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.

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.

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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.

heineken experience

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!

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Madame Tussauds

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.

Amsterdam Dungeon

Amsterdam Dungeon

Not just your average museum. A team of real-life actors will perform entertaining shows on historical topics related to the city of Amsterdam.

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Hermitage Amsterdam

Witness the Golden age how the Dutch became a world power


National Maritime Museum

Discover over 500 years of maritime history of the Dutch. See their old arsenal.

Rembrandt House Museum

 Discover  workplace of the grand master and his strange private collections.


Houseboat Museum

When you think of Amsterdam, you think of Houseboats. Discover how you can life in a floating house.

Diamond Museum Amsterdam

Diamond Museum

From polishing to the fabrication of jewellery, learn all about these valuable stones.



BODY WORLDS Amsterdam takes you on a journey through the human body.

dutch resistance museum

Dutch resistance museum

Fascinating stories about the Dutch resistance during WOII

sex museum

Sex Museum

What does sex/pornography look like throughout time?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.