The Stedelijk Museum is one of Europe’s most important museums for modern and contemporary art. It is a dynamic museum that closely follows developments in art, particularly those of the second half of the 20th century, with a comprehensive exhibition programme. The collection of paintings and sculptures, drawings, prints, photography, graphic design, applied arts and new media is world-renowned.
The Museum is known for its trend-setting and discussion-provoking exhibitions: both large retrospectives of famous modern and contemporary artists and smaller presentations of, for instance, young artists. At the same time, a changing selection from the permanent collection is to be seen in various arrangements.
The Tropenmuseum is one of Europe’s leading ethnographic museums, renowned for its collection. The permanent and temporary exhibitions display (art) objects, photographs, music and film from non-western cultures.
The Amsterdam Historical Museum aims to keep alive the history of Amsterdam and make that history accessible to as wide a public as possible. It endeavours to do this in a topical, inspiring and interactive way, making optimal use of the historical collection of the city of Amsterdam, which the museum manages, maintains and selectively extends.
The Cobra museum has a permanent collection of top pieces from the Cobra museum collection, which is exhibited simultaneously with interesting temporary collections of modern and contemporary art.
The Dutch Resistance Museum, chosen as the best historical museum of the Netherlands, tells the story of the Dutch people in Word War II. How did Dutch people respond to the Nazi occupation? Who resisted? Why, and how? You’ll see, hear en read fascinating stories about the exceptional, as well as about everyday life. Education is a core task for the museum. Some fifteen thousand children visit the museum each year
City walk or bike tour through: red light district and China town, the Jordaan, city center, the Western islands: Prinseneiland/Bickerseiland/Realeneiland; or modern architecture at KNSM & Java island. Tour-de-Pipe, the lifestyle discovery walk in combination with culinary delights. Price starts from 10 euro p/p for moon walk, group price possible.
Amsterdam’s inner city is one of the world’s most important historical city centres, because so much of the old buildings still exist. There are 6,917 National Heritage architectural monuments within the Singelgracht in Amsterdam. The major part (more than 6,500) of the monuments in Amsterdam are private houses. Amsterdam was, after all, a trading city in which not emperors or princes, but patricians held the authority. The civilian architecture is therefore prominent: the character of the city is not determined by palaces or churches, but by private houses.
The Van Gogh Museum is located on the Museumplein in Amsterdam, between the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum. The entrance to the Van Gogh Museum is at Paulus Potterstraat, number 7. The museum can be reached with trams 2 and 5 and 20 from Central Station. The museum is easily accessible for the disabled. All floors can be reached by lift; wheelchairs and buggies are available free of charge.
At the Anne Frank House in the center of Amsterdam you can find the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary during World War Two. The original of the diary is on display as part of the Anne Frank House’s permanent exhibition. Visiting the Anne Frank House has been a moving experience for millions of people from all over the world. These pages will provide you with just a glimpse of what you can expect from such a visit.
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The glory of Holland’s Golden Age, is the focus of this unique wax museum. Moving wax figures depict a historical journey through Holland. The special effects help to create a vivid impression of life in Holland.
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Every spring Keukenhof is a feast for the eye.
Millions of tulips and other bulb flowers are then in bloom. A fantastic experience for people of all ages and a wonderful spectacle to photograph! An overwhelming display of colour in a beautiful setting covering an area of 32 hectares that incorporates elements of traditional and modern landscape gardening. The flower shows in the pavilions are unique. Part of the park has been redesigned for 2005. Surprising and inspiring, brimming with ideas, trends and features that you can apply in your own garden.
We look forward to seeing you at Keukenhof!
De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam is famous for its much talked-about exhibitions. With close to 500,000 visitors in 1998, the church is one of the most attended exhibition locations in the Netherlands. The large-scale exhibitions on treasuresfrom other countries, cultures and religions are a household term to many people.