located in the monumental Villa Alsberg directly on Museumplein.
Stedelijk Museum – Museum of Modern Art
When you visit the Stedelijk Museum – Museum of Modern Art you make a journey through 150 years of art, where the best of modern art in Amsterdam is reviewed. Iconic works by Karel Appel, Cézanne, Chagall, Marlene Dumas, Kandinsky, Edward Kienholz, De Kooning, Koons, Malevich, Matisse, Mondrian, Picasso, Pollock, Gerrit Rietveld, Warhol and many others can be seen here. The design collection of the Stedelijk Museum shows the history of design, from the beginning of the last century to the present, with furniture, ceramics, posters, jewelery and other objects.