Museums in Amsterdam

If you like going to museums you’ll be enlightened by the wide variety of museums in Amsterdam. Besides the world-famous Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam counts 50 more less-known museums. This leaves you absolutely no time to be bored!



The Rijksmuseum is home to masterpieces of famous Dutch Artists. Discover Rembrandt’s Nightwatch and over 8000 other paintings, sculptures, and artifacts. The majestic building from the 19th century that houses the museum has been fully restored in 2013.

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Van Gogh Museum

Check out the biggest collection of Van Gogh’s iconic artworks in the world! The museum is one of the best-appreciated museums globally. Learn more about the life of the man behind the artworks.

Anne Frank House Amsterdam

Anne Frank House

In the Anne Frank museum, you’ll get to see the actual hideout where Anne wrote her diary. In memorial of the people who suffered during the horrors of WOII.

Rembrandt House Museum

Arguably among the most gifted artists in the world, Rembrandt is remembered for his etchings, engravings, and paintings of portraits and landscapes. Discover the workplace of the grand master and his strange private collections.


National Maritime Museum

Discover over 500 years of maritime history of the Dutch. Go on board an exact replica of the East Indiaman, a sailing ship from 1749, and feel like a sailor man or maybe even a pirate!


Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum is the place where modern and contemporary art comes to life. Highlights in art and design from 1880 to now. Expect to find art in all different forms from a variety of renowned artists, such as Karel Appel.

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Hermitage Amsterdam

Visit this unique branch of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, one of the largest museums in the world. Located beautifully on the Amstel River, you can witness how the Dutch became a world power during “the Golden age”.

Red Light Secrets - museum of prostitution

Red Light Secrets – museum of prostitution

The open character of the prostitution area in Amsterdam is one of the city’s most discussed topics. At the Red Light Secrets museum, you’ll be granted a look behind the scenes.

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NEMO Science Centre

The most exciting way to learn about science. This fully interactive museum is great fun for both young and old. Difficult matters are explained with the aid of experiments.

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Dutch resistance museum

Fascinating stories about the Dutch resistance during WOII. Known locally as ‘De Verzetsmuseum’, the Dutch Resistance Museum Amsterdam sheds light on the resistance of the Dutch to the Nazis with the use of pictures, films and artefacts.

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Moco Museum

The Modern Contemporary (Moco) Museum in Amsterdam houses a collection of artwork by unparalleled artists from the past century. The Alsberg townhouse where the museum has found a residence, built in 1904, creates a nice backdrop for the artists it showcases.

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The tropical museum is all about people, and former Dutch colonies. It is housed in one of the most impressive museum buildings in the Netherlands. The story about humankind will be told via permanent displayed and often changing exhibitions.

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Madame Tussauds – wax museum

Take a selfie with the Dutch Royal family! The wax museum on Amsterdam Dam Square features wax statues of both Dutch and international celebrities such as actors, soccer players and artists.



BODY WORLDS Amsterdam takes you on a journey through the human body. The theme of the exhibition is ‘The Happiness Project’, it will take you on a quest to the anatomical effects of happiness. Models in the museum are made of real, plastinated bodies.

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Foam Museum

The Foam Museum in Amsterdam exhibits the art of photography from both well-known and up-and-coming international artists. With its focus on contemporary photography that often reflects and challenges society, the museum is able to maintain a fresh outlook on the art world.

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Heineken Experience

Learn all about this world famous beer brand. This museum in the former brewery will teach all about the history of the company and its way to the top!

sex museum

Sex Museum

What does sex/pornography look like throughout time? While it may seem to be just a museum full of sex and nudity, the collection strives to create a noteworthy sense of understanding and acceptance toward all forms of sensual and self-love.

Diamond Museum Amsterdam

Diamond Museum

From polishing to the fabrication of jewellery, learn all about these valuable stones. et up by Coster Diamonds, a 200-year-old diamond polishing and trading firm, the museum aims to be a centre of learning and exhibition for diamond enthusiasts.


Houseboat Museum

Visit the smallest, most unique museum in the world. As unique as the Amsterdam Canals, are the Houseboats. Find out what it must be like living in one of the canal boats.

Torture Museum Amsterdam

Torture museum

Torture Museum Amsterdam is a small museum in Amsterdam that lays bare the morbid past of Europe for all to see. There are objects like; the Guillotine, the Rack and Stocks, the Thumb Screws and the Flute of Shame.

A replica of the royal palace on Amsterdam's Dam Square

Amsterdam City Museum

We believe Amsterdam to be truly addictive. The history of Amsterdam is fascinating: from an insignificant fishing village in the 13th century, to the most powerful centre of trade in the world in the 17th century. That rich history comes to life in the Amsterdam Museum.

Bags at the Tassenmuseum Amsterdam

Museum of Bags and Purses

The museum of bags and purses presents visitors with a chance to marvel at a beautiful collection of bags in a 17th-century canal house. Each bag or purse tells its own unique story.

Sensi Seeds at the Hash Marihuana Museum Amsterdam

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

Amsterdam is known for its coffee shops and the recreational purposes of smoking cannabis. The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, located in the popular Amsterdam Red Light District, was founded in 1985 and is the oldest museum in the world that educates people on cannabis.

Kid in a bottle at the Vrolik Museum Amsterdam

Museum Vrolik

Vrolik Museum is, without a doubt, one of Amsterdam’s most unique and unusual museums. It is home to an extraordinary collection of medical case studies, accrued by 19th-century medical professor Gerardus Vrolik, his son Willem and numerous other medical professionals.

Amsterdam Museums on the city map

The majority of the museums of Amsterdam are concentrated in the city centre. You’ll never have to travel to get from one to another. In the city map below we pointed out all the museums features on this website.

Amsterdam museum tickets

As the Museums in Amsterdam attract millions of visitors a year, acquiring tickets upfront is a good idea. Considering the Rijksmuseum itself takes in over 2.2 million visitors each year, you can imagine the queues especially in high season. Luckily you also have the option purchasing tickets online, so you can skip the line. It will save you lots of time and also money as the online tickets are often a bit cheaper.  We try and provide every museum on this website with a online ticketlink so you can spend your time better than waiting in line.

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Anne Frank house tickets

As the Anne Frank House can only handle a limited number of visitors, you have to buy tickets a few months in advance. If you don’t want to miss out on this museum, make sure you plan your trip carefully.