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Centuries of creativity

Described by many as a village, Amsterdam packs the cultural punch of a city many times its size. While still retaining a bit of a ‘sex, drugs and rock 'n’ roll' reputation, Amsterdam is now more about being a ‘creative city’ where the high standards set by such Golden Age painters as Rembrandt are maintained. The city has become a global hub for art, design, architecture and advertising, but one where all its attractions are just a short and scenic bike ride away.

Museums in Amsterdam

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Qualities

  • Local's picks
  • Famous
  • Cost money
  • Free

Areas

  • Apollolaan
  • Canal Ring
  • De Pijp
  • Jordaan
  • Museum Quarter
  • Old Centre
  • Plantage
  • Vondelpark

Types

  • Specialty museum
  • History museum
  • Art museum
  • Museum complex
  • Science museum
  • Military museum
  • Sports museum
    Players and Supporters Hartmut Wilkening Buiksloterweg Amsterdam +Add

    Eddie the Eagle Museum

    Take a look at some unique artwork and performances.
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    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

    Modern and contemporary art and design
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    Museum of the Bohemian

    A platform for creative expression, a collective art project
    Hendrika Maria Woonbootmuseum Amsterdam +Add

    Houseboat Museum (Woonboot Museum)

    An authentic houseboat moored close to The Anne Frank House
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    Tattoo Museum

    An amazing collection of tattoo art
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    Tropenmuseum Junior

    A kid friendly museum dedicated to tropical areas of the world
    Nationaal Brilmuseum en Brillenwinkel +Add

    Brilmuseum (National Museum of Spectacles)

    A museum documenting 700 years of eyewear fashion
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    Witsenhuis

    A government owned museum in honor of Willem Witsen
    Ear of monkey, bat, and bat +Add

    Museum Vrolik

    Anatomical Embryology Laboratory of the University of Amsterdam
    Vodka Museum. +Add

    Vodka Museum

    Unique to Amsterdam, the only one in all of Europe
    Famous
    Pijpenkabinet & Smokiana +Add

    Pipe Museum

    A museum celebrating the world wide culture of pipe smoking
    Famous
    Netherlands-4256 - Heraldic Tunic +Add

    Netherlands Funeral Museum Tot Zover

    A glimpse into the culture of funerals in the Netherlands
    Famous
    Kromhout +Add

    Museum Shipyard 't Kromhout

    An operating shipyard at the Hoogte Kadijk in Amsterdam
    Famous
    Interior of Max Euwe-Centrum. +Add

    Max Euwe-Centrum (chess museum)

    A chess museum honoring former world chess champion, Max Euwe
    Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis +Add

    International Institute of Social History (IISH)

    A documentary and research institution founded in 1935
    Walk along the IJ River @ Amsterdam-Noord +Add

    Vereniging Museumhaven Amsterdam

    Historic maritime treasures at what was once a busy port
    Koffie, Geels&Co bv Amsterdam, Koffie Zuid-Hollandsche Koffie en theehandel Rotterdam +Add

    The Coffee and Tea Museum Geels & Co

    A museum that sells coffee and tea
    Portret van Willem Bilderdijk  +Add

    Bilderdijk Museum

    Showcasing the life of a famous Dutch poet
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    Appie Baantjer Museum

    Museum based on the life of famous detective and author
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    ARCAM – Amsterdam Centre for Architecture

    An information center showcasing new and old architectural styles
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    Dutch Press Museum

    The history of newspaper and magazine publishing in the Netherlands
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    Museum Het Schip - Amsterdam School

    Architectural style with social, political, and artistic flare
    Locals' Pick
    Uploaded by Joan Anton +Add

    EYE Film Institute

    The Netherland’s cinematography museum
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    Coster Diamonds

    One of the oldest diamond factories in Amsterdam
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    Pianola Museum

    A small museum dedicated to player pianos
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    The Cat Cabinet (Kattenkabinet)

    A museum for cat lovers founded 1990 by William Meijer
    Famous
    Uploaded by Marcel +Add

    Tropenmuseum (Tropical Museum)

    A museum of cultural studies of tropical locations
    Famous
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    Torture Museum

    Exposing the history of the human cruelty
    Famous
    SexMuseum +Add

    Sexmuseum Amsterdam

    A rich collection of art focused on human sexuality
    Famous
    Wendelien van Oldenborgh, La Javanaise +Add

    SMBA

    A project space of the Stedelijk Museum
    Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (Our Lord in the Attic) +Add

    Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder (Our Lord in the Attic)

    A clandestine place of worship turned into a museum
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    Museum van Loon

    A double-sized home on the Keizersgracht canal dating from 1672
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    Museum Willet-Holthuysen

    A beautiful home turned museum bequeathed to the city in 1895
    Amstel river façade Hermitage Amsterdam +Add

    Hermitage Amsterdam

    An art museum located in the Amstelhof
    Famous
    Image of Heineken Experience +Add

    Heineken Experience

    Step back in time visiting this 1867 brewery museum
    Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum exterior +Add

    Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

    Everything you want to know about intoxicating weeds
    Famous
    Only in Amsterdam - Erotic Museum +Add

    Erotic Museum

    Eroticism as a form of art in the Red Light District
    Cobra Museum - panoramio +Add

    Cobra Museum

    Post World War II, abstract-expressionist art
    Bijbels Museum (Bible Museum) +Add

    Bijbels Museum (Bible Museum)

    Bringing the Bible, art, and culture together
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    Allard Pierson Museum

    An archeological museum housing the University of Amsterdam's ...
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    Madame Tussauds

    Amsterdam's wax museum
    Famous
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    Science centre NEMO

    Fun for children and adults alike
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
    Scheepvaart (Marine) Museum +Add

    Nederlands Scheepvaart Museum

    Hosting the largest collection of boats in the world
    Famous
    Tulip Museum. Amsterdam. Netherlands 22 April 2009 +Add

    Amsterdam Tulip Museum

    Tulipomania - the tulip madness...
    Famous
    Amsterdam Multatuli Museum +Add

    Multatuli Museum

    The most important Dutch writer of the 19th century
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    City Archives

    More than just dusty archives
    Locals' Pick
    Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam +Add

    Rijksmuseum

    Golden Age splendour
    Famous
    Locals' Pick
    Amsterdam Museum +Add

    Amsterdam Museum

    A city's rich history
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    Joods Historisch Museum

    The history of Jews and Judaism in the Netherlands
    'Our Lord In The Attic' Amstelkring Museum +Add

    Museum Amstelkring

    Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder - Our Lord in the Attic
    Famous
    bag and purse museum (143) +Add

    Tassenmuseum Hendrikje

    History of the western handbag
    Modern Extension - Van Gogh Museum +Add

    Van Gogh Museum

    Vincent van Gogh's treasures
    Famous
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    Verzetsmuseum

    The story of the Dutch Resistance