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The 5 Best Museums in Amsterdam

We have been putting together trip after trip to Amsterdam for clients. It’s thrilling to us as this is one of our much-loved cities. If you’re heading to Amsterdam and are interested in art, cheese and history, these five museums are for you.

Rijksmuseum
The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museums dedicated to history and arts in Amsterdam. Some of the most famous artists hang along the walls of this museum—Ruisdael, Vermeer and Rembrandt. Founded in 1800, the museum carries over 1 million objects and is the largest, and often considered, the best art history research library in The Netherlands.

Van Gogh Museum
If you haven’t heard of Van Gogh, I suspect that you haven’t lived a real life. Ever. This museum is dedicated to the works of Van Gogh and those that were inspired by him. Experience the largest collection of Van Gogh’s work, his collection of drawings and letters.

Amsterdam Cheese Museum
Dutch cheese has a more than 600 years long tradition and the names of different sorts of cheese are often taken from different cities in the Netherlands – Gouda, Edam, Leerdammer, Leyden, Maaslander, Maasdam and of course a gourmet Old Amsterdam.

The Amsterdam Museum
The Amsterdam Museum offers an expansive collection of exhibitions and items that retell the compelling story of the Dutch capital, from its earliest developments, through the surge of growth in the Golden Age and up to the present.

Anne Frank House
Anne Frank is one of Amsterdam’s most well-known former residents. The Anne Frank House at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam is where she lived in hiding with her family for more than two years during World War II. Now converted into a museum it contains a sobering exhibition about the persecution of the Jews during the war, as well as discrimination in general.

Mackenzie Taylor