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International Travel — Europe
The Netherlands (Holland)
Amsterdam
Amsterdam Attractions
Amsterdam Museums
— Anne Frank House
— Electric Ladyland
— Rijksmuseum
— Stedelijk Museum
— Van Gogh Museum

Dutch Masters & World-Famous Artists
Dutch Masters Rembrandt and Vermeer... and other world-famous artists including Van Gogh, Mondriaan and Willem de Kooning all hailed from the Netherlands.

"Must-See" Amsterdam Museums
See Rembrandt's masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum. View the largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings at the Van Gogh Museum. Visit the Anne Frank House and see the famous "Anne Frank Diary" — these museums are Amsterdam's top tourist attractions.

"The Night Watch" by Rembrandt - his largest painting is located in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Rijksmuseum
Rijksmuseum is a "must-see" attraction when visiting Amsterdam. The museum's most famous piece is "The Night Watch" — Rembrandt's largest painting (pictured above). Besides Rembrandt's works of art, the museum also houses masterpieces by other artists.

Hours
Open daily 9am-6pm,
Fridays 9am-8:30pm.
Closed New Year's Day

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Van Gogh Museum
Van Gogh Museum is one of Amsterdam's most visited museums — it contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world, including his famous "Sunflowers" (photo top left). The museum also houses a varied collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art by Gaugin, Monet, Denis, Bernard, Toulouse-Lautrec, Manet, Seurat, Signac, Rodin... and more!

Hours
Open daily 10am-6pm,
Thurs & Fri until 10pm.
Closed New Year's Day

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Anne Frank House
— "Anne Frank Diary"

Anne Frank House is located in the heart of Amsterdam (at Prisengracht 267). Visitors come here from around the world to see where Anne and her family hid during World War II — and where she wrote her famous diary, "The Anne Frank Diary."

The museum tells the history of the eight people in hiding, and those who helped them during the war. Anne Frank's diary is on display, along with other museum collections, including photographs, official documents, letters, postcards, books and possessions from the Frank family and the other people in hiding.

On April 28, 2010, nearly all of Anne Frank's diary went on display for the first time. The notebooks and pages that comprise the World War II diary were moved to the Anne Frank House musuem to mark 50 years since it opened its doors to the public.

Allow about an hour to see the museum. Note: There are no tours or guides.

Hours
Open daily at 9am. Closing times vary depending on day and season.
Closed on Yom Kippur.

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Stedelijk Museum
Stedelijk Museum — a modern art museum — is located at Museum Square, close to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. The museum's collection includes a room painted by Karel Appel and a large collection of paintings by Kazimir Malevich.

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Alkmaar Museums
Known as Holland's Cheese Town, Alkmaar is located about 35-40 minutes from Amsterdam by train. It is home to a variety of fun museums, including:

 

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Fun Amsterdam Museums


Holland Pass - Save Time and Money on Sightseeing Tickets and Passes in Amsterdam and beyond

Save Time & Money on Sightseeing Tickets & Passes!
Skip the long lines at some of Amsterdam's busiest tourist attractions, including: Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Madame Tussauds, and Amsterdam Dungeon!

Buy Holland Pass
— Skip the Lines on Top Amsterdam Attractions


Cultural Tours
Find & Book Fun Cultural Tours and Day Trips in Amsterdam


Heineken Tour and Two Drinks at the End

Heineken Experience
— Heineken Brewery

The Heineken Brewery is a FUN attraction, especially if you're a beer-lover!

See... and taste for yourself why Heineken is one of the world's most famous beers.


Madame Tussauds
— Skip the line
Skip the general admission lines at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam when you pre-pay your entrance ticket! Madame Tussauds (now an interactive museum) is located in the heart of Amsterdam, approximately a five-minute walk from Central Station.

Hours
Open 10am-5:30pm

Buy Tickets to Madame Tussauds and Skip the Line


Electric Ladyland
Museum of Florescent Light
Electric Ladyland is the only museum of its kind in the world. The "museum of fluorescent art" houses sculptures, paintings and natural rocks in bright fluorescent colors — everything in the museum glows!

The small museum is located downstairs from the Electric Lady Art Gallery — about five minutes from the Anne Frank House.


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