Friday, March 5, 2021

Culture Time: 5 Museums in Amsterdam You Cannot Miss

*Are you planning a trip to Amsterdam?

Tourism in the Dutch city is increasing, and it’s one of the most popular destinations in Europe. The city is beautiful and rich in history, so it’s not surprising that it’s attractive to visitors.

But traveling to a city with so much to offer can pose some challenges during the planning process. Keep reading to learn more about planning your trip, including some museums in Amsterdam that you can’t miss.

The Best Museums in Amsterdam

Planning a trip to a large city like Amsterdam can be overwhelming. There are so many things to do that you could spend years there and still not cover everything.

That’s why you need to be diligent with the planning process to make sure you don’t miss the best museums. To help you get started, here are the top five museums in Amsterdam that can’t be missed:

  1. Rijksmuseum

The famous Rijksmuseum is one of the most popular art museums in the world, so you can’t visit Amsterdam without making a point to stop here.

This museum is pretty large, so you could spend a full day visiting here alone. If you only have a couple hours, make sure you check out a map and prioritize what parts you’d like to see.

You can also save time by booking a guided tour like the Rijks Museum Skip The Line Tour. A tour is a great way to make sure you’re getting the most out of the museum.

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  1. Anne Frank House and Museum

No trip to Amsterdam is complete without a visit to the Anne Frank house. This museum showcases where Anne and her family hid during World War II.

Because this museum is so popular, you’ll need to make sure you make a reservation a few months in advance. If not, you’ll be waiting in line for most of the day.

  1. Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh museum is another must-see in Amsterdam. At this stop, you’ll get to see plenty of works by the famous impressionist (although not all of his paintings), and you’ll also get to learn more about his personal life.

  1. Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum is a solid choice for anyone visiting Amsterdam that loves modern art. It’s a nice addition to your itinerary because the exhibits are always unique and thought-provoking.

Make sure you check the exhibits ahead of time, as they often change.

  1. Dutch Resistance Museum

The Dutch Resistance Museum (known as the Verzetsmuseum in Dutch) is a great stop to make for those interested in learning more about Dutch history, particularly during World War II. It’s also a great complement to the Anne Frank House.

This museum covers how the Dutch helped so many during the Holocaust and World War II.

Learn More About Planning Your Trip

Of course, there are so many other great museums in Amsterdam; these are just a few choices that won’t disappoint. No matter which museums you choose, Amsterdam is an incredible city, so you’ll always have a great time.

Whenever or wherever you travel, make sure you check out the rest of our website for more helpful tips.

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