Top 44 Museums in Amsterdam, Holland – Amsterdam is home to a variety of world-famous museums. No trip to the city is complete without stopping by the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum or Stedelijk Museum. From museums about tulip to an amazing collection of handbags, plus photography, archaeology and more, Amsterdam has museums and galleries for every type of interest. Browse our selection of the best places in the city to get your cultural fix.

01). Allard Pierson Museum
The archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam shows original artefacts from ancient Mediterranean cultures dating from 4000 BC to 500 AD. | Oude Turfmarkt 127 –

02). Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot
The Muiderslot is the most exciting and famous knight’s castle in the Netherlands, a true medieval water stronghold on the River Vecht. | Herengracht 1 –

03). Amsterdam Museum
Experience the story of Amsterdam, your entry to the city. Take a fascinating journey of discovery through seven centuries of the city’s history. | Kalverstraat 92 –

04). Amsterdam Pipe Museum
A collection of pipes and smoking-related objects, presented in a 17th-century canal house, provides an overview of fashion and design in smoking across five continents. | Prinsengracht 488 –

05). de Appel arts centre
Knows and shows good art. De Appel arts centre shows contemporary art in all its forms made by artists from all over the world via exhibitions, events, guided tours and more. | Prins Hendrikkade 142 –

06). Artis Royal Zoo
Artis Royal Zoo: the first zoo established in the Netherlands, located right in the centre of Amsterdam. It is a place where nature & culture heritage come together; a place where stories have existed since 1838 and where new stories are created daily. | Plantage Kerklaan 38 –

07). Bijbels Museum – Biblical Museum
In Amsterdam’s Golden Age two imposing merchants’ houses were built on the Herengracht, which are now home to the Biblical Museum. In this canalside setting visitors can learn the multifaceted influence of the Bible on Western culture. | Herengracht 366 –

08). Bijzondere Collecties UvA
The special collections present ehibitions about the various heritage collections curated here (books, manuscripts, maps & graphic design). The library is part of the University of Amsterdam. | Oude Turfmarkt 129 –

09). Cobra Museum Amstelveen
The programme of the Cobra Museum of Modern Art includes trendsetting contemporary art exhibitions with works by both Dutch and international artist. | Sandbergplein 1, Amstelveen –

10). EYE Filmmuseum
EYE has four screening room, a shop a restaurant and a 1.200 m2 exhibition space in a spectacular building. Each year EYE presents four temporary exhibitions mixing film and visual art. In 2015 EYE presents a new permanent exhibition. Film tickets are available with a discount. | IJpromenade 1 –

11). Foam – Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
Foam is the place for photography in all its forms: documentary, contemporary and historical. Besides large exhibitions, in which the work of (world) famous photographers is shown, Foam also presents young talent in smaller, shorter duration exhibitions. | Keizersgracht 609 –

12). Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis
Experience this private canal palace, dating from 1687. Together with its lush secluded garden, its rooms celebrate the hidden wealth of historic design, unexpected stories and wonderful music. | Keizersgracht 633 –

13). Hermitage Amsterdam
A spectacular, multifunctional museum in the centre of Amsterdam with two different exhibitions each year, from the collections of the great Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. | Amstel 51 –

14). Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age – Hermitage
Thirty enormous 17th-century group portraits from the collections of the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum are on display in the exhibition wing of the Hermitage Amsterdam. Unique in the world, they are rarely seen due to their size. | Amstel 51 –

15). Hollandsche Schouwburg
The National Holocaust Memorial, commemorating the persecution of Jews between 1940 and 1945, includes an impressive wall of names and a permanent exhibition. | Plantage Middenlaan 24 –

16). Hortus Botanicus – Botanical Garden
One of the oldest botanical gardens in existence, with more than 4.000 plant species from all over the world, Hortus Botanicus is an oasis of calm in the bustling centre. | Plantage Middenlaan 2a –

17). Huis Marseille
Recently doubled in size, this high-quality photography museum is located on one of Amsterdam’s most prestigious canals. Enjoy the collection, the exhibitions, the museum shop and the garden. | Keizersgracht 401 –

18). Jewish Historical Museum
The Jewish Historical Museum is a contemporary museum about Jewish culture and religion located in four monumental synagogues. The JHM Children’s Museum focuses on Judaism in a unique and lively way. | Niewuwe Amstelstraat 1 –

19). Micropia
Micropia shows the invisible. When you look from really close, a new world is revealed to you, more beautiful and spectacular than you could ever have imagined. Welcome to Micropia, the first museum of microbes. | Artisplein, Plantage Kerklaan 38 –

20). De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
This more than 600-year-old church in well-known for its beautiful architecture, its interior with two world-famous organs, its royal ceremonies and impressive exhibitions on treasures from other countries, cultures and religions. | Dam –

21). Oude Kerk
Must-see heritage. The oldest monument of Amsterdam and one of the youngest art institutions in the Netherlands. Period rooms, medieval tombstones, cafe with romantic garden and contemporary art exhibitions. | Oudekerkplein 23 –

22). Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder
Located in a 17th-century canal house, step back in time to visit historical rooms and a hidden church in the attic, dating from the time when Catholics were forbidden from openly practising their faith. | Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40 –

23). Persmuseum
Start the presses! A sparkling overview of four centuries of the free press in the Netherlands with a particularly impressive colection of political cartoons. | Zeeburgerkade 10 –

24). Portugese Synagoge
Visit the colossal Portuguese Synagogue with its unique 17th-century interior and discover the beautiful museum treasury in the outbuildings. | Mr. Visserplein 3 –

25). Museum Het Rembrandthuis
Rembrandt van Rijn lived in this house from 1639 to 1658 and the interior has been restored to its original state. The museum owns an almost complete collection of the known 290 etchings, of which a selection is always on show. Daily etching and paint-mixing demonstrations. | Jodenbreestraat 4 –

26). Het Scheepvaartmuseum
The National Maritime Museum. See how the Dutch explore the world. Come aboard the East Indiaman Amsterdam. The museum is located in an old Arsenal (1656), the storehouse of the Royal Navy. | Kattenburgerplein – www.

27). Museum Het Schip
Museum Het Schip, dedicated to Amsterdam School architecture and arts, is located in the world-famous housing complex Het Schip, designed by architect Michel de Klerk. Visit the museum and experience the Amsterdam school in its full social and artistic breadth. | Spaarndammerplantsoen 140 –

28). Science Centre NEMO
Discover the world: that’s NEMO’s philosophy. There are plenty of surprises in store, packed with fun and useful knowledge about science and technology. Don’t forget to admire the brilliant view over Amsterdam from the roof terrace. | Oosterdok 2 –

29). Stadsarchief Amsterdam
In one of the most beautiful buildings in the city you can learn about the history of Amsterdam. The archives and collections are open to the public free of charge. | Vijzelstraat 32 –

30). Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
The largest museum in the Netherlands dedicated to medern and contemporary art and design. The museum building has been fully renovated, affording more space than ever to present its world-renowned collection. | Museumplein 10 –

31). Tassenmuseum Hendrikje
This museum houses the world’s foremost and largest bag collection and tells the story of (hand)bags from the 16th century up to the present. The museum is located in a stunning canal house build in 1666. | Heregracht 573 –

32). Museum Tot Zover
National funeral heritage museum which shows multicultural rituals and exhibitions of art and photography. The museum is located at the monumental cementery De Nieuwe Ooster. | Kruislaan 124 –

33). Tropenmuseum
At Amsterdam’s Museum of the tropics you can take a trip around the world and through time. Stroies, splendid works of art and objects bring a variety of cultures to life. The award-winning children’s wing is worth a visit alone. | Linnaeusstraat 2 –

34). Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum houses the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 letters. | Paulus Pottersstraat 7 –

35). Museum Van Loon
The noble Van Loon family, co-founders of the Dutch East India Company, opens its home to the public. It’s one of the best examples of a historical house in the Netherlands with an 18th-century interior, original furniture, famous garden and a coach house. | Keizergracht 672 –

36). Verzetsmuseum
Fascinating and inspiring stories about everyday life in Holland under Nazi occupation and the resistance against it. All in English and free audio tours in many languages and special children’s section for ages nine and up. | Plantage Kerklaan 61 –

37). Museum Willet-Holthuysen
Visit a historic canal house for a unique experience. The museum, with ballroom and dining room, shows you how the married couple Willet-Holthuysen lived in the 19th-century. | Herengracht 605 –

38). Rijksmuseum
The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. A visit to the Rijksmuseum is a journey through Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages and Renaissance until the 20th century. A mush see in Amsterdam! | Museumstraat 1 –

39). Amsterdam ArenA Stadium Tours
Amsterdam ArenA; feel the beating heart of foodball legend Ajax! Here you can touch the grass, visit the dugout and press room. Download the Tour app and your picture for free. Minimum eight tours a day. | ArenA Boulevard 1 –

40). Amsterdam Tulip Museum
The story of Holland’s most famous flower. Experience the history of the tulip, from its origins on the windswept mountains of Central Asia to the worldwide phenomenon it is today. | Prinsengracht 116 –

41). Amsterdam Diamond Factories and Museum
Laern all aspects of the diamond industry. Take a free tour at the historic diamond-polishing factory of Gassan Diamond, visit the Amsterdam Diamond museum, or take a free tour at Coster Diamonds. A free giveaway is included. | Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173 –

42). Het Grachtenhuis
The Amsterdam canals make the city. For centuries here, money has been earned, art created, feasts celebrated and life enjoyed. This is the story that the Museum of the Canals brings to life. | Herengracht 286 –

43). Molen van Sloten & Kuiperijmuseum
The Sloten Windmill is the only tower mill open to the public. The Coopery Museum displays a beautiful part of Dutch cultural and historical heritage. | Akersluis 10 –

44). Woonbootmuseum
The Houseboat Museum offers you a unique opportunity to find out what it’s like to live on a houseboat on one of Amsterdam’s canals. | Prinsegracht 296K –

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